Every LEGO set retiring in 2021 – August update

Here’s a full list of every LEGO set currently scheduled to retire by the end of 2021 – including a few that are likely to disappear at any moment.

Dozens of LEGO sets across themes including Star Wars, Creator Expert, Harry Potter, Ideas and more are all due to depart shelves by the end of the year, making way for new ranges and direct-to-consumer exclusives in 2022. Some of those have stuck around for several years now, while others are disappearing after only a short production run.

If you’ve been paying attention to Brick Fanatics’ updates this year, you’ll also notice that a few sets’ retirement dates have either moved forward or back in the past couple of months, so it’s worth browsing this list very carefully if you’re after a specific model. For instance, 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay is now due to retire by the end of 2021, rather than hanging around into 2022 as originally planned.

That’s demonstrative of how in flux these dates are, so they’re really all liable to change at a moment’s notice. For the time being, though, these are all the LEGO sets retiring in 2021 (by December, unless otherwise specified) according to Brick Fanatics’ sources.

We’re hoping to see at least some of these discounted for this year’s Black Friday and VIP Weekend shopping events, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll stick around that long – if they’ve already left production lines, as some of these surely will have, then once the current stock is depleted, it’s gone for good.

LEGO Star Wars

LEGO Star Wars Buildable Helmets

There are no real surprises for Star Wars, bar perhaps two of the Helmet Collection sets – 75274 TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet and 75276 Stormtrooper Helmet – apparently leaving shelves before 75277 Boba Fett Helmet, which launched at the same time as those other two Imperial buckets.

Otherwise, all of these sets arrived on shelves in 2020 or earlier, and are therefore coming to the end of the 18-month production run most sets enjoy. That said, direct-to-consumer sets are usually the exception to that rule – but not so for 75275 A-wing Starfighter, suggesting the original trilogy ship maybe hasn’t sold as well as anticipated. Here’s the full list:

31200 Star Wars The Sith
40431 BB-8
40391 First Order Stormtrooper
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
75317 The Mandalorian & The Child

LEGO Ideas

21322 IDEAS Barracuda Bay 1

Just three LEGO Ideas sets are due to retire by the end of December (though they could easily sell out before then!). Two of those were already on the list back in April, but 92176 NASA Apollo Saturn V and 21321 International Space Station have since been bumped to 2022.

Surprisingly taking their place in the last-chance saloon is 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay, which was originally scheduled to retire in 2022…

21320 Dinosaur Fossils
21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay
92177 Ship in a Bottle

LEGO Marvel

LEGO 76162 Black Widows Helicopter Chase lifestyle featured

A suite of superhero sets are retiring in 2021, most of which launched in either 2019 or 2020. Probably the most interesting ones on this list are 76162 Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase, which is leaving shelves only six months after the heavily-delayed movie arrived in cinemas, and 76165 Iron Man Helmet, which is the first Marvel entry in the Helmet Collection.

31199 Marvel Studios Iron Man
76125 Iron Man Hall of Armor
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 Armoury
76168 Captain America Mech Armour
76169 Thor Mech Armour
76170 Iron Man vs. Thanos
76171 Miles Morales Mech Armour
76172 Spider-Man and Sandman Showdown
76173 Spider-Man and Ghost Rider vs. Carnage
76174 Spider-Man’s Monster Truck vs. Mysterio

LEGO Harry Potter

LEGO Harry Potter 76384 Hogwarts Moment Herbology Class edited

The renewed Harry Potter theme has swung in a new direction for its 20th anniversary, with a soft reboot of the modular Hogwarts sets. That means the LEGO Group is finally starting to phase out its 2018-2020 range, with 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow about to follow the already-retired 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall out the door.

Two of this year’s buildable textbooks are also on the chopping block for 2021, though the other two will apparently persevere into 2022. If you want the complete collection, make a beeline for these two first.

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

LEGO Technic

42083 Technic 2HY18 Detail Front 04

Some real heavyweights of Technic and CONTROL+ are due to retire in 2021, including the enormous 42100 Liebherr R 9800 Excavator and the uber-cool 42083 Bugatti Chiron. If either of those sets are still on your wish list, grab them before they’re gone – they’re not likely to be any cheaper on the aftermarket.

42083 Bugatti Chiron
42090 Getaway Truck
42095 Remote Control Stunt Racer
42099 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader
42100 Liebherr R 9800 Excavator
42103 Dragster
42105 Catamaran
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

LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage featured

Three vehicles, a train, a fairground ride, a Winter Village set and a modular building are all earmarked for retirement in 2021. Given most of these are part of long-running individual LEGO for Adults subthemes, they’re all likely to spike in price post-retirement, so could be worth picking up as investments if nothing else. Fingers crossed at least one sees a deep discount for Black Friday

10258 London Bus
10261 Roller Coaster
10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 
10264 Corner Garage
10267 Gingerbread House
10269 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
10277 Crocodile Locomotive 

LEGO Architecture

21046 hero list 2

This year marks your last opportunity to bag a range of longstanding skylines and landmarks in the Architecture range, though others – including 2016’s 21028 New York City – have some life left in them yet. 21046 Empire State Building is a particularly brilliant example of the ingenuity involved in assembling these real-world staples of architecture, so don’t miss out.

