While plenty of Technic and VIDIYO sets have been pushed back to at least 2022 since our last update in August, one recently-released Monkie Kid model will no longer make it into the new year – at least according to Brick Fanatics’ sources.
Scroll down to find out more about those individual themes, and check out the full list of LEGO sets due to leave shelves by the end of this year. As the changes even across the past month demonstrate, these dates aren’t necessarily set in stone, but they’re still useful for planning your purchases over the next few months.
That said, if any of these retiring sets survive on shelves into November, it’s likely that we’ll see at least some of them on offer over the course of LEGO VIP Weekend, Black Friday and Cyber Monday – but there’s no guarantee that they won’t sell out before those shopping events, so don’t bank on it if there’s something you’re desperate to grab before it retires.
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars will be waving goodbye to quite a few sets this year, with one of the stand-outs being 75275 A-wing Starfighter, an Ultimate Collector Series model will be leaving the LEGO Group’s catalogue early compared to other UCS sets, suggesting that the giant ship hasn’t sold as well as first hoped.
Elsewhere in the list, the two LEGO Star Wars Brick Sketches will be retiring this year following the usual 18 months on shelves that most sets last for. Anyone wanting to pick up either 40431 BB-8 or 40391 First Order Stormtrooper will want to do so soon before time runs out.
75249 Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter
75251 Darth Vader’s Castle
75254 AT-ST Raider
75256 Kylo Ren’s Shuttle
75267 Mandalorian Battle Pack
75270 Obi-Wan’s Hut
75271 Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder
75273 Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter
75274 TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet
75275 A-wing Starfighter
75276 Stormtrooper Helmet
75281 Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor
75284 Knights of Ren Transport Ship
75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter
75291 Death Star Final Duel
75293 Resistance I-TS Transport
40391 First Order Stormtrooper
31200 Star Wars The Sith
In terms of retiring LEGO Ideas sets, the re-released 92177 Ship in a Bottle will be leaving digital and physical shelves by the end of the year, and unless the LEGO Group plans to launch this model for the third time this is likely the last chance to add it to your collection.
Otherwise, the popular 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay is retiring by the end of the year as the second ship-themed set on the list. Those hoping to get the updated minfigures for Captain Redbeard and his crew might want to act fast before the Black Seas Barracuda has a chance to set sail.
Outside of the minifigure-scale models, a selection of the more unique Marvel offerings will retire soon too. This includes LEGO Art 31199 Marvel Studios Iron Man and even 76165 Iron Man Helmet. Collectors of the LEGO Group’s multi-theme spanning Helmet Collection might be especially interested in the latter build.
76168 Captain America Mech Armor
76169 Thor Mech Armor
76170 Iron Man vs. Thanos
76171 Miles Morales Mech Armor
76172 Spider-Man and Sandman Showdown
76173 Spider-Man and Ghost Rider vs. Carnage
76174 Spider-Man’s Monster Truck vs. Mysterio
76140 Iron Man Mech
76146 Spider-Man Mech
76151 Venomosaurus Ambush
76152 Avengers Wrath of Loki
76153 Avengers Helicarrier
76162 Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase
76163 Venom Crawler
76164 Iron Man Hulkbuster versus A.I.M. Agent
76165 Iron Man Helmet
76166 Avengers Tower Battle
76167 Iron Man Armory
31199 Marvel Studios Iron Man
76125 Iron Man Hall of Armor
LEGO Harry Potter
Time is running out to order quite a few LEGO Harry Potter sets as even one of the theme’s relatively recent minifigure accessory packs, 40419 Hogwarts Students Accessory Set, is disapparating away for good.
Where will 40419 Hogwarts Students Accessory Set apparate to? Only the other retired models in the theme will know for sure as one of the LEGO Group’s last 2018 builds is due to retire by the end of the year. You’ll find a full list of sets leaving shelves by December 31, 2021 below:
40419 Hogwarts Students Accessory Set
75947 Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue
75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow
75966 Hogwarts Room of Requirement
75967 Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter
76384 Hogwarts Moment: Herbology Class
76385 Hogwarts Moment: Charms Class
It’s time to get technical as a decent amount of LEGO Technic sets are currently due to retire by the end of the year, notably including plenty of the smaller complex creations that Technic has become known for. The likes of 42102 Mini CLAAS XERION and 42103 Dragster are up for retirement, so don’t miss out if you’ve been itching for a cheap but challenging build.
