If you’ve been keeping up with LEGO news here with us on The Brick Show, you may recall an update detailing the first wave of announcements on LEGO sets soon to retire. One of them is the LEGO Creator Expert Detective’s Office (10246), which is also currently listed as being out of stock on Shop@Home.
But wait. According to this other report, the Detective’s Office (10246) is supposed to be one of the spotlight sets for LEGO’s Black Friday Exclusives and Sales; specifically, it’s to be discounted by 20% from November 23 to 26. How’s that going to happen when it’s out of stock not just online but reported at LEGO branded stores as well?
The answer’s rather simple: LEGO’s holding units of 10246 from being sold. All sets announced as “retiring” have in fact already stopped being manufactured; so LEGO believes they may not have enough “Detective’s Office” sets left to keep from selling out with Black Friday’s discount.
Considering 20% off means the LEGO Creator Expert Detective’s Office (10246) is going to be worth $127.99, that’s a major markdown for a set that’s going to be running low. If collectors miss it now, they might miss it forever.
Alternatively, one might find that Amazon has its own stock of Detective’s Office (10246) that can be gotten via Prime shipping. It doesn’t seem to have a discount here, but it’s probably better than nothing.