As a classic and everlasting brand, Lego stands for the idea that there is something for everyone, from kids to collectors. It is a toy with several uses. There are some Lego sets that have been outright horrendously received by fans. But some of these strange sets have been given some of the worst reviews or lowest ratings in Lego history. And we’re going to try to find out why that is today. What was it about these particular sets that folks found so repulsive? Were they unattractive, and frustrating to construct, or did they just creep the bajeebus out of people? This article would discuss the 10 worst Lego sets of all time, talking about why these sets are seen as the worst. So, without further ado, we start at number 10……
When I looked around for the lowest-rated “Harry Potter” set, strangely, Aragog and Harry here were what I stumbled upon. I initially had no idea why they had such a low rating, then I get it in some people’s reviews. In the “Half-Blood Prince” movie, Aragog was the giant spider friend of Hagrid who tragically died. Professor Slughorn gave a moving eulogy at his funeral, and Harry and Hagrid were present. Aragog in this set, as the design of this jet black, oversized, arachnid horror freaked out a surprising amount of people. It’s the eyes, I reckon. They unnerve some folk. Not to mention the pincers. Honestly, I actually quite like the colors and theme of this set, but personally, if I saw this Aragog Lego in my house, I’d empty two cans of bug spray into it and then stomp on it for good measure.
Brickstar summed it up pretty concisely: This Spider Trike is just one of the dorkiest vehicles I’ve seen. The weird sticks jutting from the back look pretty incomplete and broken. And even from a purely visual standpoint, this thing’s colors look garish and awful to me. In my mind, this seems more like a farm tractor than a spider trike. Reviews also mentioned it was very flimsy and fragile too, plus Spider-Man keeps falling out of the stupid Trike because there’s no plate to hold him in. The only real plus I could find in this set was Electro, who had a fairly unique and interesting design for a mini figure, with translucent arms and a strange lightning board he stands on. The Spider Trike, on the other hand, is flimsy, simple, awkward, unwieldy, and deeply embarrassing to our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
The LEGO 7257 — Ultimate Lightsaber Duel, is part of a Star Wars building block series that debuted in 2005. Many people disliked this set, which received a 2.8-star rating from 20 reviews. This is, in fact, the second lowest-rated Lego “Star Wars” set I could find. It looks fine with the lava background, but when you remove the advertising box and just look at the set, it’s pretty bare bones. The set also bore little resemblance to the original film. It’s just a pretty generic, random area on Mustafar for Anakin and Obi-Wan to duke it out in their final fight, while also flipping over continually. Furthermore, the sticks that Anakin and Obi-Wan were attached to so they could be used to duel simply flipped over the moment they were attached, rendering any attempt to play with these frustrating mini figures completely futile. Overall, I think this set got low ratings for many people because it was very frustrating and disappointing to set up.
Having 14 pieces, the 2010 Ben 10 set LEGO 8517 Humungousaur was available. Almost unanimously, this is regarded as one of the most hollow, ugly, and shonky-looking sets. It’s named a Construction set, which is an abbreviation for constructible action sets. But, to be honest, half the problem here is that I couldn’t tell what he was from his Lego figure. Most poses will make him appear pretty wonky because, for some reason, they hollowed out every back limb. Plus, his arms and legs are too lanky for any pose to look good. So he’s unlikely to work as a display piece. There’s also zero versatility to him too as many reviewers mentioned. Humungousaur was universally panned by Lego fans as a hideous, unsatisfying, and terrible set. The best compliment I could find for this set was that it was unique due to its brown pieces…
This Technic version of C-3PO appears to be a little different. It seems that I wasn’t the only one who thought this C-3PO was a walking disaster. Clearly, this wasn’t the droid we were looking for. He just looks creepy and incomplete here. What an odd choice to choose mostly black for C-3PO’s design. He’s also a little shaky. His knees don’t bend at all, and according to reviews, his limbs fall off easily and are hard to put back on. The biggest advantage of this droid is that you can blow him up by pressing the button in the middle. But, once again, it appears to be having a difficult time getting the stupid button to work. Low playability on this set with mostly low reviews, this is definitely among the worst-received Lego “Star Wars” sets.
