Just as it did when it originally launched in 2021 – alongside the release of 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery – the LEGO Group is anticipating that the promotional model will sell out quickly when it relaunches next week, with supplies ‘extremely limited’ in number. If you were lucky enough to snag one last year, you won’t be able to do so again this time round.
The LEGO VIP team released a total of 10,000 copies of the NASA Ulysses Space Probe through the Rewards Centre last April – four times the usual number for a VIP reward – but the promo still sold out in minutes, leading to widespread disappointment. According to Global VIP Program Director Jason Whiting, the LEGO Group was ‘unprepared’ for the popularity of space as a ‘passion point’.
It’s now attempting to rectify its mistake by bringing the reward back, but has already warned that supplies will be short in number again. There’s no specific word on how many will be available this time round, but fingers crossed LEGO.com can at least better cope with the surge in traffic.
The NASA Ulysses Space Probe will be available to redeem on May 17. Here’s when the promo will go live in different regions around the world:
UK/Europe – 8am BST / 9am CEST
US/Canada – 9am EDT
Australia/New Zealand – 9am AEST / 11am NZST
Korea – 9am KST
We’ll remind you closer to the time, but it’s absolutely worth setting your alarm for the moment it goes live if you’re at all interested in grabbing one. The NASA Ulysses Space Probe originally required 1,800 VIP points to redeem, and will likely cost the same again when it relaunches, so make sure to build up your balance in the next week if you’re short.