Star Trek fan soldly goes…

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Star Trek fan soldly goes…

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Congrats to Tony for selling his Star Trek flat!

SCI-FI fan Tony Alleyne has sold his Star Trek-themed flat for an astronomical £425,000 — FIVE TIMES its market value.

Enterprising Tony, 54, worked eight hours a day for two years and spent £30,000 turning his one-bed studio into the starship Voyager’s flight deck.

Other flats in his block in Hinckley, Leics, have sold for a modest £80,000.

But Tony put his up for sale on eBay a month ago with a guide price of £130,000.

The Sun Online – News: Star Trek fan soldly goes – Link.

From the pages of MAKE:
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In MAKE 07 we had a “Made on Earth” about Tony Alleyne’s apartment turned-Star Trek starship renovation project. MAKE 07 page 18. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition or get MAKE 07 @ the Maker store.

10 thoughts on “Star Trek fan soldly goes…

  1. jordan314 says:

    Good for him! I remember reading an article about him a while ago and it had made it seem like this project had made him penniless and lost his marriage. While those appear to be exaggerated I do think he was having some financial problems at some point. In any case, it’s nice to see someone rewarded handsomely for something as creative as this.

  2. rehorstmark@netscape.net says:

    Good! Now he’ll have time to GET A LIFE!

    MR

  3. philliptorrone says:

    get a life, as in shop at ikea, watch tv – just like many many many others?

    :)

  4. Austringer says:

    Just focusing on the finances of this little project and ignoring taxes he’s made £315,000 on a two year project. That’s $310,000 a year! It he’s willing to live at the US median income for a couple years he’ll have a lot more time for a life than I ever will at my corporate type job.

    Maybe I should pick up some plexiglass on the way home.

  5. blubrick says:

    Well, focusing solely on the finances, it has turned out to be a nice little earner.

    However, those are two very different photos of Tony. I don’t know how far apart they were taken, but it seems to me that this project(*) of his has put a lot more than two years on his face.

    That plexiglass just might cost you more than you realise.

    (* hobby? diversion? obsession?)

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