Crystal LEGO Holiday Trains: Toys for the 1%
November 17th, 2011
Christmas is right around the corner so you had better start shopping. While most of us will be content with various LEGO sets under the tree that are free from glitter and gold, that won’t cut it with the 1%. So what will be under their tree this year besides bailout money overflowing from their stockings? Crystallized LEGO Holiday Train Sculptures of course.
Crystals are always nice and gaudy, and generally overpriced. Cimon Art has created these crystal encrusted offerings using LEGO components. These are basic LEGO trains with tacky (and probably cheap) colored crystals glued on.
The two trains are the Gold Express and the Silver Steam. The Gold Express is 40 inches long, 5 inches tall and includes an engine and two passenger carriages. The track is made of transparent plastic. It’s on eBay for $2,000 (USD). The Silver Steam is 44 inches long and 5 inches tall. You get an engine, one passenger carriage and two holiday freight carriages for $3,000 (USD) on eBay.