What Are the Most Valuable LEGO “Harry Potter” Sets in 2020?

It’s hardly a secret that we at MuggleNet love a good LEGO set, especially when it’s a Harry Potter LEGO set. Have you ever wondered which of the LEGO Harry Potter sets is the most valuable? Thanks to TheToyZone, we can tell you.

While none of the Harry Potter-themed sets is on TheToyZone’s list of eight of the most valuable LEGO sets ever, we’re not surprised to find that some of the LEGO Harry Potter sets are worth a lot of money. For instance, the LEGO Harry Potter set with the greatest value is the Motorised Hogwarts Express Super Pack. It originally sold for $59.99, but it is now worth $1,293.30. It also takes the crown for being the LEGO Harry Potter set that has gained the biggest appreciation, having appreciated by a whopping +2,055.86%. (Not too shabby for a set of bricks!)

Even sets that originally sold for much less are now worth quite a bit of money. The original retail price for the Diagon Alley Shops set was $9.99; it’s now worth $130.67.

TheToyZone notes that its data came from BrickEconomy.com, “a website guide to LEGO economics, market values, and trends.”

Data in hand, researchers then calculated price growth for each set. Promotional sets without an initial retail price and sets that had no information about their current value were excluded.

Citing an unnamed university study from 2015, TheToyZone reports that “LEGO sets yield an average annual return of 11%.” Who knows? Maybe some of the LEGO Harry Potter sets that were just saved from retirement could be really valuable someday.

If you’re interested in viewing the full list of LEGO sets, including drop-down menu options, you can check out the following interactive graphic.

 

 

For more information on TheToyZone’s list of the most valuable LEGO sets, you can read the press release below.

Press Release

REVEALED: Which are the most valuable LEGO sets in 2020?

Most people just buy LEGO sets for their kids (or themselves) to build and play with, but for serious collectors, it’s a different story altogether. Rare LEGO sets can fetch thousands of dollars; it can be a very competitive market, not unlike buying and selling art or playing the stock market.

In 2015, a university study discovered that LEGO sets yield an average annual return of 11%, with the most valuable of all being sold for five figures. Owing to its dedicated fan base and highly collectible nature, LEGO is considered a viable means of investment, with returns equivalent to the stock market.

TheToyZone wanted to find out which sets have the highest price tag and how much people are willing to spend on these iconic little pieces of plastic.

To put this project together, TheToyZone collected retail prices and current value data for 13,763 LEGO sets from BrickEconomy.com, a website guide to LEGO economics, market values, and trends. Data in hand, researchers then calculated price growth for each set. Promotional sets without an initial retail price and sets that had no information about their current value were excluded.

Which LEGO Harry Potter set is your favorite? Do you own any valuable sets? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.

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