Thanks to relatively new Brickset member Liam who attended a LEGO Inside Tour this year, we have an excellent image of the exclusive set that was given to attendees.
For those that don't know, LEGO run the 'Inside tours' a few times a year. They consist of a "2½ day’s tour to Billund, Denmark, where you will meet designers, see the factory, visit the archive, receive a unique LEGO gift ... just to mention a few of the highlights. " and are a dream come true for LEGO fans. They are expensive, partly because you stay in the LEGOLAND Hotel, but given the uniqueness of the experience, they are worth every penny. There are three running in 2011 and you can find out more on the LEGO website.
Anyway, back to the sets. This year's 'Cars' model was limited to just 33 sets, and last year's to 32, so they must rank as the rarest sets ever. BrickLink has the 2005 and 2009 sets listed, which I have added here, but there were presumably ones made for the intervening years. If you have been on a tour and have one, do send us a picture, and let us know what you thought of the tour, too.
Update: Brickset lurker minicoop4 has provided information about the sets that were given on the other years:
- 2005: LECA Automobile
- 2006: LECA Automobile
- 2007: Market street, with a special sleeve around the box with pictures and text.
- 2008: LEGO Town Plan, LEGO 50 years, special designed sleeve around the box, interview with Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and the designer who made the box
- 2009: Ole Kirk's House
- 2010: LEGO Cars, contains 3 cars, two made by KKK when he was young and one made by our designer.
So, as he says, we have pictures for the three unique sets.
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