2018 Speed champions investments: How do they perform
Previous years have shown that across the board speed champions sets have performed extremely well post-retirement, with almost all of the sets being bought at a 20 – 30% discount (as you would expect) you can expect to earn a 100% return on investment post all of the fees when selling on amazon. Now, what investment can you reliably get 100% return on other than Lego? well if you find one let me know
75884 1968 Ford Mustang RRP £12.99 Release date 01/03/2018 – Retired 31/12/2019
As always with these sets discounts of between 20-30% would have been target buys and anything at £10 was on offer a few times on Amazon.
12 months after retirement we were seeing high 20’s and lows £30 on amazon which would have hit the 100% return on investment, and at times also hit £40 – 45.
75885 Ford Fiesta M Sport RRP £12.99 Release date 01/03/2018 – Retired 31/12/2019
There was a fair few opportunities on amazon to get this set for less than £10 at less than £8 getting to 40% discount is an excellent price.
Same again a year after retirement £30-40 was the amazon FBA price point.
A further year down the line £50-60, making this another fantastic investment.
75886 Ferrari 488 GT3 RRP £12.99 Release date 01/03/2018 – Retired 31/12/2019
Not discounted as often or as much as the Fiesta but could have got this set for £10
Very similar to the previous sets one year after retirement £30-40 on FBA, and currently now selling at £55
75887 Porsche 919 Hybrid RRP £12.99 Release date 01/03/2018 – Retired 31/12/2018
This set was only out for 9 months less than 1 year, in the past if this has been the case it has been a sign of unpopularity and then not as much performance.
This set in its short spell on the market was available quite often at £7.98.
One year after retirement £30 price point was hit so another 100% return on investment.
Then a further year down the line December 2020 and January 2021 we were at £69 which is still the price point at the moment
An absolutely whopping investment, but I would probably not have bought as would have waited until it had been out for a year, unless if at a whopping discount
75888 Porsche 911 RSR and Turbo 911 Hybrid RRP £34.99 Release date 01/03/2018 – Retired 31/12/2019
Another Porsche set this time two 911, which I think Porsche as with many other car brands is very collectable. This is a good marker for any Lego investing.
A good price point for this whilst on the market would have been. Close to 30% discount.
With a higher price point sometimes harder to get a 100% return on investment
A year after retirement it was pushing £60, a decent return and 100% would have been close but perhaps not quite there. But definitely, a little bit longer 100% was there so another solid set, but certainly not as clear cut as the smaller sets.
75889 Ferrari Ultimate Garage RRP £89.99 Release date 01/03/2018 – Retired 31/12/2019
A big old set this one, Ferrari garage 3 Ferrari cars.
Could have got this set for about £20 off £69.99 a good price point of 20-25%
But again a much bigger set going to be harder to get 100%, but ideally looking at £160 +
A year after retirement it was just a little under, it certainly got back up there without a problem but not as easy as getting that 100% return as other sets.
Certainly a return but perhaps just a bit shy of the targets we would have set.
What have these sets taught us
Same again 20-25% discount is where we would want to be buying at. A couple of the sets could have got at even better price points 40% off. As always in retail 50% off is not impossible either on the clearance shelves of supermarkets or others.
The life span of these sets bar 1 is very consistent again, so to keep that money ticking over you want to be buying as close to retirement as possible so any sets a year after release I would be considering when discount comes, and keeping a particular beady look around Christmas time and in post-Christmas for those clearance sets from the shelves.
The smaller sets have once again performed so much better than others, but the overriding feature is that speed champions are a solid investment!
Check out the past Speed champions years and how they performed