The 10 most expensive LEGO sets of all time – October 2022

LEGO Marvel’s biggest LEGO set of all time also muscles its way into the most expensive sets of all time. Here’s where 76210 Hulkbuster fits into the current running order…

A slight reshuffle to the list in September (following the LEGO Group’s price increases) has now been dwarfed by the addition of a 4,049-piece behemoth in 76210 Hulkbuster, which is the third massive LEGO Marvel set to arrive on shelves in 2022. It also bests previous LEGO Marvel frontrunner 76178 Daily Bugle in both piece count and price, and slides straight into the rundown of the LEGO Group’s most expensive sets.

The list also still includes sets from across Star Wars, Icons and Harry Potter, and would now cost – if you bought them all – an eye-watering £5,394.90 in the UK. What a fun fact that is.

10 – 75159 Death Star

Theme: Star Wars Price: £409.99 / $499.99 / €499.99 Pieces: 4,108 Available: Retired

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Still one of the most iconic LEGO Star Wars models to date, 75159 Death Star is the theme’s biggest (and perhaps best) playset, crunching countless memorable scenes from Episodes IV and VI into a single pseudo-spherical set. It’s long since retired, but originally retailed for £409.99 in the UK – a full £135 more than 2008’s original 10188 Death Star.

9 – 71043 Hogwarts Castle

Theme: Harry Potter Price: £409.99 / $469.99 / €469.99 Pieces: 6,020 Available: Now

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Matching 75159 Death Star in price (post-September increase) is 71043 Hogwarts Castle, which remains one of the largest LEGO sets of all time by piece count. It’s the flagship set of the LEGO Harry Potter theme, building into an enormous microscale rendition of the Wizarding World school, and is arguably still the most magical model the LEGO Group has ever put out.

8 – 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition

Theme: Harry Potter Price: £429.99 / $499.99 / €499.99 Pieces: 5,129 Available: Now

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71043 Hogwarts Castle may boast the most pieces of any Wizarding World set, but 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition trumps it in price – if only by £20. Coming in at a staggering £429.99 in the UK, this train is so big that it doesn’t even fit on regular LEGO tracks, instead using custom brick-built rails. But all that size comes at a cost…

7 – 76210 Hulkbuster

Theme: Marvel Price: £474.99 / $549.99 / €549.99 Pieces: 4,049 Available: November 4 (VIPs)

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The newest entry on this list rings in at sixth place, tied with fifth in cost – but behind it in piece count – as 76210 Hulkbuster sets multiple new records for LEGO Marvel. With nearly 300 more pieces than 76178 Daily Bugle (but 24 fewer minifigures) for an extra £175, it’s a price that many Marvel fans will likely find difficult to swallow. But in the context of the wider LEGO portfolio, there are still four more sets that beat it.

6 – 10276 Colosseum

Theme: LEGO Icons Price: £474.99 / $549.99 / €549.99 Pieces: 9,036 Available: Now

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Trumping the Hulkbuster on piece count if not price is 10276 Colosseum, the first LEGO set to come within touching distance of 10,000 pieces. Recreating the Italian icon with 9,036 elements (that’s just under 5,000 more than in 76210 Hulkbuster), the enormous architectural wonder experienced a slight price bump back in September, bringing its current RRP to £474.99.

5 – 75331 The Razor Crest

Theme: LEGO Icons Price: £519.99 / $599.99 / €599.99 Pieces: 6,187 Available: Now

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The latest entry to the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series is 75331 The Razor Crest, which also happens to be one of the most expensive LEGO Star Wars sets of all time. With 6,187 pieces, 75331 The Razor Crest is a huge recreation of The Mandalorian’s iconic ship, depicted before the tragic events of The Mandalorian Season 2. As a newer build, it’s available now on LEGO.com.

4 – 10294 Titanic

Theme: LEGO Icons Price: £589.99 / $679.99 / €679.99 Pieces: 9,090 Available: Now

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Often regarded as the biggest LEGO set of all time (though 31203 World Map bests its piece count), 10294 Titanic contains 9,090 bricks and measures an unbelievable 1.35m long. It’s perhaps no surprise that it rings in at a colossal £589.99, then (even after price increases), but the price tag doesn’t seem to be putting anyone off: it’s consistently out of stock online…

3 – 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

Theme: Star Wars Price: £614.99 / $699.99 / €699.99 Pieces: 4,784 Available: Now

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The first of three LEGO Star Wars sets that top out this list (what other theme could claim the three most expensive LEGO sets of all time?), 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer is still available at LEGO.com – but not for long. The 4,784-piece model is due to retire by the end of 2022, so don’t delay if you want to add it to your collection. £614.99 may feel expensive for the number of bricks, but there are a lot of huge panels in the mix.

2 – 75313 AT-AT

Theme: Star Wars Price: £734.99 / $849.99 / €849.99 Pieces: 6,785 Available: Now

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Sauntering on to shelves for Black Friday last year, 75313 AT-AT is the Ultimate Collector Series set many thought would never happen. The LEGO Star Wars team somehow found a way to make the massive walker stand up under its own weight, however – even if it does mean this AT-AT is now tied for the company’s single-most-expensive LEGO set of all time, along with…

1 – 75192 Millennium Falcon

Theme: Star Wars Price: £734.99 / $849.99 / €849.99 Pieces: 7,541 Available: Now

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…the set that may never be bested in price, at least for as long as it remains on shelves. Like 75313 AT-AT, 75192 Millennium Falcon now retails for a whopping £734.99 in the UK, but with 756 more pieces than the Imperial walker. That gives it pole position in our rankings of the most expensive LEGO sets of all time, and it’s hard to see what could be iconic enough to ever knock it off that spot.

The most expensive LEGO sets of all time

PositionThemeSet namePricePiece count
10Star Wars75159 Death Star£409.99 / $499.99 / €499.994,016
9Harry Potter71043 Hogwarts Castle£409.99 / $469.99 / €469.996,020
8Harry Potter76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition£429.99 / $499.99 / €499.995,129
7Marvel76210 Hulkbuster£474.99 / $549.99 / €549.994,049
6Icons10276 Colosseum£474.99 / $549.99 / €549.999,036
5Star Wars75331 The Razor Crest£519.99 / $599.99 / €599.996,187
4Icons10294 Titanic£589.99 / $679.99 / €679.999,090
3Star Wars75252 Imperial Star Destroyer£614.99 / $699.99 / €699.994,784
2Star Wars75313 AT-AT£734.99 / $849.99 / €849.996,785
1Star Wars75192 Millennium Falcon£734.99 / $849.99 / €849.997,541

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

One thought on “The 10 most expensive LEGO sets of all time – October 2022

  • 20/10/2022 at 15:44
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    Isn’t this list missing the UCS Razor Crest?

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