The Most Expensive LEGO Set Ever Sold

Every kid loves a good LEGO set, and many adults aren't afraid to build insane things with them in their spare time, either. LEGOs spur creativity, build spatial intelligence, lead to highly satisfactory results... and, unfortunately, cost two limbs and a half. That last part might surprise you, if you haven't bought new LEGOs since your youth, but yes, these colorful little blocks are quite pricey, and while cheaper derivatives exist, they don't contain the fine details, craftsmanship, and overall grooviness you get with a good LEGO set. You have to consider, as WJBQ explains, that these little colored blocks are precision engineered, so a LEGO block made tomorrow night will snap perfectly into a LEGO block that your dad played with. Consider that each set contains thousands of these little suckers, and it's easy to see why prices run up.

Plus, don't forget, LEGO also has access to some major franchises, and that's half the fun. Want to make your own Batcave? LEGO will give you the tools, but be prepared to have Bruce Wayne's fortune. Is Hogwarts more your bag? It's there for you, if you have a spare $399.99 laying around. However, the priciest LEGO set of all can only be found in a galaxy far, far away... 

The Millennium Falcon, making the Kessel Run in over 7,000 (assembled) pieces

Yeah, you guessed it. The costliest LEGO set of all-time is the Millennium Falcon, because Star Wars rules the universe. And if you can afford this baby, well, the Force is already with you. 

In 2017, LEGO released a newly updated Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon, composed of 7,541 pieces and possessing a meticulous level of detail that even Chewbacca would approve of. How detailed? Well, according to The Verge, 10 LEGO minifigures are included in the set — Han, Old Han, Chewie, Leia, C-3P0, BB-8, Rey, Finn, and some Porgs — and the heads of the Han and Leia figures can spin around to show them with air respirators on, so you can recreate that one scene from Empire Strikes Back. The ship even comes with swappable deflector dishes: one matches the dish in the original trilogy, while the other matches the one in The Force Awakens, which is the kind of excruciatingly obscure detail that hardcore Jedi fans live for.

Naturally, all this diligence comes at a high price, and the Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon set is not only the largest LEGO set ever, but also the costliest: if you want to live out your miniature Star Wars dreams, be prepared to cough up $800 for it. Start saving up!