Best 5 Lego® Sets under $30 to invest in 2024: Retiring now

🗓 Wed, 20 Dec 2023

In 2024, there will once again be exciting opportunities for Lego® collectors and investors to invest in Lego sets. In this article, we look specifically at sets that can be bought for less than $30 and which, according to the latest information, will reach EOL (End of Life) this year. The $30 threshold allows both beginners and experienced Lego investors to build up a diversified investment portfolio.

The sets presented in this article are suitable for a Lego investment for various reasons. Our most important selection criteria include popularity in the Lego fan world and numerous investment-relevant facts. These include, for example:

  • Exclusive minifigures
  • Part Out Value (individual part price)
  • Reference sets

Below we present our top five retiring Lego sets under $30 in detailed investment analyses.

1. Lego® Star Wars 75359 Ahsoka's Clone Trooper of the 332nd Company - Battle Pack

Battle packs are small Lego® Star Wars sets that usually contain a small side build (weapons or vehicles) in addition to minifigures. The Lego Star Wars 75359 Ahsoka's Clone Trooper of the 332nd Company - Battle Pack was released in August 2023 and is expected to go EOL at the end of the year.

The RRP (recommended retail price) of the set is $19.99, but it can regularly be bought on sale for under $16. The part-out value of the set is almost $30, which is good value in relation to the offer price.

Exclusive Clone Trooper

The highlight of the Battle Pack are the four exclusive Clone Troopers included, which already have a market value of $13. Clone Troopers are particularly interesting for Lego investors, as there is a constant demand and Star Wars enthusiasts like to use them to build up a small Clone Trooper army.

Battle pack with potential for value appreciation

Battle packs have already shown in the past that they have good potential to increase in value. One example is the 40558 Clone Trooper Command Station, which retired at the end of 2022 and also contained three Clone Troopers. Based on the best price of $10.49, the Battle Pack has already increased in value by over 40% and is currently worth around $21.

To summarize, we consider the Ahsokas Clone Troopers of the 332nd Company to be an attractive Lego Battle Pack investment for 2024, especially since it contains four coveted Clone Troopers.

2. Lego® 76917 2 Fast 2 Furious - Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)

The Nissan Skyline GT-R known from the 2 Fast 2 Furious action movie was released in 2023 as a miniature version in the form of a Lego® Speed Champion. The set has an RRP of $24.99 and will retire at the end of 2024 according to current information.

On offer, the Speed Champions can be bought for under $15, which is a very good price considering the part out value of over $50.

Brian O'Conner as an exclusive minifigure

In addition to the Nissan Skyline GT-R made of Lego® bricks, the set also includes an interesting exclusive minifigure, which is a special feature of Speed Champions. Brian O'Conner is the main character of the 2003 film 2 Fast 2 Furious, from which the Nissan Skyline GT-R is also taken.

The minifigure currently has a market value of around $3.50, but there is a high probability that this will increase in value after retirement, as it is the only Brian O'Conner minifigure to date. This makes the set particularly interesting for collectors and 2 Fast 2 Furious fans.

Set with nostalgia factor

However, the 2 Fast 2 Furious - Nissan Skyline GT-R Speed Champions is also interesting for another reason. The Fast & Furious film series has a high cult status, especially among older action film fans.

Best of all, there is no end in sight to the film series for the time being, which should increase the potential target group in the years to come. For this reason, it is likely that the target group created by the combination of movie nostalgia and Lego collecting passion will increase the demand and therefore potentially the value of the set over time.

3. Lego® BrickHeadz 40632 Aragorn and Arwen

Aragorn and Arwen are two well-known characters from Lord of the Rings who appear in all parts of the film trilogy. In January 2023, the Danish brick manufacturer Lego® released them in the form of a BrickHeadz.

The Aragorn and Arwen BrickHeadz is offered at an RRP of $19.99 and has a part-out value of more than $45, which also makes the set interesting for retailers who sell on BrickLink, for example.

