Group the benefit of the doubt, it could be that the size of the mechs themselves are increasing, or will otherwise include multiple minifigures or builds. But with one eye on other recent price increases, it’s also entirely plausible that the mechs will match their predecessors in size and format – only at one and a half times the price.
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.