With 2022 coming to a close, I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at some of the most-read articles this year, beginning with the bread and butter of the blog – LEGO set reviews!
2022 has been a high point for LEGO, combining its 90th Anniversary celebrations with an absolute onslaught of LEGO sets being released, including some major surprises that were never thought possible like LEGO Optimus Prime.
In total, 91 LEGO Set and Minifigure reviews were published in 2022, which is an all-time high, equating to a new review every 4 days! It’s been an absolute privilege getting to deep dive into the awesome lineup of LEGO releases, and I’m definitely aiming to cross the 100 Set Review mark in 2023, to fulfil the blog’s mission of helping you make LEGO buying decisions.
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I’d also like to acknowledge the contribution of Vaderfan, who’s come on as a LEGO Star Wars and Speed Champions correspondent, helping to increase the output of set reviews throughout the year.
In total, we’ve had over 1.6 million views across all LEGO set reviews in 2022 (not counting the last 7 days of the year, obviously), which almost doubled 2021’s view count!
To put that into perspective, people have collectively spent 1,389 days reading LEGO reviews on the blog in 2022!
A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who read a LEGO set review in 2022, shared them on social media, and commented and shared your thoughts on them. It’s been an absolute honour, and I hope to continue to build on the momentum, improve the quality and do more in 2023!
Don’t forget, the seeding votes for the Best Set of 2022 Elimination Tournament are still open, so be sure to nominate your favourite set of 2022, theme and minifigures before public votes open tomorrow!
Top 20 Most-Read LEGO Set Reviews in 2022
- 10302 Optimus Prime (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- LEGO Minifigures Series 23 (5/5 ★★★★★)
- LEGO Muppet Minifigures (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle (5/5 ★★★★★)
- LEGO Minifigures Series 22 (3/5 ★★★✰✰)
- 76989 Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- 21336 The Office (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- 21333 Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night (5/5 ★★★★★)
- 10307 Eiffel Tower (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- 40566 Ray the Castaway (3/5 ★★★✰✰)
- 21335 Motorised Lighthouse (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- 6054 Forestmen’s Hideout (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- 40567 Forest Hideout (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- 10311 Orchid (5/5 ★★★★★)
- 71772 The Crystal King (3/5 ★★★✰✰)
- 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- 10303 Loop Coaster (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- 10780 Mickey and Friends Castle Defenders (3/5 ★★★✰✰)
- 71411 The Mighty Bowser (4/5 ★★★★✰)
- 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures (3/5 ★★★✰✰)
Looking at the list, it matches up pretty well against some of the most well-received and anticipated sets of 2022, and looking at how I scored the sets, the Top 20 feels pretty close to what my personal Top 20 sets are!
You can also see the sheer level of diversity and variety with releases, with sets from all sorts of different themes, sizes and price points.
Unfortunately, with it being such a busy year, there are still a few 2022 LEGO set reviews that I haven’t typed up yet, which I’ll hope to get to in 2023, so stay tuned for those!
And while you’re here, in case you missed it, I’ve begun sharing 2023 LEGO set reviews, so check them out below if you’d like a peek of what’s to come!
2023 LEGO Set Reviews
- Review: LEGO Lord of the Rings Brickheadz (40630, 40631, 40632)
- Review: LEGO 10312 Modular Jazz Club
- Review: LEGO Minifigures Series 24
- Review: LEGO 75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack
- Review: LEGO 40651 Australia Postcard
- Review: LEGO 80111 Lunar New Year Parade
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