This Trekkie has a $1.5 million Star Trek collection
A Florida fan has spent money where no fan has spent before.
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How much would you spend to show off your fandom? One Florida man has invested seven figures in his Star Trek collection. Wall Street Journal recently profiled Marc Bell, a financier who has pumped more than $1.5 million into his ultimate Star Trek lair. The collection ranges in scale from small bobbleheads to a life-size replica of the Enterprise bridge (The Next Generation iteration, that is) which serves as his home theater. Bell has original costumes, special effects models, Spock ears, a Borg charging station and countless toys.
It should also be noted that the WSJ feature shows numerous Star Wars collectibles (lightsabers, Mr. Potato Heads, R2-D2) in the main image. Bell's 27,000-square-foot home was listed for $35 million in 2014. For the record, Mrs. Bell says that her husband's obsession "is cute."
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