This interactive LEGO timeline chart shows LEGO theme releases since year 2000.
LEGO Star Wars, Technic, Advanced Models and Duplo have been released every year since 2000. The popular LEGO City theme was introduced in 2005 and has also been released every year since then. LEGO Chima and Minecraft were released in 2013 and are still going strong.
LEGO did make some experiments that weren’t as successful. For example, LEGO Mickey Mouse only existed for one year (2000), LEGO Spybotics (2002) and LEGO Atlantis (2010-2011).
There are also “seasonal” themes that coincide with movie release in that particular year, such as LEGO Avatar (2006), Cars (2011-2012) and the new Jurassic World set (2015).
Another notable theme is the LEGO Mindstorms that was first released in 2011. This theme has not received any new releases since 2013.
The girls oriented LEGO Friends theme was introduced in 2012 and LEGO seems to be committed to it by releasing new sets every year.
Interactive bubble chart that shows LEGO set size and price.
Correlation between LEGO Set Size and Price
This is a list of LEGO sets released in 2014 that has the highest return of investment. The list excludes any LEGO sets with MSRP less than $19.99.
The Advent Calendar series is always a safe bet investment every year. It seems like LEGO never make enough of these sets. With 55% return of investment, this set is at the bottom of our Top 10 list.
The First Night set is the first 2014 Minecraft set in this Top 10 list. LEGO decided to only made these Minecraft sets available through lego.com, which drove up the price of these sets significantly in eBay, especially leading up to the holiday season.
Another Minecraft set.
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The LEGO City version the Advent Calendar sits at #6 with 72% ROI.
The Minecraft Crafting Box is a unique 8 in 1 set.
The Santa’s Workshop set was a very popular item during the holiday season. This set were sold at $170 in eBay shortly before Christmas.
This is a very popular LEGO Cuusoo set featuring female mini figures.
With The Cave in this list, now we have all LEGO 2014 Minecraft sets in the Top 10 list. This set has the highest ROI amongst other 2014 Minecraft craft, probably due to the low MSRP ($19.99).
This 295 pieces Lego Cuusoo set has a whooping 206% ROI in 2014.
Do you own any of these sets?