LEGO seemingly halts online pre-orders

The LEGO Group has removed the option to pre-order new sets in the US, including 10290 Pickup Truck and 76240 Batmobile Tumbler.

Both of those sets were available to pre-order at in the US until earlier this week, but are now listed as ‘coming soon’ on October 1 and November 1 respectively. The yellow ‘pre-order’ tag is still applied to each product that was previously available to purchase ahead of its official release, including 76238 Classic TV Series Batman Cowl, but the link to actually buy them has vanished.

LEGO Batman 76240 Batmobile Tumbler pre order missing

There’s no immediate or obvious explanation for why this has happened, but we’ve reached out to the LEGO Group for comment. If a single product was no longer able to be pre-ordered, a reasonable assumption might have been that it had sold through its allocation – but given the function appears to have disappeared site-wide, it could also just be a simple tech error.

For now, you’ll have to wait until release day to place your order for any upcoming sets in the US. If you’ve got a pending pre-order for any October or November releases, let us know if its current status has changed via Twitter or in the comments below.

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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.

4 thoughts on “LEGO seemingly halts online pre-orders

  • 01/11/2021 at 12:32

    The titanic also cannot be pre-ordered

  • 25/10/2021 at 19:42

    the tumbler is now missing from the site as well

  • 27/09/2021 at 15:46

    The Lego Pickup Truck web page is no longer available! It was automatically taken off my wish list and now I get a 404 error when trying to access their page.

    • 27/09/2021 at 17:02

      How strange – which region are you in? I can still see it in the UK, US and Germany.


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