LEGO Icons Icons LEGO LEGO Colosseum Colosseum LEGO

Step into the world of iconic LEGO creations with the LEGO Icons theme, where brick enthusiasts can build and display legendary structures that have left a lasting mark on history and culture. Among these remarkable sets is the LEGO Colosseum, a stunning architectural marvel that captures the grandeur of the ancient Roman amphitheatre. As part of the Icons series, it stands alongside other noteworthy builds like the LEGO Titanic, LEGO Jazz Club, and the LEGO Eiffel Tower, each a testament to the theme’s commitment to celebrating global landmarks and cultural icons. In this exploration of Icons LEGO, we’ll delve into the allure of these timeless sets, with a spotlight on the magnificent Colosseum LEGO set.

Set Details

The LEGO® Icons Colosseum (10276), is a colossal model that brings the architectural marvel of Rome to life with an astounding 9,036 pieces. This epic build meticulously captures the intricate details of the Colosseum, showcasing the northern part of its outer wall adorned with iconic arches. The model features three storeys, each embellished with columns representing the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders, while the attic boasts Corinthian pilasters for added authenticity. Resting on an oval display base, this colossal Colosseum stands over 27cm high, 52cm wide, and 59cm deep, making it one of the largest LEGO sets ever created. Despite its size, the model is designed for ease of handling, allowing enthusiasts to appreciate the intricacies from every angle.

Model Name Colosseum
Model Number 10276
Theme Icons
Sub Themes Landmarks
Pieces 9036
Minifigures N/A
Launch Date November 2020
Current Status Retiring Soon
Date Retired N/A
RRP £475

Investment Potential

The LEGO® Icons Colosseum (10276) stands as one of the largest LEGO sets, With an initial retail price of £475 and a price per piece of 5 pence, could this set be a fantastic investment opportunity? Projected data suggests a 44% increase in value over the next five years, estimating a future value of £685. The anticipated annual growth rate is a solid 8%, reflecting the enduring appeal of this iconic

theme. As both a captivating display piece and a potential investment, the LEGO Icons Colosseum offers enthusiasts a unique and valuable addition to their collections.

Launch RRP £475
Price Per Piece £0.05
Launch Price per piece £0.05
5th Year Value £685
Percentage Increase 44%
Expected Annual Growth 8%
Theme Growth 12%
Sub Theme Growth 9%

Theme Analysis

The LEGO® Icons theme (including previous incarnations of Advanced Models and Creator Expert) has had some great sets over the years and delivers strong annualised growth across the retired set of 12% across the wide breadth of sets.

These include LEGO® Grand Carousel (10196) which is now valued at over £2,000, more than 10 times its original RRP of £180 since retiring in 2010 (20% annualised growth) and LEGO Pet Shop (10218) which is now valued at more than double its £120 RRP (13% annualised growth)

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
10196 Grand Carousel May 2010 £180 £2,080 1056% 20%
10268 Vestas Wind Turbine December 2020 £160 £229 43% 13%
10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 December 2021 £130 £171 32% 15%
10218 Pet Shop December 2016 £120 £276 130% 13%

Comparable Set Analysis

The Landmark s sub-theme has a little bit more mixed performance, there are some exceptional sets within but the average is brought down by a few sets that haven’t performed well since retirement, bringing the sub theme annualised growth to 9%.

The sets include LEGO® Statue of Liberty (3450) which in just over 20 years post-retirement is now valued at over £2,500 and worth 20 times the RRP of £124 it had (15% annualised growth) and

LEGO® Eiffel Tower which is worth over £1200, 8 times its RRP when it retired in 2009 (!6% annualised growth).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
10181 Eiffel Tower December 2009 £147 £1,202 718% 16%
3450 Statue of Liberty December 2002 £124 £2,533 1943% 15%
10253 Big Ben December 2018 £180 £303 68% 11%
10234 Sydney Opera House December 2016 £250 £311 24% 3%


This set has a lot going for it as an investment; the strong theme and the exceptional post-retirement performance of some of the related sets, along with its low price per brick. It has been a LEGO exclusive set and rarely discounted throughout its shelf life. The set is due to retirement this month also. This is slightly tempered by the sheer size and the price point, but we still think this will be a strong investment in the years to come.