Best Lego Sets to Invest in 2021

Lego is becoming more popular in these days than ever before. Its building kits are getting better and better and especially those from the Lego Technic collection are well made and funny to build. But have you ever thought about investing in Lego when buying it as a toy for your children? Specially large Lego Technic sets are good to invest in. Let’s have a look at different Lego building kits which are excellent for investment in 2021.

1. Lego Creator 10276 Colosseum

Largest Lego Set to Invest in 2021

The first Lego building kit I would like to introduce to you is the Lego Creator Colosseum. It is the largest Lego set you can buy at present. It contains more than 9,000 bricks with which you can build one of the most famous buildings in Rome – the Colosseum – the largest amphitheater in the world. With this set you can construct an authentic model with details such as the iconic arches, columns of the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian orders, or ancient walkways. The model is 10.5″ (27 cm) high, 20.5″ (52 cm) wide and 23.5″ (59 cm) deep. This model is perfect to display or for collectors.

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2. Lego Technic 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

Big Lego Lamborghini Set

If you like fast ultimate super sports cars you will be astonished by this model. Lego Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is one of the best Lego Technic models. You will be dazzled by the vivid lime color and by the details such as V12 engine with movable pistons, iconic Lamborghini Scissor doors, 8-speed working gearbox or a movable spoiler. This building kit is packed in a luxurious box which also contains an exclusive collectors’ booklet in which you will find many interesting facts about the model, about Lamborghini, about the collaboration between them and Lego and many behind-the-scenes images.

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3. Lego Technic 42125 Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”

Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE Set

This building kit contains 1,677 Lego bricks with which you can build a model of a prestigious Ferrari 488 GTE. The model is made in coffee-table quality and it has the traditional red color typical for Ferrari cars. It includes all authentic features like front and back suspension, V8 engine with moving pistons, functioning steering wheel or the original race sticker. This model arrives with special booklet featuring exclusive content about the car itself and about the AF Corse 51 Team. This model is ideal for anyone interested in engineering and technology as it has so many realistic functions.

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4. Lego Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle

Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle

The fans of the Harry Potter will like this Lego set which has more than 6,000 bricks. With this building kit, you can build the castle where the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is based. The model has all the towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, Professor Dumbledore’s office, the Great Hall and much more – shortly it has everything the castle had in the Harry Potter movies. The building set also contains many small accessories like house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and the model features interesting functions such as moving staircases. Furthermore, you will find 4 minifigures and 27 microfigures in the box. This building kit is perfect to display but also to recreate your favorite scenes from the films.

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5. Lego Star Wars 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

Lego Star Wars to Invest in

This building kit inspired by Star Wars is one of the most exclusive building kits and it is definitely among the best Lego investment sets. It is the most amazing, beautiful, fascinating, giant replica of the starship which appeared in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. This building kit is not for the beginners. It contains 4,784 pieces, so it is a challenge to build it. It is a perfect model for your collection as the fact plaque and the stand is part of the building kit. The model is 3 foot long and 2 foot wide – actually one of the largest Lego models you can get. It is well detailed with the authentic details from the movie. The model has giant rotatable guns, radar, huge motor exhausts and other details. In the package you will also get two Star Wars minifigures.

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6. Lego Technic 42111 Dom’s Dodge Charger

Lego Set to Invest

This Lego building kit was inspired by worldwide favorite Fast & Furious movies. It contains Dodge Charger R/T from 1970s which was used in movies Fast & Furious by Dominic Toretto (Dom) – one of the main protagonists of this movies. The car is perfect replica as it has sophisticated details like moving pistons, steering system and air blower. Furthermore, in the front part of the car, you can see the iconic V8 engine! It is perfect kit even for adults as it contains 1,077 pieces. The built model is 15” long, 6” wide and 4” high. It is fun to play with it and represents the classic old-time muscle car.

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7. Lego Ideas 21320 Dinosaur Fossils

Lego Ideas Dinosaur Fossils

All of us were sometime in our lives fascinated by old dinosaurs which lived on this planet millions of years ago. This building kit contains three amazing skeletons of these dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Pteranodon. As a bonus you will get one paleontologist minifigure with accessories to play with and to recreate stories. The sizes of the dinosaurs are the following: T. rex is 6,7″ × 15,4″, Triceratops is 5,3″ × 10,6″ and Pteranodon is 5,1″ × 5,1″ big. This building kit has 910 particles and it is recommended from age 16. These fossils will entertain you for long hours and it is amazing experience building them and then playing with them.

