LEGO Minions: The Rise of Gru sets delayed yet again

The LEGO Group has delayed the launch of its Minions: The Rise of Gru sets yet again, moving them off their planned April 26 release date.

Five tie-in sets for the also-delayed movie were originally revealed all the way back in February 2020, but just two arrived on shelves later that year. The other three were put on indefinite hiatus while Universal Pictures landed on a firm release date for its animated sequel, which is now scheduled to premiere in July 2022.

Late last month, the LEGO Group clearly decided that it couldn’t sit on its Minions sets any longer, and listed the remaining three products at LEGO.com with an April 26 release date. However, that planned launch has now shifted yet again – but thankfully not all the way to next summer.

Instead, we’ll have to wait just a few more weeks than anticipated to pick up 75550 Minions Kung Fu Battle, 75547 Minion Pilot in Training, and 75546 Minions in Gru’s Lab, which are all now slated to arrive on May 24, 2021.

The first two Minions sets, 75551 Brick-built Minions and their Lair and 75549 Unstoppable Bike Chase, are still available at LEGO.com – but given they’ve launched a full year ahead of the rest, it seems likely that they’ll also retire first, too.

We’ll keep you updated on any further delays to the trio of sets originally revealed well over a year ago, which may now set a new record for the length of time between the LEGO Group announcing a product and actually releasing it. (Ideas review results don’t count.)

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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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