Cancelled LEGO Christmas 2021 set turns up on eBay

The second of this year’s LEGO Christmas 2021 gifts-with-purchase – which was officially cancelled by the LEGO Group – has popped up on eBay.

40489 Mr. and Mrs. Claus’s Living Room was originally intended to follow 40484 Santa’s Front Yard as the second seasonal GWP in 2021, but was ultimately shelved for not meeting the LEGO Group’s ‘strict quality standards’, whatever that means.

At least one copy of the festive set has made it out into the wild, however, because it’s now up on eBay in Poland. And the lure of purchasing a cancelled set is clearly proving too much to ignore for some fans: at the time of writing it’s already racked up 16 bids, to the tune of £70, and with a full six and a half days left on the auction.

At that rate, the price could really go into the stratosphere on this one, but it’s not terribly surprising given this could be the one and only opportunity to bag 40489 Mr. and Mrs. Claus’s Living Room. Although if it’s not – and the LEGO Group decides to tweak it for launch in 2022 – whoever ends up shelling out for this copy could come to regret it.

Regardless, for those of us without the deepest of pockets, the eBay listing does at least give us a better look at what’s included in the vignette – including Santa’s naughty list. The printed 2×3 tile mirrors the ‘nice list’ included in 40499 Santa’s Sleigh, and is paired with a grumpy face for the St. Nick minifigure.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

One thought on “Cancelled LEGO Christmas 2021 set turns up on eBay

  • 13/12/2021 at 18:32

    seems item already removed from ebay


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