Star Trek Fan's Obsession Pays Off Handsomely
A British Star Trek obsessive spent tens of thousands of dollars, and many years, converting his small one bedroom Islington flat into a extremely detailed replica of a Stark Trek ship.
It may be easy to look at the room above, and to muse upon this 54 year old's obsession and think 'My God, what a complete and total loser'.
Except you don't know the end of this story. After trying to sell the flat for a few years, Tony Alleyne has struck gold. He auctioned off the flat and found a buyer who was willing to pay FIVE TIMES the market value for the flat, Star Trek flight deck and all.
More on this from Boing Boing and the BBC.