LEGO can be an expensive toy to purchase, but in recent years it has also become a good investment. In this article, we are going to show the 32 most valuable LEGO sets currently available.

We have done some research and found some very strange numbers on the available articles, numbers that don’t seem to be directly linked to anything we could find online. So, we have decided to create our own list, with numbers directly taken from Bricklink, the biggest marketplace for buying and selling second-hand LEGO sets.

How have we calculated the most valuable LEGO sets?

Every list will be biased by the numbers it is taking, so before we get on with the list, we want to explain which parameters we have based it on.

First, we have taken the average price of the current items for sale available on Bricklink, both for new and used sets. We are aware that asking prices are usually higher than the purchase prices. But there is much more data with that so we wanted to avoid omitting items that don’t get purchased too much but that have still high value.

In order to avoid any single listing to drive the price of the set way above where it should be, we have selected only sets that have a minimum of three sets for sale or one actual sale in the last 6 months. We didn’t want to set the bar too high because there are some sets that are not widely available and that is precisely what makes them more valuable.

This will inevitably leave out the sets that are very rare. These have the potential to be extremely valuable, but there is no way to actually quantify it, so have chosen to leave them out from the list.

For example, the YODA-1: Yoda minifig, NY I Heart Torso could be potentially extremely valuable, but it cannot be found on Bricklink so we have not included it in the list. Also, the BIGBOX-1: The ultimate battle for CHIMA will, most likely, be extremely valuable. There are only two sets available in the market and this is the biggest LEGO set ever produced, so we cannot even begin to imagine what the price of this could be. But, as we said, since we cannot quantify this, they have been omitted from the list.

Lastly, we have “capped” the list at anything with an asking price of $1,000 or more.

Now that we have clarified how we have created the list, let’s jump into it.

#1 10179: Millennium Falcon – $3,589.64

The first set from the list is the Millennium Falcon, from the Ultimate Collector’s Series. This is the original version of the set that was released in 2007. This is one of the most famous sets and the one that always appears as the most valuable set, and with good reason.

There are a total of 36 lots being offered at the moment on Bricklink as new, with an average price of $3,589.64. For used sets, there are currently 47 lots being offered, with an average price of $1,506.00. What is more impressive is the actual sales. In the last six months, this set was sold 8 times as new, with an average price of $1,511.52. For used sets, it was sold 5 times, with an average price of $1,026.92.

#2 10196: Grand Carousel – $3,308.07

Our next set on the list is the Grand Carousel. Released in 2009, this set has become one of the most desirable sets on the market.

There are a total of 24 lots being offered currently on Bricklink marked as new, with an average price of $3,308.07. As far as used sets are concerned, the average price is $1228.18. For sold new sets, there have been a total of 4 sales in the last 6 months, with an average price of $1,406.31. For used sets, there have been a total of 6 sales, with an average price of $754.29.

#3 4000022: Inside Tour (LIT) Exclusive 2016 Edition – LEGO Truck Show – $2,862.10

The Inside Tour (LIT) Exclusive 2016 Edition – LEGO Truck Show set is the third most valuable set on the market, but this is a very rare find and there is much less information available than with the previous ones. As the name highlights, this is an exclusive set from the LEGO Inside Tour of 2016.

There are only 4 new lots being offered on Bricklink, with an average price of $2,862.10. There is only 1 used lot being offered, with a price of $442.47. However, it is worth noting that this set is marked as “incomplete”, which is bound to lower the price a lot. Because of how rare it is, there have been no sales for either new or used sets in the last 6 months.

#4 3450: Statue of Liberty – $2,839.95

The Statue of Liberty set was released in 2000. This set, part of the sculptures series, has become a very valuable possession.

There are currently 5 lots being offered on Bricklink that are marked as new. The average price for these lots is $2,839.95. As for used sets, there are currently 23 lots available, with an average price of $1,208.44. There have been 2 sales of new sets in the last 6 months, with an average price of $1,196.91. There have been 5 sales of used sets in the last 6 months, with an average price of $916.21.

#5 10143: Death Star II – $2,754.24

The last one to make it into the top five is another Star Wars set, the Death Star II. Also part of the Ultimate Collector’s Series and released in 2005, the Death Star II is an extremely valuable set to own.

On Bricklink, there are currently 9 sets for sale that are marked as new. The average price for these is $2,754.24. For used sets, the average price is $1,212.64, with 9 sets available for purchase. This set has been very active in the last six months. There have been 10 purchases of this set from new sets, with an average price of $1,396.24. There have been no less than 22 purchases of this set from used sets, with an average price of $757.31.

