will now tell you when a set is back in stock

The LEGO Group is attempting to combat its inventory issues with a stock notification tool on

The supply of LEGO sets available through the official online store has basically dried up after the Black Friday/Cyber Monday event. Most of the largest sets – like 75192 Millennium Falcon, 75978 Diagon Alley and 10276 Colosseum – are either on back order or temporarily out of stock, which is a slight problem if you’re hoping to bag the current promo.

40416 Ice Skating Rink is currently available for free with purchases above £150 / $150. As we noted in our review, it’s a sweet little gift – but it’s also very poorly timed, because there’s barely anything in stock to reach that threshold. (Just look at how much of our Top 20 LEGO Sets List is on back order for the proof.)

LEGO 71043 stock alerts

The LEGO Group is now trying to remedy the situation by allowing you to sign up for email alerts when the set you’re after comes back in stock. You’ll find the button for individual sets on their product pages, right next to ‘Add to Wish List’.

It’s a one-time-only alert, though, so if you miss that email before the set slips away, you’ll have to sign up all over again. And given how rapidly the LEGO Group’s stock levels are changing at the moment, that’s definitely a possibility.

Of course, you could always just use Brick Fanatics’ stock alert tool. Sign up for our alerts, and we’ll notify you every time a specific set comes back in stock (until you tell us to stop!). So even if you miss it the first or second time, you’re bound to catch it eventually.

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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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