The most expensive Lego brick in the world sold at auction – for a whopping £8,000.
One of only a handful of 14k solid gold 2×4 bricks ever made sparked a bidding frenzy when it was put up for sale on auction website eBay.
Between 1979 and 1981, the extra special bricks were originally given to Lego employees that had fulfilled 25 years of employment at their main factory in Germany.
What makes this commemorative brick even more special is that it can be used with all other Lego sets, thanks to its patented interlocking nodules.
A lucky American won the auction, and is now the proud owner of the golden brick, which weighs 25.65g, and is exactly the same size and shape as an original Lego brick.
John Hughbanks, president of Lego fan website Brick Envy that sold the brick, said: “This is definitely the most special brick I have ever come across.
“The other precious metal items that Lego has done in recent years are nice but almost all of them were simply contest prizes.
“The 2×4 gold brick had to be earned, there was no luck involved at all. Someone had to work for 25 years of their live, in one place, just to get it.
“The story is what separates this brick from anything else, in my own opinion.”
The most expensive Lego set ever officially released is the massive 5195-piece Millennium Falcon, which costs a mere £342.49.
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