LEGO recently updated the list of sets retiring soon at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. This means that that these sets aren’t going to be produced any longer. Once the current stock runs out, we won’t be able to purchase them from LEGO directly. So, if you have been eyeing any of them, it’s a good idea to pick them up as soon as possible, especially since we’re close to the holiday shopping season and prices on the secondary market are almost always higher. Below is the list of the sets that are getting retired.
#10271 LEGO CREATOR EXPERT FIAT 500 – A replica of the iconic Italian car from the late ’60s. Comes with luggage rack with suitcase, detailed interior, and opening roof, doors, hood, and tailgate. To complete the Italian theme, the model also includes a folding easel with a paintbrush, palette and small ‘painting’ of the car in front of the famous Colosseum in Rome. 960 pieces. Price: $89.99. Available at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#10272 LEGO CREATOR EXPERT OLD TRAFFORD – A 1:600 replica model of the Old Trafford football stadium with authentic details including the players’ tunnel and a statue of Sir Alex Ferguson. 3,898 pieces. Price: $299.99. Available at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#10275 LEGO WINTER VILLAGE ELF CLUBHOUSE – This is the LEGO Winter Village set from a couple of years ago featuring the home of Santa’s little helpers. There’s a Christmas tree decked with ornaments, a selection of gifts and a computer to track who’s naughty and who’s nice, and a telescope lets the elves watch Santa’s sleigh as it takes off on Christmas Eve. 1,197 pieces. Price: $99.99. Available at the LEGO Icons section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#10282 LEGO ADIDAS ORIGINALS SUPERSTAR – Just like the real thing, this LEGO version includes the iconic Adidas Originals Superstar sneaker graphics, shell toe shape, trefoil logo and serrated 3 stripes mark. Right shoe or left shoe? You decide! This set includes 17 extra LEGO elements so you can choose to build either the right-foot or left-foot sneaker. For extra realism, it even has shoelaces and comes in an authentic shoe box. 731 pieces. Price: $79.99. Available at the LEGO Icons section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#21319 LEGO IDEAS CENTRAL PERK – Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, the café features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, chairs and a table, the service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar, menu board, and more, and the stage area for musical performances with a sofa, extra seats and tables, and more. 1,070 pieces. Price: $59.99. Available at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#21324 LEGO IDEAS 123 SESAME STREET – The 123 Sesame Street building features Bert and Ernie’s apartment, Elmo’s bedroom, and Bert’s rooftop bird house, and is packed with authentic details and accessories. To complete the iconic street corner scene, there is Hooper’s Store, Big Bird’s nest, Oscar the Grouch’s trashcan, and much more. This set includes Sesame Street character minifigures Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, plus Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird figures, to spark imaginative fun. 1,367 pieces, Price: $119.99 Available at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#21328 LEGO IDEAS SEINFELD – Seinfeld was ‘the show about nothing’ that made everyone laugh, and now you can celebrate the legendary TV sitcom with a LEGO version of Jerry’s apartment. It’s packed with authentic details, such as the kitchen/living room where Jerry and friends would hang out and the hallway from where neighbor Kramer would burst in. Accessory elements include a blue statue, muffin top, painting of Uncle Leo, Prognosis Negative videotape, Commando 8 air conditioner, and Festivus pole. 1,326 pieces. Price: $79.99. Available at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#42083 LEGO TECHNIC BUGATTI CHIRON – This exclusive model has been developed in partnership with Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S to capture the essence of the quintessential super sports car, and comes with gleaming aerodynamic bodywork, logoed spoked rims with low-profile tires, and detailed brake discs. The accessible cockpit features a Technic 8-speed gearbox with movable paddle gearshift and a steering wheel bearing the Bugatti emblem. Insert the top speed key and you can switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position. The rear lid affords a glimpse of the detailed W16 engine with moving pistons, while beneath the hood you’ll discover a unique serial number and a compact storage compartment containing a stylish Bugatti overnight bag. This 1:8 scale model comes with a classic Bugatti duo-tone blue color scheme that reflects the brand’s signature color, and a set of stickers for additional detailing. The set is delivered in luxurious box packaging and includes a color collector’s booklet with comprehensive building instructions. 3,599 pieces. Price: $349.99. Available at the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#43179 LEGO MICKEY & MINNIE BUILDABLE CHARACTERS – Based on Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks’ iconic characters, these figures feature Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in dynamic poses, with several buildable accessories including a guitar, vintage camera, tripod and a photo album with photos of their adventures. Mickey stands 14 in. (36cm) high and Minnie stands 13 in. (35cm) high.1,739 pieces. Price: $179.99. Available at the LEGO Disney section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#71040 LEGO DISNEY CASTLE – This highly detailed model comes with an array of exciting Disney-themed features and functions. The intricately detailed facade and towers replicate the iconic Walt Disney World Resort Cinderella Castle, and each accessible castle room includes special features inspired by some of Disney’s greatest animated feature films, providing endless play possibilities with the included minifigures; Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Tinker Bell, or other characters from your collection. 4,080 pieces. Price: $349.99. Available at the LEGO Disney section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#75252 LEGO STAR WARS IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER – Build and display an icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. This Ultimate Collector Series model captures all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and of course a buildable scale version of the Rebels’ Tantive IV starship to chase down. This galactic civil war UCS set also includes a display stand with informational fact plaque and two Imperial minifigures, making it the perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for discerning fans. 4,784 pieces. Price: $699.99. Available at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.
#76161 LEGO DC COMICS 1989 BATWING – Recreate the authentic detail and gothic elegance of Batman’s iconic aircraft, the Batwing. The impressive reproduction features realistic details, removable canopy, full interior, poseable flaps and a new special brick that will allow you to mount and display your model on your wall. There’s also a stand, nameplate and 3 minifigures – Batman, The Joker, and a Lawrence the Boombox Goon. 2,363 pieces. Price: $199.99. Available at the LEGO DC Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.
Also, back in stock alert! A fan favorite, the #76989 LEGO Horizon Forbidden West: TallNeck, is back online. LEGO fans can recreate the most iconic Horizon machine in the Forbidden West – Escape to a mysterious, machine-dominated world. 1,222 pieces. Price: $89.99. Available at the LEGO Icons section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Are you planning to get any of these sets before they get retired? Or do you already have the ones you want? How do you like them? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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Interesting list of sets.
How do they choose which ones to retire? LEGO’s cost of producing the set? Low consumer demand? Something else?
I think they usually have a rough idea at the release, although it could be preponed if the set is a massive failure, and postponed if it’s a massive success…
The lifecycle of a set is usually 2 years, sometimes 4 for really popular sets. Then they get retired and replace by something else. Products that don’t do well are retired within a year and usually go on sale even before that.
I have been thinking about getting a second sesame street. Such a great set! And the window panes and some of the other parts are still rare.
If you do that, you can then sell the minifigs and recoup at least part of your purchase price. I have done that many times when I don’t care for the minifigs, or I already have duplicates.
I’m the same way about the two sitcom sets. They are awesome for minifigs and parts! And I like the techniques for the furniture. I like the friends set a little better because it’s more colorful and has more rare parts.