It’s time to start planning and shopping for the holidays. For decades, LEGO has been a go-to toy brand for both children and adults. Now, it’s been revealed which sets have gained the most value over the decades, with surprising results.

Most people just buy LEGO sets for their kids (or themselves) to build and play with, but for serious collectors, it’s a different story altogether. Rare LEGO sets can fetch thousands of dollars; it can be a very competitive market, not unlike buying and selling art or playing the stock market. 

From the iconic Space Command Centre to the LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter this new study uncovered the most valuable LEGO sets ever created:

LEGO Study

Key Findings

  • Set 926-1, ‘The Space Command Centre‘ is the most valuable LEGO set, currently valued at $10,141.
  • Released in 2013, the ‘Mr. Gold’ Minifigure has seen the highest appreciation of any LEGO set, increasing from its retail price of $2.99 to now being valued at $4,680.
  • The ‘LEGO Duplo PreSchool Racer’ was released in 1977 at the reasonable price of $1.10. A mint-condition version would now be worth $160.69; that’s a +14508.18% rise in value.
  • Released in 1965, the LEGO set 001-1 might have nostalgic value due to its age, but with an original retail price of $4.95, a set today is only valued at $68.84, a +1290.71% increase.

LEGO Study

For more information on this study, visit TheToyZone.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of TheToyZone/Featured Image: BrickLink

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