Antiques and vintage items have grown with increasing popularity over the years. This is especially so for vintage toys. Legos have a long, rich history beginning in 1891 and were originally built by carpenter, Ole Kirk Christiansen of The Lego Group in Denmark. That makes Legos 124 years old and a very lucrative investment if you find a vintage set.
What Legos are Considered Antiques
Those interested in distinguishing and identifying authentic, vintage Legos for purchase should look for the following:
-Hollow, rectangular bases (no hollow tubes under bricks)
-Early bricks only came in black, blue, yellow, red, and white
-Early Lego Kits did not contain roof bricks, wheels, or mini figures
-Bricks are made of Cellulose Acetate
-No Instruction Manuals in kits
Knowing how to identify authentic, vintage Legos isn’t rocket science and will keep you two steps ahead of the game. Happy Hunting!