21043 San Francisco
21045 Trafalgar Square
21046 Empire State Building
21052 Dubai
21055 Burj Khalifa


71722 Skull Sorcerers Dungeons e1605009213249

Two NINJAGO sets were scheduled to retire in July 2021, but are still (just about) clinging on at LEGO.com. This is likely your very last chance to buy them, though, so don’t sit on 71710 Ninja Tuner Car or 71712 Empire Temple of Madness if you’ve been eyeing them up. Beyond those, last summer’s Skull Sorcerer sets are very much worth grabbing – whether you’re a NINJAGO fan or not.

July 31, 2021
71710 Ninja Tuner Car
71712 Empire Temple of Madness

December 31, 2021
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

LEGO Batman 76139 1989 Batmobile featured 1

Poor old Bats has been getting pretty short shrift from the LEGO Group in recent years, with only two currently-available DC sets surviving into 2022. The rest – listed below – are all due to leave shelves this year, so make sure to grab these pronto if you’re looking for a Bat-addition to your collection. 76139 1989 Batmobile is probably the one to aim for, ahead of its apparent succession by a UCS-style Tumbler later this year.

10919 Batcave
40386 Batman
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

LEGO Super Mario 71369 Bowsers Castle Boss Battle

Like NINJAGO, a handful of Super Mario sets are still going beyond their planned July 2021 retirement date, though several are tagged as ‘retiring soon’ at LEGO.com. Both starter courses – including last year’s 71360 Adventures with Mario and the newly-released 71387 Adventures with Luigi – are planned to be on shelves until at least 2024, but several of both 2020’s and 2021’s expansions are disappearing already.

July 31, 2021
71364 Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set
71366 Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set
71371 Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack
71373 Builder Mario Power-Up Pack
71386 Character Packs – Series 2

December 31, 2021
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

LEGO Creator

LEGO Creator 31107 Space Rover Explorer

One Creator 3-in-1 set is just about clinging on to availability at LEGO.com, but 31089 Sunset Track Racer really isn’t long for this world now. Highlights departing by December include 31104 Monster Burger Truck, 31107 Space Rover Explorer and 31097 Townhouse Pet Shop & Café, which boast nine designs between them.

July 31, 2021
31089 Sunset Track Racer

December 31, 2021
31093 Riverside Houseboat
31097 Townhouse Pet Shop & Café
31099 Propeller Plane
31101 Monster Truck
31102 Fire Dragon
31104 Monster Burger Truck
31105 Townhouse Toy Store
31107 Space Rover Explorer

LEGO Speed Champions

LEGO Speed Champions 76895 Ferrari featured

The first wave of eight-stud-wide Speed Champions cars will race off into the sunset by the end of 2021, presumably making way for whatever’s coming in 2022. Of these, 76895 Ferrari F8 Tributo is definitely worth your time, while 76898 Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY has been spotted on deep discount at third-party retailers.

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

LEGO Disney

LEGO Disney 71044 Disney Train and Station 30 featured

We’ve included 71044 Disney Train and Station on this list because its current exit date is December 2021, but it’s already sold out at LEGO.com in the UK. Your best bet now is finding it at a LEGO Store – should any still have stock. Beyond that, the most surprising additions to this list are the Raya and the Last Dragon sets, which only arrived on shelves a few months ago.

July 31, 2021
43180 Belle’s Castle Winter Celebration

December 31, 2021
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

LEGO Jurassic World 75936 Jurassic Park t rex interview featured 800 445

Dinosaurs come and go, but a LEGO T. rex the size of the one in 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage probably won’t be seen again in our lifetimes. The enormous Jurassic set is on the way out this year, so make a beeline for the celebration of the original ’93 movie if you haven’t already.

75939 Dr. Wu’s Lab: Baby Dinosaurs Breakout
75940 Gallimimus and Pteranodon Breakout
75941 Indominus Rex vs. Ankylosaurus
75942 Velociraptor: Biplane Rescue Mission
75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage

LEGO Monkie Kid

LEGO Monkie Kid 80016 The Flaming Foundry 4

The LEGO Group is beginning to wind down sales of Monkie Kid sets in LEGO Stores across the UK and Europe, which means future releases will only be available through LEGO.com outside Asia. Unsurprisingly, a swathe of Monkie Kid sets are therefore due to retire for good by the end of 2021, although flagship products like 80012 Monkey King Warrior Mech will persist into 2022.

