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Brenda is an Ottawa native with a small eBay store. As Treasures by Brenda she sells a variety of new, used and vintage merchandise.

Lego Volkswagen Camper Van (10220)

Lego Volkswagen Camper Van (10220)

Hard To Find Rare Legos And LEGO Sets

When it comes to Interesting, unique and rare Lego sets to collect, we think that hard-to- find Lego sets are the best choice for an avid Lego collector.

Many of the sets that are most valuable today are sets that were given away without the knowledge that vintage Lego sets would eventually be worth hundreds and even thousands of dollars.

On this page we highlight the hard-to-find Lego of more recent times that will become the rare and vintage Lego of tomorrow.

The Lego Volkswagen Camper Van (10220)

This Lego camper van is a copy of the Volkswagen T1 Camper Van 10220 from 1962 and is certain to ignite fond memories for the older Lego enthusiast.

The detailing includes plenty of VW atmosphere -- eleven windows, plaid fabric curtains, mirror, a folding back seat, dining table, storage room and even a couch that transforms into a bed. The rear actually opens up to reveal a detailed engine!


  • When built, this van will measure just under 12 inches when extended and 5.5 inches tall.
  • It is suitable for older Lego COLLECTORS aged 16 and up.
  • It features 1,322 pieces.

When this set is discontinued, it is sure to escalate in price because of how well it is designed and because of the nostalgia factor.

The Lego Shuttle Expedition Set (10231)

Lego Shuttle Expedition Set (10231)

Lego Shuttle Expedition Set (10231)

Lego Has Retired This Set.

Standing 17.5 inches tall and 10 inches from wing tip to wing tip, the LEGO Shuttle Expedition set is ready to launch on its mission into space. You can take off from the launch cushion, split the fuel tank and booster rockets and arrange the satellite.

The Lego Shuttle Expedition Model has realistic looking motors, retractable gear for landing, an cockpit with seats for two crew members, an opening cargo compartment with a crane that holds the satellite and a ground support vehicle. It includes three minifigures: a male and a female space traveler and a crew member.


  • When built, this space shuttle will measure 17.5 inches tall and 10 inches wide..
  • It is suitable for older Lego COLLECTORS aged 14 and up.
  • It features 1,230 pieces.

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 10212

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 10212

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 10212

The Lego Star Wars Imperial Shuttle Set (10212)

Lego Has Retired This Set.

Star Wars fans will love this Lambda-class Lego Imperial Shuttle Set. It is responsible for transporting the Empire's upper class and the secret crew of Rebel. Now you can build this impressive star ship for the first time ever.

The finished model measures 28 inches tall when on the stand and 22 inches wide, including the wings.

It features five figures including Darth Vader, a Shuttle Pilot, an Imperial Officer, a Stormtrooper and Luke Skywalker.

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The Lego Grand Emporium Set (10211)

Lego Grand Emporium Set (10211)

Lego Grand Emporium Set (10211)

Lego Grand Emporium Set (10211)

Lego Grand Emporium Set (10211)

Lego Has Retired This Set.

Shop until you drop! The Lego Grand Emporium Set is a 3-story shop that features loads of assembling strategies and extraordinary pieces. On the road outside, people carry shopping sacks, send letters at the mailbox, dress the window mannequins and chill at the sorbet stand while a window washer works above.

Includes seven minifigures and measures 15 by 10 inches in size.

The Lego Maesrk Train Set (10219)

Lego Maesrk Train Set (10219)

Lego Maesrk Train Set (10219)

Lego Has Retired This Set.

Celebrate your love of trains! This Lego Maesrk Train Set is a realistic imitation of train that worked on the railroads of America. It is nicely detailed with features like an opening driver's cab, side panels that can be removed in order to see the engine and branding from the company Maersk. It features two wagons, 3 containers, a shutter truck with detachable trailer and more.

This set comes with three minifigures, a total of 1,237 pieces and measures 36 inches in length.

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If You Know Of Any Hard To Find & Rare Lego Sets Feel Free To Mention Them Here

I'm not a bad thing on December 20, 2018:

I love it and Lego is cool

Ryan5188 on December 20, 2018:


So cool

CherylsArt on June 23, 2014:

Lego has so many cool things to choose from!

