To find out the rarest LEGO Star Wars sets ever made, we have rolled up our sleeves and we have gone to Brickset, known for being the most complete database for information related to LEGO. There, we have gone through the 760 LEGO sets that are tagged as Star Wars to find out which are the rarest sets ever made. For us, rare means not only difficult to find but also appealing. Before we jump into the list, let’s clarify how we have decided which are the rarest LEGO Star Wars sets ever made.
Classification parameters to decide which are the rarest LEGO Star Wars sets ever made
As we have just said, rare means difficult to find, but also appealing. Nobody wants to know about that set that came free with the Star Wars magazine in June 2018 but that hardly anyone is interested in buying (that’s the 911836: Quadjumper, just in case you are wondering).
So, what we have done is going through the data from Brickset. Brickset offers two data points which we think are very interesting. The first one is the number of people that own that specific set and the number of people that want that specific set. Obviously, that is only people that have filled the data into Brickset, but it should be a good enough extrapolation of the overall interest.
The lower the number of people that owned it, the higher the difference with people that wanted had to be. For example, for pieces that are owned by less than 200 people, we wanted to see at least 1000 people interested in it. However, for the most famous sets that are owned by 2000 or 3000 people, we only needed 1000 or 2000 people more that were interested in it.
To make sure that these pieces were actually wanted, we checked the prices that they were sold for and compared them to the current prices. If there was an increase in the price, that was the final sign for the set to be on the list.
Now that the parameters are explained, let’s see which are the rarest sets.
34 Rarest LEGO Star Wars Sets Ever Made
In order to give a certain logic to this list, we have ordered it starting with the set that had the least owners in Brickset. From there, we go in ascending order until the one that has the more owners.
Yoda display box
The first set is a very unique one. The Yoda display box that was produced specially for New York Comic-Con in 2013.
There were only 150 of these produced. In Brickset, only 20 people own this set, whereas it is wanted by 505 people. In Bricklink, this set is not even available to purchase.
Collectable Display Sets 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
This is actually a collection of 6 different sets but, since they are related and quite similar, we have placed them all together. These 6 sets were given during the San Diego Comic-Con in 2009. All six sets were limited to 300 units, individually numbered. Each set included three minifigs from the Star Wars saga.
All of these sets are owned by around 100 people in Brickset, and all of them have a list of around 1.000 people wanting to have them. To understand how rare these sets are, most of them are not even for sale. The only ones that have some available for sale in Bricklink are sets 3 & 6. Set 6 can be bought for around $110, from a retail price of $50. Set 3 is priced beyond $300, with only one seller. Talk about rare sets!
Darth Vader (Nürnberg Toy Fair 2005 Exclusive Figure)
The next set is a Darth Vader exclusive figure. IT was given to attendees of the LEGO display at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, back in 2005.
Only 86 people state in Brickset that they own this figure, and there are 871 that want it. In Bricklink, there is only one seller and the price is mindblowing. $500.
Yoda Chronicles Promotional Set
The next set is another exclusive promotional set. The Yoda Chronicles Promotional Set was given away to journalists back in May 2013 to promote the premiere of The Yoda Chronicles in an event in New York.
This set is owned by 116 people and it has a want list of 1363 people. The only set available in Bricklink is priced at $320.
Clone Wars (SDCC 2008 exclusive)
The Clone Wars set is a promotional box set sold at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2008. It actually includes two sets in one and has a poster as part of the package. The production was limited to 1200 sets.
In Brickset, 121 people own this set, and 907 want it. The retail price for this was $76 and the only one available for sale now is priced at around $275.
66473: LEGO Star Wars Super Pack
The 66473: LEGO Star Wars Super Pack actually includes 3 sets in one. The set was released back in 2013 and forms part of the Product Collection series.
In Brickset, 153 people own this set, and 901 have marked it as wanting it. The only available set for sale in Bricklink is priced at a whopping $708.
The Ghost Starship (FAN EXPO edition)
This is one of the two Ghost Starship sets in the list. This one was done for the FAN EXPO in Toronto, back in August 2014.
Only 157 own this set in Brickset, whereas 1011 people would like to have it. The sets that are available for purchase in Bricklink start at $175 for new sets.
Sith Infiltrator (SDCC 2012 exclusive)
This Sith Infiltrator set is exclusive for the San Diego Comic-Con from 2012. It was given to the first 200 customers each day and only 1000 units were produced.
