10 years of polybags

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It's ten years today that we added the first 30xxx series polybags to the database and since then over 330 have been allocated a number in that series.

The consistent numbering system introduced in 2009 for promotional polybags has contributed to them becoming highly collectable, with many people going out of their way to try to get hold of them all.

So, I thought it would be interesting to find out which are the rarest, the most expensive, the most owned and so on.

First, though, a short history lesson and a look at what type of sets are given numbers in the 30xxx series.


1914-1Helicopter
1914

LEGO started packaging promotional sets in polybags in 1983, perhaps out of necessity, for the first of many McDonalds Happy Meal co-promotions. Until 2009 they were allocated random numbers within the main 4-digit numbering system in use at the time, so identifying and keeping track of them was not easy.

By the 2000s LEGO was producing so many sets that it was running out of 4-digit numbers, so new sets were given any old random unused number, which resulted in the previously neat numbering system becoming a complete mess.

The first 5-digit numbers were allocated in 2001, when the 10xxx series was used for sets available exclusively from brand stores or LEGO.com, such as 10000 Guarded Inn.

However, it was not until 2012 that every new set was issued one, with a consistent numbering scheme in mind. You can find out more in our article published at the time, LEGO switches to 5-digit numbering scheme.

Not every polybag released since 2009 has been allocated a 30xxx number, though. While the exact definition of which ones receive a number in that series is known only to a select few within LEGO, they include:

  • General purpose promotional sets, sometimes referred to as 'recruitment' sets
  • Those produced for a specific co-promotion with another organisation
  • Single minifigures packaged with video games or other digital media.

However, there are examples of all three of the above that have been given numbers in other series so, honestly, your guess is as good as mine...

Nevertheless, having a consistently numbered and packaged series of sets has made them highly desirable and collectable, particularly given that they are not always easy to come by, which enhances the thrill of the chase.


How many?

If you view all the sets in the number range 30000-30999 that we have listed in the database you'll see 388 of them. However, that includes those that were unreleased and also every variation of the 'random' Duplo ones in addition to a generic entry for each one, too. If we include only those what were actually released and count the Duplo sets once, there are 339.

There have been peaks and troughs in the number released each year, with 2012 and 2017 tying for first place with 44. The average, excluding 2009 from the calculation because it was only second half of year bags that were numbered in the series, is 33.6.

Unsurprisingly, the evergreen themes are those with the most sets.


How much?

Most expensive

30168-1Gun mounting system
30168

I've used data from BrickLink to find out the price that new examples have recently sold for to determine the most expensive and, below, the cheapest.

The not yet officially released 30624 Obi-Wan Kenobi - Collectable Minifigure tops the chart but I'm sure its price will tumble once it becomes more readily available.

So, discounting that one, it's perhaps to be expected that a Super Heroes polybag with a unique minifigure, 30168 Gun mounting system, tops the list. It was originally given away with pre-orders of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game in 2013 but will now set you back more than $40.

The next entry in the table, 30036 Buggy Racer, is very interesting but I'll talk more about that later on. Other than that one, the list is dominated by licensed sets with desirable minifigs.

Most expensive 30xxx polybags Price/$
30624 Obi-Wan Kenobi - Collectable Minifigure 50.16
30168 Gun mounting system 43.08
30036 Buggy Racer 26.69
30073 Buzz's Mini Ship 25.39
30164 Lex Luthor 19.86
30320 Gallimimus Trap 18.96
30623 SHAZAM! 18.66
30072 Woody's Camp Out 16.38
30133 Jack Sparrow 15.40
30167 Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone 14.88


Least expensive

30020-1Jet
30020

I've excluded the Duplo bags from this table because otherwise t would be dominated by them.

So, of the System bags, 30020 Jet and 30414 will set you back just a couple of bucks on BrickLink, as will many Friends sets. They are therefore a cheap way to get hold of mini-dolls.

