All five of the successful LEGO sets in the third round of the BrickLink Designer Program have already sold out – despite their relatively high price tags.
Only one of the five rejected LEGO Ideas 10K projects – resurrected through the BrickLink Designer Program, in what is its final phase of crowdfunding – came in at below triple figures in the UK, while all of them exceeded $100 / €100 in the US and Europe. That didn’t stop them all selling through their full allocations within a matter of hours, though.
That’s the fastest any of the individual crowdfunding rounds has completely sold out of all its available sets, and may speak to the prices the limited-edition sets from the first two rounds are currently commanding on the aftermarket. A total of 10,000 copies of each set were available to pre-order, and no more will ever be produced, making these real collectors’ items.
Here’s a quick reminder of the first five sets that reached 3,000 backers in the third round of the BrickLink Designer Program, and will now enter production:
1950s Diner – £99.99 / $129.99 / €109.99
Winter Chalet – £149.99 / $199.99 / €169.99
Modular Construction Site – £245.99 / $319.99 / €269.99
Mountain View Observatory – £245.99 / $319.99 / €269.99
Studgate Train Station – £299.99 / $399.99 / €339.99
Just to reiterate: you can no longer purchase any of these sets, unless you’re prepared to snap them up on eBay or (ironically) BrickLink once they’ve shipped out to those lucky enough to back them in time. An exact delivery date is yet to be confirmed, but the current window is spring 2023, so it’s a ways off yet.
Plenty of time to save up for however much more they’ll inevitably cost on the aftermarket, then.
For more info on the third round of the BrickLink Designer Program, check out our complete guide to everything you need to know – from how the original creators are compensated to the packaging you can expect your new sets to turn up in.
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