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10253-1 Big Ben

10253-1

Big Ben

Big Ben is LEGO set 10253-1. It has a score of 87. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 3 scored reviews and 6 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 20.23% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2016, and it is categorised in Creator Expert.

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Average rating

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We calculate the average rating when we've found two or more scored reviews. This set is average compared to all other sets. Read more about the ratings distribution chart here.

Recommendations

Avoid 33%

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Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2016 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.06, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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We do not currently know how the average price per minifig for this set compares to other sets.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.63 / 5 → 93 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 → 86 / 100

amazon.com Recommendation: no 4.1 / 5 → 82 / 100

Unscored reviews

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Set information

Set ID: 10253-1
Name: Big Ben
Parts: 4163

Retail price (USD):
Original: 249.99
Inflation adjusted: 266.29

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.06
Inflation adjusted: 0.06

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Recommendation: meh 4.63 / 5 from 76 reviews

This is my first large Lego build and I really enjoyed building the set. There was some repetition such as in the clock tower, but as I built the set a couple of hours at a time, over a few days, this was not too much of a problem. The rear (not the tower) is very plain looking compared to the front of the model. Would have been good if more features could have been incorporated. My fingers are not quite as nimble as they used to be, but I still managed to place all the fiddly small pieces. I took my time so as not to make a mistake as I didn't want to start correcting errors. I thought the instruction manual was good in that the pieces on each page were highlighted, making it easier to find where the had to be placed. The set is now dismantled and back in it's box. That was a very boring, but easy task!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 76 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Recommendation: no 4.1 / 5 from 56 reviews

This is a highly detailed 3D puzzle. 4000+ pieces, most of which are small. The end result is a beautiful model. The construction is to say the least, repetitive and boring. I love the final product but my fingers became leathery and sore with all the tiny pieces. I probably should have expected that. I am now working the Technic 42043 Mercedes AROC truck.Much more fun to build and full of surprises as the various gears and mechanisms come together. If you're looking for fun, build the truck. If you like repetitive things, buy Big Ben!

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 56 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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The Brothers Brick

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by Caylin

I enjoy the set, and recommend it. It is true that it's a repetitive build process, making it considerably less enjoyable to build than some of the other big sets we've reviewed.

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by CapnRex101

This is an incredible model. 10253 Big Ben looks spectacular from most angles and the level of detail represented by intricate assemblies on the exterior is unmatched. Furthermore, the numerous tiny statues are authentic and the arrangement of the windows is an almost exact replica of the real building.

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by Jang

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