Old Theme LEGO sets I miss a lot ...

August 10, 2016 6 Comments A+ a-

I don't know about you, but I miss some old theme LEGO sets a lot. I went back in time and made a list of some of these sets ... and it's a very long list. :) LEGO have released around 25 licensed theme sets since 2000.
My absolute favourites are Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pharaoh's Quest and The Lord of the Rings.

I'm sad that I missed out on some of the old themes as I was not building and collecting LEGO at that time. These sets are much more expensive today in comparison to their release price and they are a very good example of sets that tend to increase in value as time passes.

I prepared for you overview of 13 discontinued LEGO licensed themes with focus on the price appreciation of the first set in each row between now and the release date. The price change is in some cases huge !

1. INDIANA JONES - 18 sets released between 2008-2009
Indiana Jones Motorcycle Chase
1st Indiana Jones theme set:

  • 7620-1 Indiana Jones Motorcycle Chase
  • RRP: $9.99 / Sold in Jun-16: $159.00
2. SPIDER-MAN - 11 sets released between 2003-2004
Spider-Man's first chase
First Spider-Man theme set:
  • 4850 Spider-Man's first chase
  • RRP: $20.00 / Sold in May-16: $133.90
3. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS - 14 sets released between 2006-2012
Krusty Krab
First SpongeBob SquarePants theme set:
  • 3825 Krusty Krab
  • RRP: $19.99 / Sold in May-16: $174.20
4. TOY STORY - 15 sets released in 2010
Woody and Buzz to the Rescue
First Toy Story theme set:
  • 7590 Woody and Buzz to the Rescue
  • RRP: $19.99 / Sold in May-16: $77.34

5. HARRY POTTER - 64 sets released between 2001-2011
Sorting Hat
1st Harry Potter theme set:

  • 4701 Sorting Hat
  • RRP: $7.00 / Sold in May-16: $32.50

6. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - 14 sets released in 2011
Isla de la Muerta
1st Pirates of the Caribbean theme set:
  • 4181 Isla de la Muerta
  • RRP: $19.99 / Sold in Jun-16: $40.31
7.  THE LORD OF THE RINGS - 11 sets released between 2012-2013
Gandalf Arrives
1st The Lord of the Rings theme set:
  • 9469 Gandalf Arrives
  • RRP: $12.99 / Sold in Jun-16: $41.60
8. BATMAN - 14 sets released between 2006-2008
The Batman Dragster: Catwoman Pursuit
1st Batman theme set:
  • 7779 The Batman Dragster: Catwoman Pursuit
  • RRP: $10.00 / Sold in Jun-16: $65.60
9. JURASSIC WORLD - 8 sets released in 2015
Pteranodon Capture
1st Jurassic World theme set:
  • 75915-1 Pteranodon Capture
  • RRP: $19.99 / Sold in Aug-16: $40.30
10. MONSTER FIGHTERS - 13 sets released in 2013
Monster Fighters
1st Monster Fighters theme set:
  • 9461-1 The Swamp Creature
  • RRP: $6.99 / Sold in Jul-16: $50.70
11. PHARAOH'S QUEST - 9 sets released in 2011
Scarab Attack
1st Pharaoh's Quest theme set:
  • 7305 Scarab Attack
  • RRP: $4.99 / Sold in Jul-16: $36.40
12. PRINCE OF PERSIA - 6 sets released in 2010
Desert Attack
1st Prince of Persia theme set:
  • 7569 Desert Attack
  • RRP: $10.99 / Sold in Jun-16: $35.10
13. THE HOBBIT - 24 sets released between 2012-2014
Mirkwood Elf Guard
1st The Hobbit theme set:
  • 30212 Mirkwood Elf Guard
  • RRP: $4.99 / Sold in Jul-16: $20.08

It would be so cool, if LEGO brought back those themes again ...

What is your favourite old discontinued LEGO theme ? Are you willing to buy discontinued LEGO sets despite such a high price in some cases ?

I would be pleased if you comment bellow.

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10 August 2016 at 02:05 delete

I wish I would've gotten some of the Toy Story sets. Unless I win the lottery, though, I'm not going to pay exorbitant prices for any discontinued set. I buy specific pieces from those sets from ebay or Bricklink, but the complete sets are just too expensive. LEGO comes out with too many cool, new sets each year. I cannot go back in time; just get the best sets going forward.

Lego Girl
11 August 2016 at 09:56 delete

I would love to own old theme sets too. Toy Story was very nice. But as you said it would cost fortune to buy these sets for today's prices. I also rather buy new LEGO sets for RRP as LEGO has released great sets recently. My favourite 2016 set is definitely Porsche GT3 :) Which one is your favourite ?

12 August 2016 at 01:02 delete

My brother and I stick to minifig-scale sets, so while I think the Big Ben set and the Porsche set are very cool and impressive, our money and space is reserved for sets that can enhance our town. I guess the Brick Bank is my favorite so far, but we're pretty excited about the Disney Castle.

Lego Girl
12 August 2016 at 10:32 delete

Your LEGO town must look great I guess! :)
Yes, Disney Castle looks impressive - it would have been a great set to build and own but the price tag makes the set less affordable for ordinary LEGO collectors. As you were talking about minifig-scale sets, they are big on fun. I especially like the mini sets with just a few pieces and one or two minifigures. They are small but funny and the minifigures themselves have sometimes perfect facial expressions ! :)

12 August 2016 at 16:51 delete

Well, since my brother and I are able to split costs, it makes it easier for us to buy an expensive set...if we REALLY like it. We passed on the Ghostbusters HQ, even though we both liked it, because of the cost (and because of all the stickers.) But we've dedicated about a quarter of one of our towns for an amusement park and the Disney Castle was just too perfect to pass up.

Lego Girl
12 August 2016 at 23:16 delete

Ghostbusters HQ is a very nice set, I enjoy looking at the pictures and videos of it, but to me this isn't the type of set I would have to own. It's not because of the stickers or other small imperfections, but it is just too big for me and I have never been a big fan of Ghostbusters. $350 is a lot but it's definitely worth the money. I'm sure that it will be worth even more in a few years.