Lego Exclusives UK Shopping Guide
Lego is a truly fantastical toy. For a simple coloured brick, the opportunities are endless. You can immerse yourself in the world of some of the biggest franchises, like Harry Potter or Star Wars, or simply build whatever comes to mind.
With so many popular Lego sets, it’s no surprise that there are a few regional exclusives. While a few Lego exclusives can be ordered from their online store and shipped around the world, some may not be so easy to get hold of.
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So how do you do it? And what are the exclusive lego sets in the first place?
What does exclusive mean in terms of Lego?
With that being said, ‘exclusive’ Lego sets fall into a few different categories. These are:
- Retailer exclusives - these are partnerships where Lego only sells items through one particular retailer. For instance, they have an exclusive collection of Star Wars The Mandalorian available through Amazon and Amazon UK. You can still find these retail exclusives on the Lego site and in a local Lego store too.
- LEGOLAND exclusives - Each of the brand’s much-loved theme parks has its own set of exclusive items. These are often themed around that particular region. LEGOLAND Windsor has a number you can’t find anywhere else, like the Micro Castle and LEGOLAND park sets.
- Employee gifts - As the name suggests, these exclusives aren’t officially for sale. They’re special sets given to employees when they hit certain milestones either as a company or individually. For these you’ll need to keep your eyes on places like Ebay UK.
- “Hard to find” or “rare” sets - These exclusives are primarily ones that had a limited production period or are close to being retired. In some cases it’s simply that the set is an expensive one, so they only make a certain number.
Are there any Lego sets unique to the UK?
There are a number of different Lego stores in the UK. The flagship London store sits pride of place on Leicester square. And, there are a number of sets you’ll only find on sale in this Lego store.
Many UK exclusive Lego sets may not be 100% exclusive. In some cases, they could simply be incredibly rare or were only available for a very limited time in a certain country or local store. A few of these you’ll find on sale in the United Kingdom.
Hard to find and rare Lego sets in the UK
A few of the sets you may only find in the UK include:
- The London Bus - Exclusive to the London store and online. This depicts the quintessential red London double-decker bus.
- Lego Hamleys Exclusive Royal Guard Minifigure - this is a retail exclusive that you can only buy from the toy shop Hamleys!
- Pick a Model Guardsman - This is a build your own figurine of a guardsman from Buckingham Palace
- Lester Minifigure - For a while this British gentleman was one of the hardest Minifigures to get your hands on.
- LEGOLAND Micro Castle - One of a number of sets you’ll only find either at LEGOLAND park store or online from the LEGOLAND marketplace!
- LEGOLAND Park
- LEGOLAND Driving School
There are a number of other sets across Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, Harry Potter, DC Comics, NINJAGO and Creator that count as hard to find. While it’s unlikely that these will be exclusive to the UK, it could well be that you can only find them on UK online stores due to their availability where you live.
Where to order Lego exclusives from the UK
So if you’re trying to get your hands on Lego exclusives, what’s the best way to do it? Obviously, if you can simply jump on a plane to the United Kingdom and pop into the Lego store that would be great, but unfortunately we aren’t all made of money.
With that in mind, here’s a collection of online stores in the UK that sells Lego. A number of these specifically have a “hard to find” or exclusives section:
The much loved UK toy shop Hamleys has a range of hard to find Lego sets alongside its other toys. You’ll find an extensive collection of sets for all ages including their own Hamleys Exclusive Royal Guard Minifigure, the Lego Creator London Bus or the London Skyline set.
Amazon has their own retail exclusive sets like the Star Wars Mandalorian Razor Crest. In addition to this, they have extensive collections of Lego available. You’ll even find the rare Lester Minifigure. Some Amazon sellers may not ship internationally, and that’s where we come in.
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eBay stocks a mixture of new and used Lego. You’ll find an extensive collection of very rare and exclusive Lego sets. Many of these sets may not be available from traditional online retailers anymore.
The official Lego website has a large collection of rarities and hard to find sets. While they may not be exclusive to the UK, some of these may only be available on the UK part of the site.
The UK toy store stocks huge quantities of Lego and Duplo at all price ranges. They even have a section dedicated to hard to find sets like the Millenium Falcon, Hogwarts Castle and Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System.
LEGOLAND Online Store - CURRENTLY CLICK & COLLECT ONLY
The LEGOLAND Windsor online store has a collection of items that you can only find at LEGOLAND. Currently, they are only available for click & collect but this may change.