When I was a kid, an afternoon of pure bliss only required three things:
- A cold glass of Hi-C (orange flavor, thank you.)
- Back-to-Back Episodes of “Bewitched”
- My mountain of LEGOs
And even though my tastes of drinks and television have changed, I still love these little interlocking stones.
Today LEGO is more popular than ever, and some rare sets are being resold for big bucks. When you have boxes of LEGOs gathering dust somewhere, it may be time to do some digging.
Here is a list of valuable LEGO sets with the corresponding set numbers. Resale prices on sites like eBay were correct at the time of this writing but change frequently.
1. Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon (Set No. 10179)
The Star Wars franchise is its own collectible category. And in 2007, LEGO science fiction fans wowed with the release of its Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collector set.
The Millennium Falcon specs are impressive. The 5,195-piece kit is the largest LEGO set ever made. When the ship is fully assembled, it measures 33 inches long by 22 inches wide
As Yoda would say, “Enormous, that is!”
The resale value today is just as impressive. An unopened Ultimate Collector Millennium Falcon set like this one on eBay can sell for up to $ 6,900.
2nd café corner (set no.10182)
According to Brickset, the internet’s main authority on everything LEGO-related, Café Corner was introduced in 2007 as part of the LEGO Creator Expert sets.
Although Café Corner originally retailed for $ 139.99, it has grown into a sought-after hotel. Used sets now sell online for around $ 1,500, and this unopened set recently grossed $ 3,350 on eBay.
3. Market Street (Set # 10190)
Market Street is part of the LEGO Factory brand and was originally designed by LEGO fans. The 1,248-piece set can be combined with Café Corner and other kits to create an entire neighborhood.
When it was released in 2007, the set sold for $ 89.99. But like all good real estate, Market Street has grown in value. According to BrickEconomy, a website that tracks the market value of LEGO sets and accessories, a new factory-sealed set was recently worth $ 2,765.92, although values fluctuate.
4. Grand Carousel (Set # 10196)
Released in 2009 for a retail price of $ 249.99, the LEGO Grand Carousel has a full remote control function that allows the finished model to rotate and play music.
Because of its impressive technology, Grand Carousel has a high resale value. Used sets cost nearly $ 1,000 on eBay, but this unopened set costs almost $ 2,500.
5. LEGOLAND train (set # 4000014)
LEGOLAND train sets in limited editions were never available in retail stores. Instead, they were given as a gift to participants in the 2014 LEGO Inside Tour in Billund, Denmark. And based on current values, these rare gifts pass on.
According to BrickEconomy, a LEGOLAND train that was recently discontinued in a factory-sealed condition was worth nearly $ 2,600 today. Choo Choo!
6. King’s Castle (Set # 6080)
This is an oldie. King’s Castle was released in 1984 and was considered a huge set with 674 pieces at the time.
According to Brickset, King’s Castle originally sold for $ 52.75, but prices have gone up – royal. This unopened set is on sale on eBay for $ 2,125.
7. Taj Mahal (Set No. 10189)
Taj Mahal by LEGO was released in 2008 and originally sold for $ 299.99. With 5,922 pieces, the builders were able to recreate every arch, every tip and every dome of the marble masterpiece in India.
Factory-sealed sets of the Taj Mahal are in great demand with collectors. Sets sell for $ 800 or more.
8. Statue of Liberty (Set # 3450)
In 2000, LEGO unveiled its iconic Statue of Liberty set. At 2,882 pieces, Lady Liberty is nearly 3 feet tall when assembled.
Although it originally retailed for around $ 200, a brand new set like this one can sell for up to $ 1,725 on eBay.
9. Airport transfer (Set # 6399)
LEGO released its airport shuttle set in 1990. After completion, the 767-piece model was equipped with a loop and a battery-operated monorail train.
Airport Shuttle originally retailed for $ 140, but this used kit recently sold for $ 1,999.99 on eBay.
10. Star Wars TIE Interceptor (Set # 7181)
The Star Wars TIE Interceptor set was released by LEGO in 2000 and was part of LEGO’s Ultimate Collector Series. The 703-piece package originally sold for $ 100.
According to BrickEconomy, the value of the set increases by almost 8% every year. As of this writing, factory sealed sets are a truly galactic value of $ 1,203.96.
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