Least expensive 30xxx polybags Price/$
30020 Jet 2.10
30410 Mia's Water Fun 2.10
30398 Adventure Camp Bridge 2.29
30400 Gymnastic Bar 2.44
30541 Build a Duck 2.45
30361 Fire ATV 2.53
30402 Snowboard Tricks 2.59
30351 Police Helicopter 2.59
30205 Pop Star Red Carpet 2.60
30251 Winzar's Pack Patrol 2.64


Our collections

By delving into the aggregated collection data here at Brickset we can determine the most owned, the most wanted and the least owned, which gives an indication of rareness.

Most owned

30278-1Poe's X-wing Fighter
3027830278 Poe's X-wing Fighter

As might be expected given the theme's popularity, a couple of excellent Star Wars sets top the table.

30278 Poe's X-wing Fighter is perhaps the best mini-rendition of the iconic craft LEGO has produced, and 30611 R2-D2 is a great version of the popular R2 unit.

30607 Disco Batman - Tears of Batman appears in another list below so I'll talk about it there.

Most owned 30xxx polybags Owned by
30278 Poe's X-wing Fighter 6941
30611 R2-D2 6867
30607 Disco Batman - Tears of Batman 6356
30356 Hot Dog Stand 5513
30303 The Joker Bumper Car 5422
30312 Demolition Driller 5400
30053 Republic Attack Cruiser 5249
30497 First Order Heavy Assault Walker 5239
30300 The Batman Tumbler 5211
30274 AT-DP 5110


Most wanted

30168-1Gun mounting system
30168

The most expensive polybag is also the most wanted: 30168 Gun mounting system.

Once again, licensed sets with desirable minifigures fill the table. I'm surprised to see Monster Fighters 30201 Ghost in the list: it's just an generic ghost, after all.

Most wanted 30xxx polybags Wanted by
30168 Gun mounting system 2502
30605 Finn (FN-2187) 2126
30201 Ghost 2042
30611 R2-D2 2001
30211 Uruk-Hai with ballista 1902
30212 Mirkwood Elf Guard 1893
30005 Imperial Speeder Bike 1847
30006 Clone Walker 1842
30166 Robin and Redbird Cycle 1782
30164 Lex Luthor 1734


The rarest?

30036-1Buggy Racer
30036

I think it's reasonable to correlate lack of ownership with rarity particularly when Duplo and 2019 sets are excluded.

The rarest one, then, is this uninteresting Racers set 30036 Buggy Racer from 2011. All we know about it is that it was awarded as a prize at LEGOLAND Billund although it's likely it was also sold in eastern European certified stores at the time.

It took me some time to get hold of it and in fact only did so as a direct result of publishing this article, after which a reader got in touch with a trade proposal!

Rarest 30xxx polybags Owned by
30036 Buggy Racer 69
30180 Aircraft 198
30475 Off Roader 217
30170 Ganrash 230
30120 Guido 309
30088 Rattla 313
30114 Andrea's Beach Lounge 371
30084 Jay 388
30423 Anchor-Jet 410
30140 ADU Walker 421


Other interesting facts

Unreleased sets

30016-1Satellite
30016

LEGO published instructions for two 30xxx polybags that were never produced: 30016 Satellite and 30022 Bee.

Such instructions exist because I am told that LEGO's design teams come up with a number of proposals for polybags each year which are offered to co-promoters, retailers, LEGOLAND parks and so on. Those they take their fancy are then produced, those which don't are not.

We have inventories for them both and they consist of common parts so you can have a go at building them yourself should you wish.


Duplo 'random' bags

30322-1LEGO has produced ten different 'random' Duplo polybags in this number range, which contain a few common bricks and one of four or five figures or animals.

Unlike collectable minifigs, it's easy to be sure of getting a complete set because you can see what's inside through the transparent stripe on the back of the bag.

Having said that, judging by their price on BrickLink, they are not a popular collectable!


Most pieces

30404-1Friendship Flower
30404

The average number of pieces in 30xxx polybags is 36 but a few contain nearly triple that.

The 100-piece 30404 Friendship Flower tops the list. It's an excellent parts pack of colourful curves, slopes and other useful elements. The similar 30408 Tulips has a pretty good selection, too.

