Top 10 Biggest City Sets

The first LEGO® City sets came out in 2005. It was the successor to the popular Town theme launched in 1978. City depicts Minifigures in real life scenarios. For that reason, the theme is popular with both children and adults. These sets and Minifigures help populate growing LEGO® cities around the world. The 2020 sets are adding to that legacy in a big way. September 1, 2020 marks the release of Main Square (60271). Incidentally, it is one of the biggest LEGO® City sets ever produced. To celebrate the new set, True North Bricks is looking at the top 10 biggest City sets ever.

10. Downtown Fire Brigade (60216)

Top 10 biggest City sets: Downtown Fire Brigade
Downtown Fire Brigade (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • COST: $139.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 943
  • MINIFIGURES: 7
  • RELEASED: January 2, 2019
  • RETIRED: N/A
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.148 (Satisfactory)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 135:1 (Good)

09. TIE: Garage (7642) & Police Headquarters (7744)

Garage
Garage (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • NAME: Garage
  • COST: $129.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 953
  • MINIFIGURES: 4
  • RELEASED: September 24, 2010
  • RETIRED: May 22, 2011
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.136 (Good)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 238:1 (Passable)
Top 10 biggest city sets: Police Headquarters
Police Headquarters (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • NAME: Police Headquarters
  • COST: $119.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 953
  • MINIFIGURES: 7
  • RELEASED: September 24, 2010
  • RETIRED: May 22, 2011
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.125 (Good)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 136:1 (Good)

08. Heavy Haul Train (60098)

Heavy Haul Train
Heavy Haul Train (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • COST: $239.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 984
  • MINIFIGURES: 5
  • RELEASED: August 2, 2015
  • RETIRED: November 24, 2017
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.243 (Bad – but came with power functions)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 197:1 (Satisfactory)

07. Rocket Assembly and Transport (60229)

Top 10 biggest City sets: Rocket Assembly and Transport
Rocket Assembly and Transport (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • COST: $199.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1055
  • MINIFIGURES: 8
  • RELEASED: June 24, 2019
  • RETIRED: N/A
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.189 (Passable)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 132:1 (Good)
  • Click here for my review.

06. Capital City (60200)

Capital City
Capital City (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • COST: $179.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1211
  • MINIFIGURES: 13
  • RELEASED: August 1, 2018
  • RETIRED: January 10, 2020
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.149 (Satisfactory)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 93:1 (Very good)
  • Click here for my review.

05. Cargo Train (60198)

Top 10 biggest City sets: Cargo Train
Cargo Train (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • COST: $269.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1226
  • MINIFIGURES: 6
  • RELEASED: August 1, 2018
  • RETIRED: N/A
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.220 (Bad – but comes with power functions)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 204:1 (Passable)

04. Jungle Air Drop Helicopter (60162)

Jungle Air Drop Helicopter
Jungle Air Drop Helicopter (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • COST: $179.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1250
  • MINIFIGURES: 7
  • RELEASED: August 1, 2017
  • RETIRED: August 5, 2018
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.143 (Satisfactory)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 179:1 (Satisfactory)

03. Volcano Heavy Lift Helicopter (60125)

Top 10 biggest City sets: Volcano Heavy Lift Helicopter
Volcano Heavy Lift Helicopter (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • COST: $179.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1277
  • MINIFIGURES: 8
  • RELEASED: August 1, 2016
  • RETIRED: August 19, 2017
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.141 (Good)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 160:1 (Satisfactory)

02. Main Square (60271)

Main Square
Main Square (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • COST: $229.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1517
  • MINIFIGURES: 15
  • RELEASED: September 1, 2020
  • RETIRED: N/A
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.152 (Satisfactory)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 101:1 (Very good)
  • Review coming soon!

01. City Square (60097)

Top 10 biggest City sets: City Square
City Square (©2020 The LEGO® Group)
  • COST: $229.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1683
  • MINIFIGURES: 14
  • RELEASED: June 1, 2015
  • RETIRED: November 24, 2017
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.137 (Good)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG: 120:1 (Good)
  • Click here for my review.

There you have it; the top 10 biggest City sets of all time. You will note that many of the sets have a high cost-per-brick. I compared the values to my average across all LEGO® themes ($0.14/brick). However, if we examine only the City theme, then my average is currently $0.17/brick. Incidentally, this was the second entry in City Week at True North Bricks. Check back tomorrow for a review of the upcoming Main Square set! What are your thoughts on these sets? How many do you own? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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