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There is nothing quite like grabbing your favorite bong. You’ve likely had many in your lifetime, but nothing can compare to your favorite. You’ll phase through plenty of bongs, bubblers, and glass pipes in your life, which makes finding a great one even rarer.

For some, that favorite bong can come with a huge price tag. However, if you’ve got money to spend, why not enjoy a great bong? Expensive bongs are pretty popular despite how crazy the price tag can really get. Here, we are going to highlight some of the most expensive ones you can find.

Expensive Bongs: The Top 10

Below, we’ve listed the top 10 most expensive bongs on the market. These don’t just come with a pricey price tag; they are unique as well. They’ll all function as showstoppers, that’s for sure.

1. Burtoni and Euphoria Squid Chipper Hybrid

If you have thousands of bucks to spend on a bong, you will likely love this one. It looks just as its name implies. It is a cross between something you might see in your nightmares and perhaps the most beautiful thing we’ve ever seen.

What’s interesting about this piece is that despite how expensive it is overall, it is one of the cheapest we’ll feature on our list.

2. ME Glass X Blitzkriega Balloon Giraffe

This is another bong that will set you back thousands of dollars. If you like animal balloons or giraffes in general, you will love this bong. This is a one-of-a-kind piece that will entertain your guests without a doubt.

The bong looks just like a giraffe, with the colors to match and all. It will likely give you a good laugh once you’ve taken a few hits.

All joking aside, the craftsmanship is really quite incredible. However, with a price this steep, you want something that is going to last a while. This is one of the more affordable pieces on our list.

True to its price, it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to unique design. If you’re sharing with others, it is certainly going to start some conversations.

3. Scott Deppe’s Grateful 4 Mushrooms

If you have even more money to spend, this bong will run you double the amount of the first two. Still, you might be surprised to hear that this is also one of the more affordable pieces on our list.

You might not have heard of “Scott Deppe” before, but he’s got plenty of work you can look at and enjoy. He has created some of the most incredible intricate bongs you’ll likely ever see in your lifetime. You’ll see plenty of his pieces on the rest of our list, both individually and collaboratively with other artists.

This Grateful 4 Mushrooms bong is truly one you have to see to believe. Its colors are incredible and look just like what you’d expect from a psychedelic dream.

4. Take Me to the Mothership by Scott Deppe

Here is another original Scott Deppe creation, but this one is going to set you back a whopping $20,000. Everything about this bong, from its colors to its design and shape, is beyond anything you can put into words. It is absolutely out of this world.

Scott Deppe’s creations are often regarded as the most unique, simply because no one else could ever think up the concepts. This piece falls perfectly in that category.

5. The Double Rainbow Bubbler and Handpipe Collaboration Set

This is one of the most expensive bongs you can find. It draws its inspiration from “Double Rainbow,” the viral video created by Yosemitebear62, the YouTube user. The collaboration began at the 2010 Colorado Project, and the final product is something you have to behold.

The top of this is a stemless bubbler. The Double Rainbow is two separate pipes combined. This is something quite unique in bongs. It is a custom piece, indeed, and that uniqueness will cost you $33,000.

The creation began when the artist team all listened to an audio piece from that famous video and then started creating their own individual piece. The final result is a combination of each artist’s individual work. You get a bit of the style from each individual artist, which is what contributes to the hefty price tag.

6. Roor Skull Gun

Roor has been creating masterpieces for the avid smoker for what seems like forever now. The pieces are all costly, yet they are something to behold. This latest piece is not for the faint of heart. It certainly is not for the average smoker who plans on being casual with their toking.

This piece is a limited-edition, and it really does seem like it came straight out of a science-fiction movie. It did take home first place in the glass category of the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup, and we can’t say we are surprised.

This Skull Gun really is a perfect hybrid between a gun and a skull and might resemble something you’d see in your nightmares, or dreams, depending on your preferences. Its design somehow seamlessly combines a ribcage, spine, and human skull, all in the form of a space gun.

This bong is valued at $90,000 and has been displayed at a variety of exhibitions and glass galleries. If you ever get the chance to take a look, go for it, and you won’t be disappointed.

7. Pirate Ship Bubbler

This bong is perhaps one of the coolest we have on our list. It looks exactly like a pirate ship, with details that really are quite incredible. The sails are beautifully designed along with the masts. It literally doesn’t resemble an actual bong in any way. Instead, you are simply looking right at a pirate ship.

You’ll be smoking on the seven seas with this bong, which will cost you $30,000. It was featured in Degenerate Art, which was a documentary in 2011 that followed the culture and art of glass pipes. It was directed by Marble Slinger, a well-known and established glass artist.

The pipe was made in 2010 by LaceFace, Joe O’Connell, and Buck, all of whom have their own individual reputations. You might need to be nuts to smoke from this, but it is actually functional. The main piece with functionality is the mast on the ship. It can be removed for additional usability.