Unsurprisingly the sets with the most pieces are those without minifigs. 30451 Spider-Man's Mini Spider Crawler is the only one in the top 10 to include one.

30xxx polybags with the most pieces Pieces
30404 Friendship Flower 100
30029 Pudsey Bear 95
30408 Tulips 90
30526 The Mini Ultimate Batmobile 84
30524 The Mini Batwing 80
30474 Reindeer 77
30478 Jolly Santa 74
30451 Spider-Man's Mini Spider Crawler 73
30285 Tiger 73
30427 Ice Tank 71


Most minifigs

30196-1Shell F1 Team
30196

The majority of polybags contain one minifig but there are a few that contain more.

30196 Shell F1 Team, part of the 2012 Shell co-promotion, contains three. However, they are not printed -- they use stickers for decoration -- so are cheaper to produce.

The most notable set in the list of those that contain more than one minifig below is 30607 Disco Batman - Tears of Batman which contains two unique, attractive and collectable bat suits so it's no wonder that it also ranks highly in the most owned list above.

30xxx polybags with more than 1 minifig Minifigs
30196 Shell F1 Team 3
30227 Police Watercraft 2
30362 Sky Police Jetpack 2
30393 Steve and Creeper Set 2
30424 WU-CRU Training Dojo 2
30425 CRU Master's Training Grounds 2
30530 WU-CRU Target Training 2
30607 Disco Batman - Tears of Batman 2
30015 Jet Ski 2


This series of polybags is the only thing I aim to be 100% complete in, and I have a sealed copy of every one, including every Duplo variant, except for the two as yet unreleased ones, 30623 SHAZAM! and 30624 Obi-Wan Kenobi, and this year's Christmas set, 30573 Santa. What about you?

63 comments on this article

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By in Belgium,

I remember some sets in boxes that costs 3-5 euros, e.g.: atlantis and city

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By in United States,

I aim to complete the collections of every Star Wars sequel trilogy set, every MCU set and every Harry Potter Set (2018+)

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By in United States,

This article is so cool because I just recently started a sealed polybag collection and I already have 11 polybags. Most of those are recent, common polybags, though. I really enjoy polybags because they're cheap, and sometimes you can get some really great parts or minifigs in them!

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By in United States,

Wow I have that racers buggy racer sealed in my backlog, I had no idea it was worth that much! I had never opened it because I didn’t take much interest in it, I actually got it for free at a flee market.
I would like to start a sealed polybag collection but I’d rather save up for a big set. But hey I think I’ll start a sealed duplo Polly bag collection since you can buy those with some pocket lint??

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By in United Kingdom,

Very interesting, thankyou. I have to say I must be an incompletist as even though I have 1000's of sets across most Genres / Themes I dont have anything I HAVE to complete, 100%. I think its less of a hobby / collection at that point are more of a stressful and expensive obsession. Someone in a far flung country releases a set exclusive with a Mattress or something Bizarre and you HAVE to buy it at whatever cost (or trade). I assume worst case scenario is a Comic Con Polybag....... My most complete collection is Speed Champions as I love cars and all of them appeal to me, as it happens I only missed out on completeness when Mercedes produced a one off of a car already released.... and I am waiting for the latest ones to come down.

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By in United Kingdom,

Huw I don't know if anyone else does this, but for your info I am one of the 69 that has ticked owns on this set. Strictly speaking I do not own the bag, or instructions but found them online and unbelievably made one up that day from spare parts. Its always been a dilemma for me as to what owns means. I have hundreds of sets from my childhood where I have thrown away, or just kept the front of the box, and lots I have lost the instructions to. Does this mean I no longer own it? In my mind not. For the purist and collector maybe I don't own the set but mine looks exactly the same as yours in a display. I hope this doesn't skew the stats. I have a custom flag that says "made up the set" I have quite a few.

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By in Germany,

Great article. Love those history and analysis treatments. My polybag collection is quite small. Most of the ones I have I got either as GWPs or as cheap impulse buys in some toy store or supermarket.

