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Two Retired LEGO Ideas Sets Now Available!

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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  • Valérie Roche November 7, 2020, 1:47 PM

    I’m glad Lego Group re realize our collaborative design. But, I don’t know why they stop selling the first set and now re sell it! 🤔 Lol!

    • Thita (admin) November 10, 2020, 3:33 PM

      Well, if you don’t know, I don’t know who would! Anyway, I’m glad they are back. 😀

  • Allie November 7, 2020, 2:15 PM

    This sets were super cool when they come out. I think that it is cool that Lego is bring them back since the U.S. is launching rockets and sending astronauts into space again. It is a good time to bring them back.

  • Legostuff14 November 7, 2020, 2:53 PM

    The 123 sesame street ideas set just arrived on my doorstep. I’ll build it soon.😁.

  • Lee Kibbler November 7, 2020, 3:48 PM

    I’m very happy to see LEGO rerelease some great Ideas sets from before I started collecting them. Now please rerelease Wall-e

    • T.T.T. November 7, 2020, 3:56 PM

      WAAL-E and the Mars Rover. Those two I would love to get my hands on!

    • Quiche January 4, 2021, 11:26 AM

      My son just watched Wall-e for the first time and is OBSESSED. I would LOVE to get my hands on a re-release of the Wall-e lego set for him.

      • Thita (admin) January 4, 2021, 6:10 PM

        Yeah, WALL-E is really cute, and the story is great. If you can’t get the big version on the secondary market, you guys can make a mini WALL-E, which is what I have on my desk. 🙂

  • Nofakebricks November 8, 2020, 5:57 PM

    I was reading somewhere that there is one very slight difference between the first and second Saturn V. A 2×4 plate in the moon lander is different. One has technic holes and the other doesn’t.

  • Paddington November 9, 2020, 11:48 PM

    The rerelease of sets is awesome! I would much rather pay the Lego Group then the frequently exorbitant reseller market. We all have sets that we have missed out on. I’d happily pay Lego more to have an opportunity to purchase. The rerelease of sets provides children and adults the opportunity to “play well”

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