• Sets that are overpriced in 2011

    Compiled by Firox 5000. Updated 23 January 2011. Contains 18 sets.
    Sets released in 2011 so far that appear to be overpriced for what their contents contain.

    11 out of 11 people thought this BrickList was helpful.

3648: Police Chase

7 reviews
Pieces
173
Minifigs
3
RRP
$24.99, £18.99, €24.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
In the US, this set was exclusive to Wal-Mart; similarly in the UK to John Lewis stores.
Bricklist notes
For £18.99 the set includes two cars , quad bike and a small foot path. Should cost £15.99.
Our community
1922 own this set, 1355 want it

3661: Bank & Money Transfer

21 reviews
Pieces
405
Minifigs
4
RRP
$49.99, £41.99, €49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
In the US, this set was exclusive to Target.
Bricklist notes
A fantastic set , such a shame really it's price isn't too £42 for 408 pieces shows you aren't quite getting youre value for money and so I think to give this one a better price it should cost £35.99.
Our community
3822 own this set, 2093 want it

7279: Police Minifigure Collection

22 reviews
Pieces
57
Minifigs
4
RRP
$9.99, £8.49, €7.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66375-1 66388-1 66389-1 66428-1
Bricklist notes
A little set which only has four figures , a dog , small quad bike and bank costing £8.49 for only 57 pieces. A more appropiate price for these would be £6.49.
Our community
6585 own this set, 782 want it

7287: Police Boat

7 reviews
Pieces
172
Minifigs
3
RRP
$39.99, £19.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
For £30 this set does not seem fair as it contains little more than half the required parts so should really cost £20 instead which is actually in the case in some retail storeas already.
Our community
2235 own this set, 1218 want it

7288: Mobile Police Unit

7 reviews
Pieces
408
Minifigs
3
RRP
$44.99, £41.99, €39.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66389-1
Bricklist notes
In 2010 the previous version took a massive price jump from £32- £39.99. With the newer version having less pieces and being very slightly smaller and costing "£2 more , the price lable is very steep. A more suitible price for this I think would be £35.99.
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3883 own this set, 1245 want it

2112: Cole

3 reviews
Pieces
19
Minifigs
1
RRP
$9.99, £7.49, €9.99
Packaging
Blister pack
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
£7.50 for a ninja minifigure , lego spinner a few cards ,weapons and a pieces does no way seem worth the expense. These sets should really cost £5.49 at the most.
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1116 own this set, 479 want it

2257: Spinjitzu Starter Set

7 reviews
Pieces
57
Minifigs
2
RRP
$19.99, £12.99, €19.99
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
£12.99 for a ninja, skelenton figures ,a few cards and weapons and several long pieces making a basic flimsy arena. With a total of only 57 pieces the set is very overpriced and should really cost £10.49.
Our community
1860 own this set, 367 want it

7325: Cursed Cobra Statue

13 reviews
Pieces
213
Minifigs
3
RRP
$29.99, £25.99, €29.99
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
An absolute tiny set for £26 , very few pieces. A few years ago a set like this would only cost around £14.99. Now though it is over £10 more and shows a massive price jump. A much more suitible price now for a set this size would be £21.99.
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2159 own this set, 715 want it

8066: Off-Roader

3 reviews
Pieces
141
RRP
$19.99, £15.99, €14.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
£16 for a smallish off roader seems very expensive for what a technic set should have and also missed the required piece count [which is 10p a piece in my book ] = -19. Should really cost £13.99.
Our community
1323 own this set, 376 want it