7.LEGO Ideas "Shinkai 6500 Submarine" (21100)
A seemingly ordinary set depicting a Japanese robotic submarine appeared in 2010 in the usual quantity of 10,000 copies. The catch was that it was for sale in Japan only! There wasn't even a box and instructions in other languages! Interestingly, this set was the progenitor of an entire line developed by the Japanese division of LEGO Ideas.
6.LEGO Star Wars "Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon" (10179)
This set includes 5,195 pieces - the second largest builder in LEGO history (the record holder is the Indian Taj Mahal model, which can be assembled from 5,922 pieces and which we'll talk about below). Due to the abundance of parts and the end of production in 2010, full second-hand LEGO Star Wars "Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon" sets are almost non-existent, and only unopened kits are valued among collectors. Because of this, the set costs an average of $4,000 today (it was also the most expensive set in LEGO history at its original price, though, at exactly $500).
LEGO Ghostbusters "Ghostbusters Headquarters" (75827)
With 4,634 pieces and
LEGO Disney "Disney's Fairytale Castle" (71040)
(4,080 elements). By the way, there is another LEGO Star Wars set "Millennium Falcon" (75105) in the LEGO range - a smaller (1329 parts) and more common variant.
5.LEGO Minifigures Series 10 (71001) - Mr. Gold, a surprise figure
LEGO Minifigures is an entire line that includes a variety of figures to fill with the inhabitants of LEGO cities. Minifigure sets are still being actively produced, and in 2013 the LEGO Minifigures Series 10 set (71001) was released. The standard set had 16 figures, but 5,000 lucky fans bought the expanded version with an "undocumented" figure, Mr. Gold. It was included to celebrate the 10th release of the LEGO Minifigures line and was covered in a shiny gold plating. Included was a promo code that allowed you to register your Mr. Gold on the official website and receive a certificate of eligibility from the company.
4.LEGO Creator "Taj Mahal" (10189-1).
Actually, we've already mentioned the Taj Mahal model: this is the largest model in the history of the company, it consisted of 5922 parts and was produced from 2008 to 2011. Funny enough, but among collectors it is valued much less than LEGO Star Wars "Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon". This is due to the fact that the Millennium Falcon is part of the Star Wars universe, without which it seems incomplete, and therefore even collectors who collect individual series (such as all LEGO Star Wars) tend to get this set. LEGO Creator "Taj Mahal" is a stand-alone set, not related to any particular universe, plus in terms of assembly it is more monotonous.
3.LEGO Star Wars "Cloud City" (10123).
The 675-piece set with 7 minifigures was released as a collaboration with Star Wars in 2003 and seemed completely generic at first. But the future has shown that this set has certain features. First off. 4 of the 7 minifigures have never been repeated again - they are only in this particular set and nowhere else. Second, LEGO Star Wars "Cloud City" was the first set to include a black figure.
2.LEGO Studios "Nesquik Rabbit Film Set" (4049-1).
Released in 2001 in conjunction with the Nesquik brand, the set was part of LEGO Studios' line of filmmaking. The director, cameraman, and cameraman card already existed, and the Nesquik rabbit figure was additionally developed for this set. The set was never commercially available - it could be obtained by residents of Germany, Australia and New Zealand by barcodes cut from Nesquik boxes and sent to the company's office.
1.LEGO City "Police Headquarters" (585)
"Classic Police" is one of the most popular series in the
. The first police department appeared in the company's range back in 1972 - still without the men. Many stations, crews, and police officers have been released over the years since, but most appreciated is the first police station that had minifigures in the set.
These are early minifigures that did not yet have arms and separate legs and were produced from 1975 to 1978. The Police Headquarters set was released in 1976, and the ratio of the figures to the building in it is quite amusing: the police officers don't fit in the squad doors, and if they try to pilot the helicopter, they just get their heads cut off! The modern figures, which appeared in 1978, were already fully in line with the scale of the sets.