Five of the rarest LEGO Black Friday GWP sets released to date
With this year’s LEGO Black Friday offers currently in full effect, here are five of the rarest promotional GWP sets released for the event so far.
The LEGO Group has been releasing exclusive GWP sets for Black Friday since 2011 (or Brick Friday as it was known back then), with must-have promotional models often only available with much larger and more expensive builds. Although some LEGO Black Friday sets may occasionally reappear at a later date, once they’re gone, they’re usually gone for good. In addition, these models tend to command a fairly high price on the secondary market, with demand driven by scarcity and the desire of fans to add the unique builds to their collections.
Here’s our list of five of the rarest LEGO Black Friday GWP sets released to date, complete with current market value prices (at the time of this writing):
5 – 40292 Christmas Gift Box
Theme: Seasonal Price: £25 / $30 / €29 Pieces: 301 Released: 2018
Originally available from November 22 to November 26, 2018, with orders totalling £85 or more, this unique set opens up to reveal a minifigure-scale room inside. The model features festive green, red and pearl gold pieces throughout, as well as two minifigures.
4 – 5005257 NINJAGO Minifigure Collection
Theme: NINJAGO Price: £44 / $53 / €51 Pieces: 25 Released: 2018
5005257 NINJAGO Minifigure Collection was only available from LEGO Stores during the 2018 Black Friday promotional period with spends over £50 / $99. The set was actually a reissue of the four NINJAGO characters, which first appeared as part of that year’s LEGO Bricktober event.
3 – 40139 Gingerbread House
Theme: Seasonal Price: £44 / $53 / €51 Pieces: 277 Released: 2015
This colourful LEGO model first appeared online and in-stores in 2015, with qualifying purchases of at least £50 / $99. The simple build features a candy-themed exterior, although no minifigures are included with the Black Friday set.
2 – 40338 Christmas Tree
Theme: Seasonal Price: £57 / $68 / €66 Pieces: 392 Released: 2019
Free with spends of at least £120 / $120 / €120, this 392-piece build was a larger-than-usual promotional set. 40338 Christmas Tree also includes a clever play feature, whereby turning the top section will move the toy trains on the bottom level around the tree’s base.
1 – 40483 Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber
Theme: Star Wars Price: £115 / $137 / €133 Pieces: 173 Released: 2021
Last year’s LEGO Black Friday set could only be obtained by purchasing the wallet-busting 75313 AT-AT. The model recently reappeared on the official online store in the UK and Europe, giving fans yet another chance to pick up this unique LEGO Star Wars build.
Five rare LEGO Black Friday sets released to date
|Position||Theme||Set name||Price||Piece count|
|5||Seasonal||40292 Christmas Gift Box||£25 / $30 / €29||301|
|4||NINJAGO||5005257 NINJAGO Minifigure Collection||£44 / $53 / €51||25|
|3||Seasonal||40139 Gingerbread House||£44 / $53 / €51||277|
|2||Seasonal||40338 Christmas Tree||£57 / $68 / €66||392|
|1||Star Wars||40483 Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber||£115 / $137 / €133||173|
LEGO Black Friday 2022 ends on November 28, although you can still pick up a number of unique GWP sets and VIP rewards during the event including 30580 Santa Claus, 40564 Winter Elves Scene, 40579 Eiffel’s Apartment, 5007427 Pirate Adventure Ride and more.
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