And, before we get to number five, I’d like to point out that, aside from Lego, there are many Chinese retail stores that are already doing well, particularly in building blocks and toys. Letbricks is one such company, which is young and dynamic. In recent years, the company’s business strategy has been a series of building blocks. Letbricks’ mission is to collect and share the best MOC ideas from around the world, in addition to offering the work of a wide range of great designers. Letbricks’ main product line currently trains, with the goal of providing every customer with the ability to build their own train system. If you want to learn more about Letbricks, go to https://www.letbricks.com/en/
According to Brickset, this is the lowest-rated “Star Wars” set of all time, which is quite an accomplishment given how many Lego “Star Wars” sets are available. It was from the season five episode “A Necessary Bond” of the “Star Wars” “Clone Wars” series, in which General Grievous is chasing Ahsoka on planet Florrum and looking really badass. In the show, Grievous is clearly chasing Ahsoka and the Jedi initiates in this scene. Mace Windu isn’t even in the scene, so why is he on the set? However, I believe people were bothered by the fact that the speeder was completely inaccurate from the original scene. It was far too large, and even the colors were dissimilar. Another thing that bothered people about this set is it felt like a cash grab. This 157-piece set costs $30, but it had very little piece value. So, for all of these reasons, this Grievous set was not a fan favorite.
The LEGO Marvel Eternals’ Aerial Assault (76145) playset puts young superheroes in the action-packed adventures of Marvel Studios’ The Eternals film. However, the mini figures themselves disappointed many people, primarily because they recycled a lot of previous parts with little originality. Ikaris has the same face as Hawkeye and Han Solo, and Sprite has the same face as Hermione Granger with Captain America’s hair. And in my opinion, the flying Deviant itself looks pretty silly, and the colors on this monster Deviant just looked dull. Plus this set was notoriously tedious to put together. On the plus side, if you look at the box alone, it does visually stand out quite well, but in general, this is one of the lowest-rated Marvel sets I could find.
In 1998, Lego introduced the Znap building sets, because Zs make everything cooler, right? And while I don’t think the Znap range was terrible overall, this thing barely qualifies as a toilet, yet alone a jet car. How does this even qualify as a car? I believe making it out of ice cream sticks would make it more car-like. The set itself is extremely simple. With 26 parts, it can be assembled into the Jet Car as well as two alternate designs that result in an even less coherent shape. According to BrickEconomy, the set is worth around $10, but you can also get it for $3 on BrickLink or Amazon, which is still blatant daylight robbery. I think I’d have had more fun just burning the $3.
The Super Glider belongs to the Jack Stone series of building blocks, which includes 6 particles in total. That is a heinous insult to the word “super.” Some have dubbed this the “worst Lego set ever” over the years. It includes a mini Jack Stone figure and a hang glider. And by hang glider, I mean a flimsy piece of paper attached to five Lego pieces. They’ve glued the idiot mini figure together to eliminate any possibility of creativity. This alone contradicts everything Lego stands for. One of the main complaints about this set is the glider, which isn’t even a Lego glider. It’s literally a piece of paper. And, apparently, it doesn’t glide either. So despite the overly dramatic comic it comes with, it’s actually false advertising, because if you drop Jack Stone while he’s in his super glider, he’s gonna plummet like a rock.
This set dates until 2002. It allegedly follows Nick’s story. In 2002, McDonald’s intended to give away this three-piece set as a promotional item. The fact that this Lego “Galidor” figure was so unlike anything else Lego had ever created was part of what many people found offensive about it. It looks more like a counterfeit toy put together by the blind and then warped in the microwave for a short period, to quote a commenter. Everything about this screams cheap plastic McDonald’s junk, not really Lego. “Galidor” consists of three whole G1078pieces to put together: the head, the torso and the legs. So the build wasn’t really a Lego build. Finally, the twisted, ugly, and strange appearance is an insult to the actual actor who played Nick in the episode. In terms of Lego sets, I could not find a single set that has been as badly received as Nick from “Galidor”.
Most of these sets mentioned above are retired and are available at prices that will burn a hole in your pocket. However, if you find these interesting enough, do not feel shy to treat yourself with LED light kits. In the end, thank you for joining me to explore these horribly rated Lego sets. And if you think I missed a particularly bad set, or you have your own thoughts on these lousy sets, feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments below.