Over the last few years, we’ve seen LEGO sets mushroom in price and parts count. These sets straddle both licensed and non-licensed source materials; many are found in the Star Wars line, while others pay tribute to some of history’s greatest landmarks and vehicles.
November has seen some significant updates to the list, including an unexpected price reduction on one model. Here’s the latest rundown of the all-time most-expensive LEGO sets.
6 – Technic 42131 App-Controlled Cat D11 Bulldozer
This mechanical marvel isn’t for the faint of heart. It boasts impressive attention to detail including adjustable tracks, realistic movement and – as the name suggests – remote control via a dedicated app.
The recommended retail price of £419.99 / $449.99 / €449.99 might make this a tough choice, but its comprehensive feature list means it’s certainly value for money.
5 – LEGO for Adults 10276 Colosseum
It came, it saw, it conquered our bank accounts. The LEGO Group’s rendition of Rome’s colosseum is a mighty, yet micro-scale recreation of one of Italy’s greatest landmarks. Its high price was once accompanied by a rare honour – namely, being the biggest LEGO set of all time. Subsequent releases have knocked it from this lofty perch, but this is still an impressive choice for any LEGO collection.
The set’s 9,036 pieces will set you back £449.99 / $549.99 / €499.99.
4 – LEGO for Adults 10294 Titanic
Somewhere, beyond the sea (or more accurately beneath it) lies the ill-fated Titanic. The ship is a legendary part of nautical history, and now you can enjoy a LEGO version from the comfort of your own home. While it’s not the most expensive LEGO set on this list, it is the longest; expect its 1.35m length to challenge any bookcase or coffee table.
Such a length demands a mighty price: £569.99 in the UK, $629.99 in the US and from €629.99 in Europe. Are you willing to take the plunge?
3 – Star Wars 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer
Since it first slid menacingly on to our screens, the Imperial Star Destroyer has become a symbol of the Galactic Empire’s dominance and strength. It’s also a really neat ship, and this version is one of the most impressive versions in LEGO form. It even comes with a tiny Tantive IV, to help you better appreciate its scale.
A price of £649.99 / $699.99 / €699.99 will give any Star Wars fan pause, but this is still a worthy display piece (or centrepiece) for your collection.
2 – Star Wars 75192 Millennium Falcon
This version of the Corellian freighter has got it where it counts. She won’t be making it to light speed any time soon, although with 7,541 pieces that might be for the best. The interior of the ship recreates certain scenes from both the original and sequel trilogies, and parts of the ship can be customised depending on your favourite era.
1 – Star Wars 75313 AT-AT
Lumbering into first place is the Ultimate Collector Series 75313 AT-AT. This model has received numerous LEGO versions, but never one as ambitious as this. Adjustable legs, ample interior space and a generous minifigure selection make this rather special, even by UCS standards.
What also makes this set special is the fact it’s gotten a (presumably) permanent price reduction in the UK. After being previously priced at £749.99, the set is now available for £699.99 instead.
An RRP of $799.99 / €799.99 elsewhere also places it head and shoulders above its fellows. If you’re brave enough to add it to your basket, this is one set that’ll make any Star Wars fan very happy indeed.