The Outside World These Rare And Expensive Lego Sets Are The Coolest You Can Find Published 7 months ago on Jul 10, 2018 By Michael Berdy You played with them with gusto as a kid, and now that you’re all grown up, you have either two choices: enjoy the excruciating suffering from stepping on them barefoot, or build and collect some of the coolest and most intricate toys on the face of the planet! Lego collectors take their hobby quite seriously, and with excellent reason. Ever wondered which Lego sets are the rarest, the most expensive, or simply the craziest and most unique? Check out this list and be amazed. You won’t believe the bizarre genius of Lego engineers — or the price tags on their handiwork! 1. Taj Mahal It’s one of the wonders of the world, an instantly-recognizable icon of world art. And when Lego got their hands on this Mughal marvel in white marble, how could it be anything short of bombastic? But this breathtaking, rare Lego replica goes above and beyond all expectations. Words I Seek Seems straightforward enough? Look again. This Taj Mahal is comprised of 5,923 pieces, making it one of the biggest Lego sets of all time. Up for the challenge? Then get ready to fork over a fortune: it was $300 upon release, and a new set today can fetch over $2,800! 2. Millennium Falcon Han Solo’s bucket of bolts is arguably the most recognizable spaceship in cinema history. Lego knew that if they were going to market this Star Wars icon, it had to be given the proper amount of respect due for a film legend! Geek Culture Really, how will you be able to put this detailed puzzle together? The largest Lego set ever sold, it’s made up of no less than 7,541 pieces. Released in time for The Last Jedi, this rare Lego is going to cost you a handsome $799. 3. DeLorean Considering Back To The Future is only one of the most successful film franchises of all time, it was only a matter of time before Doc Brown’s DeLorean was immortalized in Lego format. Bask in its awesomely nerdy glory — and look closely. The Lego Blog But those iconic gull-wing doors are just the beginning of why this car is so rad. The designers knew they had to hide some fun little references for the true fans. One of them is Marty’s skateboard, and, naturally, figurines of Doc and Marty. 4. Death Star II Star Wars fans, eat your heart out, because this one’s for you. But even the uninitiated can appreciate the wonder of this incredible rare Lego set. It contains 3,417 pieces and is to scale with the original Return of the Jedi Imperial battle station. YouTube This Lego set has been discontinued for almost a decade, and can easily set you back an out of this world $2,000 should you wish to seek one out! Those green laser beams prove this Death Star, even if it’s unfinished, is fully operational. 5. Eiffel Tower This rare Lego set truly does justice to its legendary French counterpart. Just like the real Eiffel Tower looms over the Parisian skyline, this puzzle can also tower over your table — it’s the tallest Lego set in existence so far! Pinterest With 3,428 pieces, this stately and unforgettable set stands at 42 inches tall. And its price tag is one that any patriotic French person would surely be proud of. When it was released in 2007, it cost just shy of $200; today it is worth $1,802.07! Keep reading for more rare Lego sets you won’t believe exist! 6. Shinkai Submarine Looks can be quite deceiving. Only true Lego fans know just how special this object is. The Shinkai 6500 Submarine is one of the rarest Lego sets ever produced. And there’s a reason why Lego collectors are so hungry to get their hands on one. Flickriver To begin with, Lego only ever manufactured 10,000 copies of the submarine back in 2010. What’s more, they were only released in Japan! The fact that it’s amazingly rare just serves to make this underwater vehicle that much more tempting. 7. World Cup The FIFA World Cup is always an incredible spectacle, where the whole world’s eyes are focused on one subject: watching their favorite countries’ teams compete for soccer superiority! This rare Lego set was released in honor of the 1998 World Cup. Notice anything wrong? moochly.com Never mind the spectacle that France rolled out to host the footballing event, nor the athletes themselves! For some reason, Lego decided to focus on crime-fighting at the World Cup. It’s certainly a bizarre marketing angle to take, to say the least! 