- Hallmarked yellow 585 gold LEGO brick, 2x4 studs - these bricks were given to LEGO staff members for 25 years of employment as well as LEGO business partners in the period between 1979 and 1981; the brick offered here was given to a LEGO machinist from Northern Germany for 25 years of employment in the company, it is in very good condition, 11.3 x 31.7 x 15.9 mm (height x width x depth), weight 25 g, in original case.
- This brick is 25.65 g of 14 carat gold (0.8246 troy oz). The brick is the same size and shape as the original 2x4 LEGO brick. This brick comes in its original display box which features the LEGO logo of the time.
These reward bricks in silver and gold from the 1970s and 1980s where bespoke items made by contracted jewellers for the LEGO company and given to LEGO employees who did something outstanding for the company, such as opening a new market for LEGO in Italy or setting up a distribution network in Germany. Less than 10 of these bricks are known to exists nowadays.
This particular brick was given to a German LEGO machinist in 1987 for 25 years of loyal service to the company and particularly for his ability to fix every brick moulding machine in the company using spare parts either found in the workshop or from his private collection of parts.
This is mentioned in a thank-you letter to the recipient of the brick. The lot also includes the article in the internal LEGO magazine from 1989 mentioning the fact that the machinist’s 1000th mould was a left arm for a mini figurine.
Copies of both documents (not the originals) will be included in the lot.
The box containing the Golden Brick is made of plastic and is in good condition.
- Nombre d’articles
- Ehrengeschenk für Mitarbeiter
- brique Lego en or 585 massif
- avec boîte d’origine
- Très bon état
- En état de marche
- 11.3×31.7×15.9 mm