#6 6285: Black Seas Barracuda – $2,518.23

Our next set is an old set, specifically a set released in 1989. The Black Seas Barracuda has become extremely valuable over the years. As is the case for all other old sets, the value comes mostly from new sets. The old ones, because of the age, tend to be more damaged than sets released in the 2000 era, so the value tends to be lower.

For this set, there are currently only 3 lots available that are marked as new. The average price for these lots is $2,518.23. This set is much more widely available as a used set. Because of this, the average price of the 31 used sets being offered is only $502.36. Because of the low availability, this set has not been sold as new in the last 6 months. It has, however, been sold as used, a total of 67 times, which shows how popular this set is despite being more than 30 years old. The average price for these purchases was $278.20.

#7 6080: King’s Castle – $2,373.02

The next set is also a vintage set. Released in 1984, the King’s Castle is a very valuable set when classed as new.

There are currently only 2 new sets available for sale, with the average price being $2,373.02. However, there is proof of value from this set, as there is 1 sale of a new set within the last six months, with a whopping price of $2,250.29. As for used sets, there are 31 lots for sale with an average price of $297.62. There have been 47 sales during the last six months, with an average price of $173.09.

#8 7735: Freight Train –  $2,366.85

The Freight Train set is also a vintage set, released in 1985. This set features a train in the colors of Shell and contains a Shell Worker.

The average price of new sets for sale is $2,366.85, with 5 lots being currently available for purchase. As far as old sets are concerned, the price is quite low, with an average of $289.84 out of 11 lots for sale. This set has been sold as new once in the last 6 months, with a price tag of $1,093.56. There have been 6 sales of used sets, with an average price of $224.73.

#9 10181: Eiffel Tower 1:300 Scale – $2,233.67

The next set is the Eiffel Tower 1:300 Scale set. Released in 2007, this set has become a very valuable set for LEGO fans, especially adult fans (AFOLs).

This set, when sold as new, has an average sale price of $2,233.67 out of a total of 7 lots available for purchase. It has actually sold 5 times in the last six months, with an average price of $1,030.94. As for old sets, there are 31 sets available for sale with an average price of $770.41. There have been 13 purchases in the last six months, with an average paid price of $569.89.

#10 10182: Cafe Corner – $2,221.51

The Cafe Corner is another classic from these types of lists, and it is the most valuable set from the Modular Buildings set. It is the last set within our top 10.

With a total of 16 lots being offered, this set has an average asking price of $2,221.51 for new sets. This set has been sold 17 times tagged as new in the last six months, with an average price of $985.48. As far as used sets are concerned, there are 23 lots available for purchase, with an average price of $813.50. 61 used lots have been purchased in the last six months, which shows how popular this set is. The average price for those 61 lots was $542.17.

#11 10189: Taj Mahal – $2,129.69

The next set is the Taj Mahal. Released in 2008, this set is part of the same series as the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty.

There are currently no less than 28 lots available for purchase that are tagged as new. Out of these 28 lots, the average price is $2,129.69. There have been 3 purchases for new sets in the last six months, with an average price of $800.24. For old sets, there are 39 lots available, with an average price of $736.12. Surprisingly, there have been only 2 sales from used sets in the last 6 months, with an average price of $248.33.

#12 6086: Black Knight’s Castle – $2,100.00

We are back to vintage sets with the Black Knight’s Castle. This set, released in 1992, has proven a great investment for those who bought it almost 30 years ago and decided to leave it unopened.

There is currently only 1 set available for purchase on Bricklink that is classified as new. The price for this set is $2,100.00. However, we added this set to the list because it has been sold three times as new in the last 6 months, with an average price of $1,877.76. That is a good proof for us that the price of the listing is not too far off. As for used sets, there are 16 lots available with an average price of $349.24. 62 used lots have been sold in the last 6 months, with an average price of $245.84.

#13 10190: Market Street – $1,893.62

Our next set is Market Street set, part of the Modular Building Series. Released in 2007, a very hot year for valuable sets, this is currently the second most valuable set from its series.

There are currently 9 new sets available for purchase, with an average asking price of $1,893.62. There have been 9 purchases in the last six months for new sets, with an average paying price of $1,620.86. As far as used sets are concerned, there are in total 22 lots available, with an average price of $693.70. 33 lots have been sold in the last 6 months, with an average price of $493.11.

#14 10018: Darth Maul – $1,876.04

The next set is also part of the Star Wars saga, and also part of the Ultimate Collector’s Series, a very valuable series that appears constantly on this list. The Darth Maul set was released in 2001 and contains 1868 pieces.

This set, as new, has currently 9 lots for sale on Bricklink, with an average asking price of $1,876.04. There has been 1 purchase of new sets in the last six months, with a price of $1,813.71. For used sets, the average price is $671.52 out of a total of 8 used sets. There have been 12 purchases of used sets in the last six months, with an average price of $506.08.

