Despite launching just seven months ago, the 1,793-piece celebration of Asian culture has already gone from ‘available now’ to ‘sold out’ at LEGO.com in the UK and Europe. And that suggests it’s not coming back, because sets that are only momentarily unavailable are typically labelled as ‘temporarily out of stock’.
According to Brick Fanatics’ sources, 80107 Spring Lantern Festival (review) is indeed marked for retirement by the end of the year, but this is still incredibly early for it to disappear entirely. At least one other set has gone from ‘sold out’ to ‘available now’ in recent memory, the one-time ‘pay-with-purchase’ promo 40490 NINJAGO 10, so a return isn’t completely out of the question.
It does seem unlikely at this stage, though, so your best bet might be to head down to your local LEGO Store and scoop up one of their remaining copies – should they have any in stock. Otherwise, feel free to sign up to our stock alerts, and we’ll drop you an email if it does reappear at LEGO.com.
80107 Spring Lantern Festival is still available in the US, but it’s surely just a matter of time before it goes the same way as in other regions. If you’re keen to add the $119.99 set to your collection, best act sooner rather than later.
80106 Story of Nian – 2021’s other Chinese Traditional Festival set – is still on sale across the UK, US and Europe, meanwhile, but it’s also destined to retire by December. Given both sets are intended to celebrate the Year of the Ox, it makes sense that the LEGO Group would stop selling them once we move into the Year of the Tiger.