• The best sets of 2012 wave one

    Compiled by Firox 5000. Updated 14 December 2011. Contains 16 sets.
    Sets in 2012 which in my opinion are really well built and have something very good about them.

    6 out of 6 people thought this BrickList was helpful.

4206: Recycling Truck

3 reviews
Pieces
297
Minifigs
3
RRP
$29.99, £24.99, €29.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Notes
In the US, this set was exclusive to Walmart. Also available from Shop At Home.
Bricklist notes
A lego first, the recycling truck is a set that in my view is a great idea and it's great to see a set thats not a reincarnation of an older model. The recycling boxes and new fork lift make this set a must. It is also good for any lego city too.
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3672 own this set, 2014 want it

4431: Ambulance

7 reviews
Pieces
199
Minifigs
3
RRP
$19.99, £14.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66451-1
Bricklist notes
A set that has been due for quite a while. It has been six years since the last lego ambulance was made and this model certainly seems a lot better as it's more to scale, appears to have a fairly good piece count and also contains a civillian and several accesseries making it another great addition to the lego city.
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5008 own this set, 1493 want it

4432: Garbage Truck

14 reviews
Pieces
208
Minifigs
2
RRP
$19.99, £17.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66451-1
Bricklist notes
It was four and a half years since the old orange garbage truck was released and now for 2012, we have a nice new fresh green one. What makes this one better is the appearance is better, it contains two figures and has a secret rubbish flipper at the back of the truck making this set quite a lot more playable than the first one.
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7885 own this set, 1629 want it

4433: Dirt Bike Transporter

4 reviews
Pieces
201
Minifigs
2
RRP
$19.99, £17.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66451-1
Bricklist notes
Another city set that is a fresh idea, a set that is an off roader which transports dirt bikes. What makes this set make the list is that unlike recent times, it's a set you can use to add on to a city rather than make multiples of emergency resque and police. It also has lots of attention to detail to such as the equipment and bikes.
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5535 own this set, 1324 want it

4434: Dump Truck

10 reviews
Pieces
222
Minifigs
2
RRP
$19.99, £14.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
It's great to have another medium sized construction truck on the scene in which this one proves it's greatness by it's fresh colour scheme, it's accesseries and also the sturdy look of it and new uniform for the figures.
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4706 own this set, 1626 want it

4435: Car and Caravan

4 reviews
Pieces
218
Minifigs
2
RRP
$19.99, £14.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66451-1
Bricklist notes
This set appears to be a sequel to the amazing 2009 campver van with what looks to be even more amazing features. The set contains a new roof piece, the car can fit two figures and the caravan is beutifal on the inside and outside with minor details such as a coffee machine and tv showing dirt bikes. The keeping closed mechanism is also much improoves and stays put without the use of a removable part like the 2009 camper.
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4761 own this set, 1707 want it

4439: Heavy-Lift Helicopter

5 reviews
Pieces
393
Minifigs
3
RRP
$49.99, £34.99, €39.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66427-1
Bricklist notes
Ok, We may be seeing loads of police sets coming [ perhaps too many] but this set has alot of good features, one of them is the double proppelor blades which I dont think has ever been done on a lego set before it looks to be of a good size too.

If youve had enough of the police force, then one suggestion is to convert it and convert it in to an miltary copter [ good with those duel choppers].
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3799 own this set, 1414 want it

5885: Triceratops Trapper

4 reviews
Pieces
271
Minifigs
2
RRP
$49.99, £39.99, €49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Although rather expensive and does not have many pieces for it's cost contains an amazing triceratops figure who is sturdy and perfectly sized. The vehicle included is also very well designed and is rugged and I also think the cage has been done very well.
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1680 own this set, 881 want it

6858: Catwoman Catcycle City Chase

13 reviews
Pieces
89
Minifigs
2
RRP
$12.99, £11.99, €14.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
A really small set and also a great way to bat man and catwoman for a low price and also if you missed the first installment nearly six years ago.
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7369 own this set, 1098 want it

6862: Superman Vs Power Armor Lex

12 reviews
Pieces
207
Minifigs
3
RRP
$19.99, £19.99, €26.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
What appears to be the best super hero set of round one. This set is absolutly fantastic and contains the brand new superman, wonderman and lex figures. The robot machine is also very impressive and packed with toughness and also slightly resembles the old exo force battle machines too.
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7652 own this set, 973 want it

9488: Elite Clone Trooper & Commando Droid Battle Pack

24 reviews
Pieces
98
Minifigs
4
RRP
$12.99, £11.99, €16.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66411-1 66431-1
Bricklist notes
Another star wars army builder which is great for adding to clone armies and also creating a new droid army too. The designs of all figures is new and nothing we have seen before and the vehicle is also apropiate.
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7812 own this set, 1206 want it

9489: Endor Rebel Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack

12 reviews
Pieces
77
Minifigs
4
RRP
$12.99, £11.99, €16.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66411-1
Bricklist notes
With the battle of endor hard to find now and the recent ewok attack set released, this is the perfect set to add to the ewok attack and is good and cheap way of getting rebels and snow troopers. This set is another one built for army buildign too.
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8378 own this set, 1500 want it

9490: Droid Escape

14 reviews
Pieces
137
Minifigs
4
RRP
$19.99, £19.99, €26.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66432-1
Bricklist notes
The cheapest way of getting the galaxy's most iconic droids and is one of the first action scenes in the whole sega's adventures.
Our community
8552 own this set, 1776 want it

9492: TIE Fighter

19 reviews
Pieces
413
Minifigs
4
RRP
$54.99, £49.99, €49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66432-1
Bricklist notes
Ok, weve seen loads of tie fighters since lego star wars began those nearly thirteen years ago but this tie model delivers much more greatness than the others.

Firstly, it contains several new fantastic figures, the model is more realistic to the tie fighters in the movie with bits on the sides of the wings and sturdier looking cockpit.
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7761 own this set, 2566 want it