• Best sets of 2013 wave 1

    Compiled by Firox 5000. Updated 26 January 2013. Contains 40 sets.
    The best lego sets available in the first half of 2013 from my opinion and what makes them enter the list.

    3 out of 3 people thought this BrickList was helpful.

10233: Horizon Express

5 reviews
Pieces
1351
Minifigs
6
RRP
$129.99, £79.99, €99.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Notes
Labelled Creator - Expert.
Related sets
Included in 5001925-1 5003540-1
Bricklist notes
A great kick off to the year exclusive wise. The set delivers value and simplicity while having a clever design of each element and a nice use of interior as well.
Our community
3199 own this set, 2125 want it

10937: Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout

6 reviews
Pieces
1619
Minifigs
8
RRP
$159.99, £129.99, €159.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
LEGO exclusive
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
The largest super hero set released yet. The unique selection of heroes and villains in this set plus the overall design of the building giving a gothic and slightly run down feel make this set one of the must haves for 2013 which is also a great improvement from the first carnation of the Arkham Asylum.
Our community
3000 own this set, 2706 want it

31004: Fierce Flyer

7 reviews
Pieces
166
RRP
$14.99, £9.99, €9.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Maybe it's just me but Creator seems to have released one it's best early year waves for some time and this model and no exception. Although there are no mini figures included and also few [if any] new or interesting parts, the model is excellently designed and depicts a lego eagle model very well. The model is also rather reasonable price wise [ unlike a number of other 2013 sets] and is definitely one to buy first if you're into or getting in to Creator.
Our community
2756 own this set, 482 want it

31009: Small Cottage

1 review
Pieces
271
Minifigs
1
RRP
$24.99, £19.99, €26.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Perhaps the most requested Creator set of 2013 wave [by most fans]. The set just like the Fierce Flier is simple with few [if any] new parts but simplicity wise pulls off the role it was intended for, a bright, simplistic but greatly detailed lego cottage house with a few accessories and for £19.99 is quite reasonable.
Our community
3298 own this set, 1414 want it

60008: Museum Break-in

3 reviews
Pieces
563
Minifigs
6
RRP
$69.99, £49.99, €59.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Unless you're lacking a fire and/or Police department in your lego city/collection, this is one of the few wave one 2013 City sets that is particularly interesting. Though this also falls in the City Police line, this set contains what could be the first ever lego museum ever made [at least in lego town/city] and has many clever details inside including a humerous depication of the girl with a pearl ear ring portrait [ in lego form] as well as a great selection of designed vehicles, a light brick and several swat based police officers. This is also a great replacement model for the also awesome bank raid set from 2011.
Our community
2662 own this set, 1717 want it

60009: Helicopter Arrest

Pieces
352
Minifigs
5
RRP
$49.99, £39.99, €49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Although this falls in to the Police category [like what seems to be half of city sets these days], the set's appearance of a run down warehouse/ office makes it a great addition to a lego city as well as the orange pick-up truck too. The helicopter also has a unique and compact design too.
Our community
1176 own this set, 1541 want it

60016: Tanker Truck

2 reviews
Pieces
191
Minifigs
1
RRP
$19.99, £17.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Lego city is releasing a great range of medium sized vehicles at the moment and the tanker truck continues this with it's excellent exterior design throughout.
Our community
3988 own this set, 1445 want it

60017: Flatbed Truck

9 reviews
Pieces
212
Minifigs
2
RRP
$19.99, £17.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
A great designed truck which also uses new techniques and pieces during the build as well as including a nicely coloured car as well. The set also appears a big improvement from the last tow truck style vehicle which came out back in 2009.
Our community
4791 own this set, 1291 want it

60018: Cement Mixer

7 reviews
Pieces
221
Minifigs
2
RRP
$19.99, £17.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
It's been nearly six years since the last Cement Mixer and lego have now released latest model which unlike Police and Fire stations and the like has received a nicely spaced gap. This model upstages the also awesome 2007 model with it's beautiful yellow colour scheme, improved cement releasing feature and also the fact the cab lifts to reveal a detailed engine.
Our community
4704 own this set, 1387 want it

70000: Razcal's Glider

6 reviews
Pieces
109
Minifigs
1
RRP
$11.99, £7.99, €9.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66450-1
Bricklist notes
The smallest and cheapest Chima set available. The model includes a awesome designed figure packed with detail and also a small vehicle. Great for collectors who don't intend on buying all the range or are unsure of buying any to begin with.
Our community
2718 own this set, 347 want it

70003: Eris' Eagle Interceptor

4 reviews
Pieces
348
Minifigs
3
RRP
$34.99, £29.99, €32.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Included in 66450-1
Bricklist notes
Arguably the best Chima set of the first half of 2013. The main vehicle of the set is cleverly designed to look like an eagle [ in a different way to 31004] and includes a great range of play features too. there are also three excellent figures which are highly detailed plus a small flying vehicle for the ravens to use giving the set a much higher usage of playability as a stand alone set. This is another set which is also best for first time theme buyers due to it's range in the set.
Our community
1948 own this set, 528 want it

70004: Wakz' Pack Tracker

2 reviews
Pieces
297
Minifigs
3
RRP
$29.99, £29.99, €32.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
A very well designed set that depicts a wolflike form very well. The figures are excellently detailed and there is a good proportion of play features too.
Our community
1292 own this set, 450 want it

70006: Cragger's Command Ship

3 reviews
Pieces
609
Minifigs
6
RRP
$79.99, £69.99, €79.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Though at first, this set looked uncertain, the set's design of a crocodile creature highly improves the set's appeal and points which include the opening jaws at the front and the tail at the end as well. The high usage of playability in the set plus awesome mini figures also greatly help the model too.
Our community
1427 own this set, 649 want it

70505: Temple of Light

2 reviews
Pieces
565
Minifigs
5
RRP
$69.99, £59.99, €64.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
A finely designed medium sized temple which includes a great range of play features and swords too. This also includes a nicely designed gold battle mech as well as Sensei Wu and another golden Ninja.
Our community
1436 own this set, 883 want it

71000: Heroic Knight

4 reviews
Pieces
10
Minifigs
1
RRP
$2.99, £1.99
Packaging
Foil pack
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
Though we've seen Knights in recent years, this one returns to a more classic based design with metalic silver armour and raising visor.
Our community
5352 own this set, 1009 want it

71000: Roman Emperor

2 reviews
Pieces
6
Minifigs
1
RRP
$2.99, £1.99
Packaging
Foil pack
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
Another new figure creation new and exclusive to the minifigure collection. He is compatible with series 9 figures as well as the Gladiator, soldier and spartan minifigures.
Our community
4627 own this set, 741 want it

71000: Fortune Teller

1 review
Pieces
7
Minifigs
1
RRP
$2.99, £1.99, €2.49
Packaging
Foil pack
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
The first ever fortune teller in Lego form. The figure isn't just a great carnation of a fortune teller but includes unique parts for custom figures.
Our community
3815 own this set, 809 want it

71000: Judge

2 reviews
Pieces
7
Minifigs
1
RRP
$2.99, £1.99, €2.49
Packaging
Foil pack
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
Like many collectable minifigures, a first and a must for any town and city collection [particularly with the amount of crime that seems apparent]. He also includes unique parts such as the wig and hammer.
Our community
4847 own this set, 774 want it

71000: Battle Mech

3 reviews
Pieces
6
Minifigs
1
RRP
$2.99, £1.99
Packaging
Foil pack
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
A figure that hasn't been done before. Instead of having a minifigure head, this figure includes a robot head. It's neatly designed torso piece and helmet also make it must have minifigure.
Our community
4685 own this set, 875 want it