Traditionally, LEGO clears out their older inventory after Christmas to make room for all the new sets coming in January. Discounts on older sets can be as much as 50% off, which makes the end of the year an excellent time to pick up sets just for parts or get duplicates of some of your favorite sets. LEGO retailers also usually retire older sets at this time, so it’s worth checking local stores as well.
Pre-pandemic, we used to get a long list of retiring sets that were sold at a discount at the end of the year, however, since the beginning of the pandemic, this doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. The combination of LEGO’s popularity and stock shortages made it hard to even find sets in stock, not to speak of getting a discount. Still, we can find at least a few discounted products at the clearance section of the Online LEGO Shop.
Currently, the #10291 LEGO Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft set is 20% off, which is a pretty good discount for a set full of useful parts and minifigs. The white (you get 85) and light-gray (you get 102) masonry bricks, and the beautifully printed 2×4 tiles (you get 9) used for the carpet are especially useful. The great variety of minifig torso, leg, and face prints are also desirable elements. I don’t know how long this set is going to be available for a discount, but if you want to pick up a copy, visit the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.
Another discount set to consider is the #10282 LEGO Adidas Original Superstar sneaker display set. This one is also 20% off, so if you only got one copy, it might be worth getting a second one during the sale period to make a full pair. This is a fun set mimicking real sneakers and come in a shoebox with real Adidas laces and printed elements. If you’re looking for a unique LEGO set and collectible item, take a look at this set at the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.
Speaking of Adidas, there is a 20-40% clearance on Adidas and Levi’s clothing and other merchandise at the Online LEGO Shop. Quantities and sizes are limited, but you might find something that you like.
Although not on sale, there are a few sets currently available with Double VIP Points. The #75312 LEGO Star Wars Boba Feet’s Starship, the #43114 LEGO VIDIYO Punk Pirate Ship, and the #43105 LEGO VIDIYO Party Llama Beatbox. This offer is valid until December 31st at the Online LEGO Shop.
These are the most noteworthy items on sale I have seen so far, and I also suggest to check back regularly in the next few weeks in case LEGO adds some more discounted sets at the sales & deals section of the Online LEGO Shop. And of course, you can also start looking at the new 2022 sets, some of which are already available at the new items section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Did you get any LEGO sets for Christmas? Are you planning to get a little more before the end of the year? And what new sets are you looking forward to the most? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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LEGO SETS! So, I got Santa’s visit, the Elves club house. From Harry Potter sets The Chamber of secrets and the Hogsmeade village visit. From Marvel Rise of the Domo. Ninjago Water Dragon and finally 3 in 1 castle set. So, I’m good with Lego sets for now. I know some sets are on sale and new sets are coming, but, I’m going to Pace myself on getting more sets for a while. The temptation is there but there’s a fine line between temptation and greed.🤔. Happy Building everyone 😁.
Those are some nice sets you got there! The Harry Potter Village can be easily mixed with the Winter Village sets. I also go the 3-in-1 Castle but haven’t built it yet. Very curious about how it’s going to look! Haven’t built a LEGO castle for a while now. 🙂
I didn’t recieve any Lego as a gift but then again my kids can’t afford such a luxury. I did get Lego for them, my girlfriend, and myself. Just wasnt’ a big Lego year this time around.
I bought some small Lego-related things from Tradera this December. (Swedish eBay, roughly… Auction site…) But overall, I neither received nor gave many Christmas gifts this year…
Interesting you mention that. With all the restrictions, shortages, and lockdowns it seems like many families had similar experiences. Less getting together, fewer gifts… I suppose this new trend has has its plusses and minuses. I just hope people don’t burn out and can find joy and connection in other ways. 🙂
Ah, yeah, possibly, but my sister has moved away to the South of Sweden, and later splitting up with the father of my nephew, and so we’re just meeting every second year when the nephew’s with her and not the father.
It’s like we’ve tried to cut down somewhat on gifts, and varying the celebrations from year to year, even some years before the pandemic.
Hm… you can always rebuild some older sets and give them a new look, combine sets in a new way, or just build something completely out of your own imagination. I hope you had a nice Christmas anyway, with our without LEGO. 🙂
Thanks! I got a second Queer eye set for the parts. I really like the white masonry bricks. I hope they will add some other stuff before the end of the year.
Yes, those white masonry bricks are quite tempting. I only have one set, and I already harvested it for the white masonry bricks. 😀
Hmm, I might not get the whole set, but these minifigure parts could be useful for natural skin-toned minifigs based around a Daily Bugle / Marvel Moc (if I get around to sort out my cluttered tables and maintain my focus on longer building).
Still looking for a diverse mix of natural skin colors, gender, and expression for civilian bystanders… Some of these Ideas minifigs are rather cheap on Bricklink…
Man, that’s a slim selection. And I also stopped by at walmart and they hardly had any lego. I remember years ago when they offered 50% off on some great sets. Sigh….
I checked Wal-Mart too this past weekend, and it was pretty much empty. Didn’t feel like going all the way to Target, but that’s another place to check for after Christmas clearance.
I got a second shoe for my Dad. Haha. It’s gonna be a late Christmas present. He already had one but wanted two. He will get a kick out of it.
Concerning your name, I saw that the new Ideas Sonic set has been leaked pretty recently…