• 2010, the good, the bad, but this time only the bad

    Compiled by The Beast. Updated 02 January 2011. Contains 22 sets.
    The worst set per theme for 2010. Promos not included. Books, keychains, subscription sets, advent calendars, Monthly Mini Model Builds and gear not included. Themes not included: Ben 10 (becasue they all suck), Hero Factory (because they all pretty much look the same) and Bionicle (because they all look the same except in different colors). Also there will be no Duplo, Dacta, Lego Universe, Lego Time, Keychains, Magnets, Mindstorm, Minifigures, Miscellaneous and Grand Store Opening Sets.

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21100: Shinkai 6500 Submarine

1 review
Pieces
412
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Architecture: This set easily claims the worst for architecture because it is tiny. Also because the only competition is a nicer White House. By tiny I mean the set has a bad price to piece ratio, at least compared to the White House.
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244 own this set, 800 want it

8072: Sea Jet

7 reviews
Pieces
23
Minifigs
1
RRP
USA: $3.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
[ID] Released alongside 5 Papermate pens of varying colors (Black,blue or red) in a pencil case for the price of IDR 75.000.
Bricklist notes
Atlantis: Although the Manta Warrior has fewer pieces for the same pprice this set gives you nothing. The diver is a common figure in Atlantis and the vehicle can hardly be called one, it doesn't look like one.
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3133 own this set, 576 want it

7936: Level Crossing

8 reviews
Pieces
142
Minifigs
1
RRP
USA: $19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
City: This the worst City set of 2010 because these aren't found anywhere. I had never heard of one until now, and I haven't seen one, it is way to obscure. How about a school, post office, grocery store, or hopital next time Lego.
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3629 own this set, 2067 want it

5864: Mini Helicopter

5 reviews
Pieces
52
RRP
USA: $5.99
Packaging
Canister
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Creator: There was a pretty strong line of Creator last year, but people claim that this set ois really flimsy. Although I personally just think it's overall poorly designed.
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2497 own this set, 302 want it

8683: Deep Sea Diver

7 reviews
Pieces
9
Minifigs
1
RRP
USA: $1.99
Related sets
Included in 8683-17
Might be in 8683-0
Bricklist notes
Collectable Minifigures: This is the worst one because they were found in Coast Guard sets earlier and everyone already had a million divers. Then every other Series 1 pack had a diver so you ended up with 20 of them, (at least for me) when you finish (I didn't usew a cheat sheet, now I do).
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4744 own this set, 1369 want it

4736: Freeing Dobby

26 reviews
Pieces
73
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $10.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Harry Potter: I think that Harry Potter was strong this year, but this one wasn't. The whol doorway thing is completely irrelevant.
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4644 own this set, 900 want it

10214: Tower Bridge

12 reviews
Pieces
4287
RRP
USA: $239.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Large Scale Models: This one has been the easiest choic so far because there was only one set in this theme, but this is an amazing set.
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5267 own this set, 2914 want it

40011: Thanksgiving Turkey

2 reviews
Pieces
52
RRP
USA: $4.99
Packaging
Polybag
Availability
LEGO exclusive
Instructions
Yes
Notes
This set was only available from S@H in the US. It wasn't sold in other countries.
Related sets
Replacement for 10090-1
Replaced by 40033-1
Bricklist notes
Seasonal
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585 own this set, 169 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
Star Wars: This set is pathetic.
Our community
3338 own this set, 1818 want it

10216: Winter Village Bakery

11 reviews
Pieces
687
Minifigs
7
RRP
USA: $54.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Town: I'm upset, because this set and the Grand Emporium are my 2nd and 3rd favorite sets of the year, but one has to be better than theo ther one, and this one's a little bit less impressive.
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6762 own this set, 2212 want it