10321 LEGO Icons Chevrolet Corvette 1961
LEGO Icons Lego Corvette 10321  Lego Cars

The 1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 is an iconic American sports car that was first introduced to the market in 1953. This model was known for its sleek and sexy design and for being the first mass-produced car with a fiberglass body. The 1961 model was a popular choice featuring a more powerful engine and a redesigned interior. Now, those who have always wanted to own this classic beauty but can’t quite afford it, can build their own miniature version thanks to LEGO Corvette 10321. LEGO has just introduced the model of the 1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1, allowing car enthusiasts to get up close and personal with this legendary vehicle, even if it’s only in their own homes. The LEGO Icons set joins a host of other classic LEGO cars which have been released over recent years. This LEGO Corvette looks as though it will live on in many a collection for years to come.

Set Details

Taking inspiration from the iconic 1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 model, this LEGO® replica features all the genuine details of the original, including its sleek curves, elegant interior styling, and the classic silhouette. With 1210 pieces, you can assemble an authentic replica of the 1961 2-door Roman red convertible, complete with the signature “Ducktail” back end and the four distinctive tail lights. The model measures over 10 cm in height, 32 cm in length, and 14 cm in width and has a range of great characteristics. This includes a bonnet and boot that can be opened, along with a meticulously designed engine compartment featuring a spinning radiator fan and functional tie-rod steering. The roof can be removed to provide access to the intricate interior, which features brake, clutch, and accelerator pedals, a gear stick, a radio, a rear-view mirror, and operational steering. The set also comes with 3 sets of numberplates. Perfect for model car enthusiasts and fans of timeless automobiles, this LEGO® Icons Chevrolet Corvette 1961 set would make an excellent gift. But will it gets investors motors revving…. Read on to find out.

Model Name Chevrolet Corvette 1961
Model Number 10321
Theme Icons
Sub Themes Vehicles
Pieces 1210
Minifigures N/A
Launch Date August 2023
Current Status Available
Date Retired N/A
RRP £130

Investment Potential

This stunning LEGO model of the 1961 Chevrolet Corvette is currently Lego.com exclusive, having only been released in August and is currently available for the RRP of £129.99.

This is one of those sets which we think is a great purchase if you want to build and display but is it a great investment?

Launch RRP £130
Price Per Piece £0.11
Launch Price per piece £0.11
5th Year Value £172
Percentage Increase 32%
Expected Annual Growth 15%
Theme Growth 12%
Sub Theme Growth 13%

Theme Analysis

The LEGO Icons theme covers a very broad range and includes some amazing sets many with excellent post-retirement performance which produces an average annualised growth 12%.

The LEGO Icons Palace Cinema (10232) retired in Dec-17 with an RRP of £130 and has now more than doubled in value to £296, producing annualised returns of 15%. Another set to have more than doubled in value is the LEGO Icons Maersk Line Triple-E (10241) which retired in Dec-14 and has produced annualised returns of 10%.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
10241 Maersk Line Triple-E December 2014 £110 £256 133% 10%
10253 Big Ben December 2018 £180 £303 68% 12%
10233 Horizon Express December 2014 £80 £233 191% 13%
10232 Palace Cinema December 2017 £130 £296 128% 15%

Comparable Set Analysis

Within the LEGO Icons theme the Vehicles sub-theme is strong delivering annualised returns of 13%, which increases to 16% when we look specifically at just the cars in that theme, so there is strong evidence that this will be an excellent investment for when it retires.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
10242 MINI Cooper MK VII August 2015 £80 £167 109% 10%
10248 Ferrari F40 December 2017 £75 £256 241% 24%
77942 Fiat 500 December 2021 £75 £125 67% 35%
10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 December 2021 £130 £150 15% 9%


This set is definitely an investment for us, just not currently. Having just been released and only available at the full RRP, whilst we think this is a very strong set, we are happy to wait to add it to our collection down the line, rather than tying up money on a set that is likely to have 2 or 3 years left on the retail shelf.

Buy to build now or look to buy as an investment in a few years time near to retirement.