• Sets that are very expensive in 2010

    Compiled by Firox 5000. Updated 02 September 2010. Contains 22 sets.
    Sets of 2010 that are horribly expensive and should really be cheaper.

    8 out of 8 people thought this BrickList was helpful.

4738: Hagrid's Hut

16 reviews
Pieces
442
Minifigs
4
RRP
USA: $39.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
Subtheme is General as the set includes both Aragog from Chamber of Secrets and Norbert from Philospher’s Stone.
Bricklist notes
costs £39.99 when the 2001 cost £24.99 and the 2004 one cost £19.99. The us price is $39.99 as well as this set despite a still good'ish piece count should really be no more than £34.99.
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3725 own this set, 1274 want it

2824: City Advent Calendar

6 reviews
Pieces
271
Minifigs
6
RRP
USA: $34.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Bricklist notes
Back in 2005 the first city advent calender cost only £12.99. It then went up a little bit to £14.99 in 2007 which is still quite a reasonable price. Then it went up to £19.99 in 2009 which is quite expensive but now the 2010 one is very bad value at £24.99. The price I think has gone too far.
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2700 own this set, 730 want it

4841: Hogwarts Express

8 reviews
Pieces
646
Minifigs
5
RRP
USA: $79.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
Subtheme is general because the Ford Anglia appears in Chamber of Secrets, but Luna Lovegood doesn't appear until later in the series.
Bricklist notes
in 2001 the first express cost only £39.99. Then a slightly smaller one in 2004 cost £34.99. Then six years later this version cost's twice as much as £79.99 with a slightly longer train, weasley car and no station. The price is really expensive and really should only cost £59.99.
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2798 own this set, 1636 want it

7596: Trash Compactor Escape

4 reviews
Pieces
370
Minifigs
5
RRP
USA: $49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Although medium sized for £50 the piece count is very low at only 370 pieces for a £50 set. I think the price could be lowered by £5-£10 pounds.
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1794 own this set, 632 want it

7599: Garbage Truck Getaway

4 reviews
Pieces
402
Minifigs
4
RRP
USA: $49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Notes
This set is exclusive to Toys R Us in the U.S.
Bricklist notes
A set that doesn't quite have many pieces for £50 but is even smaller in size. This set really should be £29.99-£39.99 and I think it is terrible value really.
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1658 own this set, 852 want it

7949: Prison Carriage Rescue

14 reviews
Pieces
50
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $9.99
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
A great set but £10 for only 50 pieces three figures and a set that isn't part of star wars but yet is smaller than the battle packs this has to be the worst value small set ever.
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4678 own this set, 891 want it

7952: Kingdoms Advent Calendar

4 reviews
Pieces
167
Minifigs
9
RRP
USA: $34.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Bricklist notes
A surprisingly stunning calender but £24.99 is just not tollerable due to similar reasons of the city one. the pirates one only cost £15.99 last year and this one is £9 more.
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2448 own this set, 976 want it

8080: Undersea Explorer

3 reviews
Pieces
364
Minifigs
1
RRP
USA: $39.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
This set is exclusive to Target in the U.S.
Related sets
Included in 66365-1
Bricklist notes
A great set but $39.99=£39.99 for a store exclusive is not really satisfying and for a price it should be £29.99-£34.99.
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1333 own this set, 878 want it

8086: Droid Tri-Fighter

17 reviews
Pieces
268
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $24.99
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
In 2005 the first version cost £9.99. Five years later although the set is bigger and has much more pieces [268] the price has soared up to £25 and with it's us price being $25 the price should rightfully be £20.
Our community
4762 own this set, 1475 want it

8091: Republic Swamp Speeder

26 reviews
Pieces
176
Minifigs
5
RRP
USA: $29.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
This set is exclusive to Toys R Us in the U.S.
Related sets
Included in 66341-1
Bricklist notes
The set for £30 is tiny and is perhaps the worst value star wars set yet. The us price is $30 too and even that one is overpriced. This set should really be $24.99 and £19.99.
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3251 own this set, 1773 want it

8092: Luke's Landspeeder

43 reviews
Pieces
163
Minifigs
6
RRP
USA: $24.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
In the US, this set was exclusive to Walmart.
Related sets
Included in 66368-1
Bricklist notes
The 2004 version cost £29.99 and this one is £5 less but only comes with the landspeeder. Although the figures are quite spectacular the price is very steep. It costs £24.99 for 163 pieces which build a landspeeder and 6 figures is even to much at £19.99. I think a price that would suite this set is £17.99.
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9288 own this set, 2191 want it

8093: Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter

19 reviews
Pieces
175
Minifigs
2
RRP
USA: $24.99
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Although better value than the first two sets this year the set is £5 more than the very similar 2008 Anakins jedi starfighter which still wasn't great value for it's price tag.
Our community
5668 own this set, 1615 want it

8096: Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle

16 reviews
Pieces
592
Minifigs
4
RRP
USA: $59.99
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Smaller than the republic attack shuttle and arc-170 but yet cost's £10 more. The boxes set is very small as well. It may include 592 pieces but the set is tiny. The price of this set should not exceed £49.99.
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3981 own this set, 2278 want it

8097: Slave I

33 reviews
Pieces
573
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $79.99
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
This set has had a lot of versions and price changes. The 2002 one cost £44.99 and the 2006 one costing only £39.99. But this new one has doubled right up to £79.99. with only 573 pieces,4 figures is the worst value set this year probably and is £10 more than it should cost. OK star wars is never cheap but this set I think has gone too far and a fair price tag is £69.99.
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6223 own this set, 3361 want it

8128: Cad Bane's Speeder

19 reviews
Pieces
318
Minifigs
5
RRP
USA: $49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
This set is exclusive to Target in the U.S.
Bricklist notes
small in size and pieces but completly overpriced. This 318 piece set cost's a giant £44.99. Although the figures are great the set is tiny and should really only be $39.99 £34.99.
Our community
3091 own this set, 2031 want it

10211: Grand Emporium

21 reviews
Pieces
2182
Minifigs
7
RRP
USA: $149.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
In 2007 the first cafe corner came out this only cost £89.99. Then in 2008 a new set for the range came out the green grocer. Although it cost £10 more it was certainly worth it's value as this model had interior in side. The firebrigade was the same. Then the best one came out in 2010. the grand emporium but had fewer pieces than both and yet cost 340 more =£139.99 which although is great is very high for it's size.
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10591 own this set, 3913 want it

10212: Imperial Shuttle

16 reviews
Pieces
2503
Minifigs
5
RRP
USA: $259.99
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
A spectacular model but for $260 a £239.99 price tag is still not good enough. Although the set is very big The price is probably £40 too high. The death star is only £35 more.
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3882 own this set, 4648 want it

10215: Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter

5 reviews
Pieces
676
RRP
USA: $99.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
LEGO exclusive
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
this set's price makes the imperial shuttle look like it's half price nearly. The us price cost's a very expensive $100 and the uk get if for a even worse £95. For a set with not many key parts,features and not figures this set is very overpriced and should only cost $80 and £60. certainly not a wise buy.
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2707 own this set, 1875 want it