Every LEGO enthusiast knows it's an expensive hobby, but few know just how expensive it can be. The most devout fans may be willing to shell out a few hundred bucks for a rare LEGO set, but how much would you pay for an individual minifigure? $100? $1,000? It turns out the most valuable LEGO minifigures can cost a collector thousands of dollars, with the rarest valued at over $2 billion! That's an unreasonable pricetag for a toy, even compared to other rare LEGO minifigures. Still, LEGO collectibles are hot commodities, and some people are willing to dish out dough for unique toys.
The most expensive minifigures are often one-of-a-kind collectibles, which explains the exorbitant price tags. Some are made of precious metals like solid gold, while others are so rare, you'd have to literally travel to another planet to find them. No matter the case, most of their price tags will make you drop your jaw.
What It's Worth: $33,440.95
Why It's Worth So Much: Two of these minifigures were awarded as part of a contest run by The LEGO Group. It is rumored that five exist in total. The fact that it is made of platinum and had a small run explain why it's so expensive.
What It's Worth: $32,395.95
Why It's Worth So Much: This bronze minifigure was part of an exclusive giveaway for Comic Con. Only one was ever produced, making it one of the rarest minifigures in the world.
What It's Worth: $2,613.45 to $5,000
Why It's Worth So Much: This rare minifigure was created for a display at the 2010 Star Wars Weekend celebration at Disney. A few of these were made, and one reportedly sold on eBay for $5,000.
Why It's Worth So Much: This is a prototype minifigure of C-3PO from 1999, the same year LEGO officially introduced their Star Wars line. It was part of a collection of prototypes that eventually became the LEGO Star Wars minifigures we are all familiar with.