Traditionally Lego bricks cost a lot. This guide will try to give you some guidelines on “brick best price”.
First of all basic creative box seems the cheapest one.
For instance the LEGO 10702 – Classic Set Creativo has 583 pieces for less then 25 € on Amazon. The cost per brick is about 4.25 € every 100 bricks.
One of the biggest set of the 2015, the Mercedes Arocs, is sold around 220€ for 2793 pieces, roughly 7.88€ per 100 pieces.
Some medium sized box (like the 42037, a offroad racing car) holds 494 pieces for 47.79€, roughly 9.67€ per 100 pieces.
With this metric, the “Simple Machines Set 6986” at 67€ for 204 pieces is very very expensive, but it is a valuable source for a good set of gears and “hole-bricks” you need to integrate standard lego bricks together:
After my first child reached 5 years old, I decided it was time to start my Lego Technic Revenge, together with KyloRen Star Wars lego-puppy (eh eh).
It is very difficult to find out a good set to play with gears and so on. The big Lego Technic toys like cars and so on are sold without nice pieces to link with “normal bricks” (see below the red one).
This problem was already spotted by Yoshihito Isogawa in his Lego books. Finding a good set of pieces is an expensive task. After some search I found a set of boxes I will suggest in this post.
The first is the LEGO® Education 9689 – Simple Machines Set which provide you a bunch of gears and also some pieces like this red one:
You can easily attach this pieces with other basic lego bricks. Paired with a LEGO Technic 8293 – Power Functions
you can get some nice stuff investing less then 100 euros. It is still very expensive anyway. But the gear set you get is nice too (see below). Last but not least you can add the Lego – Set aggiuntivo per pneumatici per Lego 9686 (pneumatic set) to play with a compressor too.