New Lego Bricklink Sets Sell Out, Appear on eBay for $1,000

These are all fan-made designs

LEGO BrickLink Designer Program Sets Reseller
News

By RC Staff

Key Points

  • BrickLink is producing a new series of LEGO sets

  • These are limited to 30,000 per set, and usually retail for hundreds

  • Some designs have sold out fast, and are looking to be profitable flips

If you’re anything like us, you love LEGO. Whether you’re a child or you just act like one, stacking bricks into place is one of the best ways to spend an afternoon. Some LEGO sets are so popular that resellers are able to make a profit flipping them. Today we’re looking at a new series of sets produced through the BrickLink Designer Program, and what people are willing to pay for them.

BrickLink Designer Program

In the past, LEGO has been a big business for resellers. Check out our articles on the Titanic set and LEGO House 40504 for examples of sets that resell for well over retail.

You might also be familiar with the LEGO Ideas program. Independent designers submit their LEGO creations, and the community votes on their favorites. The most popular designs are selected by LEGO, and then produced as official products.

Of course that means a lot of excellent designs don’t get produced, but there’s still hope. BrickLink offers creators a similar opportunity through the BrickLink Designer Program. There are less hoops to jump through here compared to an official LEGO release, and the designs that get approved are still mass-produced and sold online.

BrickLink Designer Program Timeline

Earlier this week, five new sets from the BrickLink Designer Program became available for preorder. These are intended for adult builders, and most of them contain upwards of 2,000 pieces.

The sets in BrickLink’s Series 1 Designer Program are a Mountain Fortress for $380, Parisian Street for $320, Old Train Engine for $230, General Store for $160, and Snack Shack for $50.

These are all very cool, but we’re particularly interested in the Mountain Fortress set by SleeplessNight. At 3,995 pieces, this set is quite literally at the piece limit for Designer Program sets, and is packed to the rafters with medieval scenes and clever techniques.

It depicts a snowy mountain castle and includes 9 different minifigures from bakers to knights. Like the rest of the sets, it went up for preorder on February 7 through BrickLink’s website. Within a few hours, all of the sets had sold out.

The comment section for this set is now full of malding from people who missed out. BrickLink limits their Designer Program sets to 30,000 total units, and customers are only able to purchase 2.

Castle themed sets are always very popular, and many people missed out. Experience LEGO resellers knew to jump on this quick, and now that they’ve sold out we’ve already seen a ton go up on eBay. Most sellers are asking for around $1,000.

BrickLink Mountain Fortress For Sale

While we haven’t had any sales yet, it’s still early. These sets aren’t expected to ship for another six months, which gives LEGO addicts that missed out plenty of time to buy from a scalper.

One of the most popular BrickLink Designer sets we’ve seen recently was the Modular Construction Site set. These retailed for $320 last year, and are now reselling for as much as $700.

BrickLink Designer Sets For Sale

Other popular sets include the Lowenstein Castle and Studgate Train Station. Both of these sold from BrickLink for under $400, and now flip for nearly twice that. Because of the success of previous BrickLink Design Program sets, we were keeping a close eye on the new series.

We’ll be keeping an eye on the most popular sets from this week, and we’re expecting big things from. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on everything worth reselling.

Get posts like these in your inbox.

Monthly digest of the best of Resell Calendar.

Start Here

Where to Resell Sports Cards
4 Ways to Sell Sports Cards

And make a profit while you're at it

How to Start a Flipping Business
How to Start a Flipping Business

And how to make it profitable

Reselling Business 9 Tips and Tricks
9 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Reselling Business

Here are 9 ideas for your New Year's Resolution

Pounce on resell opportunities before they sell out.

Get the details

Where to Resell Sports Cards
4 Ways to Sell Sports Cards

And make a profit while you're at it

How to Start a Flipping Business
How to Start a Flipping Business

And how to make it profitable

Reselling Business 9 Tips and Tricks
9 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Reselling Business

Here are 9 ideas for your New Year's Resolution

Subscribe to Newsletter

A monthly digest of the best of Resell Calendar.