Within the enormous quantity of LEGO sets produced and distributed over the years by the Danish company it is possible to distinguish a small part of sets which, due to price, rarity or other particular characteristics, are considered as collectible sets and therefore become objects of auctions among collectors.
To identify the best sets that belong to this category, it is possible to evaluate them based on characteristics and qualities such as the state of conservation of the set itself and its packaging, the time elapsed since the first publication of the set in question, the fact that its completion has been completed. production or not and its rarity, or the possible existence of sets produced in limited edition and therefore available only in a very small number of copies – the latter characteristic which is often the main reason for the price increase of a set. So let’s see which are the most expensive and rare LEGO collectible sets ever.
LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon
The Star Wars Millennium Falcon set was first released in 2008 in a box containing more than 5,000 pieces, making it one of the largest ever. Nowadays this set, if sold with a lot of original packaging, is worth about 3,000 euros, a figure 10 times higher than the price of the first edition at the time of release and almost 4 times higher than the price of the re-edition, currently on sale in stores and on the official website for 800 euros.
LEGO Cafe Corner
Released for the first time in 2007, the original edition of this LEGO set currently has a value of more than 2,000 euros, which is a good 20 times more than what is required to purchase this set at the time of its first release.
LEGO Taj Mahal
The first publication of the LEGO Taj Mahal set dates back to 2008, a period during which the price of this huge set, consisting of 5,922 pieces, amounted to around 200 euros. Currently, however, the price of a first original edition LEGO Taj Mahal is between 2,000 and 2,500 euros, a figure that is 10 times higher than that of 13 years ago.
LEGO Star Wars Death Star II
Another LEGO set whose first edition dates back to the early years of the new century, and in particular to 2005, the LEGO Death Star II set presents a slightly lower increase in the selling price compared to the sets seen previously but still very large, as it is spoken of an initial figure of around 250 euros compared to a current price of around 2,000 euros.
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer
The last set covered and mentioned in these paragraphs is the Imperial Star Destroyer in its first edition, published in 2002 at a price of about 250 euros. Nowadays, however, buying an original first edition of this set in excellent condition requires a total cost that can be between 1,500 and 2,000 euros.