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7755-1 Diesel Heavy Shunting Locomotive

Best LEGO sets of all time:

4.5/12V

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4.5/12V is a LEGO category that had 80 sets released in 1972, 1974-1978, 1980-1981, 1983 & 1985-1986. 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 4.5/12V sets of all time

Let's get the best part done first. These are the highest rated 4.5/12V sets of all time.

All 4.5/12V sets by rating

7866-1 Remote Controlled Road Crossing 12V

95

Recomended 100%

Remote Controlled Road Crossing 12V

7866-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1983

7740-1 Inter-City Passenger Train Set

92

Recomended 100%

Inter-City Passenger Train Set

7740-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1980

7760-1 Diesel Shunter Locomotive

91

Recomended 100%

Diesel Shunter Locomotive

7760-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1980

7867-1 4 Lighting Standards Electric 12V

91

Recomended 100%

4 Lighting Standards Electric 12V

7867-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1983

Worst rated 4.5/12V sets of all time

Just for fun - these are the worst rated 4.5/12V sets.

148-1 Station

64

Avoid 67%

Station

148-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1975

7852-1 Left and Right Points Manual Grey 4.5V

69

Avoid 33%

Left and Right Points Manual Grey 4.5V

7852-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1980

7821-1 Track & Lighting Maintenance Wagon

75

Avoid 50%

Track & Lighting Maintenance Wagon

7821-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1983

7817-1 Crane Wagon

75

Indifference 100%

Crane Wagon

7817-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1985

84

is the average rating of all 4.5/12V sets.

This rating is the average of all 32 scored sets in 4.5/12V. Compared to other categories this is average. 48 unscored sets are not included. 40% of all sets in this category are scored. Here's the distribution of all categories and where 4.5/12V 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.

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97-100

4.5/12V 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 4.5/12V sets are considered recommendeded:

Recomended 44%

35

31

14

Total: 80 / 80

Not all sets in our database are marked as recommended or not. We currently have 0 sets in 4.5/12V 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. 4.5/12V is bundled into System along with these:

The average price per part (PPP) of all System sets is 0.2. The average PPP for 4.5/12V is 0.34. Meanwhile, the average price per minifig (PPM) in System is 17.39 and the average PPM for 4.5/12V is 73.52.

4.5/12V prices over the years

All prices are adjusted for inflation.