A rare LEGO piece found at PA Goodwill set to sell for over $18K

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Bidding on a rare 14-karat gold LEGO piece has come to a close and the item sold for much more than expected.

The piece called the Bionicle Golden Kanohi Hau Mask, which sold for $18,101, was found by workers at a warehouse in DuBois, Pennsylvania, and is believed to be only one of 30 that exist. In 2001, some were gifted to LEGO employees, while the rest were awarded through a contest.

When the rare LEGO was found no one really knew what it was, the item was posted on shopgoodwill.com for just $14.95. Little did they know what someone would pay for it.

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“The final bid was $18,101. The second-highest bid was $18,100,” said Chad Smith, Vice President of E-commerce and Technology for Goodwill Industries of North Central PA.

The price is leaving workers with a lifelong story.

“We’ve been talking about it all week. I really haven’t even had a chance to think about it, but it’s pretty amazing,” Smith said. “It just shows you never know what you’re going to find on shopgoodwill.com.”

And the money stays in the Clearfield County area, with the organization saying the funding will help fund job creation and more opportunities for locals.

Not only was this the most expensive item the Goodwill in DuBois has sold, it’s also the highest price paid for a LEGO piece, according to brickfact.com. In fact, it takes the number one spot by more than $3,000.

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