8. Grand Carousel It revolves, it plays music, and its horses really do bounce up and down as it spins. It has nine cute mini-figures and even motors. But 2009’s Grand Carousel Lego set doesn’t seem too imposing at first glance, right? Think again. modelbuildingsecrets.wordpress.com This miniature joyride is far more complicated than it might seem. Just getting those mini-figures up on their steeds means taking the time to painstakingly put together 3,263 pieces! And get ready to be amazed by the price tag: this quaint carousel can fetch $2,613.20! 9. Sydney Opera House Just the overhead view of the Sydney Opera House’s world-famous shells (can we call them that?) is not enough to show the extent of detail required for this rare Lego set. But don’t be disappointed just because this work of art doesn’t include Pavarotti. Reddit Any hardcore Lego enthusiast will know this: one of the things that makes this Australian icon stand out from other Lego Wonders of the World is not the fame of the site, but those dark tan, super rare Lego bricks required to build it! 10. Gold C-3PO Everyone’s favorite protocol droid may seem like a mere trinket, but don’t be fooled. These gold chrome-plated mini-figurines were released in 2007 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Star Wars film’s release. And there was a surprise twist. klocki.blox.pl While avid Lego collectors knew the value of keeping the figurine inside the plastic packaging it came in, five lucky Lego fans really struck gold — literally. After winning a contest, Lego awarded them a C-3PO figurine made out of real gold! 11. Tower Bridge This Lego set of London’s celebrated landmark is not only going to be difficult to find, it’s going to be a real challenge to construct. For starters, there’s a whole mess of beige bricks to navigate. How are you going to differentiate between them? YouTube Not only that, but check out the various angles of Legos required to complete the puzzle. Every detail, including the hanging support cables, is included. With 4,295 pieces in the set, it’s truly not for the faint-hearted! Do your Queen proud. We’re just getting warmed up. Check out this next bunch of ultra-rare, super cool Legos! 12. Automatic Binding Bricks Alright, you have to admit: this name isn’t necessarily the most exciting thing you’ve seen on a toy store shelf. But it doesn’t get more exclusive than this historically rare Lego set. Ignore the title, and ignore the simplicity. There’s a reason these are so hotly desired. picssr Behold! This is the very first Lego set ever created, manufactured in Copenhagen and sold only in Denmark in 1949. They even had little grooves on the sides of the bricks so they could be strung together to make a cool picture frame. 13. Bat-Pod After seeing the Dark Knight films, who wasn’t jealous of Batman’s sweet ride? And for those who are in the know, it wasn’t just the car itself that could make one jealous. These real-life treasures could rake in a hefty sum — and with good reason. Lego Ideas Just 750 limited editions models of the Bat-Pod were released. To make matters worse, there was no way to snag them from stores. Members of the North American Lego VIP program could win them in June 2015 as part of a lottery. 14. Police Headquarters Get a load of this rare Lego set. It’s a wild blast from the past, and as a Lego-friendly society, we’ve progressed light years past this oddity. The design flaws in this 1976 police headquarters set raise more than a few questions. Brickset You’ll immediately notice that none of the police officers have faces! And good luck fitting them inside the station, or keeping them away from the blades of their chopper. When you marvel at the extreme attention to detail and accuracy in today’s Lego sets, just remember how far we’ve come! 15. Tower of Orthanc Devotees of the Lord of the Rings books and films, please control your excitement. There aren’t too many manmade structures from Middle Earth that could be translated into Lego code, but this one is an obvious dazzler. And check out the accessories! ZaEmpera The tower of good-wizard-gone-bad Saruman features a motley crew of characters to accent its imposing black spires, and even has the correct floor plan of the building as shown in the film. It’s probably the most memorable and formidable building from one of the biggest series ever. 16. Town Square Where can one even begin to parse the crazy jumble of items that make up this