Sooner or later, all LEGO sets, several years on after their release if they’re popular (or less than a year if they’re not) will be retired from production. Sometimes it’s one set taking a bow; other times its’ a lot like the wave of announced retirements we covered weeks ago.
It turns out they were just the tip of an iceberg’s worth of retiring LEGO sets. No less than 200 individual sets from across all LEGO product lines are looking to bow out sometime soon. No less than one LEGO Ideas set and a LEGO Star Wars UCS was listed.
Soon we must say goodbye to the likes of the Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310), the UCS Snowspeeder (75144), and the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827). A sci-fi spaceship and two building sets (one from a franchise) are among the most prominent of the 200 LEGO sets announced for retirement.
If there are any LEGO collectors who haven’t acquired any of the three above, or are worried that an un-bought set was included in the list, they should start checking Shop@Home and major retail platforms like Amazon.
The usual practice is that when LEGO announces a set retirement, their factories have already stopped making them; and when Shop@Home has run through their stock of those sets, that’s when the Retired label appears on the listing.