Lego has designed and produced thousands of Lego sets over the years. However, some stood out more than others making them more valuable. Below is an overview of 5 of the most valuable Lego sets of all time.
- Most Exclusive: H.C. Andersen’s Clumsy Hans
The H.C. Andersen’s Clumsy Hans high value is mainly due to its exclusivity. It was released in 2015 as part of the LEGO Inside Tour. Only 80 pieces were made in the first phase, and they were given to the tour participants.
Even more outstanding is that the 80 Lego boxes were handwritten between numbers 1 – 80. Each of the sets contains two exclusively printed tiles. One is printed “1 MIL” and the other “LEGO Inside Tour 2015”.
Later on, in 2015, 320 more sets were made and given to LEGOLAND Florida Ambassador pass holders. Most of the owners held on to their H.C. Andersen’s Clumsy Hans sets and have seen their value increase steadily over the years.
- Most Popular Star Wars Lego set: Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon
This Lego set stands out for its size with 7,541 pieces. Due to the large size, it is one of the hardest Lego sets to build, therefore highly sort after by seasoned builders.
It also gained huge popularity among Star Wars fans as a movie collectible. It has intricate exterior detailing and includes 4 classic crew Minifigures, among other features.
A new set currently retails at $799. Although it has not retired yet, it is often out of stock on the LEGO Store.
- 2nd Most Popular Star Wars Lego Set: Lego Star Wars Death Star
The retired Lego Star Wars Death Star was a favorite among many Star Wars fans. It features key locations from Star Wars Episode IV and VI and all the Star Wars character miniatures. These sets are now fetching about $1300 on Amazon.
- Largest Lego Set: Rome Colosseum
Rome Colosseum is the largest Lego set constituting 9,036 pieces. It features three distinct stories, and each story is adorned with Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders. It took the position of the largest Lego set from the already popular Millennium Falcon. It is still available on the market and currently retails at $549.99 in the Lego store.
- Most Popular Architectural Lego Set: Taj Mahal #10256
The Tahj Mal #10256 Creative Expert Lego set is among the largest Lego sets of all time, with 5,923 pieces. It is a re-creation of the Tahj Mal building in India. It is preceded by an earlier version -the 2008 model, which sells at $1,000 and above in some online marketplaces. Lego investors expect the Creative Expert version to see similar value appreciation. It retired in 2020
The 5 most valuable Lego sets make great collectible investment options. If you choose to buy them for investment purposes, ensure to keep them in mint condition. Their popularity and high demand before they retired is an indicator of their potential value in the coming years.