Gear is a LEGO category that had 2940 sets released in 1971-1972, 1974-1975, 1978, 1980, 1983-1985, 1988, 1993-1994 & 1996-2023. 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 Gear sets of all time.
Just for fun - these are the worst rated Gear sets.
is the average rating of all Gear sets.
This rating is the average of all 83 scored sets in Gear. Compared to other categories this is average. 2857 unscored sets are not included. 3% of all sets in this category are scored. Here's the distribution of all categories and where Gear 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 Gear sets are considered not recommended:
Total: 820 / 2940
Not all sets in our database are marked as recommended or not. We currently have 2120 sets in Gear 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. Gear is bundled into Other along with these:
The average price per part (PPP) of all Other sets is 0.95. The average PPP for Gear is 0.24. Meanwhile, the average price per minifig (PPM) in Other is 18.39 and the average PPM for Gear is 9.90.
All prices are adjusted for inflation.