With all the insane, high tech Lego contraptions running around these days, it's easy to overlook the beauty in a single, elemental brick — unless that element is solid, 14-carat gold.
These standard-sized, 2x4 Lego bricks were only given out once or twice a year from 1979-1981, and only select business partners and Lego employees clocking in 25 years of employment even had a chance of getting their hands on these incredibly rare gifts.
Thanks to the internet, these bricks aren't just restricted to Lego legends. Anyone (with $US14,500 to burn) can buy their very own shimmering block from Brick Envy, an online store which has somehow found one in their possession.
This particular brick's origins remain a mystery. For whoever does end up being the lucky buyer, hopefully the shiny object will be enough to distract from the mysterious fate of its original master. [CNET]
Images: Brick Envy