Basic is a LEGO category that had 413 sets released in 1972-1974, 1976-1978 & 1980-2003. This page details statistics of this theme, derived from all of the reviews Brick Insights has gathered and interpreted. You'll find a breakdown of the following:
Let's get the best part done first. These are the highest rated Basic sets of all time.
Just for fun - these are the worst rated Basic sets.
is the average rating of all Basic sets.
This rating is the average of all 22 scored sets in Basic. Compared to other categories this is average. 391 unscored sets are not included. 5% of all sets in this category are scored. Here's the distribution of all categories and where Basic is in relation to the others.
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Years without scored sets are not included.
Alright, so that's the rating. But are the sets generally recommended? The data we've collected shows that the majority of Basic sets are considered not recommended:
Total: 272 / 413
Not all sets in our database are marked as recommended or not. We currently have 141 sets in Basic that are considered unknown. They are excluded from these calculations.
Since part prices vary a lot depending on part types, Brick Insights attempts to group similar categories together. We call these meta-categories comparable categories. Basic is bundled into System along with these:
The average price per part (PPP) of all System sets is 0.21. The average PPP for Basic is 0.38. Meanwhile, the average price per minifig (PPM) in System is 17 and the average PPM for Basic is 26.93.
All prices are adjusted for inflation.