Justin from Slovenija on May 04, 2014:

I don't know about rare findings, but I am sure many of today's collectible sets are on the sure path to tomorrow's rarities.

Rose Jones on August 25, 2013:

Now that I am becoming an eBay nut I pick up anything Lego for resale - if I can get it cheap enough - but it is nice to have real recommendations.

Rose Jones on July 05, 2013:

My kids loved playing with Legos.

mgernie on May 23, 2013:

Wow what a great info and lensjust awesome! I would appreciate it very much if you could check out mine about LEGO City Police Museum Break-in 60008 to ;-) ?It's not rare or hard to find, but's still nice to play!!

Melissa Miotke from Arizona on April 25, 2013:

That camper looks so cool! I've always loved Legos!

JeffGilbert on March 20, 2013:

Wow, some of these are pretty amazing. Great collection!!

happymonkeyz on February 17, 2013:

I played lego since young. thanks for sharing.

BuckHawkcenter on February 13, 2013:

These are fabulous rare Lego sets. I love Legos and would love to add a few of these to my collection, especially that VW camper!

StillPlaysWithT on January 08, 2013:

Awesome lens. My son got his first Lego set for a Christmas present and he loves it. The rare ones you have spotlighted are coll, especially the Maesrk Train Set. Hmmm, all I need is another hobby...

darciefrench lm on December 10, 2012:

I would so love to have the lego Volkswagen camper van!

JoniSaitoLeckey on November 26, 2012:

Most of these I had never heard of! Great collection of rare Legos!

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on November 24, 2012:

These are amazing. We only had Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Sure couldn't build anything this elaborate with those.

zentao on November 23, 2012:

Nice collection of the rare legos

TransplantedSoul on October 31, 2012:

Lego takes so much patience! It is good practice for real life.

kopox on October 31, 2012:

i loves lego...

Tonto Murray on October 28, 2012:

Great lens. Fun to see these rare lego sets. Blessed.

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on October 27, 2012:

eBay is a great place to search for retired Lego sets. Excellent resources here!

eightieschild on October 20, 2012:

quite tempted by the lego shuttle expedition.

michiganmomof2 on September 11, 2012:

My 9 year old son has the VW Camper Lego Set and loves it. Out of the dozens of Lego sets we own, it is by far his favorite :-)

anonymous on September 10, 2012:

Lego lovers looking for the hard to find and rare items will have tears of joy when they stop by here...I broke into a smile just at seeing that VW Bus, just because it is so cool, very nicely presented and congratulations on that rare and hard to find purple star!

Joan4 on September 06, 2012:

Our grandson would enjoy all of these and I had never even thought of vintage LEGO. I like that camper, too!

Dianne Loomos on September 06, 2012:

The enduring popularity of Lego is a testament to it's appeal. My boys are grown men now but they won't let me get rid of the Legos! (Not that I'd want to)

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on September 06, 2012:

Wow, this baby boomer wouldn't mind getting her hands on that VW camper Lego set! I had no idea Lego made something like that! Very cool, and a very cool selection otherwise, too!

Firestartoys on August 26, 2012:

LEGO sets can make a great investment, not only do they either hold their value or increase in value... But LEGO is great fun too, so it's a win win!

RetroMom on June 27, 2012:

That Volkswagen camper looks awesome.

MGuberti on February 24, 2012:

Nice lens

LegoLegoLego on February 13, 2012:

Well to me any Lego Set is WORTH IT because i just love the stuff, Gowan treat yourself to the Deathstar :)

Pip Gerard on February 12, 2012:

what about the Deathstar... I'm still contemplating getting that one? Do you think it's worth it?

HorseThinkery on January 24, 2012:

That Volkswagen camper van is very cool indeed! My brother used to drive one of those, until the day it caught on fire... would have been safer if he'd had the Lego version!!

dannystaple on January 08, 2012:

I'd love to know where you found that minifig cut-away. For the camper - did you see this -

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on January 03, 2012:

Love that Volkswagen camper!

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