Is LEGO Originals 853967 Wooden Minifigure about to disappear from stores?

LEGO Originals 853967 Wooden Minifigure may be about to disappear from LEGO Stores, according to a Brick Fanatics source.

The unique upscaled minifigure was developed in conjunction with Room Copenhagen, and became the first product to launch under the LEGO Originals banner in 2019. The material is a nod to the LEGO Group’s history, which is rooted in wooden toys.

At £109.99 / $119.99 / €116.97, though, the 5:1 collectable is an expensive proposition – and as a LEGO direct-to-consumer exclusive, discounts have been few and far between. Probably the most notable was the recent Black Friday sale, which knocked 20% off its list price in the UK, and 10% in the US.

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You may have to swallow that price if you do want it, though, as our source says it will be even harder to come by from the end of 2020. It should still be available on LEGO.com, so you won’t have missed out entirely – you just won’t be able to walk into a LEGO Store and pick one up.

Curiously, the LEGO Originals theme has never moved beyond 853967 Wooden Minifigure, suggesting the product may not have performed as well as the LEGO Group hoped. It could have been a one-off, but establishing an entirely new theme seems like a strange decision if that is the case.

As we noted in our original review of 853967 Wooden Minifigure, though, it’s hard to find real fault with the figure beyond the price. It’s a true collector’s item, and one that may therefore enjoy a post-retirement price hike – whenever it eventually does leave shelves (both real and virtual) for good.

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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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