Out of those 1000 units, 239 are listed in Brickset as owned by someone, whereas 1287 people would like to have this set. When new and sealed, this set is priced at over $350 in Bricklink, whereas the retail price was only $40.
65153: Jango Fett’s Slave I with Bonus Cargo Case
The Jango Fett’s Slave I with Bonus Cargo Case is another gem in the LEGO Star Wars world. It was produced back in 2002.
This set is owned by 195 people and 935 have it in their want list. The retail price was $50, but now it can be found for a minimum of $430.
This is the second Ghost Starship of the list. This one was available for purchase at the San Diego Comic-Con back in 2014.
247 people own this set in Brickset and 1153 want it. The price in Bricklink for a new set starts at $220.
The next set is the Jek-14 Mini Stealth Starfighter. This set was available to buy at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2013.
251 people own this set in Brickset, and 1214 people want it. Even though the retail price was only $30, this set is currently priced at a minimum of $300 when sold as new.
77901: Sith Trooper Bust
The 77901: Sith Trooper Bust was done specially for the San Diego Comic-Con of 2019. This is our newest set in the list.
Even though it is quite new, it has already become one of the rarest sets ever made. It is owned by only 262 people in Brickset, and 1307 want to have it. The price of this set as new in Bricklink starts at an astonishing $595.
75512: Millennium Falcon Cockpit
The 75512: Millennium Falcon Cockpit is also a fairly new set. It was released back in 2018 in exclusivity during the San Diego Comic-Con of 2018.
This set is owned by 277 people and 1521 want it. The price for a new set starts at $120 in Bricklink.
65771: Episode III
The 65771: Episode III is part of the Collectors’ Set. It was released back in 2005.
283 people own this set, with 1142 wanting it. The retail price of this set was $60, but the price has gone up all the way to $338 for new sets on Bricklink.
Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder – Mini – New York Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive
Another exclusive set from a Comic-Con. In this case, Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder – Mini set was created for the New York Comic-Con 2012. This set was available to the first 200 customers to arrive each day and the convention.
286 people own this set in Brickset, with 1350 people wanting it. There are only two sellers that sell this product in Bricklink currently. The price is around $200 in both cases for a new set.
Mini Slave I
This Mini Slave I was available only during the Star Wars Celebration, back in August 2012.
This product is owned by 307 people in Brickset, with a potential customer base of 1592 people. There is currently no option to buy this set in Bricklink.
Dagobah Mini Build
The Dagobah Mini Build was available during the San Diego Comic-Con in 2015. So, this is another of the rare and exclusive sets from Star Wars.
317 people own this set and 1279 would like to have it on Brickset. This set, as the Mini Slave I, is not available for purchase in Bricklink.
Detention Block Rescue
The Detention Block Rescue was available at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, in April 2017. This is a very popular set.
Only owned by 361 people, there are a total of 2274 people that want it. It is the set with the least people owning it that has more than 2000 people wanting it. Even though the price was $40 when it was available, it has already gone up to $248 in Bricklink, and only in three years. This comes to show how popular this set is.
10018 Darth Maul Bust
The Darth Maul Bust is also part of the Ultimate Collector’s Series. It was released in 2001.
Only 961 people own this set, but 2812 people want it. This demand has caused a steep increase in price. The retail price for this set was $150, but now it is selling for a minimum of $1600 when new and sealed.
7261: Clone Turbo Tank (non-light-up, 2006 edition)
The Clone Turbo Tank 2006 edition is another rare set. This version contains Mace Windu with a not-light-up lightsaber and an extra Clone Trooper minifig.
In Brickset, 966 people have this set and 1704 people want it. Even though the retail price was $90, it is now selling in Brickling for around $450 as new.
75227: Darth Vader Bust
This is another very new set that has already become rare. The Darth Vader Bust was exclusive to the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago back in April 2019.
This set is owned by 1120 people in Bricklink, with 1937 people that have marked it as “want it”. The retail price of this item was $40, but the demand is so high that the price is already at $190 after only one year.
7283: Ultimate Space Battle
The Ultimate Space Battle set is a set from the Episode III subtheme. Released back in 2005, it has a total of 567 pieces.
In Brickset, 1276 people own this set and more than double (2880) want it. This can be seen in the current price. Even though the retail price was quite low for a Star Wars set, only $50, the price now is a minimum of $400 for buying it as new in Bricklink.