On the other hand, 42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R and 42116 Skid Steer Loader – both originally scheduled to retire this year – will now apparently survive into 2022, so you’ve got a little more time pick those two up.
42083 Bugatti Chiron
42090 Getaway Truck
42095 Remote Control Stunt Racer
42099 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader
42100 Liebherr R 9800 Excavator
42102 Mini CLAAS XERION
42106 Stunt Show Truck & Bike
42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R
42108 Mobile Crane
42109 App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car
42112 Concrete Mixer Truck
42116 Skid Steer Loader
LEGO for Adults/Creator Expert
Already own the set? Your bank account might not be safe yet as six other large sets are retiring by the end of the year, including the gadget-filled 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and thrilling 10261 Roller Coaster.
Architects, budding or otherwise, will be interested to hear that five of the LEGO Group’s building-based collection of microscale sets will no longer be available after December.
These include two of the Skylines subtheme in 21043 San Francisco and 21052 Dubai as well as the huge 21046 Empire State Building – not a bad gift if you’re itching to visit the New York flagship LEGO store but are unable to at this time.
As NINJAGO prepares to continue the ever-expanding narrative for another year, it’s time to wave goodbye to an older wave of sets with much of the Master of the Mountain range currently scheduled to retire by the end of the year. This board-game-inspired subtheme includes some unique models, such as the skeletal 71721 Skull Sorcerer’s Dragon.
Minifigure collectors may also want to keep an eye out for 40374 Golden Zane MF Acc. Set as the exclusive Golden Zane won’t be available for much longer.
40374 Golden Zane MF Acc. Set
71701 Kai’s Fire Dragon
71703 Storm Fighter Battle
71704 Kai Fighter
71705 Destiny’s Bounty
71709 Jay and Lloyd’s Velocity Racers
71719 Zane’s Mino Creature
71720 Fire Stone Mech
71721 Skull Sorcerer’s Dragon
71722 Skull Sorcerer’s Dungeons
71730 Epic Battle Set – Kai vs. Skulkin
71731 Epic Battle Set – Zane vs. Nindroid
71732 Epic Battle Set – Jay vs. Serpentine
71733 Epic Battle Set – Cole vs. Ghost Warrior
LEGO Batman/DC Super Heroes
This includes the two Batman Brick Sketches, 40386 Batman and 40428 The Joker, as well as the colossal 76139 1989 Batmobile. Anyone hoping to collect the entire range of big LEGO Batmobiles, such as the upcoming 76240 Batmobile Tumbler, need to act fast as the stock has been intermittent for the 1989 variant.
40428 The Joker
40453 Batman vs. The Penguin & Harley Quinn
76139 1989 Batmobile
76157 Wonder Woman vs Cheetah
76158 Batboat The Penguin Pursuit!
76159 Joker’s Trike Chase
76160 Mobile Bat Base
LEGO Super Mario
71362 Guarded Fortress Expansion Set
71363 Desert Pokey Expansion Set
71365 Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set
71367 Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set
71368 Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set
71369 Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set
71370 Fire Mario Power-Up Pack
71372 Cat Mario Power-Up Pack
71376 Thwomp Drop Expansion Set
71377 King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set
71380 Master Your Adventure Maker Set
71381 Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter
71382 Piranha Plant Puzzling Challenge
71383 Wiggler’s Poison Swamp
71384 Penguin Mario Power-Up Pack
71385 Tanooki Mario Power-Up Pack
71394 Character Packs – Series 3
Although LEGO Creator is rumoured to be reviving a retro LEGO theme in early 2022, let’s not forget about the creative creations that the designers have brought to the theme in the past, such as these eight that will be leaving shelves soon.
Among the range of retiring Creator models is the especially unique 31104 Monster Burger Truck, and don’t forget that every set in the theme features options for three different builds.
LEGO Speed Champions
Speed Champions will be watching a relatively small total of five sets leaving the vehicular theme by the end of 2021, including but not limited to the long-named 76898 Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY and 76899 Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO.