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By in United States,

I know this was limited to the 30xxx range, but there are over 1000 other polybags in existence. Fortunately that's a query-able element in the database! https://brickset.com/sets/query-4890

I was curious about the "most pieces in a poly bag" set, and there are several over 200 pcs. The majority of those are Master Builder or Brickmaster, which came enclosed in a cardboard shipping box. The largest distributed-loose poly set was the 40178 VIP Exclusive at 205 pcs.

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By in United Kingdom,

Indeed there are. I have a fair number of the others and always pick them up when opportunity arises but I don't go out of my way to get them all.

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By in Portugal,

My favourite is the 30036 Buggy Racer.

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By in Norway,

I have almost no polybags (probably less than ten), as the good ones are never available near me. Despite this, I actually have one of the top 10 ones; 30164 Lex Luthor. Probably not worth a lot to the collector, as it's opened, but unopened LEGO has zero value to me, so I'm fine with that.

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By in Sweden,

Great article! I like polybags - they don't take up as much room as some other Lego sets :) I was surprised to see the 30133 Jack Sparrow on the list of most expensive polybags. I have about a dozen of these in a big box with other stuff that I sometimes give away to my friends kids... Perhaps I should take better care of them :)

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By in United States,

Revan is missing from the most expensive list.

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By in United Kingdom,

^Reven isn't a 30XXX series polybag.

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By in United Kingdom,

Huw I remember an older article you wrote about your collecting of polybags some years ago, this got me into collecting them too, but I've since stopped hunting. This crazy LEGO habit can get a hold of ya! :)

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By in Norway,

What about polybags like 40025 New York Taxi, 40026 Statue Of Liberty and
40057 Fall Scene..? The last one has three minifigs.
And the Xtra polybags? Why don't you count these in the article?

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By in United Kingdom,

They are not numbered 30xxx...

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By in United States,

Speaking of Shazam and Obi-wan do we have any idea when they will see a more general broad release?

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By in United States,

I.Love.polybags!!! I buy several whenever I find them. I gave them to my kids as gifts before the opening nights of The Force Awakens, The Lat Jedi, Solo, and Rouge One. Poe’s X-wing and TiE Fighter (30381 from Solo) are my favorite. Thank you for the great article!!

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By in Netherlands,

Unforunately the polybags are hard to find in the Netherlands. It is difficult to get hold hold of them. They are never sold broadly in shops over here.

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By in Belgium,

Apparently I have 300 of these polys and I'm still missing 88. But I have 1,000s overall. I've stopped being so active in collecting polys because some are only available if you buy €50 video games, but I'll still pick them up here and there.

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By in United States,

So interesting, Huw! Thanks so much for covering the polybags. These are the kind of articles that I like to find our your site. I have a few of the various sets listed here, mainly Star Wars and Superheroes. I still want to have that 30164 Lex Luthor and I didn't know there was a Shazam coming out!

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By in United States,

Outstanding article Huw. Well done sir, well done. I often feel like polybags are the bane of my collecting. They can be hard find and inconsistent buying opportunities. They're aftermarket price shoots up far more than most other types of sets. Fortunately I was able to get a majorly of the most expensive ones that I wanted in the wild. I don't think I'm going to get 30168 Gun mounting system due to price. But still hoping to find 30170 Ganrash at a reasonable price.

It wasn't so much the 30xxx series, but the 90s and early 2000s polybags were a real nightmare for me. They were often not as well documented and far more regional. Thankfully sites like Brickset are much more on top of these now days.

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By in Australia,

It surprised me how many of those I actually own.

The Shazam one is interesting. It pops up from European Bricklinkers, occasionally. I imagine it'll be available in some DC movie deal, eventually. I just really want that Captain Marvel figure.

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By in United Kingdom,

I thought the Chrome Vader and Chrome Stormtrooper polybags were worth more than anything listed in the ‘how much’ section because they go into 3 figures easily, but i’m guessing it’s because they’re excluded for their characteristics or set numbers. Then there’s also Chrome C-3PO.

Edit: just confirmed none of them start 30xxxx - I thought that was an obvious gap.

