Ratings and Reviews for 10186-1: General Grievous

10186-1: General Grievous

Overall Score

8.50
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 10
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 6.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 10
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 10
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 10
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 7.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 5.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 9.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 10
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 8.00
Review from: MartinP
Reviewed on: Jul 3, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

This is one of my favorite UCS sets that Lego has ever made. Personally, I like the bigger sets like the Millennium Falcon, but this set is  like a technic set, which is one of my favorite types of Legos after Star Wars. The set has one thousand eight-five pieces. Here is what Lego.com said about this set:

Face the might of the ultimate General Grievous!

The towering cyborg commander of the Separatist forces lives! Wielding lightsabers in each of his four robotic arms, General Grievous prepares to battle the Jedi Knights in a fight for the fate of the galaxy. Standing 18 inches (46 cm) tall on its rotating display base and plaque, this detailed and authentic Star Wars model features poseable hips and neck and a split-apart chestplate revealing Grievous' organs hidden beneath!

  • Includes translucent "light saber" elements!
  • Model features poseable neck, arms and hips!
  • Split-apart chestplate opens to reveal Grievous' organs!
  • Includes rotating display stand! Stands 18 inches (46 cm) tall with stand!

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 6

For this set, there is no minifigures. The set would have been better if they had a General Grievous minifigure like the 10225 R2-D2 UCS with an R2-D2 minifigure, but that did not happen. Also the set is made up of normal pieces  with technic pieces that are found in a lot of other set, so there are no rare pieces and colors. The only desirable feature about this set is that the set has a large amount of pieces, which is about one thousand one hundred.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 10

Playability

I think that thereis some playabiltiy for this set even thought the set is an UCS. The neck, arms, and hips, are all poseable. That is all the playability that I can see for this set.

Build Experience

The build experience for this set is very fun. There is only a few sets in the UCS that are mostly made from technic pieces. This is one of the sets. Building the set would be very fun, especially with all the different technic pieces. Since there is about eleven hundred pieces in this set, it would take me about two to three hours to build the whole set.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 10

The General Grievuos set has a retail price of $89.99. Since the set has one thousand eighty-five, the PPP ratio for this set is eight cents ($0.08 USD) per piece. I would consider this a great PPP ratio. I like PPP ratios that are at or below ten cents per piece. This set fits into that category. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The values and data are from May 2013 and they are in USD

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (USD)  Pieces Price Per Piece (USD) Current Value (USD)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000 $149.99 1,300 $0.12 $776.80 13.49%
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000 $99.99  703 $0.14 $432.67 11.93%
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001 $199.99 1,747 $0.11 $761.07 11.78%
 10018 Darth Maul 2001 $149.99 1,868 $0.08 $727.33 14.06%
 7194 Yoda 2002 $99.99 1,075 $0.09 $334.40  11.06%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002 $298.99  3,096 $0.10 $1,065.73 12.25%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002 $39.99 187 $0.21 $279.40 19.33%
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003 $129.99 1,455 $0.09 $896.60  21.30%
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 $119.99 1,473 $0.08 $574.53 19.01%
 10143 Death Star II 2005 $298.99 3,441 $0.09 $1,006.12 16.38%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006 $99.99 1,212 $0.08 $345.27 19.37%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006 $79.99 1,068 $0.07 $215.38 15.20%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007 $499.99 5,195 $0.10 $2736.44 32.75%
 10188  Death Star 2008 $399.99 3,803 $0.11 $390.02 -0.50%
 10186 General Grievous 2008 $89.99 1,085 $0.08 $147.59 10.40%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010 $99.99 676 $0.15 $98.44 -0.52%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010 $259.99 2,503 $0.10 $343.88 9.77%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011 $399.99 3,152 $0.13 $401.68 0.21%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012 $199.99 1,487 $0.13 $182.82 -8.58%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 $179.99 2,127 $0.08 $189.50 5.28%

There are several sets that have a similar PPP ratio to the General Grievous set. Those sets are 10225 R2-D2, 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced, 10134 Y-Wing Attack Starfighter, and 10018 Darth Maul.

Now, the data in other currencies.

