Every LEGO Architecture set retiring in 2021 and beyond – August update

Two skylines and three landmarks are due to retire from the LEGO Architecture line-up in 2021, but one set will be sticking around until at least 2027.

That’s not a typo: according to Brick Fanatics’ sources, the LEGO Group really does plan to offer 21037 LEGO House, which is sold exclusively at the real-life LEGO House in Billund, for at least another six years. That means you’ve got ample opportunity to head over to the home of the brick and bag your own copy (at least when the state of the world allows).

More urgent on any LEGO Architecture shopping list should be 21043 San Francisco and 21052 Dubai, two stellar skylines that will be leaving shelves by the end of this year. The forced perspective effect of the Golden Gate Bridge is reason enough to not miss out on 21043 San Francisco, though you’ll need to turn to third-party retailers in the UK, as it’s already sold out at LEGO.com.

If you prefer your Architecture sets to give focus to a single, impressive landmark, 21046 Empire State Building is well worth grabbing before it retires – the build will teach you a thing or two about the logistics of LEGO elements – while 21045 Trafalgar Square is a microscale diorama that does a lot within a relatively confined space.

All of the sets scheduled to retire in 2021 could feasibly run out of stock any day between now and the end of the year, but if they hang around until November, there’s a decent chance we could see one or more of them discounted for Black Friday or VIP Weekend.

Here’s the full list of currently-available LEGO Architecture sets organised by retirement date. Veteran skylines including 21028 New York City and 21034 London seemingly have plenty of life left in them yet, while this year’s 21056 Taj Mahal will stick around until at least the end of 2023.

December 31, 2021
21043 San Francisco
21045 Trafalgar Square
21046 Empire State Building
21052 Dubai
21055 Burj Khalifa

December 31, 2022
21034 London
21042 Statue of Liberty
21044 Paris
21051 Tokyo
21054 The White House

December 31, 2023
21028 New York City
21056 Taj Mahal

December 31, 2027
21037 LEGO House

Remember, these dates are liable to change, but they’re accurate (according to our sources) for August 2021. Click here for a full list of LEGO sets retiring this year.

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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.

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