14-karat Lego piece sells for more than $24,500 at Goodwill auction — again

A 14-karat gold Lego piece bought for $24,501 at Goodwill’s online auction house on Wednesday. The Lego piece is the golden Kanohi Hau masks from Lego’s Bionicle line, which was produced within the 2000s.

After all, that is no odd Lego piece — the corporate produced a bunch of plastic variations of the assorted Bionicle masks, however solely a pair dozen of the golden items, which were reportedly given away throughout particular Lego promotions. Lego held several competitions over the years with gold Bionicle masks as prizes: One contest requested youngsters to construct web sites, whereas one other was a sweepstakes with Cartoon Community. It’s not clear what number of stable gold masks got away, however Goodwill Industries of North Central Pennsylvania vp of e-commerce and know-how estimated to CBS that the quantity was round 25.

In contrast to typical Lego units, the Bionicle line was more motion figures than the rest. Nonetheless, they have been constructable into robotic figures topped off with completely different masks. The Bionicle line was retired in 2005, introduced again in 2015, retired again in 2016, and partly returned in 2023, with a small Bionicle set out there simply for a restricted time. The gold masks up for auction at Goodwill is from the Tahu character. Lego gave the masks away in Lego-branded jewellery bins.

“We didn’t know what we had when we found it,” Goodwill Industries of North Central Pennsylvania spokesperson Jessica Illuzzi told CBS affiliate WTAJ. “It came in a box full of random jewelry from the State College store. So it had already been processed through donations there.”

It’s truly the second time this explicit gold masks has been up for auction. Earlier this month, Goodwill bought it for $33,000, however the winner by no means paid up. The gold alone is price practically $1,000. The auction has been working since Feb. 16; with 5 hours to go, the value was as much as $16,000 earlier than leaping to the ultimate $24,501. It’s seemingly one of the most expensive Lego pieces ever sold, although it didn’t attain $33,000 this time.

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