For how much LEGO EMPLOYEE GIFTS sell ? Overview of 2009-2016 sets

May 08, 2017 0 Comments A+ a-


It's been a tradition for LEGO to reward its employees by a special set for couple of years. These sets are not available for sale for ordinary people. Only LEGO employees can get hands on them. However, it doesn't mean that there doesn't exist a secondary market for such sets. It does ! How many of employee gift sets are available for sale and for how much they sell, that's the focus of my today's post. 
Last year I was especially unhappy that I am just an ordinary AFOL and not a LEGO employee when I found out what is the 2016 employee gift set - the 50 Years on Track is definitely my favourite one out of last 8 gift sets.
If you read through our latest NEW BRICK MARKET REPORT Q12017 you probably know that the recommended average price per piece oscillates around 0.10 USD per piece. 
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 
The price per piece of LEGO employee gift sets is much higher. Heart (2009) sells for the highest price out of 2009-2016 sets - for 1.68 USD per piece. The LEGO Christmas Tale (2013) sells for the lowest price of 0.21 USD which is still twice as expensive as the price per piece of ordinary sets for public. 
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 
In terms of quantity available for sale, the supply of these sets is typically limited. For example I found only four Happy Holidays (2010) sets for sale and only eleven Heart sets (2009). You can see from the graph below that the supply of employees gift sets older than 2012 is much lower compared to younger sets (2012+).
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 
Let's look at the employee gift sets one by one. 

1) YEAR 2009
Set 2009: Heart
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 

  • 11 sets available for sale on Bricklink in price range of 103 - 220 USD per set 
  • 155 USD is an average price of set available for sale which corresponds to 1.68 USD per piece

2) YEAR 2010
Set 2010: Happy Holidays - The Christmas Game
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 
  • 4 sets available for sale on Ebay (none available for sale on Bricklink) in price range of 52 - 123 USD per set 
  • 96 USD is an average price of set available for sale which corresponds to 0.69 USD per piece
3) YEAR 2011
Set 2011: LEGO Duck
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 
  • 41 sets available for sale on Bricklink in price range of 131 - 406 USD per set 
  • 127 USD is an average price of sold set in last 6m which corresponds to 1.39 USD per piece
4) YEAR 2012
Set 4000007: Ole Kirk's House
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 
  • 80 sets available for sale on Bricklink in price range of 182 - 877 USD per set 
  • 337 USD is an average price of sold set in last 6m which corresponds to 0.37 USD per piece
5) YEAR 2013
Set 4000013: A LEGO Christmas Tale
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 
  • 127 sets available for sale on Bricklink in price range of 55 - 207 USD per set 
  • 91 USD is an average price of sold set in last 6m which corresponds to 0.21 USD per piece
6) YEAR 2014
Set 4002014: LEGO HUB Birds
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 
  • 86 sets available for sale on Bricklink in price range of 95 - 556 USD per set 
  • 167 USD is an average price of sold set in last 6m which corresponds to 0.34 USD per piece
7) YEAR 2015
Set 4002015: Borkum Riffgrund 1
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 
  • 135 sets available for sale on Bricklink in price range of 135 - 999 USD per set 
  • 142 USD is an average price of sold set in last 6m which corresponds to 0.25 USD per piece
8) YEAR 2016
Set 4002016: 50 Years on Track
For how much LEGO Employee Christmas gifts sell ? 


  • 130 sets available for sale on Bricklink in price range of 170 - 986 USD per set 
  • 257 USD is an average price of sold set in last 6m which corresponds to 0.23 USD per piece
Have you ever managed to get hands on one of those rare sets ? Are you prepared / willing to pay an extra money per piece for these sets ?

I will be very happy if you let me know in comments below.