UK

In the UK, the retail price for this set is 63.59. Since the set has one thousand eighty-five pieces, the PPP ratio for this set in the UK is nine (0.09) per piece. Let's compare this to other sets from the UCS.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (UK Pound)  Pieces Price Per Piece (UK Pound) Current Value (UK Pound)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 495.77 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 157.99 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 486.85 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 435.62 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  79.99 1,075 0.11 191.37 8.25%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  249.99  3,096 0.12 725.31 10.17%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 285.56 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 501.39 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  109.99 1,473 0.11 N/A  N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  249.99 3,441 0.11 651.94 12.73%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  79.99 1,212 0.10 215.49 15.21%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  58.69 1,068 0.08 128.85 11.89%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  342.49 5,195 0.10 1694.12 30.53%
 10188  Death Star 2008  274.99 3,803 0.11 253.66 -1.60%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  63.59 1,085 0.09 103.01 10.13%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  94.99 676  0.21 61.74 -13.38%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  245.99 2,503 0.15 275.18 3.81%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  349.99  3,152 0.17 307.54 -6.26%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  169.99 1,487 0.17 150.93 -11.21%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 149.99 2,127 0.11 130.13 -13.24%

In the UK, there are no sets that have a similar PPP ratio as General Grievous.

AU

Note: The data values are from May 2013 and are in the Australian Dollar. Some data values are not available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (Australian Dollar)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (Australian Dollar) Current Value (Australian Dollar)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 1,315.75 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 289.51 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 1,474.51 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 705.61 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A N/A N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A 3,096 N/A 1706.43 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A  500.15 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 1138.31 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  N/A 1,473 N/A N/A N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 947.73 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 369.41 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 261.49 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A378.75 3064.21 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  699.99 3,803 0.18 588.57 -3.41%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 261.65 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  174.99 676 0.25 116.52 -12.68%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  449.99 2,503 0.17 434.50 -1.16%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  699.99 3,152 0.21 555.35 -10.93%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  349.99 1,487 0.23  378.75 8.22%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  249.99 2,127 0.11 261.98 4.80%

EU

Note: The data values are from May 2013 ar are in the German Euro. Some data values may not be available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (German Euro)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (German Euro) Current Value (German Euro)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 304.03 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 202.17 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 653.70 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 480.80 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A 405.37 N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A  3,096  N/A  965.72 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 92.06 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 909.76 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 N/A 1,473 N/A 447.92 N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 1091.09 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 312.02 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 204.44 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 2150.62 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  419.99 3,803 0.14  358.71  -3.11%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 154.33 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  99.99 676 0.19 72.61 -10.12%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  259.99 2,503 0.13 294.13 4.20%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  399.99 3,152 0.16 364.37 -4.56%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  199.99 1,487 0.17 187.17 -6.41%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  179.99 2,127  0.11 142.91 -20.60%

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

The General Grievous set comes from the Star Wars theme. The set is under the Ultimate Collectors Series sub theme. These sets are the best sets, in my opinion, ever made by Lego. There are also some of the largest sets ever created. The Star wars theme is a very popular theme. Many of the set sell well in the primary market and there are often people scouring eBay to find a set at a better price or they are looking to get a set because it EOL before they could get it. Either way, Star wars sets sell very in both the primary market and the secondary market. Because of all the people who want these sets, the values for these sets will go up.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 7

The General Grievous set is very exclusive. Because the set is a UCS, only a limited amount of stores sold these other than the Lego stores or online. The set was no in limited production. The set is not from any Lego trade shows that I know of. The set is not sold in the primary market anymore, so you can only get this set in the secondary market.

PACKAGING | Score: 5

There is no unique packaging or special markings on this set that would differentiate this set from other Lego sets.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 9

The General Grievous set has a retail price $89.99 USD. The current value of this set is $147.59 USD. This means the CAGR for this set is 10.40%. That is a good CAGR. Let's compare this to othert sets from the UCS.

