These are the most expensive Lego sets ahead of the Black Friday deals

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Emmet, from The Lego Movie, looking very shocked. (Image credit: Lego)

With Black Friday just around the corner, you're probably making a wish-list of some pretty pricey Lego sets that could get discounted either as a treat for yourself or as a gift to someone you care about.

The Lego Black Friday deals will likely reduce the price of low-cost kits as well as really pricey ones, so if you're lucky, the best Lego set that were previously out of your budget might become more affordable.

With that in mind - and to help you form an early wish-list - we've compiled a list of all the priciest Lego sets that are still on sale. By that we mean, they're still ranged by Lego itself, and haven't been discontinued.

That means, we're using the official price - discontinued sets can often skyrocket in cost because of collectors and fans trying to get the rare kits. To make the cut, the kits needed to cost at least $350 / £300.

We wrote up a similar list to this for Black Friday last year, and have updated it for 2021 with new pricey sets - the list is much longer this year, showing Lego's pushing into pricier builds more and more.

Hopefully something on here will inspire a Black Friday or Cyber Monday Lego deal purchase, or will just give you some super-pricey builds to stare at.

Lego Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

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1. Lego Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina 

We're beginning this list as we mean to go on: with a Lego Star Wars set. 

This build, based on the jazzy-lounge-slash-dive-bar where Luke and Obi-Wan meet Han and Chewbacca from the original Star Wars, comes with loads of minifigures, some outbuildings, and the cantina itself.

You'll probably love the set if you're an original-trilogy enthusiast, ready to mutter 'Maclunkey' and laugh to yourself.

The set will set you back $349.99 / £319.99 which is quite a lot for a location build, but the number of figures and bricks justifies it. If that's too much for you though, an alternative Tatooine build is Obi-Wan's hut which costs just $29.99 / £24.99 - a lot more affordable.

Lego Ideas Grand Piano

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2. Lego Ideas Grand Piano 21323

This pricey Lego set is deceptively complex - it looks like a plastic piano replica, but it actually moves. Not only is the stool height adjustable, but each key can be pressed to trigger a hammer motion, and the instrument actually plays music.

That's very surprising, given most top-end Lego sets are purely decorative, though it's probably more a party trick than a tool for your next Chopin recital.

As you can imagine, the impressive functionality comes at a high cost, and this Grand Piano Lego set will set you back $349.99 /  £319.99 - ouch.

Music fans who don't want to shell out that much for a working keys kit might instead want to look to the Lego Fender Stratocaster set, as at $99.99 / £89.99, it's no-where near as pricey - but it doesn't play notes.

Lego Star Wars Republic Gunship

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3. Lego Star Wars Republic Gunship

Another Lego Star Wars set, and quite an interesting one to buy a high-price collectors' item, since it's based on the oft-maligned prequel trilogy, is this Republic Gunship kit, complete with a stand, a plaque and a mini Mace Windu.

With over 3000 pieces, this is certainly a big set, and it's 74cm wide and 68cm long too, so it'll fill a lot of shelf space. You could also buy it for a child as a play set, but they'll definitely need help putting it together.

As you can imagine for a big kit like this, you're paying a lot; it's a $349.99 / £329.99 gift. There are loads of other Lego Star Wars ships available if you don't want to pay that much; an X-Wing Starfighter is a popular alternative.

Lego Technic Lamborghini Sian

Lego Technic Lamborghini Sian (Image credit: Lego)

4. Lego Technic Lamborghini Sian 42115

Our next model is one of Lego’s Technic builds, using a design that relies more heavily on beams and veers away from bricks slightly. That said, its 3,696-piece body will still be a mighty undertaking to build.

This build is a recreation of the popular Lamborghini Sian, a relatively new car (compared to many other Technic builds) with moving pistons, steering and suspension. It’s designed for motorheads (as the car itself is), but it slightly more affordable than the actual vehicle at $379 / £350.

Some auto fans might want a more affordable Lego set though, or one based on a more classic vehicle, and there are options for those builders too. Some may like the $199.99 / £159.99 Land Rover Defender or $69.99 / £54.99 Ducati Panigale V4 R, but we’re most fond of the $149.99 / £129.99 James Bond Aston Martin.

Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle

Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (Image credit: Lego)

5. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle 71043

This is another Lego set based on a popular franchise, and another one we’ve seen a few iterations of over the years - the iconic Hogwarts Castle from Harry Potter. This set has just over 6,000 pieces and will set you back $399.99 / £349.99.

What’s interesting about this set is that, instead of having standard Minifigures like most Lego kits, it actually has 27 ‘Microfigures’. These are smaller than Minifigures, which really helps to give your Hogwarts scale. That reflects the set as a whole really - it depicts a huge castle, so each element is small - there’s a cute little Whomping Willow, baby dragon and more.

This set will look really great displayed in your house, but given its size and price it likely won’t be for everyone. Luckily there are loads of other iconic sets based on the Harry Potter films you can buy, which are smaller and cost less. Our favorite is the Privet Drive set which costs $69.99 / £64.99 and incudes the suburban British house as well as a Ford Anglia, but there are loads of other options too.

Lego Harry Potter Diagon Alley

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6. Lego Harry Potter Diagon Alley 75978

From Harry Potter, to... more Harry Potter!

This big set is based on the popular London shopping high-street, and comes with four separate shops as well as minifigures based on loads of the main characters from the franchise.

It's clearly based on the first appearance of Diagon Alley in the films, from the first movie, because lots of the students have tiny legs, and it's missing some of the extra shops that get added in later movies.

If you know a Harry Potter fan in your life who already has the Hogwarts sets, this could be a good gift, though the $399.99 / £369.99 asking price could easily put you off too. If that's too much, the aforementioned 4 Privet Drive set is a good alternative, as well as lots of smaller Hogwarts sets that Lego keeps releasing.