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Exo Suit

Exo Suit is LEGO set 21109-1. It has a score of 93. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 5 reviews, based on 8 scored reviews and 15 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 6.98% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2014, and it is categorised in Ideas.

21109-1 Exo Suit

Average rating



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Thumbs 63%




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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for System in 2014 is 0.14. PPP for this set is 0.12, 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)

Average PPM for System in 2014 is 16.37. PPM for this set is 18.9, which is worse.

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

From Bricks To Bothans Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.88 / 5 → 98 / 100

BricktasticBlog Recommendation: yes 9.5 / 10 → 95 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 → 94 / 100

The Brick Fan Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Just2Good Recommendation: yes A → 90 / 100

Brickpicker Recommendation: yes 9 / 10 → 90 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: meh 42 / 50 → 84 / 100

Unscored reviews

Brickset News

New Elementary

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Jay's Brick Blog

The Brothers Brick

Set information

Set ID: 21109-1
Name: Exo Suit
Parts: 321
Minifigs: 2

Retail price (USD):
Original: 34.99
Inflation adjusted: 37.79

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.11
Inflation adjusted: 0.12

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 17.50
Inflation adjusted: 18.9

2014 Ideas

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From Bricks To Bothans

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 by Ace Kim

If you're a Classic Space guy, you have no excuse to not get this set. Even if you're just a sci-fi fan in general, this build is extremely satisfying.

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Recommendation: yes 4.88 / 5 from 8 reviews

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Recommendation: yes 9.5 / 10 by John

Overall, I am super impressed with this model. It's everything I thought it would be, and more. It's one I will be keeping built for a very long time!

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Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 from 254 reviews

LEGO IDEA sets are awesome and this one is no exception. It is a really clever throwback set to all the old space series LEGO used to have. You can see on the box how awesome it looks! 2 sweet minifigs and an awesome robot turtle!!!! One thing to note though is how fragile this thing is. It uses so many small, gray pieces you will hardly believe you can actually make this set with them, but you can. It looks so cool on display but my little one gets a little frustrated while playing with it cause little pieces will break off. Amazingly cool set from IDEAS, but be careful if you plan to play with it a lot.

This score from is an aggregate of 254 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

I highly suggest if you are able to get it, pick it up then or risk not being able to get it in the future at retail prices. Also if love the Exo Suit, Peter's book LEGO Space: Building the Future is a perfect complement to the set.

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Recommendation: yes A → 90 / 100

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Recommendation: yes 9 / 10 from 1 review

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Recommendation: meh 42 / 50 by Masked Builder

I can't imagine what else I would add to this to make it better. It's just that good. The greebling is excellent, the pose-ability is great, and it just looks awesome.

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by Huw

In summary, there's no doubt that this is an excellent model, perhaps the best released this year. LEGO has exceeded our expectations in terms of the content of the set which is not something that happens often. We expected the Exo-Suit and a minifig. We are given an Exo-Suit, two unique and very desirable minifigs, a turtle and more. Thank you LEGO, thank you Mark! Well done Pete, you deserve to be proud of your achievement.

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by caperberry

Having now got hold of 21109 Exo Suit myself I can confirm it is beautiful to build and play with, and oozes personality. It's a small set in a shallow box with just 321 pieces (and 15 spare parts - including those valuable green airtanks!) but being a detailed build, it feels larger. I found myself needing to pay (relatively) close attention during the build, because although Mark had to tone down the degree of greebling that Pete employed, he still packed in as much as he could. A couple of times I missed parts of steps due to the general level of details covering the model, and sometimes it can take a moment of thought to figure out where some of the sub-assemblies get attached. I like it when instructions aren't completely easy.

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Little Brick Root

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by Christian

Building the Exo Suit itself was a lot of fun. The build is intricate and fiddly. If memory serves, there is only one standard brick in the whole set and that was translucent yellow. This definitely isn't a set from my childhood. The finished model is highly posable, though not as playable, as the greebles have a tendency to fall off. I've read since that the mold for the robot arm elements was on the end of its lifespan, explaining the very weak clutch. This is a wonderful set. It will be a rare builder that doesn't enjoy putting this one together. I'd whole-heartedly recommend this set to anyone who is even remotely interested!

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by Andrew

I'm quite pleased with the exo-suit. It looks great and was a really fun and interesting build. If you're a LEGO fan born before 1990 and enjoyed playing with some of the early space themes, this set is right up your alley. Anyone who likes mecha and robots will enjoy it too.

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by Jay

After a week of thinking about what to write about the Exo Suit – I finally arrived at an epiphany that helped me put my finger of what the Exo Suit was all about. The Exo Suit is a set designed by AFOLs for AFOLs. In a myriad of ways, the Exo Suit is a lovingly crafted love letter to Classic Space – an ode to a simpler time when LEGO men were content to explore the depths of the universe. The Exo Suit is a marriage of old and new, a synthesis of the hallmarks of Classic Space fused with modern LEGO building techniques – all wrapped up in a shiny grey hulking exoskeleton.

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by Simon

Going into this review I was a bit biased towards this set — it's the first set that I have ever begged to review, but I was very happily surprised that it was a really great set. I also realize that this set is not for everyone, but for those Space fans or those that are nostalgic for that classic space — this is a rare treat.

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