As we’ve seen in our previous installments of our Classic Kits series, kits come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve even shared our top five classic kits! In today’s installment, we embrace the fun-loving, gift-giving kid in all of us and take a look at five of the rarest LEGO kits out there.
1.The Lunar Lander Kit: If you’re a fan of the Apollo missions, you’ll know about this Apollo Lunar Lander set, first released in 2003 as part of a LEGO series celebrating real space flights. As a rare kit, this one can be had from $400-$800, depending on the condition of the set.
2.The Motorized Hogwarts Express: The more exclusive and popular the LEGO kit, the higher the price. The Motorized Hogwarts Express is both, and can run anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000 in collecting circles. At 708 pieces that’s about $2.80 a piece! This set, when assembled, makes a complete Hogsmeade Station, locomotive, and train track for it to cruise around.
3.Wright Flyer: The Wright Brothers took their first flight in 1903, and in 2003, LEGO commemorated this historic event with the Wright Flyer kit. This 664-piece set builds a replica of their Flyer 1 model, which they used to make their first successful flight.
4.King’s Castle: Considered the centerpiece of the LEGO Royal Knights and Knights’ Kingdom sets, the King’s Castle was a must-have for children’s holiday wish lists in the mid-1990’s. This 869-piece set included seven minifigures and accessories. All this can be yours today on some collector sites for about $250.
5. U.S.S. Constellation: An oldie but a goodie originally released in 1978, the U.S.S. Constellation is full to bursting with 973 pieces that, when assembled, create a stunning replica of a 19th century naval ship. Originally intended for children ages 9+, this set runs about $200-300 with all pieces intact.
What type of kit is your business building? Large? Small? Exclusive? No matter the size or the number, we at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries can help you kit it. When you come to us for kitting services, you can rest easy knowing that you’re also supporting our mission to give fulfilling work and opportunities to people with disabilities in our communities. As rare gifts go – there’s no better one than that. When you’re ready to put our motivated employees to work on your next kitting project, call on us!