10129 Rebel Snowspeeder
The Rebel Snowspeeder was released in 2003. It is also part of the Ultimate Collector Series.
1713 people own this set in Brickset and 4235 people want it. The retail price was $130 but the price in Bricklink for new and sealed sets starts at around $800.
10123 Cloud City
Cloud City is one of the rarest LEGO Star Wars sets from the list. Released in 2003, it is part of the Episode V subtheme.
This set is owned by 1746 people, but the following is substantial, with 4568 people wanting it. That makes this set very valuable. The retail price of this set was $100, but it is worth now a minimum of $1350.
The Special Edition Naboo Starfighter is part of the Ultimate Collector Series. This set was released in 2002 and it contains 187 pieces.
1875 people own this set in Brickset, and 3394 people want it. This high demand has a huge impact on the price. Even though this simple set was sold for only $40 in retail, it has gone up to an incredible $350 for a used set and all the way to $700 for a new set in Bricklink.
The Rebel Blockade Runner is another set from LEGO that is very sought after. Released back in 2001 as part of the Ultimate Collector Series, this set is extremely sought after.
According to Brickset, it is owned by 2111 people on that platform, but there are 5565 people that want it. This big demand makes this one of the most expensive sets to buy. Even though the retail price was $200, the set can be found now for a minimum of $500 used in Bricklink. If you are looking for a new and sealed set, the price goes up to $1000.
The Death Star II was released in 2005 and it is part of the Ultimate Collector’s Series. This is one of the rarest sets from the list.
This set is owned by 2292 people, but what makes it rare is the number of people that want it. A total of 6728 people in Brickset would like to have this set. That makes this one of the most valuable sets in the market. Even though the price was already high at retail, $270, the demand has brought the current value to a completely different level. Offers for used sets start at $850 and offers for new sets start at $3000. That is a lot of money for a LEGO set!
10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter
The next set is the Y-wing Attack Starfighter. Also part of the Ultimate Collector Series, this set was released back in 2004.
This set is owned by a total of 2300 people in Brickset, with 4346 people interested in having it. The retail price back in 2004 was $120. Due to the high demand, this set is now worth $300 for used sets and $600 for new sets.
The X-Wing Fighter was released in 2000. It was one of the first sets in the Ultimate Collector Series.
This set is owned by 2836 in Brickset, and 4653 people want it. The retail price was $150 and it is currently being offered in Bricklink for a minimum of around $1200 when new and sealed.
10175: Vader’s TIE Advanced
The Vader’s TIE Advanced was released back in 2006. This is another set from the Ultimate Collector’s Series, a common one in the list.
This set is owned by 2924 people and it is wanted by 5444. The retail price of this set was $100, but its price has skyrocketed to $400 when sold as used and $775 when sold as new in Bricklink. Also, only two people are selling this set as new with the box. Talk about rare!
The TIE Interceptor is another rare Star Wars set. This set was released in 2000 and it is also part of the Ultimate Collector Series.
This set is owned by 3221 people, with 4969 having marked it as wanting it. Even though not as sought as the Rebel Blockade Runner, the increase in price compared to the retail price is similar, even higher here. This set was selling at $100 when in circulation. At the time of this writing, it could be bought for $250 used in Bricklink. If you wanted it to be new and sealed, the price would go up all the way to $1000, which comes to show how few units are available in this condition.
The Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker is also a rare set. Released in 2009 it is a set based on the Clone Wars.
3299 people own this set and 7049 want it. The retail price of this set was $250, but that has increased to $500 for a used set and $850 for a new set in Bricklink
The Imperial Star Destroyer is also part of the Ultimate Collector’s Series. Released in 2002, this set is one of the classics from the LEGO Star Wars Saga. However, due to its popularity and demand, we also consider it a rare one.
This set is owned by 3434 people in Brickset, with a total of 6793 people wanting it. Even though this set cost $250 when selling in retail, the current value has increased all the way to around $1200 for a new and sealed set from Bricklink.
Our last set from the list is the Millennium Falcon. This set was released in 2007. Also part of the Ultimate Collector’s Series, this set is one of the more valued sets in the market.
3892 people own this set, but it is wanted by a total of 8905 people. This set was very expensive when in retail. The price was $500. However, the investment would have paid off. There are no new and sealed sets that are selling for less than $2000.
And with this last set, we have arrived at the end of this post. In this post, we have described the 34 rarest LEGO Star Wars sets ever made.
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