I tend to limit my polybag hunting to Star Wars only - keeps it a lot simpler than trying to get City, Creator etc. But I won’t pass up a promotion that ‘just happens’ to be on!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw,

Interesting article.

Which polybags are the ones most owned in multiples? That isn't necessarily the same thing as most owned. If say, 10,000 of a particular polybag are owned by 10,000 people, that's one each. But if 5,000 of a particular polybag are owned by 100 people, that's 50 each, i.e. a lower overall ownership but a higher concentration in fewer hands.

I have loads of the Uruk-Hai with Ballista (30211) which I used to create an Uruk regiment but only a handful of lots of other polybags.

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By in United States,

Polies I have in the 30XXX range: 30071, 30151, 30161, 30183, 30187, 30197, 30293, 30313, 30347, 30349, 30151, 30152, and 30154.

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By in United States,

@Huw would you be able to talk more about how you store polys? I see you seem to have some kind of case/bin that fits them pretty good. Most I find are too shallow. I would also be interested for something like that to store my mixels. Maybe a follow up, thanks!

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By in United States,

I was collecting them. I had quite a few. I have since realized they did me no good in a bag, so sold off what I could or opened them. Including the expensive ones. It stings a bit when you open a valuable set, but why own it sealed if I’m not going to sell it?

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By in Canada,

I'd be interested in more poly bags but there are seldom if ever for offer at a LEGO store at least here where I live. Where does one buy these in Canada? I guess Walmart and Toys R Us have some but they never seem to be that interesting. I also seldom shop at these places.

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By in United States,

They started peppering my collection to enhance larger sets with accent features, but now I just crave them as small sets in their own right. I have a lot of favorites.

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By in United States,

It's been about the same time since I joined here. Polybags were typically something I just couldn't get. I remember McDonald's had some (that used those cool old-school wheels!) as well as Bionicle. Real LEGO; in a Happy Meal. These were also my first experience with System LEGO. Since I was only like 2 or 3 when the Classic series of polybags were out in 1999, my grandmother kept them up for me until I was 4 or 5. In a lot of ways, even though they're not collectible, I wish I still had them sealed (note to self, buy one polybag a year for the purpose of staying sealed).

When I seriously got into LEGO, I found Mostly, they were something I could typically only find at a TRU or a Target when my folks had reason to be in a city that had one (i.e a Doctor's appointment), and that was a two hour drive. At one point, Walmart started carrying them--that was revolutionary; seeing as I have a Walmart just under ten minutes from me. At first, seasonally for such holidays as Easter or Christmas; but now it's year round, with plenty of variety to keep things interesting. And, I can afford a polybag no matter how broke I am.

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By in Belgium,

I remember the first time I saw a Lego polybag. It was during my dark ages and I was nostalgically looking at the Lego aisle in Woolworths. There was a wire basket at the end with a large '£1.99' price tag, and it was full of different polys, mostly Basic 'trial bags' with a red border and a few Castle-themed sets. How I wish I'd bought up the whole basket, would have saved me a fortune in later years!

I also remember seeing the first series of CMF at a Woolworths till. Couldn't believe the price of them for just one figure. Again though, wish I'd bought the box!!

I miss Woolworths.

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By in United States,

This article was awesome! I remember finding 30605 Finn (FN-2187) at gamestop sitting in a bowl at the front for around $4. I thought it was strange but certainly didn't pass it up. I'm surprised some of the other exclusive polybags from Movies or store exclusives didn't get on the list. Besides Luther and Iron patriot. Western Emmet is one that I thought for sure would be on the list.

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By in United Kingdom,

207 down, 181 to go

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By in United Kingdom,

The 30201 Ghost was hard to get hold of in some countries (I imported one from Germany), so it is not surprising it is high up on the wanted list. The others there are SW, SH or LOTR army builders, so not that surprising.

And the price of 30073! A few years back you couldn't get rid of these for anywhere near that, and the Buzz figure was selling for more than the polybag on BL. I parted out about 20 of them as it was the only way to get rid of them.