rare Lego set? It may be relatively small, but this supposedly medieval town square has a lot of wacky things going on in it, and most of them make no sense! Brickset This curio from 1980 needs to make up its mind. What historical period is it trying to represent? Why are there knights marching down a modern street along with Napoleon and a truck? It’s as though the designer of this fabulously weird square just said yes to every possible piece. If you thought that was bizarre, just wait. There are even more limited edition Lego sets on the way! 17. Café Corner There’s nothing quite as classic as a traditional café on a charming Parisian street. This rare Lego set is more than a beautiful recreation of one of the best experiences Europe has to offer. In fact, it bears one heck of a price tag. Lego Asia – Blogger As if building the structure and keeping all those different shades of brown in order wasn’t enough of a feat, just purchasing this cute bunch of bricks is going to seriously set you back. Estimates for its worth run as high as $1,800! 18. Mr. Gold Mr. Gold sure does look snarky. But if you knew the secret behind his appearance — and if you happened to be in possession of his shiny statuette — then you would understand that this rare Lego legend has got every reason to be haughty. Jay’s Brick Blog Mr. Gold is well-known as one of the most elusive pieces you could possibly find. First sold in 2013, it cost a mere $2.99, but there were only 5,000 copies ever made. Don’t be fooled by cheap knockoffs: the real deal could get you at over $1,500 (and we’re not talking about Monopoly money)! 19. Spider-Man and Spider-Woman We’re all in favor of more superheroines who can save the day. San Diego’s annual Comic-Con festival, which is probably the most likely place on Earth to be swarming with rare Lego collectors, absolutely had that idea in mind in 2013 when they released this dynamic duo. legogenre Comic-Con is known for releasing unique figures each year that only the most intrepid of Lego collectors will snatch up. This pair is no exception. There are only a few hundred copies of each of these figurines, and they can and you up to $370 each! 20. Hypno Cruiser This Hypno Cruiser has to take the cake as one of the wackiest Lego sets ever created. You have to wonder what in the world the accompanying backstory was that could explain this exceptionally bizarre toy. How many spare parts were required to create it? YouTube It’s highly unclear what the function is of each of the Hypno Cruiser’s peculiar assortment of parts, but its campiness definitely has an undeniable charm to it. Peppermint wheels aside, there’s one burning question that remains: what’s up with that monkey? 21. Aquashark Dart He may look cute, but this little guy in the diver outfit has a sinister reputation. The explanation for the Aquasharks Lego set was that they’re a nasty band of thieving underwater miners — boy, that is specific! Who imagines these kinds of scenarios? Regardless, fans were intrigued. ToyTrAders – eCRATER Back in the ’90s, Lego was just creative enough to put out these characters, and Lego enthusiasts were just willing enough to want the buy the whole series of Aquasharks. If that harpoon could actually fire, it would make a great nuisance around the household. 22. Robot Command Center It’s renowned for being one of the biggest head-scratchers in Lego history. You’re going to need to study its form for a while to even make an attempt at figuring out what is going on here, or what its original purpose was meant to be. Brickipedia Fandom The Robot Command Center, with its wavy arms whose usage is unknown, is a classically complex and wild output of the Lego manufacturers’ imagination. But that’s what the tastes of so many Lego fans are all about — the more outlandish, the better! 23. Cloud City Star Wars lovers, this set is a feast for your eyes. Immortalizing the last part of The Empire Strikes Back, this rare set is chock full of epic moments from this legendary movie. There’s the carbonite freezing pit, Luke flying out the window, and Leia being held by Stormtroopers. Bricklink Considering he’s betrayed his best friend, we’re not so sure why Lando Calrissian looks so happy. But any collector in possession of this Star Wars montage sure will be happy: considering it was retired in 2005, buying a new set can cost you upwards of $2,000! Think that’s fantastic? Keep reading — there’s even more rare, expensive, and downright cool Lego sets up ahead! 