Note: The values and data are from May 2013 and they are in USD

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (USD)  Pieces Price Per Piece (USD) Current Value (USD)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000 $149.99 1,300 $0.12 $776.80 13.49%
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000 $99.99  703 $0.14 $432.67 11.93%
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001 $199.99 1,747 $0.11 $761.07 11.78%
 10018 Darth Maul 2001 $149.99 1,868 $0.08 $727.33 14.06%
 7194 Yoda 2002 $99.99 1,075 $0.09 $334.40  11.06%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002 $298.99  3,096 $0.10 $1,065.73 12.25%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002 $39.99 187 $0.21 $279.40 19.33%
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003 $129.99 1,455 $0.09 $896.60  21.30%
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 $119.99 1,473 $0.08 $574.53 19.01%
 10143 Death Star II 2005 $298.99 3,441 $0.09 $1,006.12 16.38%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006 $99.99 1,212 $0.08 $345.27 19.37%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006 $79.99 1,068 $0.07 $215.38 15.20%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007 $499.99 5,195 $0.10 $2736.44 32.75%
 10188  Death Star 2008 $399.99 3,803 $0.11 $390.02 -0.50%
 10186 General Grievous 2008 $89.99 1,085 $0.08 $147.59 10.40%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010 $99.99 676 $0.15 $98.44 -0.52%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010 $259.99 2,503 $0.10 $343.88 9.77%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011 $399.99 3,152 $0.13 $401.68 0.21%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012 $199.99 1,487 $0.13 $182.82 -8.58%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 $179.99 2,127 $0.08 $189.50 5.28%

There is one set that has a similar CAGR as General Grievous. That set is the 10212 Imperial Shuttle.

Now, the data in other currencies.

UK

In the UK, the set has a retail price of 63.59. Since the current value of this set is 103.01, the CAGR for this set is 10.13%. That is a very similar CAGR to the CAGR in the USA. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (UK Pound)  Pieces Price Per Piece (UK Pound) Current Value (UK Pound)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 495.77 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 157.99 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 486.85 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 435.62 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  79.99 1,075 0.11 191.37 8.25%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  249.99  3,096 0.12 725.31 10.17%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 285.56 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 501.39 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  109.99 1,473 0.11 N/A  N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  249.99 3,441 0.11 651.94 12.73%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  79.99 1,212 0.10 215.49 15.21%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  58.69 1,068 0.08 128.85 11.89%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  342.49 5,195 0.10 1694.12 30.53%
 10188  Death Star 2008  274.99 3,803 0.11 253.66 -1.60%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  63.59 1,085 0.09 103.01 10.13%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  94.99 676  0.21 61.74 -13.38%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  245.99 2,503 0.15 275.18 3.81%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  349.99  3,152 0.17 307.54 -6.26%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  169.99 1,487 0.17 150.93 -11.21%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 149.99 2,127 0.11 130.13 -13.24%

There is one set that has a similar CAGR to General Grievous. That set is the 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer.

AU

Note: The data values are from May 2013 and are in the Australian Dollar. Some data values are not available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (Australian Dollar)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (Australian Dollar) Current Value (Australian Dollar)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 1,315.75 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 289.51 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 1,474.51 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 705.61 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A N/A N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A 3,096 N/A 1706.43 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A  500.15 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 1138.31 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  N/A 1,473 N/A N/A N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 947.73 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 369.41 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 261.49 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 3064.21 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  699.99 3,803 0.18 588.57 -3.41%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 261.65 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  174.99 676 0.25 116.52 -12.68%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  449.99 2,503 0.17 434.50 -1.16%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  699.99 3,152 0.21 555.35 -10.93%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  349.99 1,487 0.23  378.75 8.22%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  249.99 2,127 0.11 261.98 4.80%

 EU

Note: The data values are from May 2013 ar are in the German Euro. Some data values may not be available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (German Euro)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (German Euro) Current Value (German Euro)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 304.03 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 202.17 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 653.70 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 480.80 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A 405.37 N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A  3,096  N/A  965.72 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 92.06 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 909.76 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 N/A 1,473 N/A 447.92 N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 1091.09 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 312.02 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 204.44 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 2150.62 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  419.99 3,803 0.14  358.71  -3.11%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 154.33 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  99.99 676 0.19 72.61 -10.12%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  259.99 2,503 0.13 294.13 4.20%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  399.99 3,152 0.16 364.37 -4.56%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  199.99 1,487 0.17 187.17 -6.41%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  179.99 2,127  0.11 142.91 -20.60%

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

General Grievous has many display attributes. The set has its own stand. Also the stand can rotate, which makes it really cool. This feature is not found in a lot of other sets. Also the set comes with an information plaque, which has all the information about the set.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 8

I think that this is a great set. Let's look at the pros and cons of this set.

Pros:

  • Great PPP ratio.
  • Rare pieces.
  • Comes from a very popular theme.
  • Exclusive set.
  • Good CAGR.

Cons:

  • No minifigures.

I think that this set is a great set to have, build, admire, look at, and invest.