|Name||Released||Price||Weight (grams)||Pieces||PPW||PPP||PPW-PPP Average|
|Modular Lego Store||2022||179.99||2440||2149||0.074||0.084||0.079|
|Modular Construction Site||2023||319.99||?||3371||?||0.095||?|
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Would it be safe to assume that 30-35% of the sealed box weight does not contribute to the set?
FWIW, PPP and PPW are meaningless for me. I assess the value of a set by how much I like the model, including minifigs, new/rare parts or colors, play features. This is entirely subjective, of course!
Using the Jazz Club as an example, ~27% of the weight is the box/instructions.
After thinking about it a little more, I'm hesitant to take those out of the calculation though as they contribute to the cost of the set. It could be argued one way that they don't add value to the actual playability of the set; it could be argued the other way, that it helps a set retainis value. Maybe include both, "Overall PPW" and "Brick PPW".
2016's #60103 Airport Air Show was $119.99 AU$, #60104 Airport Passenger Terminal was $149.99 and did include six minifigures. So $120 vs. $150, not $70 vs. $150.
This year's #60385 Construction Digger is $32.99 AU$ and includes two figures. #77012 Fighter Plane Chase is $49.99 nd includes three figures.
I dislike "price points"- it means compromises must be made to hit e.g. $19.99. The designers either have to add some little side build or omit something else to make the perceived value come in at $19.99. I'd much prefer it if all the $19.99 sets actually got priced at their "true" price: one might be $18.63, another $21.84.
Note1: Chart is sorted by PPW/PPP (last column)
Note2: TPPW = Total Price Per Weight (set, box, instructions) vs. PPW (just the set)
Notice that--for the most part--PPW and PPP are relatively close. There are a few outliers, like Detective's Office and Brick Bank.
For example, taking the TPPW, the cheapest set has the lowest weight and the most expensive set has the highest weight:
Two of the outliers are:
There are a couple changes when sorting by PPW but it's place in the chart is relatively consistent to TPPW (IE, Assembly Square is still the most and Market Street still the least). I believe weight has a significant role to play in price point (at least in this data I've gathered for the modulars).
This does not take into account inflation, but I think that makes this even more interesting, because the prices have remained relatively the same (if not arguably low) if you are looking at the weight alone. Sets that have more material cost more and sets that have less cost less).