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Rare and Hard to Find LEGOS with the Best Prices

Updated on August 29, 2013

How to Find Rare and Hard to Find LEGO Sets at Great Prices for Collectors and Enthusiasts

Are you looking for one of the many rare and hard to find LEGO sets that have become scarce because they were once incredibly popular?

If you've had no luck searching on store shelves, you can still succeed by shopping online!

Anyone who loves LEGO's and is serious about their collection would be thrilled with any of the amazing LEGO sets below. Each set is already rare and hard to find. With additional time, they will only become more difficult to acquire plus more expensive!

These sets make great gifts at the holiday season as well as for birthdays or other special occasions. All LEGO collectors and enthusiasts would be blown away over receiving any of the sets below -- and the prices are the best you can find!

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LEGO Clock from Zazzle
LEGO Clock from Zazzle

Image from Zazzle
LEGO Clock

This is a unique decorative item that would make a thoughtful gift for any child or LEGOs fan!
They can display it in their bedroom or perhaps in the recreation/play room or even in
a home's den or office area, where it could become a conversation starter!

Grand Emporium - Spectacularly Detailed and Elegant!

Figures can enter the revolving doors to get into the store. Then they find a cash register for checking out their items after they're done visiting the fitting rooms and shopping. Merchandise includes items such as pants, perfume, and hats.

For more shopping, the figures can jump onto the escalator to visit another store level for housewares such as plates and glasses. The 3rd floor holds the toy department and offers fun items like balls that bounce, toy houses, and scooters.

For elegance, there is a lovely skylight and a chandelier in the middle of the department store. There is a billboard on the roof and the outside is embellished with many flags.

Other people who have owned this LEGO set report that they really savored each step in building it to completion. Someone had a great suggestion, to use items from your other LEGO sets for additional items to have for sale inside the store.

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LEGO Creator Grand Emporium 10211 (Discontinued by manufacturer)
LEGO Creator Grand Emporium 10211 (Discontinued by manufacturer)

The name "Grand Emporium" fits for this LEGO set. It looks like an old-fashioned 3-story department store and includes 7 figures.

This LEGO set is rare due to including pieces that don't usually come with other sets, such as a window washer, some store mannequins, shopping bags, an ice cream stand, and a mailbox..Click for full details....

 

Imperial Shuttle - Authentically Detailed, Huge, and Iconic!

Made up of over 2,500 pieces, the set also includes wing cannons and a rotating double laser.

There is a quadruple seat cockpit which allows access to the interior by opening up. When finished, you can proudly show off your finished project using the display stand. (Or you can play with it, your choice!)

Whether someone is a LEGO fan or a Star Wars fan, this could be an amazing gift and makes for a terrific conversation starter when entertaining guests!

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LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 10212
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 10212

From one of the favorite LEGO lines (up until now), this Star Wars Imperial Shuttle is one of the more difficult to find sets -- and everyone wants it!

Included are the Imperial Shuttle iteself, plus many of the more popular characters like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, plus an Imperial Officer, a Stormtrooper, and the Shuttle Pilot.Click for full details....

 

Tantive IV - Very First Impressive Star Ship Seen in the Star Wars Films!

You can take the roof off and find a cargo transport vehicle inside the storage compartment. A radar disc rotates, turbo laser cannons, and there are even 2 detachable escape pods.

There are 5 action figures included with this magnificent blockade runner space ship:

- Princess Leia

- The robots, C-3PO and R2D2

- A Rebel Trooper,

- Captain Antilles, one of the most appreciated figures that comes with this particular rare

LEGO set.

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LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (10198)
LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (10198)

The Star Wars Tantive IV is another LEGO set that is in high demand from this series.

With over 1,400 pieces, you can create a star ship that holds inside a command center with room for 2 figures, plus Princess Leia's desk.Click for full details....

 

Fire Brigade - Realistic 1930's Fire Station!

This fire station set includes over 2,200 pieces to make two fully furnished floors. The firemen

won't get hungry with the fully stocked fridge, and they'll stay entertained by playing with the ping pong table!

They also have a couch and a bookshelf that provides a quiet place for relaxation between

fire fighting.

You can access the inside through the removable roof, which includes a water tower and a fire bell.

Others who have purchased this set report that even though younger kids might need some assistance, it's a really wonderful toy and lots of fun to play with. More serious collectors use it as a decorative piece to display and not to be touched.

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LEGO Creator Fire Brigade 10197 (Discontinued by manufacturer)
LEGO Creator Fire Brigade 10197 (Discontinued by manufacturer)

The LEGO Creator Fire Brigade is a beautiful vintage 1930's scene of a firehouse, along with the customary firehouse dog, fire truck, and 4 fire fighter figures.

The detailing included in this LEGO set is truly impressive. You'll find the normal tools needed for firefighting, a hat rack for the fire helmets, and even the pole for the firemen to slide down.Click for full details....

 

Tower Bridge - Timeless Classic with Great Engineering!

In addition to the main Tower Bridge, you can also build four vehicles that include a black taxi, a green car, a yellow truck, and a red, double-decker bus.

This is an advanced set and has rare elements that are not usually included with typical or rare LEGO sets.

Others who own this set rate it very highly and many of them commented on how great this specific model was for multiple people to work on at once.

When finished, you can either play with this set or use it as a display-only piece of decor.

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LEGO Tower Bridge 10214
LEGO Tower Bridge 10214

The LEGO Tower Bridge (which spans the River Thames in London, England, in real life) is a really beautiful, rare LEGO set that's perfect for more mature enthusiasts.

With over 4,300 pieces, you get four blue base plates to build upon, plus additional pieces that can be used with other sets -- 80 windows, many arches, and much more! You are able to build the pair of towers and the drawbridge even opens up.Click for full details....

 
Legos iPhone 5 Case from Zazzle
Legos iPhone 5 Case from Zazzle

Image from Zazzle
Legos iPhone 5 Case

Additional Rare and Hard to Find LEGO Sets Available on Amazon

From the largest, most intricate sets to the smallest individual pieces and characters, there are LEGOs that will delight and thrill just about every single person (child AND adult) on the planet.

Sometimes combining sets can be even more fun and lead to some extremely imaginative creations! It's okay to think outside the box with LEGOs and use your ingenuity to come up with amazing new ideas.

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Lego Brick Yellow Orange Red - Public Domain Photo from Pixabay
Lego Brick Yellow Orange Red - Public Domain Photo from Pixabay

Image Credit: Pixabay.com under a Creative Commons Deed CC0 Licence

Legos have been a truly classic and all-time favorite toy for many generations of kids and adults,

offering countless hours of creativity and fun that also helps build essential skills.

Lego sets (whether singly or several combined) are great projects for parents and their children

to work on together. Create some real quality time that will create cherished forever memories!

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What is Your Favorite Rare LEGO Set?

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    • Lynn Klobuchar profile image

      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      I had Legos as a child, and we still have those relics from the 1960s in our basement. With three boys we bought tons of Legos over the years. Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark .... On and on. Nice Lens.

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      Gregory Moore 5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      My son is nuts over Legos. It is insane how many of them we have in our house. I have taken him to Lego Land and Disney and the Lego Land in New York. He was totally in Heaven!

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      Loretta 5 years ago from United States

      I like the Star Wars sets (always have) but I realllllllly love that old firestation set.