Universal Building Set is a subtheme of Basic that consists of 8 sets that ran from 1985 to 1991. Most sets were released in 1985 which accounted for 3 sets. As of today, the average annual growth of sets in Basic Universal Building Set is approximately 6.4% per year.
Most valuable Universal Building Set set
1512-2 Basic Set with Storage Case $649.36
Most valuable retail Universal Building Set set
390 Helicopter $25.26
Highest growth Universal Building Set set
1521 Basic Building Set Trial Size +1036.91%
Most owned Universal Building Set set
1514 Basic Building Set Trial Size
The LEGO Universal Building Set theme, also often referred to as the 'Universal' theme, was a series of sets released primarily in the 1970s and 1980s. These sets were somewhat similar in concept to the LEGO Basic theme. The primary characteristic of the Universal Building Set theme was its emphasis on open-ended creativity. The sets didn't belong to any specific storyline or detailed theme, like castle or space. Instead, they provided a mix of basic bricks and some specialized pieces, allowing builders to create a wide variety of models from a single set.
Theme / Subtheme Basic / Universal Building Set
Year 1991
Pieces / Minifigs 69 / 1
Availability Retired
1474 LEGO Basic Building Set with Gift Item
Value $43.61
Theme / Subtheme Basic / Universal Building Set
Year 1989
Pieces 24
Availability Retired
1521 LEGO Basic Building Set Trial Size
Retail $1.49
Value $16.94
Growth  +1036.9%
Annual growth 6.4%
Theme / Subtheme Basic / Universal Building Set
Year 1988
Pieces 46
Availability Retired
1514 LEGO Basic Building Set Trial Size
Retail $2.49
Value $13.77
Growth  +453.0%
Annual growth 5.8%
Theme / Subtheme Basic / Universal Building Set
Year 1988
Pieces 26
Availability Retired
1495 LEGO Basic Building Set Trial Size
Value $22.49
Theme / Subtheme Basic / Universal Building Set
Year 1986
Pieces / Minifigs 24 / 1
Availability Retired
390 LEGO Helicopter
Retail $5.98
Value $25.26
Growth  +322.4%
Annual growth 3.9%
Theme / Subtheme Basic / Universal Building Set
Year 1985
Pieces / Minifigs 99 / 1
Availability Retired
1512-2 LEGO Basic Set with Storage Case
Value $649.36
Theme / Subtheme Basic / Universal Building Set
Year 1985
Pieces / Minifigs 96 / 1
Availability Retired
1960-2 LEGO Special Value Set
Theme / Subtheme Basic / Universal Building Set
Year 1985
Pieces 27
Availability Retired
1560-3 LEGO Basic Building Set
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Value $18.95
Annual growth 9.0%