Is the LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett's Helmet (75277) a Good Investment Set?
11th August 2022
Boba Fett's Helmet is just one of the Star Wars sets that will retire by the end of the year. This means there’s only a few months left for those thinking of adding it to their collection. In this article we consider whether this is a set you should be investing in and how well its price is likely to perform post-retirement.
The Star Wars Helmet Collection began in 2020, and since that time it has brought us a range of iconic headwear belonging to both heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away. Boba Fett’s Helmet was released in the first wave of sets in this sub-theme, alongside the Stormtrooper Helmet and TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet, which retired a year earlier. The extended shelf life of this set is assumed to be down to strong sales, fueled by the popularity of the former bounty hunter. This is in part down to the character’s role in the original trilogy, as well as his recent prominence in the Star Wars franchise caused by Disney’s recent Book of Boba Fett TV series.
The set has received high praise based on its realistic sand green, black, and dark red colour scheme and the overall quality of the design. LEGO made a bold move by introducing a helmet line, as the curves and angles of the source material are not easy to recreate in brick form. However, it has been done especially well for Boba Fett and we like that LEGO decided to make the studs clearly visible, rather than opting for a smooth finish throughout. The use of large moulded pieces has received much criticism over the years, but you won’t find any here. Instead, the set relies on unusual and innovative building techniques to achieve the desired finish. The helmet is also integrated into a sleek, black display stand which nicely matches the aesthetic of those used in the high profile Ultimate Collector Series. All the Star Wars helmet sets make for excellent replicas and display pieces, and we have to place this as one of the best of the bunch.
In terms of value for money, the set has a RRP of £54.99 / $59.99 / €59.99, which equates to a price per piece of 8.6p / 9.6c. This is fairly high, but it's what we’ve come to expect from licensed themes. The relatively low price point means it's affordable for most collectors and there’s plenty of room for growth. It's also of a more convenient size for storage than some other Star Wars sets!
Of the three main colours in this build, sand green is the rarest, but has featured before in a range of sets. Therefore, no parts in this set are unique but there are a few that have only been used in a handful of sets to date. All of the parts are also of a fairly standard shape, so this isn’t a set that collectors will want to buy on the basis of its inventory alone.
Looking to the future
Boba Fett has long been a popular character amongst LEGO and Star Wars enthusiasts, with some minifigures of the ex-bounty hunter now being amongst the most expensive from the Star Wars theme. He was one of the most liked characters in the original trilogy, while the recent Book of Boba Fett series was well-received amongst Star Wars fans, which is only likely to cement the high regard they hold him in. On top of this, the reverence of the galactic franchise and the appetite for more Star Wars content shows no sign of slowing down. Bearing this in mind, there is likely to be high demand for this set once it retires from collectors who missed their chance to pick it up.
Investment opportunity: GREAT
This is a well-executed and accurate depiction of Boba Fett’s famous headgear. In addition to the quality of the set and the popularity of the character, its investment potential is helped by the fact that it belongs to a very collectable subtheme made up of excellent display sets. Two sets from the helmet subtheme have already retired, so looking at the value of these sets now can provide an indication of how well Boba Fett’s Helmet is likely to perform. The Stormtrooper Helmet (75276) was only seen a slight price increase, while the TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet (75274) was the best performing set of those that retired at the end of 2021, and is already nearly twice as expensive as its RRP. This was helped by its very distinctive look and useful parts list, but nevertheless we expect Boba Fett’s Helmet to also have a strong positive price action.
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