How does a LEGO fan start a collection of classic sets? By checking out these Catawiki auctions for vintage sets in great condition – with original boxes too!
It’s a dilemma that every new LEGO fan faces – wanting to collect classic sets from before they discovered the hobby, but not knowing where to start. Thankfully, Catawiki has some gems up for auction that will appeal to nostalgia enthusiasts. And for those who don’t, there’s always a sold out modern Star Wars exclusive to bid on.
This charming little house is from the heyday of classic Town, featuring two minifigures with the traditional smiley faces that have since been phased out of LEGO sets. Given that it was released in 1985, it’s not a common set to come across today. This copy even comes with the original box, which is in decent condition.
Of course like modern City, classic Town was known for the many emergency service-based sets. 6382 Fire Station may be a lot simpler than modern versions of fire houses, but it clearly inspired the current sets and has a lovely blocky charm. The baseplate included in the set is very rare today and looks to be in good condition.
Released back in 1982, 4025 Fire Boat is one of the early sets that can actually float on water. Given that it’s now a rare collector’s piece, it’s unlikely you’ll be bidding on this with any plans to put it in water. Impressively, the auction is for the complete set as well as the original box, with both listed in good condition.