Back in September, we discussed the interesting news that LEGO was planning to re-release two recently retired LEGO Ideas sets. The two sets are the #21309 LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V and the #21313 LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle. Both re-launched sets are now available with new set numbers. As far as anyone can tell, nothing else changed about the sets.
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 has the same piece-count and price and is now under the name #92176 LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V.
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 re-released version has the same piece-count and price and is now under the name #92177 LEGO Ship in a Bottle.
It’s not entirely clear why LEGO decided that these two sets should come back so soon after they were retired and why they had to go through the trouble of changing the set numbers, but it is what it is. And it’s definitely good news for those who missed out on the sets the first time around and don’t want to pay higher prices on the secondary market. Both sets are available 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 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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