The theme is home to some exclusive partnerships with car manufacturers and collectors of Speed Champions might not want to miss the retirement of the only LEGO Nissan model so far, 76896 Nissan GT-R NISMO.
76895 Ferrari F8 Tributo
76896 Nissan GT-R NISMO
76897 1985 Audi Sport quattro S1
76898 Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
76899 Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO
The house of mouse has become a popular subject for the LEGO Group, with a wide variety of characters and franchises all falling under the Disney banner. Whether you’re fond of Cars, newer releases such as Raya and the Last Dragon or modern classics like Frozen, there’s a retiring set to suit every taste.
Even theme park fans have something to tempt them with 71044 Disney Train and Station, based on the original Disneyland icon, leaving shelves by December 31.
10873 Minnie’s Birthday Party
10922 Ariel’s Undersea Castle
10924 Lightning McQueen’s Race Day
41167 Arendelle Castle Village
43172 Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace
43175 Anna and Elsa’s Storybook Adventures
43176 Ariel’s Storybook Adventures
43177 Belle’s Storybook Adventures
43181 Raya and the Heart Palace
43184 Raya and Sisu Dragon
43185 Boun’s Boat
43186 Bruni the Salamander Buildable Character
43188 Aurora’s Forest Cottage
43191 Ariel’s Celebration Boat
71044 Disney Train and Station
LEGO Jurassic World
Life isn’t finding a way for five Jurassic World sets as their days in the LEGO Group’s catalogue of available sets appear to be numbered. LEGO Jurassic World is home to a range of specialised pieces for the various prehistoric species of the fictional park, and such bricks can be valuable on the aftermarket.
Among the retiring models is 75941 Indominus Rex vs. Ankylosaurus, which features both the rare Indominous Rex and the exclusive, and first of their kind, Ankylosaurus. Add to that a full gyrosphere station and it’s not a bad start to a minifigure-scale Jurassic World.
LEGO Monkie Kid
Part of the legend of the Monkie Kid is about to end as many of the theme’s first wave of models are due to retire by the end of the year, and one newer build has even crept into the category over the last month.
40472 Monkie Kid’s RC Race
80006 White Dragon Horse Bike
80007 Iron Bull Tank
80009 Pigsy’s Food Truck
80010 Demon Bull King
80011 Red Son’s Inferno Truck
80014 Sandy’s Speedboat
80015 Monkie Kid’s Cloud Roadster
80016 The Flaming Foundry
80018 Monkie Kid’s Cloud Bike
LEGO Stranger Things
Still up for retirement is the only Stranger Things model to have been released under the Netflix partnership. There are few LEGO sets as creative as this one, which sees the model mirrored and displayed upside down – a fitting method considering the name of the otherworldly dimension of the same name.
Even the evergreen LEGO CITY theme needs to make room on shelves for even more products coming soon, such as the new Stuntz subtheme. Sit tight and get ready for a hefty list of retiring sets, including some unique offerings such as 60258 Tuning Workshop.
60139 Mobile Command Center
60214 Burger Bar Fire Rescue
60215 Fire Station
60216 Downtown Fire Brigade
60220 Garbage Truck
60221 Diving Yacht
60226 Mars Research Shuttle
60228 Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control
60229 Rocket Assembly & Transport
60239 Police Patrol Car
60241 Police Dog Unit
60242 Police Highway Arrest
60244 Police Helicopter Transport
60245 Police Monster Truck Heist
60246 Police Station
60247 Forest Fire
60248 Fire Helicopter Response
60249 Street Sweeper
60250 Mail Plane
60251 Monster Truck
60252 Construction Bulldozer
60254 Race Boat Transporter
60256 Racing Cars
60258 Tuning Workshop
60260 Air Race
60261 Central Airport
60263 Ocean Mini-Submarine
60264 Ocean Exploration Submarine
60266 Ocean Exploration Ship
60267 Safari Off-Roader
60270 Police Brick Box
60271 Main Square
60272 Elite Police Boat Transport
60273 Elite Police Driller Chase
60274 Elite Police Lighthouse Capture
60279 Fire Hazard Truck
60285 Sports Car
60286 Beach Rescue ATV
60288 Race Buggy Transporter
60289 Airshow Jet Transporter
60290 Skate Park
LEGO VIDIYO may be cancelled, but it seems that the LEGO Group isn’t planning on retiring the majority of the musical models just yet as now only 43101 Bandmates is scheduled to become unavailable by the end of the year. The entirety of the theme’s BeatBox sets will seemingly continue in production for another year.