There are also six cannons that can be used as individual pipes. If you’d like a close-up look, you’ll find this piece displayed in Colorado at the Illuzion Glass Galleries. You really can’t get a good idea of its details without getting up close and personal. If you can make the trip, do it and you won’t regret it.

8. “The Throne” Bubbler

This bubbler is a collaboration among Scott Deppe, Banjo, Clinton Roman, and Darby Holm. These are some of the biggest names in the business.

This particular bong is incredibly made of all glass pieces. In fact, this piece is considered one of the most legendary and iconic of all the expensive bongs you can find. It is functional yet almost too beautiful to use.

The skull pieces were made by Scott Deppe, who has other incredible pieces on our list and whose work precedes him. The structure was put together by Darby Holm using inspiration from Scott Deppe.

Banjo made the goddess, which stands at a full one foot tall. That goddess sits on a lattice of bones, created by Darby Holm. Your airflow will start at the push bowl. It will then move down into a big natural percolator and then up again onto the skeletal backbone.

There have been plenty of copycat creations of this piece, but nothing comes close to the original. You can catch an imposter from nearly a mile away. You can see “The Throne” in Colorado at the Illuzion Glass Galleries in Denver. Therefore, while expensive, we just consider this piece to be priceless.

9. Gold Encrusted Skull Bong by Scott Deppe

Another Scott Deppe creation, this piece is simply breathtaking. Scott Deppe brought his work to a brand-new level, even though we didn’t know another level even existed. The price of this piece is also on another level, as it will cost you a cool $100,000.

10. Illuzion Glass Galleries 2017 Annual 420 Party Collaboration Vabor Bubbler

Talk about an incredible collaboration. This brings all of the big players together, and what a masterpiece they created! This collaboration included Cowboy, Darby, and AKM. It truly showcases each individual artist’s talents to the fullest.

In the end, they created a piece that stands at a whopping 11 inches tall, which will cost you $30,000. Somehow a $30,000-piece is actually at the low end of the price range for our list.

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What Makes a Bong So Expensive?

Not many people can afford the costs of any of the bongs highlighted above. What makes them worth so much money, anyway?

There are actually plenty of features that make these bongs expensive. It should also be stated that many of these are on display, as highlighted. Most people aren’t in the market for a $90,000 bong. However, there certainly are some people with that kind of money to spend casually.

The most expensive bongs available all have a few things in common. These things are what allow them to command so much money.

1. Artists

If you go back through our list, you will see that the bongs listed here are not mass-produced. They are originally made, many as a unique one-of-a-kind piece. They were created by artists who have mastered their craft and can then command a large payment for their work. Many of the artists highlighted were discussed more than once. That is because this craft is well-known and established.

The artists that do the best work are popular, and their names command attention. Thus, their names also command hefty sums of money.

Some of the more expensive and intricate pieces on our list were actually collaborative efforts, having multiple artists working on them simultaneously. That is a lot of star power, which then commands even more money. The more artists, the more skills and, therefore, the more money.

2. Awards

Plenty of these bongs have won awards that help to showcase the incredible artwork that they display. One example is the 420 Cannabis Events, which takes place at various locations around the nation.

This event calls to all self-proclaimed stoners to bring their very best creations. This includes everything from new ideas, edibles, and blown glass creations. You’ll find a little bit of everything at these events, which is part of what draws such large crowds all around the country.

Many pieces take away prestigious awards from these events, as well as plenty of other awards available at other events and conventions.

Awarded creations tend to be valued higher and thus can have a heftier price tag attached to them.  They are recognizable, and they are known for being one-of-a-kind pieces. Anyone who wins an award has their piece displayed for all to see. That demand makes them worth even more.

3. Detailing

These pieces are about as intricate as you can get. The detailing is breathtaking, which relates back to their overall artistry. You don’t have to be a stoner to enjoy the art that these pieces beautifully display.

If you can appreciate any form of art, you can absolutely appreciate what artists do with these designs and intricate details.

4. Functionality

While some pieces are really just for display, others are completely functional. That functionality, paired with such gorgeous designs, will certainly cost more money.

Of course, it might be hard to bring yourself to use something that costs what many make for an income in an entire year.

5. Limited Quantity

Many of the most expensive bongs available are offered in very limited quantities. In fact, most are just one-time pieces, with nothing similar ever created again.

Of course, unique pieces are going to cost a whole lot more than something that has a number of similar pieces on the market.

Conclusion

You might not be running out to purchase one of these pieces unless you win the lottery and have some extra money to spend. With that said, there is something truly beautiful to behold when you take a look at these creations.

That beauty doesn’t require that you be a smoker, either. The blown glass in these pieces is truly intricate, gorgeously detailed in a way that can’t be described with seeing them in person.

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