Well-known movie characters

The 261-piece BrickHeadz are based on the wedding scene from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King". Aragorn is depicted in his royal outfit with crown, while Arwen wears a green, stone-built wedding dress and tiara

Aragorn and Arwen are central characters in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, whose popularity and fame has earned them a large fan base.

Large Lord of the Rings target group

The Lord of the Rings films were released between 2001 and 2003 and were awarded a total of 17 Oscars, reflecting the popularity of the trilogy. The target group for the Aragorn and Arwen BrickHeadz is correspondingly large, which makes the set particularly interesting for a Lego® investment. In addition, BrickHeadz have a high collection potential anyway.

As the BrickHeadz are distributed exclusively by Lego, it is advisable to combine the purchase with VIP points and GWPs (Gift with Purchase) in order to achieve an indirect discount.

4. Lego® Star Wars 75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack

Our fourth place of the best Lego® investments for under $30 is also a Battle Pack. The Lego Star Wars 75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack was released in January 2023 and is expected to disappear from the market at the end of 2024. The set has a part out value of around $24, which is not good value in relation to the RRP of $19.99. However, the Battle Pack is always on offer for less than $14.

High demand

As with the previously introduced Battle Pack, the 75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack is also expected to be in high demand for EOL. The Battle Pack contains four exclusive Clone Troopers, which are particularly popular with Star Wars and Lego® fans. They are used, for example, to recreate movie scenes or to build an army of Clone Troopers.

Opportunity to diversify

In addition to the Lego® 75359 Ahsoka's Clone Trooper Battle Pack, the 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack offers a good opportunity to diversify further and, in our opinion, represents an attractive Lego investment with valuable Star Wars Clone Troopers at a purchase price of less than $14.

5. Lego® Star Wars 40615 Tusken Raider

The Star Wars character Tusken Raider made his first appearance in the Tusken Raider in the 1977 Star Wars movie "Star Wars" and was launched by Lego® as BrickHeadz in 2023.

The set has a part-out value of around $15, which is not in good proportion to the RRP of $9.99. However, this is of secondary importance with BrickHeadz.

BrickHeadz with collection potential

BrickHeadz are popular with Lego® fans for various reasons and represent an attractive collector's item. One reason for this is their comparatively low price, which makes them an ideal starting point for collectors. This is also the case when the price of BrickHeadz has multiplied by 200% or more after EOL, as the RRP is usually low.

Appearance in series

Tusken Raiders not only appear in the Star Wars movie "Star Wars", but also in current series such as "The Mandalorian" and "The Book of Boba Fett". The series "The Mandalorian" was first broadcast in 2019 and the series "The Book of Boba Fett" from December 2021 to February 2022.

As with the Lord of the Rings BrickHeadz, we recommend purchasing in combination with VIP points and GWPs, as the Tusken Raider BrickHeadz is also distributed exclusively by Lego®.

Retiring Lego® sets under $30: Our conclusion

In summary, 2024 offers good opportunities for Lego® investors to invest in sets under $30. Popularity in the fan world and specific factors such as exclusive minifigures and part-out value play a key role here.

Sets such as the Ahsoka's Clone Trooper Battle Pack and the 2 Fast 2 Furious - Nissan Skyline GT-R set, which are characterized by their exclusivity and their reference to popular themes such as Star Wars and Fast & Furious, are particularly noteworthy. These sets offer good potential for value appreciation and appeal to a broad target group.

The Aragorn and Arwen BrickHeadz and the Tusken Raider BrickHeadz are also attractive to collectors. The reference to well-known film franchises such as Lord of the Rings and Star Wars and the high collector potential of BrickHeadz make these sets an interesting investment.

Overall, investors should make sure to diversify their portfolio with a mix of different sets in order to minimize risk. If you want to invest in exclusive sets, you should combine the purchase with VIP points and GWPs. In our Lego GWP investment article you will find information on which GWPs are particularly interesting.

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