• Favorite sets of the Early 2000's (In no particular order).

    Compiled by bassman_14. Updated 22 January 2013. Contains 12 sets.
    Includes Star Wars, Harry Potter, Train, Orient Expedition, and Batman!

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4475: Jabba's Message

45 reviews
Pieces
46
Minifigs
3
RRP
$7, £5.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Includes a detailed, creepy, albeit awesome Bib Fortuna minifig, which was unique at the time. Also a cheap way to acquire classic C-3PO and R2, as well as a neat security droid sphere piece. Clips onto 4480.
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3700 own this set, 1684 want it.

4476: Jabba's Prize

41 reviews
Pieces
40
Minifigs
2
RRP
$7, £5.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
This set includes an awesome classic Boba Fett figure and a Gamorrean Guard that I wasn't too crazy about, but it was unique at the time. Also includes one of my all time favorite pieces, Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Clips onto 4480.
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3686 own this set, 1736 want it.

4480: Jabba's Palace

30 reviews
Pieces
231
Minifigs
6
RRP
$30, £27.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Connects with 75005-1
Bricklist notes
I'm gonna cheat on my first entry by including 4475 (Jabba's Message) and 4476 (Jabba's Prize) with this set, because together they make up the true Jabba's Palace. That said, 4480 features a ton of great things that make this set one of my favorites including Jabba himself, Slave Leia, the trans-green frog, Jedi Knight Luke, a GNK droid, and a working trap door in front of Jabba's dais. Unfortunately, an official Rancor figure wasn't released until 10 years later.
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2765 own this set, 1930 want it.

7419: Dragon Fortress

34 reviews
Pieces
732
Minifigs
9
RRP
$90, £69.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
The greatest (And largest) set from my favorite non-licensed theme, Orient Expedition. It looks amazing as a display piece because of its size and design, and includes a whopping 9 minifigures, almost all of which are exclusive, save for the Johnny Thunder and Dr. Kilroy figures. Also includes the spectacular Golden Dragon as well as booby traps, the Golden Helmet, the 3rd Orient map, and a neat throne room. Definitely one of the few absolutely 100% sets from Lego.
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1020 own this set, 928 want it.

4730: The Chamber of Secrets

15 reviews
Pieces
591
Minifigs
5
RRP
$70, £59.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
One of my favorite Harry Potter scenes from the books and movies that I grew up with, the Chamber of Secrets includes a Basilisk, and 3 unique and rare minifigures: Tom Riddle, a mauve colored Gilderoy Lockhart, and the only Ginny Weasley minifigure at that time. The set itself is fun to build, and the Salazar Slytherin bust at the center looks awesome! Also includes some cool unique wall panels, the Sword of Gryffindor, and of course, the only Lego phoenix ever made, Fawkes!
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1726 own this set, 943 want it.

4504: Millennium Falcon

66 reviews
Pieces
985
Minifigs
5
RRP
$100, £99.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Many have said that the Millennium Falcon is the symbol of classic Star Wars, and I agree. One of my favorite Star Wars ships, I think this is the best version (aside from the UCS model, of course!). Includes Hoth versions of Han Solo and Princess Leia, and classic C-3PO and Chewbacca minifigures, as well as a Snowtrooper with a small turret. The ship itself is detailed and amazing, and its only flaws are the stickers and two-seater cockpit.
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3393 own this set, 2087 want it.

7783: The Batcave: The Penguin and Mr. Freeze's Invasion

22 reviews
Pieces
1071
Minifigs
7
RRP
$89.99, £79.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
I vividly remember getting this set for Christmas six years ago, and it's still just as amazing now as it was back then. The Penguin is definitely my favorite Batman villain, and Lego did a great job with him, as well as the other 6 minifigures, which were all exclusive to this set except for Batman in his black armor. The set itself is huge, and features a Penguin submarine, costume changer, missile launcher, and dock for the Bat-boat if you managed to pick that up as well.
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1496 own this set, 1568 want it.

10123: Cloud City

18 reviews
Pieces
698
Minifigs
7
RRP
$100
Packaging
Box
Availability
LEGO exclusive
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Okay, I don't own this set. But I have seen it and if I did own it, it would easily be my favorite model of my entire collection. The fact that it was a Lego exclusive, combined with the rare and classic minifigures, and its large size makes it extremely expensive, and I don't think I'll be able to buy it anytime soon. Great collector's item.
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1326 own this set, 3169 want it.

4702: The Final Challenge

20 reviews
Pieces
60
Minifigs
2
RRP
$10, £8.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
The smallest set on my list, it features the first minifigure to have a two-sided head, Professor Quirrell, who is also unique to this set. Also includes a lenticular sticker featuring Harry with and without the Sorceror's Stone. Not much else, but the Mirror of Erised and exclusive Quirrell minifig made this set a must-buy, especially for only $10.00.
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2360 own this set, 730 want it.

10020: Santa Fe Super Chief

14 reviews
Pieces
435
Minifigs
2
RRP
$40, £26.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
LEGO exclusive
Instructions
Yes
Notes
The first 9999 sets made each came with an individually numbered tile and were released as limited edition sets. The LEGO Group kept the first ten numbered sets and later put them up for auction on www.ebay.com
Bricklist notes
The Santa Fe Super Chief is an amazing Lego exclusive from the Train line, featuring vivid colors and the option of a working motor and light. It looks very much like the actual train engine. For full awesomeness, pick up the passenger cars. Fair warning, this set and its extra cars are quite expensive.
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1563 own this set, 1059 want it.

7153: Jango Fett's Slave I

40 reviews
Pieces
360
Minifigs
2
RRP
$50, £44.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 65153-1
Bricklist notes
Attack of the Clones was arguably the worst of all six Star Wars movies to date, but it spawned some great sets back in 2002, the best of which in my opinion was Jango Fett's Slave I. It's a massive improvement over the original Slave I (7144), released two years prior, and includes the valuable and exclusive Jango Fett minifigure, the only one released so far. Also features some great parts such as the engine/hyperdrive, and an array of weopanry the original Slave I didn't have.
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3288 own this set, 1931 want it.

4756: Shrieking Shack

13 reviews
Pieces
444
Minifigs
4
RRP
$50, £39.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
I had a tough time picking a tenth set, but the Shrieking Shack from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban deserves a spot. It includes a "transformation shed", where you can place a wizard and his Animagus (ex., Peter Pettigrew and Scabbers), and switch between the two with the push of a button. Includes some great minifigures: Harry Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin (with werewolf option), and Peter Pettigrew. The shack itself looks just like the movie version, and as a bonus, you also get the Honeydukes sweet shop and some useful food pieces.
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1254 own this set, 1224 want it.