24. Volkswagen Bug As if the car itself wasn’t iconic enough, this Lego vehicle is hands down a fan favorite. This Beetle is ready to head off to the beach, sporting a slick California groove and complete with surfboard and ice cooler to keep the beers cold! But there’s a catch. Autoblog You would think that given the fame of the car model, there would be far more Volkswagen Beetles in production from Lego. But this is, in fact, a rare Lego collectors’ item. It’s small, but it is worth up to $750! Surf’s up. 25. Mr. Bunny If you haven’t already been acquainted, meet the infamous, notorious Mr. Bunny. This creepy figurine is just wrong in so many ways. Why has he been divided into such an illogical array of shapes? It’s like a bad video game graphic come to life. Brickset Who is going to play with this? Are kids really going to think rabbits look like this? And why did the Lego designers decide to represent his buck teeth with those bizarre wheels? This toy is rare in its ability to truly make us scratch our heads. 26. Fabuland Big Band This definitely takes the prize for being one of the top Lego abnormalities out there. Ignore the fact that it’s a rare Lego set. Look past those adorably dewy eyes. The 1979 creation of Fabuland Big Band is a retro rarity. Pinterest Starring Peter Pig and Gabriel Gorilla, this miniature psychedelic trip surely does not live up to the expectations established by its name. What kind of “big band” only has a drum and a tuba? Are we meant to be impressed by this? It’s weird, it’s representative of its time period, and it’s wacky. 27. Market Street Market Street is a misnomer for this charming periwinkle blue Tudor house. First of all, it has the distinction of having been designed by a Lego fan. Second, you can’t tell from the exterior, but each room inside the house is unique. Pinterest So why all the fuss over what would otherwise seem like a pretty, if complicated, mansion? This rare Lego marvel, as it turns out, is one of the most valuable collector items a fan could hope to have. Potted flowers and all, it is worth $1,537.40. All for this cute toy house! 28. Ghostbusters Firehouse “Who ya gonna call?” The Ghostbusters Firehouse Time Warper has fabulous attention to detail in it that fans of the series are bound to get ghastly excited about. And there’s something spooky about it that will definitely have collectors even more riled up. YouTube Believe it or not, this is one of the only playsets to have been born out of the Ghostbusters film series. It only took a few decades before Lego got their hands on this gem. Wonder what took them so long? 29. S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier The Marvel Universe is fertile grounds for creating some seriously cool Lego sets, and this Helicarrier is hands down one of the coolest Legos to come out of that lexicon. Like it? Be prepared to drain your wallet, because this monster is expensive! YouTube Just shy of 3,000 pieces, this formidable aircraft takes itself very seriously, much to the delight of Marvel fans. Surprisingly, Lego retired it after just two years — and as a result, the price is pretty daunting, standing around $350. Looks like it’s worth it, though! 30. Nesquik Rabbit Film Set Do you have this in your collection? Do you really? Then you’re incredibly fortunate because this is one exceptionally rare Lego set. To obtain it in 2001, you would have had to drink Nesquik chocolate milk and to be from either Germany, Australia, or New Zealand. Brickset Of all the activities for the Nesquik Rabbit to be doing, why is he shooting a film? And what is he doing with that lawnmower? There’s literally nothing here to hint that he’s selling chocolate milk! Now those are some strange product placement choices. If you liked this article, don’t forget to SHARE it with friends! Sources: Business Insider, Ranker UP NEXT Gunsmoke: Top Facts Behind The Longest-Lived Show on Television... Next Page Related Topics:lego productsmost expensive legomost expensive lego setrare legorare lego setsrare legosstar warstaj mahaltoys Up Next This Is What 5 Of Our Favorite Disney Princesses Would Look Like In Real Life Don't Miss This Is What Happened When Paraglider Ewa Wisnierska Flew Right Into A Huge Storm Continue Reading You may like Could Darth Vader Return In Episode IX? Samuel L. 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