#15 Lester – LEGO Store Grand Opening Exclusive Set – $1,856.65

Our next set on the list is actually a minifig and a very special one for that. Only 275 units of the Lester – LEGO Store Grand Opening Exclusive Set minifig were produced, which makes it a very unique and valuable piece. These were produced for the opening of the LEGO store in Leicester Square, in London.

Due to the low number of units produced, the number of units available is also low. There are only 3 minifigures available for purchase as new, with an average asking price of $1,856.65. There is proof that this price is not too over the top, because there has been one sale of this minifig in the last 6 months, with a price of $704.31. No used minifigures are available for purchase, neither has any been purchased in the last six months.

#16 6990: Futuron Monorail Transport System – $1,800.00

Our next set is another vintage set. The Futuron Monorail Transport System set, released in 1987, has kept a great value over the years.

Currently, there is only one new set being offered on Bricklink, with a price of $1,800.00. However, this set proves its worth because it has been sold once in the last 6 months, with a price of $2,208.50. For used sets, as it happens with older sets, the price is much lower. In this case, there are 19 lots available for purchase, with an average asking price of $409.96. 37 used sets have been sold in the last 6 months, with an average price of $340.55.

#17 5571: Giant Truck – $1,672.64

The Giant Truck is another vintage set that has made it into the list. This set, released in 1996, consists of 1743 pieces and it is an all-time favorite for LEGO vehicles.

There are currently 4 new lots available for purchase from this set, with an average asking price of $1,672.64. There has been one sale in the last six months, with a price of $1,282.20. There are a total of 14 lots available for used sets, with an average asking price of $619.87. This set has been sold 8 times when tagged as used, with an average price of $373.17.

#18 10019: Rebel Blockade Runner – $1,548.80

The Rebel Blockade Runner is another set from the Ultimate Collector’s Series from the Star Wars saga. Released in 2001, it was one of the first ones to be released.

There are currently 4 new sets available for purchase, with an average asking price of $1,548.80. There has been 1 purchase of new sets in the last six months, with a price of $1,250.00. As for used sets, there are 23 sets available for purchase, with an average asking price of $754.39. There have been 4 sales of a used set in the last 6 months, with an average price of $534.23.

#19 10030: Imperial Star Destroyer – $1,521.96

The next set, the last in the top 20, is the Imperial Star Destroyer, from the Ultimate Collector’s Series. Released back in 2002, this set became very popular since its first release.

There are currently 11 new lots available for purchase on Bricklink, with an average asking price of $1,521.96. There have been 7 purchases of this set as new, with an average paid price of $1,042.30. For used sets, there are 35 sets available, with an average asking price of $956.92. Also, 7 sets have been sold as used, with an average paid price of $512.39.

#20 4000020: Inside Tour (LIT) Exclusive 2015 Edition – H.C. Andersen’s ‘Clumsy Hans’ – $1,480.37

Our next set is another Inside Tour Exclusive Edition, this one from 2015. According to a Bricklink member that was on one of the tours, only 320 units of this set were produced.

There are currently 7 new items from this set available for purchase. The average asking price is $1,480.37. There has been only one purchase of this set in the last 6 months, with a paid price of $773.00. There are no used sets available for purchase, nor has any used set been sold in the last 6 months.

#21 10195: Republic Dropship with AT-OT – $1,352.91

Our next set is the Republic Dropship with AT-OT, also from Star Wars. This set, released in 2009, is a very popular option for Star Wars fans.

There are 8 new lots available for purchase on Bricklink, with an average price of $1,352.91. The popularity of this set can be seen in the fact that 29 new lots have been sold in the last 6 months, with an average price of $843.34. For used lots, there are 11 available with an average asking price of $727.59. There have been 22 purchases of used sets in the last 6 months, with an average paid price of $513.76.

#22 6090: Royal Knight’s Castle – $1,347.24

Our next set is also a vintage set. Released in 1995, the Royal Knight’s Castle is one of the castles that helped LEGO build its brand in the years before the licensing sets started.

This set has 3 new lots available for purchase, with an average asking price of $1,347.24. 1 new set has been purchased in the last 6 months, with a paid price of $819.35. As for used sets, there are 19 lots available, with an average price of $350.78. The popularity of this set can be seen in the number of used sets that have been purchased in the last 6 months, a total of 56. The average paid price for those is $219.35.

#23 10185: Green Grocer – $1,307.94

The Green Grocer set is another popular set from the Modular Buildings Series. One can only wonder the wealth of someone who has all the Modular Buildings Series.