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8. Lego Creator Expert 10277 Crocodile Locomotive

Lego Vintage Train Set to Invest

If you are a fan of trains and you adore classical vintage models you will definitely like this model. With 1,271 Lego bricks, you can build a model of a train inspired by the Class Ce 6/8 locomotive, first build for the Swiss Railways between 1919 and 1927. The model itself is made in a nice brown color and by lifting the top you can access the crew compartment. The box contains display track and plaque if you want to display the model. In the case, you do not want to display the model, you can buy additional Powered Up components from Lego to motorize this locomotive.

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9. Lego City 60292 Town Center

Lego City Town Center Set

This building kit is perfect for all people who are starting with the Lego or for smaller kids. In comparison with the other sets, it contains just 790 bricks and it is much easier to build. The building kit contains road plates, toy pizzeria, car wash, dojo, park, recycling station, truck and much more – a lot of things in such a small pack. It has also some cool functions like the spinning washer brushes in the car wash. I really like that you can expand this kit by buying other sets from the Lego city range and combining them together.

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10. Lego Architecture 21042 Statue of Liberty

If you ask anyone about the name of this statue, everyone will give you the correct answer. It is a symbol of New York and for some also a symbol of the USA. With this building kit which contains more than 1,600 bricks, you can actually build this architectural piece – the Statue of Liberty. The model is perfectly detailed, and it looks almost like a piece o art. It is made in the authentic sand-green and beige color and it is perfectly detailed. The model is 17″ (44 cm) high, 5″ (14 cm) wide and 5″ (14 cm) deep and it is a perfect model to display at your home or in your office.

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Conclusion

Now you know the best investment collections. All of them are amazingly done, perfectly detailed and they are worth having them at home even as a decoration. You will be fascinated by all these kits and like to build them and play with them!

Lego as an Investment?

If you have ever thought of Lego as an investment, read on this article. I’m going to mention in it how Lego investing works and what I think about it.

Firstly, I’d like to say that Lego sets can be a good investment. Some articles on the internet even say that Lego is a better investment than gold.

I will start with an example of mine. I bought the Lego Racers 8145 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 1:10 set 10 years ago. I bought it for $300 and now it is being sold for $2,000. You won’t find it cheaper than that. So I can say that I got lucky with this purchase, as the return of my investment could be 600% if I managed to sell it now.

Lego Ferrari Investment Set

Another example that I can mention is the Lego Technic 42063 BMW Motorbike set that my brother bought me as a Christmas gift in 2017. He bought it for $55, but now since this set is retired, you won’t get it for less than $110. So, in just 2 years, the price of this set has doubled.

Lego BMW Motorbike

The third example that I can mention will be my most recent experience. I’m sure you know the famous 2016 set, the Lego Technic 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. You could purchase this set for around $300, but since April 2020, this set got officially retired. This means that you can no longer buy it as a current Lego set. Yes, you can still buy it, but since April I haven’t found it for less than $480. I searched on both Amazon and eBay.

Lego Porsche Investing Set

How to Invest in Lego

My bet for best Lego investments are the premium Lego Technic car sets (yes, I’m a big cars fan), but you can get lucky with any other Lego set as well. From what I have seen, I can say that the price of most Lego sets usually doubles after it was discontinued by Lego. And as the time passes, it can multiply by 3 or more times (like my Ferrari set mentioned at the beginning of this article).

Also, in my opinion, you will have more success with selling your Legos stored in a not-opened, not-damaged and sealed box. It needs to be in its original packaging. So, my advice would be to not open the box, so that you can always sell the set as new. Another advice would be to find a good place to store it in your home so that it doesn’t lose value and keeps great condition.

And if you wonder which Lego sets to invest in currently, you can get inspired by me. I’m planning to definitely buy the Dom’s Dodge Charger Technic set by the end of this year. Overall, I would say that the wisest thing to do if you want to make a Lego investment, would be the following: You should buy a current Lego set that is not retired yet. Because these sets are always the cheapest ones. After buying it, just wait until it becomes retired and increases its value.

Other examples on how to make money selling Legos include investments into the Lego Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) sets. These include, for example, some large Lego Star Wars spaceships collectible sets.

Or another option are Lego Seasonal sets. These are sets that are on sale only during a special season, for example, on Christmas or Valentine’s day.

You can check other article on my blog to view all current Lego sets to invest in 2021, selected from various categories.

Also, BrickEconomy.com is a great website with resources dedicated to the economics of Lego. On this website, you will find even graphs of the expected annual growth of the price of all Lego sets.

Lastly, I’d like to say that I cannot predict how the Lego prices will evolve, so please don’t blame me in the future for wrong advice from this article. 🙂 I’ve just summarized my own thoughts here. Also, the disadvantage of investing in Lego is that it can be quite difficult to find a buyer willing to pay $2,000 for a Lego set, so consider this as well.