Although playing with LEGOs is a lot of fun, it is also very costly. It turns out that "playing well" can be an extremely expensive endeavor.
LEGO justifies its costs by emphasizing the caliber of its goods, which are guaranteed to be "rigorously tested to ensure that every building set meets the highest safety and quality standards." Every set comes with a written assurance. Third-party factor: any licensed set is subject to an additional "tax" on top of the base rate. Therefore, a LEGO first-party set with more pieces will be less expensive than a Disney third-party set. We are paying for brand and name awareness.
However, nostalgia has great power. It's also helpful to see what's currently available and what's in the works. That way we can make plans for the future. Most of us can only afford to purchase a small number of these enormous sets annually.
In keeping with that, these are the top 15 most costly LEGO sets available. These are the most expensive LEGO set(s) that feature everything from Star Wars to LEGO Icons.
Most Expensive Lego Sets
Collecting LEGO can be expensive due to the high cost of sets these days, but it can also be a great investment. Here is a list of the most expensive LEGO set(s) available at retail as of now.
Millennium Falcon - $799.99
The most expensive Lego set to date is the Star Wars Millennium Falcon set. This is not out of the ordinary, as Lego's Star Wars products are typically pricey. This is due to the popularity of the theme. This 1,254-piece set retails for nearly $800. It comes with six Minifigures and a Blu-Ray copy of the original Star Wars film to watch while assembling. It should come as no surprise that this set is so expensive and well-liked. Especially because of the Falcon's reputation for having intricate exterior and interior design.
Adults will enjoy building this magnificent structure, too; the Millennium Falcon set is not just for children. If you want to give someone something really amazing as a gift this is it. The Millennium Falcon will make every Star Wars enthusiast scream with delight.
AT-AT - $799.99
At $799.99, the LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) set is probably the priciest Lego sets. It has six minifigures in the set: two AT-AT drivers, two snow troopers, Luke Skywalker, and General Veers. In addition, the set comes with a bear trap, five guns connected to the Ollivanders Wand Shop, and a mounting accessory for the guns.
There are no stickers on the Minifigures, which are realistic and highly detailed. Two Minifigures can pilot the AT-AT side by side in its cockpit. Additionally, it features a compartment in the back where a third Minifigure can sit and operate the gun turret facing back. Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and other accessories, can be kept in a storage compartment on the underside of the AT-AT. For example, extra ammo for the guns or tools for ice exploration.
Imperial Star Destroyer - $699.99
Like Lego sets in general, there's no doubt that you're getting a high-quality product for your money when you purchase the Imperial Star Destroyer for $699.99. Made of durable ABS plastic and consisting of cleverly designed interlocking pieces that make building simpler than ever, this set will produce a robust display piece that will endure years of play. The only possible drawback is that you will need to supply your own Death Star for the action figures to destroy because this model does not come with one!
Titanic - $629.99
The price of the Lego Titanic is $629.99. 2008 saw the release of this set, which has more than 9,000 pieces. This set is still very popular and has garnered great reviews from both customers and critics despite its high price. Two mini-figures that represent passengers and crew members are in the set, along with three intricate decks with a variety of rooms. It also comes with a display stand that displays the assembled ship in full scale and a meticulously detailed replica of the ship's hull.
The Colosseum - $549.99.
With 9,036 pieces, this Lego Colosseum set is among the largest in the world. It's perfect for parties or conventions because it's small in size and simple to lift and turn. The pieces are also simple to store because of the storage box. For anyone who enjoys history or architecture and would like to have a small replica of one of Rome's most well-known monuments on their desk or in their living room, this set is fantastic. The set comes with a plaque that describes the history of the Colosseum, two statues, and a miniature version of Emperor Nero.
D11 Bulldozer - $449.99
This component joins two bulldozer sections, a bulldozer blade, and a sizable dump truck section in the D11 Bulldozer. While everything about this set is awesome, the $449.99 USD price really stands out.
This set is more suited for adults who still love LEGO bricks and want to spend quality "me time" pursuing their hobby than it is for kids. This model is constructed in easily detachable and reassembled modular sections, just like the real Cat bulldozer. Additionally, each section includes its own instruction booklet, just like other high-end sets like the DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl Batjet Chase.
Hogwarts Castle - $399.99
When LEGO last produced a Hogwarts Castle set, it came with 4,080 pieces and retailed for $269.99. The new one has 6,020 pieces, more than three times as many, and costs $399.99! More than seven times as many bricks as the smallest current set, this set contains enough to create nearly twenty-four smaller sets from the previous version. Even so, how would one store something of this kind?
This set is incredible; it includes multiple floors of rooms, including the fantastic Dumbledore's Office with chocolate frog cards, as well as various rooms for practicing Quidditch or taking potions class, Hagrid's Hut, and the Whomping Willow.
Diagon Alley - $399.99
One of the largest and priciest Lego sets to date, the Harry Potter Diagon Alley (45300) costs $399.99 (excluding tax and shipping). Although this set is based on the movie of the same name, there are a few changes from the film: Gringott's bank has moved to a different location, Hagrid's house is now connected to the Ollivanders Wand Shop, and the train station has been redesigned to include a new clock tower made of brick. There are 14 mini-figures in the set.
Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 - $379.99
One of the priciest Lego models ever produced, the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 has an opening rear hatch, tinted windows, and a well-detailed interior. Based on the actual Lamborghini Sian FKP-37 concept car, this set was first offered as part of the Lego Speed Champions Series 6 line.
These are some of the most amazing Lego sets available, even though there are many pricey ones. They're amazing in their clever designs and the level of craftsmanship that went into making them; they're more than just a showy trick. It will be interesting to see what kind of new projects Lego decides to take on next or whether the company will delve deeper into its archives for reimaginings of old favorites as long as Legos continue to hold the appeal that they do for children.
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