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9 Really Expensive Lego Parts and Pieces

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Learn about some of the individual Lego bricks that sell for unexpectedly high prices.

Learn about some of the individual Lego bricks that sell for unexpectedly high prices.

Valuable Lego Pieces

I've been buying and selling Lego collections since 2014. I love putting sets back together from bins I buy at garage sales. However, I really get a charge out of finding that one piece that gets me all my money back.

Keep in mind that I'm not talking about a minifigure or a Lego set; I'm talking about one brick. I'm also not talking about the solid gold brick or anything that is exclusive to a Lego show or Comic-Con. These parts were (or are) all widely available in sets that Lego has sold throughout the years.

9 Expensive Bricks to Watch For

  • Lego Part 30155: Wheel Spoked 2x2 With Pin Hole, Light Bluish Gray
  • Lego Technic Axle Pin With and Without Friction Ridges Lengthwise
  • Lego Part 47405: 8x12 Bow Boat Plate, Light Bluish Gray
  • Lego Part 62696: Minifigure Hair, Female Ponytail Long With Side Bangs, Dark Tan
  • Lego Part 3680: 2x2 Turntable Base Plate, Light Bluish Gray
  • Lego Part 30562: Cylinder Quarter 4x4x6, Black
  • Lego Part 3063: Round Corner 2x2 Macaroni With Stud Notch, Sand Green
  • Lego Part 47675: Container, X-Pod Top Cap 9x9x1-1/3, Red
  • Lego Part 6942: Dish 5x5 Scala, Light Bluish Gray

How to Research Lego Brick Prices

I buy and sell on eBay and Bricklink. Bricklink is a site where you can set up your own store to buy and sell Lego bricks and sets. It's also a great place to research the asking prices for every Lego brick, minifig, and set.

I have sold some of these expensive bricks myself, and I've discovered others when people mention them in the forums. However, these are prices you can see for yourself at Bricklink by looking up the part numbers provided in this article.

This piece is likely pricey due to its color. The light bluish gray color was only used in two sets, so it's harder to find than the other colors.

This piece is likely pricey due to its color. The light bluish gray color was only used in two sets, so it's harder to find than the other colors.

Lego Part 30155: Wheel Spoked 2x2 With Pin Hole, Light Bluish Gray

This light bluish gray wheel was only used in two sets: Indiana Jones Race for Stolen Treasure and the Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Attack Starfighter. I tracked the 6-month average price as of March 2021.

  • September 2021 Price: $7.00
  • March 2021 Price: $10.00
This is another case of uncommon colors on a common part. The black, white, and light bluish gray varieties of this axle pin are the most valuable.

This is another case of uncommon colors on a common part. The black, white, and light bluish gray varieties of this axle pin are the most valuable.

Lego Technic Axle Pin With and Without Friction Ridges Lengthwise

This is a fairly common Lego part. A technic axle pin is a 2L part with a pin on one side and an axle on the other. The common colors are blue with friction ridges and tan and light gray without friction ridges. However, if you find this part in black, white, or light bluish gray, it may go for over $1.50 a piece.

I'll track the black ones here for U.S. prices.

Lego Part 3749, Black Without Friction Ridges

  • September 2021 Price: $3.00
  • January 2021 Price: $2.00

Lego Part 43093, Black With Friction Ridges

  • September 2021 Price $1.90
  • January 2021 Price: $1.75
This piece is in demand because it wasn't found in many sets, and the Darth Vader set that included it is highly desired by collectors.

This piece is in demand because it wasn't found in many sets, and the Darth Vader set that included it is highly desired by collectors.

Lego Part 47405: 8x12 Bow Boat Plate, Light Bluish Gray

This bow boat plate was part of two sets made in 2006 and 2008. As with most of the expensive pieces, it's not found in many sets, and it's associated with a set that everyone wants. In this case, set 10175, Vader's TIE Advanced UCS (Ultimate Collector's Series), was the likely culprit behind the high prices. In fact, I sold one of these bricks for $20.00 in May 2017.

  • September 2021 Price: $20.00
  • August 2020 Price: $20.00
  • September 2017 Price: $12.00
  • May 2017 Price: $20.00
The dark tan color of this hair is associated with the Zombie Bride minifigure. Did pop culture's zombie obsession drive up its price?

The dark tan color of this hair is associated with the Zombie Bride minifigure. Did pop culture's zombie obsession drive up its price?

Lego Part 62696: Minifigure Hair, Female Ponytail Long With Side Bangs, Dark Tan

I remember finding this part in a bucket. I didn't have the rest of the Zombie Bride, but I had the hair. The Zombie Bride is found in set 9465, the Zombies, from the Monster Fighters series in 2012. At the time, there were many zombie shows on TV; however, I still don't know what caused this to be as expensive as it was. I sold the hair in July 2016 for $28.75.

  • September 2021 Price: $30.00
  • August 2020 Price: $24.00
  • September 2017 Price: $28.75
  • July 2016 Price: $28.75
Again, it's that unique light bluish gray color that's responsible for the high prices on this piece.

Again, it's that unique light bluish gray color that's responsible for the high prices on this piece.

Lego Part 3680: 2x2 Turntable Base Plate, Light Bluish Gray

People were talking about this part on a Facebook group in August 2020. In any other color, this part is less than 5 cents. However, in the light bluish gray color, the lowest listed price is $13.99. This part is found in multiple sets, which makes the cost perplexing. It's included in some Harry Potter and Star Wars sets, but there was also a polybag that had it.

  • September 2021 Price: $10.00
  • August 2020 Price: $13.99
Could there be a rare piece in your brick haul? You can monitor Lego forums and websites to find out what parts to watch for.

Could there be a rare piece in your brick haul? You can monitor Lego forums and websites to find out what parts to watch for.

Other Expensive Lego Bricks

I discovered some of these from a Brickset forum discussion. The prices listed are the lowest used price listed on Bricklink as of September 2017, followed by an updated price from August 2020.

Lego Part 30562: Cylinder Quarter 4x4x6, Black

This is another part from a Star Wars UCS set: set 10018, Darth Maul.

  • September 2021 Price: $34.95
  • August 2020 Price: $25.99
  • September 2017 Price: $36.00

Lego Part 3063: Round Corner 2x2 Macaroni With Stud Notch, Sand Green

This piece was only found in set 3450, Statue of Liberty.

  • September 2021 Price: $23.75
  • August 2020 Price: $33.00
  • September 2017 Price: $52.00

Lego Part 47675: Container, X-Pod Top Cap 9x9x1-1/3, Red

Different colors of this same part go for 10 cents. The red version can be found in a MOC, which is driving the price up.

  • September 2021 Price: $1.50
  • August 2020 Price: $5.00
  • September 2017 Price: $10.00

Lego Part 6942: Dish 5x5 Scala, Light Bluish Gray

This part was found in two sets: a Star Wars set and a Ninjago set.

  • September 2021 Price: $13.00
  • October 2020 Price: $9.57

This is a video of the most expensive Lego parts in 2017. Keep in mind that prices have changed since then, but it's still an interesting watch!

What Valuable Lego Pieces Have You Found?

I will add more expensive bricks as I come across them. If you have a piece you would like me to add, please make a note in the comments below.

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