LEGO Star Wars collector sets new world record

A Canadian LEGO fan has set a new Guinness World Record for the most LEGO Star Wars sets owned, the product of 23 years worth of collecting.

LEGO Star Wars is one of the LEGO Group’s best-selling themes and, while we’d all like to think our collections are the best, one fan has got proof that his is the largest. Frederick Oliver set the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of LEGO Star Wars sets on May 18, 2022, with an enormous collection of 858 sets.

Oliver’s LEGO collection doesn’t stop with Star Wars; in total, he has over 1,000 sets from other themes. Although he doesn’t know the exact value of his collection, an expert appraised it a few years ago at $150,000. Speaking to CTV News Edmonton, Oliver believes his current collection is likely worth close to $300,000 by now.

LEGO Star Wars fan stands with collection
Image: CTV News Edmonton/Nahreman Issa

His very first set, dating back 23 years, was the original 7412 X-Wing Fighter. Having just seen the movies for the first time, Oliver was keen to take home a part of the story for himself.

Today, the LEGO Star Wars fan also makes his own creations, including busts of characters like General Grievous, Yoda, and Darth Maul. To prove the size of his collection, Oliver had to take photos of every single set, a detailed inventory, and a video. This was then confirmed by two witnesses and a representative from the LEGO Group.

“I’m going to hold the record for as long as I can,” Oliver told CTV News with a smile. “Hopefully, it’ll be a few decades before I have to give it up.”

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Featured Image: CTV News Edmonton/Nahreman Issa

5 thoughts on “LEGO Star Wars collector sets new world record

  • 21/10/2022 at 06:19
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    g 12ans je suis fan de Lego star Wars mais à se poin je ne savais pas que c était possible .
    BRAVO!!!

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  • 19/10/2022 at 08:50
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    Awesome collection for sure whether or not it’s the largest but sort those bowing shelves out! $300,000 worth of Lego and only $5 shelves!

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  • 16/10/2022 at 01:43
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    Bit of a false laurel, because anyone can apply for a GW Record, if they pay the £5k GBP fee and pay extra for the independent assessor’s fee of around £2-3k GBP.

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    • 17/10/2022 at 06:01
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      Hello
      I had a collection of Star Wars from a kid and went through the national disaster lismore floods 2022 and my whole collection was looted make sure you have alarm systems and back ups pictures and major insurance and guard dogs
      I had sets you can’t replace and I’m 57 yrs old
      I had also technics Harry Potter sets and many complete mini figure sets as well
      Love your collection it brought tears to my eyes

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