The Top 10 Rarest Lego Minifigs Ever Made
Minifig collectors everywhere consider these 10 minifigs (in no particular order) to be some of the rarest Lego has every created. Even owning one of any of the figures on this list would be the holy grail of any collection!
The 3 Roman Gods
In August of 2011 Lego and NASA worked together on an educational outreach program. Lego created 3 space-grade aluminum mini figures representing the Roman gods Jupiter, Juno and Galileo. It’s reported that the mini figures cost $5,000 to make but the reason they are the rarest is because they are in space! To get them you would have to go yourself and find them. Lego made a second set in case they were needed but there whereabouts are unknown…
Wu from the Ninjago collection was made into a wooden version specially for The Lego Ninjago movie. There were a total of 4 made for the movie. Simon Lucus, the creator of Ninjago - owns 1 of the 4 that were made.
14K Gold C-3PO
Made out of 14K gold, these C-3POs were made as part of a giveaway from Lego Magazine. On rare occasion you can find one up for sale on eBay - the last one being listed for a cool $300,000.
Solid Silver C-3PO
Much like the 14K gold version the shearling silver C-3PO was made for another Lego contest celebrating Star Wars IV. Supposedly only 1 was ever made…
Lego really loves running Star Wars contests! Five of these solid platinum R2-D2s were made for a Christmas box competition in 2018.
George Lucas Prototype
Lego reportedly made "a few" of these for a display at the 2010 Star Wars weekend celebration at Disneyland. One was sold on eBay for $5,000 but no one has seen or heard about any of the others.
The 2013 Spider Woman is the most expensive figure made for Legos yearly Comic-Con giveaway. While no one knows how many were made the estimate is between 500 - 1,500. If you want one of the 4 available for sale today you would have to shell out a cool $7,500.
Black Suit Superman
Also made in 2013 for Comic-Con black suit Superman is many collectors dream fig. As Superman is one of the most collectible figures it is rare to even find one for sale.
Most people consider Mr. Gold to be the rarest Minifig. While he is highly collectible Lego actually made 5,000 of them in 2013 that were mixed into their series 10 collection (which is 4-10x more than most of the Comic-Con figures). Their rarity is more due to them being highly publicized. All of them were bought for $2.99, but as of today the cheapest you could pick one up for is between $4,500 - $6,000, and that’s for average condition - mint could run you as much as $10,000.
New York Toy Fair Iron Man
In 2012 Lego gave away an Iron Man figure to some attendees of the Toy Fair. Unlike all other Iron Man figures, his helmet was not a separate piece and was printed directly on the head of the figure. I have only ever seen one come up for sale for a cool $50,000.
While that wraps up our list we thought we would add one more as an honorable mention - mostly because we just added one in the FigFan collection!
Another one from the Comic-Con collection is the 2012 Bizarro - only 350 were ever made and no one knows exactly how many are still in circulation (225 is the current guess-timate). You can usually only find 1 or 2 of these for sale every few months between $1,500 and $2,500.