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What is the best LEGO set of all time?

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  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    edited December 2013
    I have a feeling the parisian restaurant will get a few votes later on next year once people have bought one.

    No disrespect to the woman who designed the cinema and town hall but Jamie Berard seems to be in a league of his own when it comes to designing the modulars.
    margot
  • BrickArtMakerBrickArtMaker Member Posts: 8
    edited January 2014
    I would have to vote for 8880... am I really the only one?

    I just like that it uses true bricks!
    And then there is the V8, 4 wheel drive, 4 wheel steering, gearbox, etc, etc, etc...

    I also, have a 8448, and a 8458,
    but the 8880 is still my Fav!
    Guess I am always a sucker for great Technic Cars!
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,234
  • suprajamessuprajames UK SussexMember Posts: 366
    #8038 Battle Of Endor

    Size of the set is great, took me hours and hours to build it, 12 mini figures, some amazing design and engineering with the exploding bunker, walking AT-ST, and would say under 10p brick it was good value for money.

    A close second to #6210 Jabba's Sail Barge, sheer size of the barge, skiff and pit included, attention to detail on the barge is great, and has loads to play with for hours on end.
  • Peter1975Peter1975 DeventerMember Posts: 166
    Of ALL times? I'd go for #6080 and #6285. Both set where mine must haves as a child. Great build and playability, still they are. They are still a must have for a lot of people i.m.o.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,308
    I have a bin with #6285 in it, mixed with #7075 and #6291. I'm inspired to try to sort out the pieces now and see how close to complete they are.
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 972
    Is everyone deliberately staying away from Technic sets? Unimog is an incredible set - and that's just from me watching videos! I haven't found the time to build it.

    I do love my old boyhood Castle set - I'll try and work out the set number later - it really played a huge part in my childhood. Even after I got my Spectrum!

    Of ny recent sets, gosh, there are a lot of great sets. There are some fabulous display models - Shuttle Adventure for one - but I think Grand Emporium wins for build, playability, modability and design.
  • lluisgiblluisgib Barcelona (Spain)Member Posts: 225
    For me the best LEGO set ever is the #4999 Vestas Windmill. It was a surprising set when it was revealed. It has almost everything CITY related:
    - A cute house
    - A vehicle
    - 3 minifigs
    - The windmill
    - Power Functions (Motor + Light)
    - A mountain with a small bench
    It is one of the most complete sets ever. It exclusivity makes it even more desirable, but of course difficult to get.

    A winner set
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 560
    #6970 for me. It was my favourite as a kid I must have built it and taken it apart a million times. Still my favourite now but my copy is not in the best shape as a result.
    margot
  • legonickblegonickb Brighton, UKMember Posts: 57
    #10228 Haunted House

    Was really fun to build plus just looks amazing, plus marked my time getting back into Lego
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 279

    Is everyone deliberately staying away from Technic sets? Unimog is an incredible set - and that's just from me watching videos! I haven't found the time to build it.

    I do love my old boyhood Castle set - I'll try and work out the set number later - it really played a huge part in my childhood. Even after I got my Spectrum!

    Of ny recent sets, gosh, there are a lot of great sets. There are some fabulous display models - Shuttle Adventure for one - but I think Grand Emporium wins for build, playability, modability and design.

    Not everyone. I've already voted for #8480 Space Shuttle. Not just a great set but a properly challenging build as well.

  • malkhazmalkhaz Member Posts: 7
    For me the best Technic set is 8258 - Crane Truck. It is one of the complex and well designed Technic sets

    I am Technic fan, so I like Technic sets.
  • hewmanhewman Member Posts: 93
    edited January 2014
    #6970
    For some reason the link keeps going to a forum search, so here's another for those that aren't familiar with this set.

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=6970-1


    It had a base, a spaceship, a land vehicle, a monorail, great baseplates and a bunch of cool printed and transparent parts.
    sidersddbluedragonAmbroisebrickedin
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,234
    @huw - it might be interesting to take the 20 most mentioned sets in these 3 threads and then create a poll. We could even have a second poll only including the top 5 and then declare a champion. :o)
    margotPitfall69BumblepantsAmbroise
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,857
    #10193 Medieval Market Village. A true 'one for the AFOLs', fantastic design, build, parts and playability all round (and not a flick-fire missile in sight...).

    I got the Unexpected Gathering for christmas having read it was potentially the best set ever made... and whilst I did enjoy it, the fact that it's licensed makes it drop a few points for me.

    The MMV feels like a set that was designed out of love for the theme.
  • FrothyCoffeeManFrothyCoffeeMan Member Posts: 46
    Such a tough request.
    Do I go on how many of the same sets I purchased or which I find most visually appealing, should it be chosen because it is set that redefined how I felt about a particular Lego theme or should I choose the set that still makes me giggle like a loon every time I play with/dust it?

    I'm going with personal experience and I have to go with 4993.
    Which is bizarre as I just mentioned it in my first review (honest, I have a couple more sets).
    It's my best set due to me buying 3 sets because I wanted to make all three models and all three are still in my front room (main display area). It did redefine how I considered the Creator theme and opened the door to a huge amount of Creator related building pleasure.
    It's a very pretty car, a cool lorry, and a funky shovely digger thingy.

    I learned a lot about eBay buying 3 of them and made a great friend of one of the vendors due to various missing part shenanigans that were resolved with humour and mutual respect.


    So for me 4993 is always going to epitomise the best of the ethos of "leg godt"

    Andrew
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