• Overpriced Lego 2013 Wave One

    Compiled by Firox 5000. Updated 27 December 2012. Contains 32 sets.
    A selection of 2013 Lego models that I consider over-priced for whats included [United Kingdom].

    9 out of 9 people thought this BrickList was helpful.

60000: Fire Motorcycle

7 reviews
Pieces
40
Minifigs
1
RRP
USA: $6.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Related sets
Included in 66448-1 66453-1
Bricklist notes
A set clearly showing gradual price inflation. £4.99 for a tiny motorcycle, figure and small burning recycle can seems quite a lot especially seeing that these extra small sets costed just £3.99 last year and an even cheaper £2.99 four years ago.
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5950 own this set, 726 want it

60008: Museum Break-in

3 reviews
Pieces
563
Minifigs
6
RRP
USA: $69.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Bricklist notes
Though an excellent set, the apparent price tag of £49.99 is too steep for my likings for what is included. I think £39.99 would be a much better price tag for a set of this size.
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3261 own this set, 1803 want it

60009: Helicopter Arrest

Pieces
352
Minifigs
5
RRP
USA: $49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Bricklist notes
Another set that looks promising however judging by the size and number of pieces of this model, I consider £40 too much. This should really cost £29.99 for what the volume of pieces and size the set includes.
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1428 own this set, 1627 want it

60016: Tanker Truck

2 reviews
Pieces
191
Minifigs
1
RRP
USA: $19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Bricklist notes
judging by the 2010 version which was a third bigger but yet cost £3 less gives me a slight bitter taste in my mouth of how worser value this set is and yet it appears an improvement. £14.99 would be a much more welcoming price tag.
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4462 own this set, 1626 want it

60017: Flatbed Truck

9 reviews
Pieces
212
Minifigs
2
RRP
USA: $19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Bricklist notes
Just like the Tanker Truck, This is an excellent looking city vehicle but at £17.99 I find the cost of it unjustifiable and therefore consider £14.99 too be a more appropriate price.
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5549 own this set, 1382 want it

70000: Razcal's Glider

6 reviews
Pieces
109
Minifigs
1
RRP
USA: $11.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Related sets
Included in 66450-1
Bricklist notes
Considering this is the smallest playset of the whole range, I consider £7.99 to be a bit steep and also appearing to be a price hike of previous similar sized sets. I would consider £5.99 to be a much better price.
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3021 own this set, 368 want it

70001: Crawley's Claw Ripper

4 reviews
Pieces
139
Minifigs
2
RRP
USA: $14.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Related sets
Included in 66450-1
Bricklist notes
For £12.99, the set seems rather small in size, I think £8.99-£9.99 would be a better price.
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2102 own this set, 366 want it

70003: Eris' Eagle Interceptor

5 reviews
Pieces
348
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $34.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Related sets
Included in 66450-1
Bricklist notes
Perhaps the best looking Chima set of the first half of 2013. However for a cost of £29.99 and how large the set is, it's too much money for what is there especially seeing similar sized sets costing £24.99 in 2012 only £19.99 and just four years ago [a 50% increase] which is quite unjustifiable. £24.99 would be a much more welcoming price.
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2195 own this set, 559 want it

70004: Wakz' Pack Tracker

2 reviews
Pieces
297
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $29.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Bricklist notes
This set has similar problems to the Eagle Interceptor. As good as the set seems, £29.99 for a medium sized model which seems to have jumped by £10 in the last four years is unjustifiable and should rightfully be £24.99.
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1454 own this set, 473 want it

70005: Laval's Royal Fighter

3 reviews
Pieces
417
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $39.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Related sets
Included in 66474-1
Bricklist notes
Though perhaps a little more reasonable than some of the other sets, £39.99 for a fairly big tank vehicle just seems a bit too much and would be better positioned at a retail price of £34.99.
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1324 own this set, 500 want it

70006: Cragger's Command Ship

3 reviews
Pieces
609
Minifigs
6
RRP
USA: $79.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Bricklist notes
The biggest Chima set in both size and being overpriced. For a £69.99 set, the contents provided for such a high price tag is quite ludicrous seeing it being a similar size to such 2012 sets as the Ghost Train and Ultra Sonic Raider which were already overpriced then but being another £10 overpriced on top of them. This set is far too much and needs to be £49.99 to retain a relevant price figure.
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1625 own this set, 697 want it

70011: Eagles' Castle

1 review
Pieces
369
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $39.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Bricklist notes
Oh Dear, Chima appears to be a very over priced theme in 2013 [ for the first wave at least] and £34.99 for a medium sized model is certainly a bit much for what's included in the price.
Our community
637 own this set, 443 want it

70012: Razar's CHI Raider

1 review
Pieces
412
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $39.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Bricklist notes
I don't know why Chima is so overpriced, it's almost like buying Star Wars for what's included and this set at £39.99 is just too much and would be better placed at a cost of £29.99.
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850 own this set, 503 want it

70013: Equila's Ultra Striker

1 review
Pieces
339
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $39.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Notes
[UK] Smyths exclusive.
In the US, this set was exclusive to Target. Also available from Shop At Home.
Bricklist notes
For £39.99, the set is just too small and also seeing how many pieces you get too it's quite preposterous that such a cost is being charged for a medium sized model. £29.99 would be a much better price for this model.
Our community
809 own this set, 584 want it

70505: Temple of Light

2 reviews
Pieces
565
Minifigs
5
RRP
USA: $69.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Bricklist notes
For £59.99, this set is big, but it's not that big especially seeing that it's quite a bit smaller than such sets as Destiny's Bounty but is yet slightly larger in size. I think this should have cost £49.99.
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1714 own this set, 961 want it

75003: A-wing Starfighter

11 reviews
Pieces
177
Minifigs
3
RRP
USA: $24.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Related sets
Included in 66449-1
Bricklist notes
Though it's an iconic set, I find £24.99 to be too much for the asking cost seeing how small this set actually is and that a previous carnation of this model cost just £9.99 seven years ago [a 150% price hike] which is absolutely crazy even though Star Wars is quite a bit more expensive since previous years. £19.99 would be a much more appropriate price.
Our community
7065 own this set, 1692 want it

75005: Rancor Pit

11 reviews
Pieces
380
Minifigs
4
RRP
USA: $59.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Related sets
Connects with 9516-1
Bricklist notes
Although it's a very sought-after Lego set many fans seem to dwell over, I find the £59.99 asking completely unacceptable when you're only receiving under 400 pieces and a model that's slightly smaller than the 2012 Tie Fighter which at £10 less was already quite over priced. This set should be £39.99 [£49.99 if you're pushing it] as it the cost is unjustifiable.
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6202 own this set, 2193 want it

75013: Umbaran MHC (Mobile Heavy Cannon)

1 review
Pieces
493
Minifigs
4
RRP
USA: $49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Category
Normal
Notes
In the US, this set is exclusive to Target.
Bricklist notes
I think for a set that's not a major part of Star Wars, isn't too big in size but yet cost's quite a lot, it is too much and should actually cost £39.99.
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2577 own this set, 1741 want it