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

LEGO Stranger Things

LEGO Stranger Things 75810 The Upside Down featured

The one and only Stranger Things set released so far – at least beyond a store promo and a San Diego Comic-Con-exclusive minifigure – will leave shelves by the end of the year. Given recent teases from the LEGO Group, that could well be to make way for another set to tie into the show’s fourth season, which will debut on Netflix in 2022.

75810 The Upside Down


LEGO CITY 60266 Ocean Exploration Ship 5

CITY is one of the LEGO Group’s most prolific themes, so it’s no surprise to find that it also boasts one of the longest lists of retiring sets in 2021. A total of 41 sets are on the chopping block, including last year’s direct-to-consumer exclusive 60271 Main Square.

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 43106 Unicorn DJ Beatbox featured

LEGO VIDIYO has already been shelved indefinitely, with the LEGO Group promising to bring something new to the table from its partnership with Universal Music Group in 2023. Its second wave of sets and BeatBoxes will still be available into 2022, however – albeit very likely on deep discount, given we’re already seeing half-price sales on the newly-released sets. The first batch will be gone by the end of 2021. 

September 30, 2021
43101 Bandmates

December 31, 2021
43102 Candy Mermaid BeatBox
43103 Punk Pirate BeatBox
43104 Alien DJ BeatBox
43105 Party Llama BeatBox
43106 Unicorn DJ BeatBox
43107 HipHop Robot BeatBox


LEGO Art 31200 Star Wars The Sith featured

The LEGO Group is taking its original quartet of LEGO Art sets down from its walls by December, so if you’ve been contemplating picking up multiple copies to create their alternate (or combined) builds, this is basically your last chance. Fingers crossed at least one of these sees a decent sale around Black Friday.

31197 Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe
31198 The Beatles
31199 Marvel Studios Iron Man
31200 Star Wars The Sith

LEGO Friends

LEGO Friends 41424 Jungle Rescue Base

From a jungle rescue and water park to a party boat and hospital, you’ll struggle to find more variety across a single theme than in LEGO Friends. All four of those mini-doll sets – and dozens more – will be retiring later this year, including a whole bunch of LEGO Friends Cubes, but we’re already looking forward to whatever replaces them. (And it could literally be anything.)

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

LEGO BrickHeadz 40496 Voldemort Nagini Bellatrix

BrickHeadz has been back with a bang in 2020 and 2021, covering seasonal builds, licensed characters and even pets. Around half of those are on the way out this year, including a selection of the BrickHeadz Pets subtheme’s sets – although more still are sticking around into 2022. Similarly, one each of the two Minions and Harry Potter BrickHeadz that launched this year won’t survive on shelves beyond December.

40379 Valentine’s Bear
40380 Easter Sheep
40381 Monkey King
40383 Wedding Bride
40384 Wedding Groom
40421 Belle Bottom, Kevin & Bob
40422 Frankenstein
40425 Nutcracker
40436 Lucky Cat
40440 German Shepherd
40479 Dalmatian
40481 Cockatiel
40482 Hamster
40490 NINJAGO 10
40492 La Catrina
40496 Voldemort, Nagini & Bellatrix


LEGO DOTS 41932 Extra DOTS Series 5 1

Bracelets, bag tags and ‘Extra DOTS’ are all making way for presumably new DOTS products by 2022, should the accessory-driven theme persist into the new year. A handful of original 2020 releases are also finally leaving shelves, making this your last chance to pick up 41906 Pineapple Pencil Holder and 41907 Desk Organizer. Here’s the full list:

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

LEGO Minecraft

LEGO Minecraft 21152 The Pirate Ship Adventure edited

A handful of Minecraft sets are leaving shelves this year, but no matter: there are plenty more where those came from in what’s turned into an evergreen theme for the LEGO Group. Hard to believe it all started with a LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas set back in 2012, but here we are.

21151 The End Battle
21152 The Pirate Ship Adventure
21154 The Blaze Bridge
21155 The Creeper Mine
21158 The Panda Nursery
21159 The Pillager Outpost
21162 The Taiga Adventure
21163 The Redstone Battle

LEGO Minions

LEGO Minions 75549 Unstoppable Bike Chase edited

Just one LEGO Minions set is leaving shelves this year, but the real surprise is that one LEGO Minions set is leaving shelves this year, because the movie it’s based on hasn’t even landed in cinemas yet – and won’t until 2022. That means 75549 Unstoppable Bike Chase will come and go with no supporting theatrical release, but at least the rest of the Minions: The Rise of Gru sets will stick around into next year.

75549 Unstoppable Bike Chase

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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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