Man Selling Lego Collection to 'Save His Marriage'
Swede says wife can't stand it
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
One LEGO collection.   (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)

(Newser) – A Swedish man is offering his entire, 700-pound Lego collection—including advanced items like a remote-controlled excavator—for sale because his wife finally put her foot down, the Local reports. "The old bag" told him to ditch the set, he writes in an online ad. "You can make a difference! Save my marriage." He's offering the collection whole, including an extra 100 pounds of tires and wheels and a nearly complete space-range collection.

So far he has refused media requests for an interview, but other Lego enthusiasts are getting press these days—including New Jersey students' 60,000-block reconstruction of Vatican City, the Star-Ledger reports, and creators of the Simpsons, who last week aired an entire episode in "a land of Lego," reports Entertainment Weekly.

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May 12, 2014 10:26 AM CDT
As a father of a little boy who is coming up on the age of being able to play with Legos, my wife knows how many I accumulated over my Lego-collecting years. She knew, going in, what she was getting into. If I was forced to sell/get-rid-of mine, it would be tough. My guess is this guy is too into his, and has no other reason than to relive his childhood days. Being forced to sell is tough...there must be anothe reason that this article did not delve into.
Tom Maker
May 12, 2014 10:24 AM CDT
Leave the wife. If she is so controlling about Legos she will simply move on to something else when they are gone to make her husband miserable.
May 12, 2014 12:10 AM CDT
I think he shoulda dumped his wife instead of the Legos.