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By in Netherlands,

I aim to collect every single Bionicle, Hero Factory and Star Wars constraction set, because of my vast Bionicle collection from my childhood and because it actually seems do-able, if difficult.

I am an avid Lego SW collector but collecting everything from that is impossible and I also have no desire for some recent sets. I do own almost all of these Star Wars polybags from 2009-2017.

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By in United States,

Why would you buy LEGO and never open it?

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By in Germany,

What a great article! :-) Very interesting!
I've got all except 10 bags that were released this year (of which 5 are Duplo and share the same number).

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By in United Kingdom,

@SeekerBear,

I have lots (hundreds?) of polybags, CMFs and small sets that are unopened that I bought for parts that I have not found a use for yet. Occasionally, I will need a part from one such polybag/CMF/set, so I will go ahead and open it.

Some sets I haven't opened yet just because I am planning a mod or MOC based on it but haven't got round to it, for example, Lonely Mountain (79018).

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By in United States,

And let's not forget about Xtra! I haven't got any of them yet, but really welcome the parts in them. I wish Walmart would start carrying them.

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By in Singapore,

Nice article.

I think the reason some readers (me included) are confused why a whole bunch of polybags were excluded from this article is because the heading reads "10 Years of Polybags", changing the title to "30xxx Polybags" will avoid the confusion. :)

On a related note, is it possible to expand the article to include all polybags? Would be interesting to see the same top 10s for all polybags.

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By in Canada,

@ tallblocktoo I've found polybags sporadically at Toys R Us, but the best source would seem to be the Legoland Discovery Centres. When my family and I visited, a large variety seemed to be regular stock. If the local one was on any of my usual routes, I would make it a habit to drop in. Maybe all for the best that it isn't. :)

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By in United States,

@Zander:
I don't have any collection info tied to my account, but I leaned a smidge in the direction of maybe going just a teeny bit overboard with the S1 CMF Robot (neither 30xxx nor polybag) and the 30070-1 Toy Story Claw Alien polybag. I can't remember which I got more of, but one of them I maxed out around 70, and the other I think I broke 100. There's only one other set that I've gone over 100 with, and that's 8555-1 Nuhvok Va (again, neither 30xxx nor polybag), which I scooped up at 3/$5 at Kay*Bee when they got busted for price fixing, because each set comes with 3x black friction axle-pin (currently averaging over $7 each on Bricklink

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By in Australia,

Great article!
I am collecting poly bags. I love the creativity required to produce such an interesting build with such a small number of pieces generally.

I have star wars, jurassic park, friends, creator...

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By in Latvia,

I love these trivia articles! It's something I didn't know I needed!

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By in United States,

My collection is focused on DC Super Hero, MARVEL Super Hero, and TLBM polybags.

All are cool, some of them are very cool: e.g. Lex Luther in power armor and armed with his De-constructor (must give Batman fits!); Plastic Man; Iron Patriot with the gun mounting arm; Silver Centurion Iron Man.

I, too, would like to know when the SHAZAM! polybag is to be released, being that’s the only one missing from my collection.

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By in United States,

After having just seen LEGO DC Batman Family Values, I’m guessing the SHAZAM! polybag will be included with a new movie later this year.

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By in Germany,

I love polybags! Really nice work in putting These stats together, thanks Huw.
I only have 1/3 of the 30xxx series, but I'm not aiming at 100%. Nice to discover, I am one of the 69 proud (?) owners of the rarest polybag here, but not sure where I got hold of this one.
Polybags ... grab'm when you can! ;-)

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By in United States,

I don't usually keep Lego sets in sealed packages, but something about polybags makes me hesitate to open them... so I often buy two of the same one. I've a local Walmart that stocks polybags on a regular basis - quite the treat.

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By in United States,

About a year ago I thought it would be fun to pick up as many aircraft sets as I could, but a few months in I could tell that was too broad. I guess I still have an aircraft focus but not to the extent of bagging every set ever produced. Looking for a pattern that started recently (like modulars) and can still be found for reasonable prices (speed champions) seems like the way to go if just getting started on a new collection.

