These iconic little toys have a great resale value, so much that they have a better return on investment than gold
. This is great news for old people, like me, who remember when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I bet you anything, Legos probably would have been a hit with the T-Rex despite his teeny weeny little arms. Just the thought of a T-rex putting together a Star Wars Lego ship is too funny.
Also, shove over, Barbie, you obnoxious blockheaded bimbo. Your #1 spot is being taken by … little blocks.
Then, of course, we have the Lego movies, which, even if you don’t like Legos, are hilarious. My favorite is the Lego Batman movie
. Legos and super heroes. What could be better.
But anyway, about me being old. That’s the thing about being old. You tend to see things come into fashion again. If you are really, really old
, you probably see things comes into fashion multiple times. Except ‘80s hair. That can die in a slow, hairspray-infused death.
I have now seen My Little Ponies, Transformers, G.I. Joes, and the Smurfs all become popular again. In clothing, we have high-waisted pants and bell bottoms. Beards and now mustaches are en vogue. Maybe Legos never went out of style. Maybe they were always iconic … valuable … and awesome all rolled into one little brick. (Although, they did almost go bankrupt in 2004
So, why are they so popular during the COVID lockdown? I, for one, love seeing what people make with them, and given the number of Instagram posts
featuring what others are building, I can that others like seeing them too. Some of these creations are worthy of sculpture-status, although I doubt anyone would put one up in Times Square, mostly because it’s in NYC and it would probably get stolen by Lego thieves.
The bigger question is, what will happen to Legos once COVID restrictions ease up? My suggestion is that you hold on to them for when they become popular again. Just don’t let anyone else know they are up in the attic, collecting dust.