There are quite a few sets that we’ve all suspected would be retiring “soon” for a while now, including the long-produced LEGO Pet Shop Modular Building and the recently-discounted LEGO Ewok Village & Jawa Sandcrawler sets. And now, the rumors are proven true–the UK LEGO Shop has confirmed the retirement of some very popular exclusive sets, including LEGO Ideas, Creator, Star Wars and more! Time to order your LEGO Creator Pet Shop and more online before they’re gone forever!
One week later, I know for sure that I was correct, as the LEGO [email protected] UK web store has now added the ever-popular “Retiring Soon” banners to some very beloved sets…
- LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler 75059
- LEGO Doctor Who 21304
- LEGO Wall-E 21303
- LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 21108
- LEGO Ewok Village 10236
- LEGO Sydney Opera House 10234
- LEGO Pet Shop 10218
- LEGO The Big Bang Theory 21302
The LEGO Creator Pet Shop 10218 has been rumored to be retiring for well over a year now, so I’m not even a tiny bit surprised to see that it’s finally giving up the ghost. With the new modular building due out in just two months, I don’t think anyone’s really shocked by this development.
I am, however, very surprised to see some of the more recent releases such as The Big Bang Theory, Wall-E and Doctor Who going out of production so quickly. I wonder if the sales numbers on these licensed sets somehow ended up disappointing TLG…?
All of these sets are still available to order online with free shipping and some discounts right now, although as they now carry the “Retiring Soon” label, it’s likely that the sets won’t be replenished for much longer once the existing stock is sold through. If you’ve been waiting on snagging any of these sets, you might not want to procrastinate any longer–once the Pet Shop, Sydney Opera House, Ewok Village and such sell through, I expect them to become very expensive on the aftermarket.
What do you think of the eight sets that have been confirmed for retirement today, brick fans? Are you sad to finally see the Pet Shop go, worried about missing the Sydney Opera House, or shocked to see the Wall-E and Doctor Who sets retiring so early?