LEGO has produced some mammoth sets over the years, and continues to up the ante. These large sets provide a challenge for more experienced builders, and tend to introduce new and innovative pieces and building techniques. But, despite their huge price tags, they also tend to be a cheap way to get bricks. You are essentially buying LEGO in bulk with each of these sets. Here is a list of the 10 largest LEGO sets ever produced for sale in stores as of 2017 (all prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted). By scrolling the bottom of the article, you can also watch my YouTube video version of this post.
10. Death Star II (10143)
This set was released on October 24, 2007. It retailed for $269.99 in the United States (I was unable to find the original cost in Canada). With 3,441 pieces, each brick would have set you back $0.08. Nowadays, it has been retired and will cost you significantly more on the secondary market.
09. Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055)
This Technic set was released on August 1, 2016, and contains 3,929 pieces. It currently retails for $329.99, and each brick costs $0.08.
08. Assembly Square (10255)
Released on January 2, 2017, this is the newest and largest of LEGO’s Creator modulars. It has 4,002 pieces and costs $339.99. Assembly Square also comes with eight Minifigures and a baby fig. Each brick costs $0.08.
07. The Death Star (75159)
Clocking in at 4,016 pieces, this variant of the Death Star currently retails for $599.99. It comes with 23 Minifigures and two droids. Each brick will set you back $0.15, so as far as the larger sets go, it is actually not the best value. It was released on October 1, 2016, and was a re-make of 10188 from 2008. The first version had 3,803 pieces, but was reportedly 95% the same.
06. The Disney Castle (71040)
The Disney Castle was released on October 6, 2016, and currently retails for $399.99. It has 4,080 pieces, meaning each piece will cost $0.10. It also comes with five Minifigures.
05. Big Ben (10253)
This set has 4,163 pieces, and is currently available for $299.99. This means that each brick will set you back $0.07. It was originally released on July 2, 2016. It has no Minifigures.
04. Tower Bridge (10214)
This set is still currently on the market for $299.99. It comes stocked with 4,295 pieces, and was originally released on May 31, 2011. Each brick costs $0.07, but it has no Minifigures.
03. Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827)
This set was released on January 2, 2016 with 4,634 pieces. It is still available for a retail price of $399.99. Each brick will set you back $0.09. It is well worth the price, and you can read my review by clicking here. It has nine Minifigures and three ghosts.
02. Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon (10179)
While many variations of this famous Star Wars ship have appeared over the years, this one was by far the largest. This set was released on October 24, 2007 and contained 5,197 pieces. This set was retired in 2010, but was sold for $499.99 (this is in American dollars, I was unable to find the Canadian price). Each brick in this set cost $0.10. The set comes with five Minifigures.
01. The Taj Mahal (10189)
Released on September 24, 2010 and retailing at $399.99, this set had 5,922 bricks. While it was retired in 2011, it has held onto the record of LEGO‘s largest set for seven years. Each brick in this set cost $0.07. It has no Minifigures.
So, now that you have seen the ten biggest sets that LEGO has ever produced for the market, here is my question to you: if you could have any one (and only one) of these sets right now for free, which would it be and why?
As many of you know, I am taking part in the April A-to-Z challenge this year. If you want to know more about the challenge, you can visit the official site by clicking here. Be sure to check back tomorrow for my LEGO themed letter “C” post!
Until next time,