Brick Insights Sets Statistics FAQ
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Best LEGO sets of all time:

Gear

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Gear is a LEGO category that had 2353 sets released in 1971-1972, 1974-1975, 1978, 1980, 1983-1985, 1988 & 1996-2021. 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:

Best rated Gear sets of all time

Let's get the best part done first. These are the highest rated Gear sets of all time.

All Gear sets by rating

851394-1 Gingerbread Man Key Chain

100

Recomended 67%

Gingerbread Man Key Chain

851394-1 Gear Key Chains/Miscellaneous 2015

853534-1 Skybound Jay Key Chain

100

Recomended 100%

Skybound Jay Key Chain

853534-1 Gear Key Chains/Ninjago 2016

853590-1 Superman Key Chain

100

Recomended 100%

Superman Key Chain

853590-1 Gear Key Chains/Super Heroes 2016

853591-1 Batman Key Chain

100

Recomended 100%

Batman Key Chain

853591-1 Gear Key Chains/Super Heroes 2016

Worst rated Gear sets of all time

Just for fun - these are the worst rated Gear sets.

794-1 Yellow Storage Box

53

Avoid 67%

Yellow Storage Box

794-1 Gear Storage 1972

5005109-1 LEGO 3 Pack Gel Pen Set

57

Avoid 50%

LEGO 3 Pack Gel Pen Set

5005109-1 Gear Stationery 2016

852848-1 Woody Key Chain

63

Avoid 100%

Woody Key Chain

852848-1 Gear Key Chains/Toy Story 2010

853603-1 Rey Key Chain

64

Avoid 50%

Rey Key Chain

853603-1 Gear Key Chains/Star Wars 2016

83

is the average rating of all Gear sets.

This rating is the average of all 75 scored sets in Gear. Compared to other categories this is average. 2278 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.

1-4
5-8
9-12
13-16
17-20
21-24
25-28
29-32
33-36
37-40
41-44
45-48
49-52
53-56
57-60
61-64
65-68
69-72
73-76
77-80
81-84
85-88
89-92
93-96
97-100

Gear rating over the years

Years without scored sets are not included.

Recommendation distribution

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:

Avoid 35%

239

270

272

Total: 781 / 2353

Not all sets in our database are marked as recommended or not. We currently have 1572 sets in Gear 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.

Prices

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 1.01. The average PPP for Gear is 0.14. Meanwhile, the average price per minifig (PPM) in Other is 15.08 and the average PPM for Gear is 11.35.

Gear prices over the years

All prices are adjusted for inflation.