Four more €500 sets following LEGO The Lord of the Rings rumours
With rumours of a LEGO The Lord of the Rings set reportedly costing €500, here are five official sets at that price to provide further context.
It’s being reported that the previously rumoured LEGO The Lord of the Rings direct-to-consumer model will be at least €500. While this, and the return of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, has yet to be officially confirmed, there are several similarly priced models that may offer us an idea of what to expect from such a set.
We’ve already shared a few suggestions for what a massive LEGO The Lord of the Rings model could depict and as such, the focus here is on what €500 LEGO sets have included in the past in terms of minifigures and piece counts.
4 – 42131 App-Controlled Cat D11 Bulldozer
The massive 42131 App-Controlled Cat D11 Bulldozer is one of the biggest LEGO Technic sets but only has 3,854 pieces. That’s because the included electronic elements that are more expensive to produce and therefore drive up the price accordingly. It measures 26cm high, 57cm wide and 37cm deep.
3 – 75159 Death Star
With 4,016 elements, 75159 Death Star includes more than 42131 App-controlled Cat D11 Bulldozer, but with no electronic pieces. However, it does include 23 LEGO Star Wars minifigures and a model that is 41cm high and 42cm wide.
2 – 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition
The newest LEGO Harry Potter set, 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition, includes 5,129 pieces and 20 minifigures for just under €500. Many of those minifigures are exclusive too. It’s by no means a small model either at 118cm long, 20cm wide and 26cm high.
1 – 10276 Colosseum (before price increases)
While its price may be higher now following the recent price increases, 10276 Colosseum was once €499.99 so it may still be a good source of comparison for the rumoured LEGO The Lord of the Rings model. It includes no minifigures, instead focusing entirely on the model with 9,036 bricks.
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One thought on “Four more €500 sets following LEGO The Lord of the Rings rumours”
I think the more interesting question is how much of a fee for the brand name has to be paid. Just compare the Star Wars sets in price per piece vs the non-[insert big brand] set(s) and you see a stunning difference. As mentioned in this article: 9000 bricks for the Colosseum vs 4000 bricks in the Death Star.