As the years have gone on, LEGO sets have got bigger and more complex. But with more bricks and more complicated designs, there comes a higher price.
For LEGO fans though, paying a little more for a stellar set is usually worth the cost. It’s now an ordinary occurrence to pay in the region of £200 to get our hands on the latest build. But what about the most expensive LEGO sets ever released? These aren’t the ones that are now worth a fortune on eBay, but the sets most expensive at RRP.
Most, of course, are from the last few years – but some might surprise you. Own any of these sets? Let us know in the comments!
Updated November 2022
1. LEGO Star Wars 75192 Millennium Falcon – £734.99/$849.99
Release date: April 2018
Before the giant Imperial Star Destroyer came to join it, 2018’s Millennium Falcon was the single most expensive LEGO set by a huge margin. A margin of over £200, in fact.
One of many LEGO Millennium Falcons available, this one is the biggest and most impressive of them all. It’s made up of an incredible 7,541 pieces, and takes in the region of 30 hours to build. It’s certainly not a build for the faint-hearted, but what an impressive model it is when it’s finished.
2. LEGO Star Wars 75313 AT-AT – £734.99/$849.99
Release date: November 2021
Phew. The latest Ultimate Collector’s Series Star Wars set is a whole £100 more expensive than anything that came before it. £749.99 is an eye-watering price tag, but this is one heck of an impressive model. It stands at over 60cm tall, complete with poseable limbs and a moving head.
It becomes available on 26th November, and when it does we expect many a collector will want to add it to their collection. It’ll certainly look the part on any LEGO display shelf.
3. LEGO Star Wars 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer – £614.99/$699.99
Release date: October 2019
This is far from the first LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer, but it is the hugest by far. And costing an eye-watering £650, it’s one of the two most expensive LEGO sets ever released. Will we ever see a set costing more than that? It’s hard to imagine, but who knows.
Released in 2019, this Imperial Star Destroyer packs in a massive 4,784 pieces, but it’s the sheer scale of it that’s most impressive. It’s a whopping 110cm long. Over a metre! If its price isn’t barrier enough for most of us, a lack of storage or display space will be.
4. LEGO Icons 10294 Titanic – £589.99/$679.99
Release date: November 2021
A replica of “The Ship of Dreams” can now be yours, and what a replica it is. Made up of 9,090 pieces, this is one of the biggest LEGO sets ever made. It’s for sure the longest; from one end to the other, it measures in at a whopping 1.35 metres. Suffice to say, you need a lot of display space to show this off.
If you do have the space though, it’s certainly the sort of set that’s going to turn heads. Not only is its exterior very faithful to the real thing, it has internal details at two cross-sections, too. You can see the grand staircase, for instance, and a glimpse of the huge engines down in the engine room.
5. LEGO Icons 10307 Eiffel Tower – £554.99/$629.99
Release date: November 2022
We’re surprised that the LEGO Icons 10307 Eiffel Tower is fifth in the list of most expensive sets. After all, it’s the tallest LEGO set ever made by a large margin, measuring up at 1.5 metres – almost five feet tall. That’s a ridiculous height, and in most homes it’s going to touch the ceiling if you stand it on a table.
Like the Colosseum further down this list, the Eiffel Tower is designed in the vein of LEGO Architecture sets: it’s a faithful representation of a real-world landmark. But this is far larger than anything under the Architecture branding. It makes us wonder if we’ll see Architecture sets again, of if these huge models are simply the future.
6. LEGO Star Wars 75331 The Razor Crest – £519.99/$599.99
Release date: October 2022
The fourth LEGO Star Wars UCS set on this list is The Razor Crest, a model of The Mandalorian’s ship from season one of the hit Disney+ series. Ultimate Collector’s Series sets have been getting bigger and bigger, and so it’s no surprise that they dominate this list of most expensive LEGO sets. Thankfully, this one is a snip cheaper than its bigger siblings, coming in at ‘just’ £519.99.
If you’ve got the cash and the space, though, this is a must have for any Mandalorian fan. It’s incredibly detailed, and comes with four iconic minifigures, including a baby Yoda.
7. LEGO Marvel 76210 Hulkbuster – £474.99/$549.99
Release date: November 2022
Here’s yet another set from 2022, the year of big, expensive sets. We’ve had multiple Hulkbusters over the years but none to the scale of this. But with only 4,049 pieces, it’s significantly smaller in terms of piece count than other sets in the same price range. Hmm.
Still, LEGO Marvel H76210 Hulkbuster is one seriously impressive-looking set, particularly if you’re a Marvel fan. Should it be amongst the 10 most expensive LEGO sets ever made? We’re not sure. But either way, it’s a display piece any collector will be proud of.
8. LEGO 10276 Colosseum – £474.99/$549.99
Release date: November 2020
Not only is LEGO Colosseum one of the most expensive sets ever released, it’s also (as of its release, anyway) the biggest set. With 9,036 it dwarves every other set so far. It’s huge!
Designed in the style of LEGO’s Architecture range, the Colosseum is a brick-built representation of Rome’s famous landmark. It’s mostly made of tiny pieces, but it’s still gargantuan in size when finished: it’s 52cm wide and 59cm deep. You’re going to need a big shelf to display this on.
9. LEGO Technic 42131 App-Controlled Cat D11 Bulldozer – £429.99/$499.99
Release date: October 2021
The only LEGO Technic set on this list is a recreation of a Cat D11 Bulldozer, and it’s every bit as impressive as it sounds. Several motors inside allow it to be controller with the Technic Control app. And its 3,854 parts come together to make a huge model that any Technic fan is going to love. It’s 58.2cm x 48cm x 17 cm – so it’s has quite a presence.
With tracks that move the bulldozer backwards and forwards, a scoop that moves along with other working parts, too, this is more than just a model. We wouldn’t necessarily recommend trying to do any actual bulldozing with it though. Well, unless it’s a LEGO model.
10. LEGO Harry Potter 76405 Hogwarts Express – Collectors’ Edition – £429.99/$499.99
Release date: September 2022
The most expensive LEGO Harry Potter set used to be Hogwarts Castle, but that’s been knocked off its top spot by this, the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express – Collectors’ Edition. Comprising an engine, a coal carriage, a passenger carriage, and a cutaway of Platform 9 3/4 and a section of track, it’s around 1.2 metres in length. It’s also made up of 5,129 pieces, making it the largest train LEGO’s ever made.
It’s a must for any Harry Potter fan, though, including minifigures from all years of the film series. That means you get multiple Harrys, Rons and Hermiones, all at different stages of their life. There’s plenty of room to display them either in the carriage or on the platform.