There are currently 48 lots of this set available on Bricklink, with an average price of $1,307.94. There have been 21 sales during the last 6 months, with an average price of $936.54. This shows how popular this series and in particular this set is. As for used sets, there are currently 18 lots available, with an average asking price of $827.17. 34 of the used sets have been sold in the last 6 months, with an average paid price of $614.29.

#24 4000014: Inside Tour (LIT) Exclusive 2014 Edition – The LEGOLAND Train – $1,300.09

Another Inside Tour Exclusive Edition, this one the 2014 version. The LEGOLAND train has become a collector dream.

As happens with the other Inside Tour sets, this set is not widely available, which makes the prices not as accurate. There are currently 4 new lots available for purchase, with an average price of $1,300.09. As far as used sets go, there is only 1 lot available, with an asking price of $250.00. There has not been any sale for new or used sets in the last six months for this set.

#25 3724: Dragon – $1,204.65

Our last set within the top 25 is the Dragon. Released in 2001, this set features a dragon built out of 1535 pieces.

There are only 2 new lots available, with an average asking price of $1,204.65. Only one new set has been sold, for $399.95, which is lower than the price paid for used sets. This makes us think that there was some problem with that set, hence the low price. As far as used sets are concerned, the average asking price is $603.18 for a total of 5 sets. 3 sets have been sold in the last 5 months, with an average paid price of $530.31.

#26 3723: Minifigure – $1,153.14

The Minifigure set is the next set on the list. Released back in 2000, this is basically a standard minifig but scaled up dramatically. To achieve that, this minifig is made out of 1850 pieces.

There are currently 9 new lots available for purchase, with an average price of $1,153.14. There has been 1 sale of a new lot in the last 6 months, with the price being  $1,363.74. As for used sets, there are currently 10 lots available, with an average asking price of $402.55. 3 lots have been purchased in the last 6 months, with an average price of $387.03.

#27 7191: X-wing Fighter – $1,149.27

Our next set is the X-wing Fighter, part of the very valuable Ultimate Collector’s Series. Released in 2000, this is one of the first sets from this series.

There are currently 15 new lots available for purchase, with an average price of $1,149.27. 3 new lots have been sold in the last 6 months, with an average price of $704.99. As for used sets, there are currently 19 sets for sale, with an average price of $487.20. 11 used sets have been sold, with an average price of $326.28.

#28 6081: King’s Mountain Fortress – $1,137.52

Another vintage castle set on the list. The King’s Mountain Fortress was released in 1990 and it has also become extremely valuable.

There are currently 3 new lots available on Bricklink, with an average asking price of $1,137.52. As for used sets, there are 30 lots available, with an average price of $266.17. No new lots have been sold in the last 6 months, but there have been 36 used lots sold in that timeframe, with an average price of $161.46.

#29 10221: Super Star Destroyer – $1,154.31

Also part of the Ultimate Collector’s Series, the Super Star Destroyer was released in 2011 to the delight of many Star Wars & LEGO fans.

There are currently 66 new lots available from this set on Bricklink, with an average asking price of $1,154.31. 65 new lots have been sold in the last 6 months, with an average price of $757.17. As far as used lots are concerned, there are a total of 17 available, with an average price of $688.02. 21 have been purchased in the last 6 months, with an average price of $647.04.

#30 4000031: Exclusive T. rex – $1,092.00

Our next set is the newest set on the list and, one would imagine, a set that would go up in time. Released in 2018, this set features a T. rex licensed from the Jurassic Park movie.

Because it is so new, there are no used sets available for purchase. There are, however, 4 new lots available, with an average asking price of $1,092.00. 2 new lots have been sold in the last 6 months, with an average price of $825.00.

#31 10129: Rebel Snowspeeder – $1,066.18

We return with the Ultimate Collector’s Series here. The  Rebel Snowspeeder, released in 2003, is the last Star Wars set on this list.

There are currently 16 new lots available for purchase on Bricklink, with an average price of $1,066.18. There has only been one purchase of new lots in the last 6 months, with a paid price of $500.00. As for used sets, there are 24 lots available on Bricklink, with an average price of US $608.59. There have been 3 sales in the last 6 months, with an average price of $340.33.

#32 10210: Imperial Flagship – $1,037.43

The last set from the list is the Imperial Flagship, from the Pirates series. This set, released in 2010, was the last set from the series until it was relaunched in 2015.

There are currently 20 lots available, with an average price of $1,037.43. 36 lots have been sold as new in the last 6 months, with an average price of $771.18. As for used sets, there are only 2 available at this moment, with an average asking price of $666.71. 30 used sets have been purchased in the last 6 months, with an average price of $514.70.

Final words

And with this last set, we have arrived at the end of this list. We hope you found this list useful. We have tried to make it as complete and accurate as possible.

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