Books is a LEGO category that had 666 sets released in 1966-1973, 1975, 1977, 1980-1982, 1984-1985, 1987-2005 & 2007-2023. 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 Books sets of all time.
Just for fun - these are the worst rated Books sets.
is the average rating of all Books sets.
This rating is the average of all 60 scored sets in Books. Compared to other categories this is average. 606 unscored sets are not included. 9% of all sets in this category are scored. Here's the distribution of all categories and where Books is in relation to the others.
To know what it takes for a set to get a score and thus be included in these calculations, check out the FAQ.
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 Books sets are considered up to personal taste:
Total: 189 / 666
Not all sets in our database are marked as recommended or not. We currently have 477 sets in Books that are considered unknown. They are excluded from these calculations.
A set is considered recommended when the majority of reviews recommend it. If you're interested in knowing when a review is considered a recommendation, I keep that reasoning updated in Brick Insights FAQ. I've also written an article detailing the recommendation distribution of all reviews.
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. Books is bundled into Other along with these:
The average price per part (PPP) of all Other sets is 0.95. The average PPP for Books is 2.67. Meanwhile, the average price per minifig (PPM) in Other is 18.42 and the average PPM for Books is 19.42.
All prices are adjusted for inflation.