TOP 10 LEGO sets released in 2013

October 09, 2016 15 Comments A+ a-


Today I decided to look back in time and highlight 10 amazing sets released in 2013.
I was especially impressed by the Lone Ranger theme and the Master Builder Academy sets.
However, I must admit that this time it wasn't that difficult to pick only 10 sets compared to TOP 10 LEGO sets released in 2014 and TOP 10 LEGO sets released in 2015.
Even before I started looking for 2013 sets I had my favorite which retained the first place until the end of the search.

Please enjoy reading. :)

10. Invention Designer - Set 20215 (675 pieces)
Original retail price $79.99
Invention Designer
9. The De Lorean Time Machine - Set 21103 (401 pieces)
Original retail price $39.99 or €34.99
The De Lorean Time Machine
8. Stage Coach Escape - Set 79108 (279 pieces)
Original retail price $29.99 or €29.99
Stage Coach Escape
7. Sydney Opera House - Set 10234 (2,989 pieces)
Original retail price $319.99 or €279.99
Sydney Opera House
6. 4x4 Crawler Exclusive Edition - Set 41999 (1,585 pieces)
Original retail price $199.99
4x4 Crawler Exclusive Edition
5. Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout - Set 10937 (1,619 pieces)
Original retail price $159.99 or €159.99
Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout
4. Horizon Express - Set 10233 (1,351 pieces)
Original retail price $129.99 or €99.99
Horizon Express
3. Palace Cinema - Set 10232 (2,196 pieces)
Original retail price $149.99 or €139.99
Palace Cinema
2. Ewok Village - Set 10236 (1,990 pieces)
Original retail price $249.99
Ewok Village
1. Tower of Orthanc - Set 10237 (2,359 pieces)
Original retail price $199.99 or €199.99
Tower of Orthanc
Which set is your 2013 favorite ? :)

I will be very happy if you comment below.

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OhioBricker
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9 October 2016 at 21:42 delete

I wasn’t yet back into LEGO in 2013, so I don’t remember any of the other sets that came out that year. Of the ones you listed, the only one I have is the Palace Cinema. It’s a great set, but the use of stickers bugs me. The LOTR set looks pretty cool. Seems like it would be a fun build. Not one of my favorite themes, but it’s impressive. I guess I’d say the Ewok Village is my favorite. Look how many minifigures come with it! I only dabble in Star Wars sets (mostly the least expensive ones), so I can’t ever see myself spending $250 on a Star Wars LEGO set, but it’s awesome.

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Lego Girl
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10 October 2016 at 22:34 delete

I have also only the Palace Cinema set in my collection, will unbox it and start the build tonight. :)
I'm also not a big fan of stickers...Ironically, in the Palace Cinema, I am looking for the movie poster stickers on the front windows of the building because I feel that it makes the modular look like a cinema on the first sight for one who doesn't know the set.
I have a soft spot for Tower of Orthanc. It is one of my most wanted sets. :)
I don't know a lot about Star Wars but I couldn't take my eyes off the Ewok village set. Thanks for pointing out the number of minifigs in this set, quite impressive!

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OhioBricker
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11 October 2016 at 15:56 delete

I'm pretty sure the Palace Cinema was the last Modular to include stickers. The stickers in that set are pretty substantial, so I don't know if they would have made them printed pieces at any point. The Soap n Suds window pane on the Brick Bank is printed, though, so the movie posters in Palace Cinema could have been printed. Not sure about the movie screen, though.
I really like the Palace Cinema. We just skipped the stickers. I guess we're pretending the movie hasn't started yet. Have fun with the set. Modulars are so fun to build.

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...Feishin
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11 October 2016 at 16:04 delete

Lone Ranger Coach, decent sized - nice minifig of Tanto and Red

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Lego Girl
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11 October 2016 at 22:57 delete

That's smart to skip the stickers if they bother you in some sets. In case of Palace Cinema, you will at least better see the interior of the building through the front windows.
I can't help myself but the look of the Palace Cinema set reminds me Casino a bit. I wondered if I will feel this way also when I finish it. :)
Thanks a lot, I am pretty sure that I will enjoy the build, especially the roof that looks so cool and the black car.

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Lego Girl
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11 October 2016 at 23:04 delete

Exactly, it is neither big nor small set. The only think I noticed is that the minifigs are quite small compared to the coach and horses...But anyway, it is very cool set.

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OhioBricker
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12 October 2016 at 19:11 delete

If I had the chance to buy one of these sets at original retail price, it would be the Stage Coach set. I love the Western sets. I hope they bring something like that back at some point.

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Lego Girl
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13 October 2016 at 09:30 delete

If I wanted to spend a lot of money, I would go for the Tower of Orthanc set. Otherwise, I would buy the Stage Coach set too.

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...Feishin
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15 October 2016 at 09:40 delete

Western theme is not commonly featured in Lego.
Remember your "what's next?" modular blog? A western town modular will be nice, bundle with a minifig of Clint Eastwood, "Feeling lucky, Pardner!"

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Lego Girl
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16 October 2016 at 22:26 delete

Pretty good idea, the western modular. ;)

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17 October 2016 at 23:51 delete

Nice list! I have most all of these, but I am a huge Technic fan so the limited edition 4x4 crawler is my favorite. I still have it sealed in the box... I will have to build it soon!

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Lego Girl
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18 October 2016 at 22:56 delete

You must be proud of your collection ! I am not a big fan of LEGO Technic sets, I have only one at home, but the limited edition 4x4 crawler looks incredible. I read a bit about it and there should be amazing details such as LED front light. It's a pity that LEGO released only 20,000 pieces of the set and it is already sold out. They're going around $450 at the moment. What a good investment back in 2013. :)

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23 January 2017 at 16:14 delete

I only have 3 sets from 2013 in my collection because most of them had already retired by the time I came out of my Lego Dark Ages in September 2015. The ones I have are:
- Palace Cinema
- Ewok Village
- Red Five X-Wing

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Lego Girl
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24 January 2017 at 20:43 delete

I saw the Ewok Village on LEGO exhibition last week and it looks perfect. Definitely the set I would like to own one day. :-)

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24 January 2017 at 20:59 delete

Then you better hurry to buy it, now it's still possible to get it for a reasonable price. It only recently retired from the Lego Store! As time passes this set will only become more and more expensive...

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