One of the custom LEGO minifigures sold for St David’s Day, Tom Jones, has sold for £200 on eBay.
On March 1, shoppers queued at St David’s Shopping Centre in Cardiff ahead of its opening to buy limited edition custom LEGO minifigures. Five well-known Welsh icons had been recreated as little LEGO people in aid of charity, with each one selling for £5.
The minifigures sold out, with some taking advantage of their popularity by selling them online. A Tom Jones minifigure has sold for £199, ITV reports. 10% of the sale will go to charity, in addition to the original £5 the seller paid.
Some do not feel that 10% is enough for charity, saying: “Assuming the Sir Tom figure sells for £199.99, that breaks down to £19.99 which the seller will then have to split between the five charities.
“That means they can each look forward to just £3.99, which doesn’t even equate to the cost of the figure’s original selling price.”
The five different minifigures released were Gareth Bale, Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas, Ruth Jones as Nessa from Gavin and Stacey, Sir Tom Jones and Dame Shirley Bassey.