Four of the older LEGO Art sets are currently up for retirement in 2021, with the entire first wave of the display-centric models leaving digital and physical storefronts. This includes licensed artworks such as 31200 Star Wars The Sith and iconic builds in 31197 Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe.
Heartlake City may be one of the most diverse locations ever dreamt up, with everything from a shopping mall to a tropical jungle of varying climates all packed into one place and theme.
41390 Andrea’s Car & Stage
41391 Heartlake City Hair Salon
41392 Nature Glamping
41393 Baking Competition
41394 Heartlake City Hospital
41395 Friendship Bus
41396 Puppy Playground
41398 Stephanie’s House
41421 Baby Elephant Jungle Rescue
41422 Panda Jungle Tree House
41423 Tiger Hot Air Balloon Jungle Rescue
41424 Jungle Rescue Base
41425 Olivia’s Flower Garden
41426 Heartlake City Park Café
41427 Emma’s Fashion Shop
41428 Beach House
41429 Heartlake City Airplane
41430 Summer Fun Water Park
41431 Heartlake City Brick Box
41432 Alpaca Mountain Jungle Rescue
41433 Party Boat
41440 Heartlake City Bakery
41442 Vet Clinic Rescue Buggy
41445 Vet Clinic Ambulance
41446 Heartlake City Vet Clinic
41447 Heartlake City Park
41662 Olivia’s Flamingo Cube
41663 Emma’s Dalmatian Cube
41664 Mia’s Pug Cube
41665 Stephanie’s Cat Cube
41666 Andrea’s Bunny Cube
41667 Olivia’s Gaming Cube
41668 Emma’s Fashion Cube
41669 Mia’s Soccer Cube
41670 Stephanie’s Ballet Cube
41671 Andrea’s Swimming Cube
41692 Vet Clinic Rescue Helicopter
LEGO BrickHeadz may not be releasing quite as many sets as it used to, but the theme continues to prove a clever method for the LEGO designers to flex their creative muscles in some affordable and iconic sets.
Sixteen sets are leaving shelves by the end of the year, including the brand new 40492 La Catrina as the first set specifically themed to the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday. Even the limited NINJAGO anniversary model – 40490 NINJAGO 10 – is retiring almost as soon as it debuted.
40379 Valentine’s Bear
40380 Easter Sheep
40381 Monkey King
40383 Wedding Bride
40384 Wedding Groom
40421 Belle Bottom, Kevin & Bob
40436 Lucky Cat
40440 German Shepherd
40490 NINJAGO 10
40492 La Catrina
40496 Voldemort, Nagini & Bellatrix
Retiring by December 31 are many of the theme’s previous offerings, including almost all of the smaller bag tag sets and one series of the individual bags of printed and coloured tiles, each featuring a uniquely themed collection of designs.
41906 Pineapple Pencil Holder
41907 Desk Organizer
41909 Mermaid Vibes Bracelets
41910 Ice Cream Besties Bracelets
41913 Bracelet Mega Pack
41914 Creative Picture Frames
41915 Jewelry Box
41918 Adventure Bracelets
41921 Extra DOTS – Series 3
41922 Cool Cactus Bracelet
41923 Monster Bracelet
41924 Secret Holder
41925 Secret Boxes
41927 Bag Tag Dog
41928 Bag Tag Narwhal
41929 Bag Tag Leopard
41930 Bag Tag Panda
41931 Extra DOTS – Series 4
41932 Extra DOTS – Series 5
41933 Music Bracelet
41934 Starlight Bracelets
41939 Bag Tag Dragon
41940 Bag Tag Unicorn
21163 The Redstone Battle features an assortment of unique blocky weaponry and characters based on the game, but is about to be replaced entirely by 21176 The Jungle Abomination. Act fast if you’ve had your eye on the two Redstone Golems.
While 75549 Unstoppable Bike Chase is possibly the first theatrical LEGO set to retire before the accompanying film premieres, the rest of the LEGO Minions sets will continue until the end of 2022, by which time Minions: The Rise of Gru will have finally debuted in cinemas.