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By in United States,

I don't like how hard polybags can be to find. I only have a few. Some from City themes I've collected and others that I thought looked neat like 30364 Popcorn Cart.

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By in United States,

Just found this article this evening after spending the last 2 days organizing and updating quantities in my collection on over 800 ploybags, very interesting read as this is all fresh in my head after making a list of all set numbers and quantities in the notepad on my phone, emailing it to myself, pasting in excel, sorting numerically, then entering in Brickset, if I don't see another polybag for a week or 2 that will be ok by me!

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By in France,

Merci pour l'article. Thank you for this article.
Mais vous oubliez le 40195: Shell Station et le 40196-1: Shell Tanker, tous les deux avec 95p. Mais le 40195 Shell Station a 95p + 1 fig. Ce qui en fait un polybag exceptionnel.
Le tanker 40196 possède 6 roues et de très bonnes pièces. Ces deux polybag sont parmi les plus bonnes affaires. Hélas, Greenpeace nous a privé de ces intéressantes promotions à cause d'un amalgame imbécile qui m'a éloigné d'eux définitivement. Je n'ai pas d'affection pour Shell, mais le deal était là depuis 30ans, pourquoi venir ennuyer Lego qui n'est pour rien dans ces histoires ?
But you forget the 40195: Shell Station and 40196-1: Shell Tanker, both with 95p. But the real bonus is 40195 Shell Station : 95p with 1 fig. In fact, it's an exceptionnal polybag.
But Greenpeace with his stupid amalgam has privated fan of lego, of these interesting promo of Shell. Lega have a deal during 30 years, why made problems ?

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By in United States,

Great Article, but VERY incomplete!!!!

It is disappointing to me how many are not on this list! The easy one's that come to mind are Darth Raven, BB-8, Millennium Falcon mini build, and the VIP store.

That's not your all's fault, that's LEGO's fault for not keeping their numbering consistent for polybags! BUT there are a ton of Polybags in the 40000-40999 range too. I know you all were trying to get a easy run-down but you missed a ton of them for sure!

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By in Spain,

Hello People,

Someone knows, How many polybags exits in total??
I have more than 350 different, but I think that the polybags never end!!

:-)

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By in Spain,

Exactly 405 polybags!! Yujuuu!! wow!!

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By in Sweden,

Only polybags I still have unopened are two 1555 Santas - Given to me a while back... =)

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By in Germany,

The 30168 was released in 2 factories.
the second one has a mistake. it is without the footprint!

so you can say, the first release with footprint is much more in value.

the price of this set was increased mainly after last Avengers movie. a chinese guy bought 45 items in spring, to sell it in China.

As a polybag seller I take a look in my shop:

Other high priced polybags (but not 30xxx) are:
40146 Airbus
40079 VW Bus
40059 Christmas
4695 HP Bus
20006 Turbo Tank
20007 Venator Cruiser
5002946 Silver Centurion
and more, like Vader with a medal, white Boba Fett, silver stormstrooper, Black ARF Trooper.
brickmaster Indiana Jones ; T-Rex,

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By in United States,

@Sackofrito:
Ah, but there you're getting into tricky territory. SW has an exclusive numbering range, so do SW polybags go by that numbering system to stay with the theme, or fall into the 30xxx range because they're polybags? The same holds true for any polybag that falls under one of the genre themes, like DC or Marvel, TMNT, Harry Potter, and so on. When they announce that a theme will have a specific range of set numbers, you kind of expect them to abide by that, but there are a _lot_ of sets that fall into two or more categories (all the Technic SW sets, Brickmaster SW and Indiana Jones sets, and probably well over 100 polybags that sport a specific IP brand).

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Nice article! I am collecting them too (227 different until now). But you don't have 30573 Santa? It's been available for some weeks now, at least here in Germany.

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I enjoyed this article. It's a topic that I had never seen anyone really write about in a comprehensive way.

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@Lego34s: Same, I did the same for Jay. I did a trade with my friend, and I added the old style black sword.

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