I know many LEGO fans in North America have been frustrated by the perpetual out of stock status of the #21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set, so here is a bit of good news for you; it is now available on backorder! This means we still have to wait, but we can at least purchase!
LEGO has been struggling to keep new and popular sets in stock due to the issues created by the virus. They usually allow backorders when they know new stock is on its way and orders can be fulfilled within a reasonable waiting period (usually 30 days or less). However, when the waiting period is likely going to be longer, they mark sets as out of stock without the ability to add them to your shopping cart. They do this to make sure customers aren’t frustrated by excessively long waiting periods.
However, due to the current circumstances, and people understanding that longer wait times are now the norm, many people rather have the ability to place an order, and just wait it out. At least that way they know they are in line and will have their order fulfilled eventually.
The currently listed wait time for the #21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay is 60 days. This means, that if you place an order now, the set will be shipped to you in 60 days or less. If you purchase other items at the same time that are shown as in stock, they will be shipped right away. My last order with five small sets came in four separate packages. This does seem excessive, but the LEGO fulfillment center is trying to juggle availability, logistics, and keeping customers happy.
Besides the ability to backorder sets with longer waiting periods, the Online LEGO Shop now also allows you to sign up for email notification when an out of stock/backordered item is back in stock again. Please note that signing up for a notification is intended as a one-time communication only and will not sign you up for ongoing email marketing, etc. Those already subscribed to receive email communication in other ways (i.e. they are LEGO VIP members) may receive addition emails about the set and sets from other themes, but that’s about it. LEGO is very good at not bombarding their fans with unnecessary marketing emails. You can sign up for notifications at each item’s page.
If you do have some sets in mind that you would like to get before the end of the year, I recommend that you place an order as soon as possible even if it has a longer waiting period. At least your order will be in lone, and you don’t risk missing out the next time it’s back in stock again. This is especially true with popular sets like the #21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay.
If you would like to learn more about #21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay, I have included links to our review and other relevant articles in the comment section below. But to summarize, its a super fun set that would delight young and old pirate fans alike. It features a small island with a repurposed shipwreck, where the legendary pirate Redbeard and his gang retired after their adventures. The shipwreck can be reconfigured into a fully functioning pirate ship, inspired by the Black Seas Barracuda, one of the most famous LEGO Pirate ships from 1989. If you’re interested, you can find it at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay? Are you one of the lucky ones who have it already? Feel free to share your thoughts and reviews in the comment section below!
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