• The Top 10 Sets of 2008

    Compiled by sudorum. Updated 18 February 2011. Contains 10 sets.
    The best sets of 2008. This year happened to have some really good ones, so the list has been upgraded to ten instead of five.

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10188: Death Star

27 reviews
Pieces
3803
Minifigs
24
RRP
$399.99, £274.99, €419.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
This may be the greatest Star Wars set of all time. It has so much detail and so many minifigures. The playability that it offers is also magnificent. All around excellent.
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6385 own this set, 5526 want it

10184: Town Plan

23 reviews
Pieces
1981
Minifigs
8
RRP
$149.99, £88.09
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
This is the quintessential town set. It has a courthouse, a gas station, and a 50's style cinema. You couldn't ask for more.
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2326 own this set, 3227 want it

10185: Green Grocer

29 reviews
Pieces
2352
Minifigs
4
RRP
$149.99, £99.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
In my opinion, still the best modular building, though the fire house and grand emporium are close seconds. The exterior details and unique architectural look are brilliant, as is the grocery on the inside.
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5118 own this set, 5416 want it

7627: Temple of the Crystal Skull

26 reviews
Pieces
929
Minifigs
10
RRP
$79.99, £73.39
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
This and temple escape are about tied for best Indiana Jones set. The Temple has so much playability and rare elements, it's difficult to take it all in.
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2140 own this set, 1571 want it

4999: Vestas Wind Turbine

3 reviews
Pieces
815
Minifigs
3
Packaging
Box
Availability
Promotional
Instructions
Yes
Notes
Limited edition set released in conjunction with Vestas.
Bricklist notes
I actually don't own this set, but after looking at the instructions, I had to include it. The blades actually spin, and the station beneath it has some nice components.
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349 own this set, 1846 want it

7676: Republic Attack Gunship

116 reviews
Pieces
1034
Minifigs
7
RRP
$119.99, £84.99
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Though I'm not the greatest fan of the clone wars line, this particular set is a good one to own. It has rare minifigures (though most of them are now included in other sets), and a sturdy, detailed ship.
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4350 own this set, 3072 want it