There is an interesting update from the LEGO Ambassador Network. Two LEGO Ideas sets, the #21309 LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V and the #21313 LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle is going to be re-launched, but with new set numbers, and should be available soon. Below are the details.
The #21309 LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V was originally submitted by LEGO fans Felix Stiessen and Valerie Roche in 2014, and released as an official LEGO set in 2017. It was very popular with LEGO Space fans, as well as fans of space exploration. It came with 1,969 pieces for the retail price of $120. The re-released version will have a new number, #92176.
The #21313 LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle was originally submitted to LEGO Ideas by LEGO fan Jake Sadovich in 2016, and released as an official LEGO set in 2018. It’s a smaller display set with 962 pieces featuring a LEGO-made glass bottle with a cute little ship inside. The retail price was $70. The new set number is going to be #92177.
Here is the confirmation about the re-launch from the LEGO Ideas team: “The two sets are being re-launched due to popular demand, and as they had already left the market, we could not keep the original numbers. The agreements with the fan designers remain unchanged (1% of total net sales). Also, one of the new set numbers matches a fan designer’s birthday. They were very involved in the process.”
It’s not clear how LEGO decided that these sets should come back, especially since they were retired only recently. LEGO could have just kept producing them without having to change the set number. Anyhow, this is good news for those who missed out on the set the first time around and don’t want to pay higher prices on the secondary market. Both sets should be available before Christmas at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Are you planning to get either or both of these sets? And how do you like the idea of LEGO bringing back sets that were already retired? What other sets would you like to see come back? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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