That’s an extraordinarily long wait, but it’s perhaps reflective of the story around the set’s supposed retirement. Rumours originally suggested that 21318 Tree House would retire this year. But earlier this month, StoneWars reported that the LEGO Group had made a last-minute decision to continue its production into 2021.
If that decision truly was last-minute, it makes sense that the model would suffer from stock issues in the immediate future. And that’s clearly only been exacerbated by the two shopping weekends that have just passed, with dozens of sets either on backorder or temporarily out of stock on LEGO.com. In fact, an eye-watering 17 of the 20 models on our Top 20 LEGO Sets List are currently on backorder.
If you’d like to get your hands on a copy of the brilliant LEGO Ideas set before next April, you can always try your luck in our incredibly easy competition. As well as 21318 Tree House, we’ve got copies of Stranger Things 75810 The Upside Down and Monkie Kid 80012 Monkey King Warrior Mech up for grabs.
In the US, meanwhile, 21318 Tree House is marked as ‘temporarily out of stock’, meaning you can’t order it at all. It’s not ‘sold out’, though, indicating it will eventually come back in stock. Fortunately, you don’t need to keep hitting the refresh button to find out when – just sign up for our stock alerts, and let us do the hard work for you.
Today is Cyber Monday at LEGO.com, and there are plenty of deals still to be had. As well as 20% off selected sets, you can bag a free 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute, worth £20.99 / $20.99, with a £150 / $150 spend. Savvy VIP shoppers can also grab a half-price discount voucher.
All the deals will run until the end of today, or while stock lasts.