LEGO price increases – everything you need to know

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The LEGO Group is raising prices across a broad range of current sets in 2022 – but why is it happening, which sets will be affected, and when will the new prices take effect?

Despite posting record profits in the financial year 2021-22, the LEGO Group announced earlier this year that it’s increasing retail prices on a significant number of its products. That means – like in many other areas of life at the moment – your usual LEGO budget won’t go quite as far as it used to. Here’s everything you need to know about why the price increases are happening, which sets are going up in price, and whether you’ll still be able to score discounts through third-party retailers.

Why is LEGO raising its prices?

With its finger on the global economic pulse, the LEGO Group says it’s being forced to raise prices due to ‘increased raw material and operating costs’.

“Putting consumers first is at the heart of what we do as a company, and for some time, we have absorbed these costs to keep pricing stable,” the LEGO Group said in a statement shared earlier this year. “We will continue to work to ensure our products offer great value and fully recognise how important this is to our fans and everyone who love our products.”

Prices of consumer products are currently spiking worldwide, with inflation rates hitting 8.2% in the UK, 9.1% in the US, 7.5% in Germany and 10% in Spain in the 12 months ending June 2022. Our money is worth less than it once was, buys less than it once did, and LEGO sets seemingly cannot escape that situation.

It’s still worth remembering, though, that the LEGO Group’s profits totalled a staggering £1.5 billion in 2021.

Has LEGO raised its prices before?

The LEGO Group has raised its prices at least once in recent memory, yes. More specifically, it adjusted prices of dozens of products in the UK and Europe in January 2022, supposedly to make RRPs more consistent between different countries. That saw the prices of some sets, like 75192 Millennium Falcon, go up by as much as £50, while others – such as 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer – actually went down by up to £35.

The latest price increases are a little different, though: they’re more aggressive, affect more sets and – most importantly – take place worldwide, rather than only in one region.

How much will LEGO prices increase by?

Price increases will vary by specific set. In the US, they’ve topped out at 25% across products including 21318 Tree House, 76948 T. rex & Atrociraptor Dinosaur Breakout and 21180 The Guardian Battle. In real dollar terms, we’ve seen the biggest increases on sets targeted towards adults – whom the LEGO Group clearly presumes can bear the brunt of the worst price hikes – with 71043 Hogwarts Castle skyrocketing by a massive $70.

A handful of other sets, including 76178 Daily Bugle, 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens and 75313 AT-AT, have all shot up by $50 each.

When will the LEGO price increases take effect?

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The summer 2022 LEGO price increases won’t take effect simultaneously worldwide. Instead, they’re coming into play at different times in different regions: in the Americas and Asia-Pacific territories, the price increases were implemented on August 1, 2022, and are currently live at LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores. In Europe and the Middle East, prices will go up on September 1, 2022.

There’s no word yet on whether the prices of the same sets will be affected across different regions, but we’ll be tracking all the changes as they happen, so keep an eye on this page and Brick Fanatics for all the latest.

How many LEGO sets are going up in price?

The LEGO Group says that approximately a quarter of its current portfolio will be affected by the price increases. In the US, a total of 112 sets have seen a bump in price as of August 1, across 19 different themes, although there’s no guarantee that the same list of sets will experience the same increases in other parts of the world come September 1.

Which LEGO themes will have price increases?

The 112 sets that increased in price in the US on August 1 span a collective 19 themes, including: Architecture, Batman/DC, City, Creator 3-in-1, Disney, DOTS, DUPLO, Friends, Harry Potter, ICONS, Ideas, Jurassic World, Marvel, Minecraft, NINJAGO, Speed Champions, Star Wars, Super Mario and Technic. The distribution across those themes isn’t equal, though: some have seen just one or two sets increase in price, while others have seen up to 15 sets affected.

Which LEGO sets are going up in price?

The LEGO Group is understandably not drawing attention to exactly which sets going up in price, but we’ve already compiled a comprehensive list of the sets that have climbed in price in the US. Remember that this list may not correlate exactly with price rises in the UK and Europe come September, but it’s all we’ve got to go on for now.

LEGO US price increases 2022

Here’s a complete list of LEGO sets that have increased in price at LEGO.com in the US as of August 1, 2022 – including their previous RRPs, new RRPs, and the increase in both percentage and dollar terms.

ThemeSet nameOld RRPNew RRPPrice increasePercentage change
Architecture21042 Statue of Liberty$99.99$119.99$2020%
Batman76240 Batmobile Tumbler$229.99$269.99$4017%
City60336 Freight Train$189.99$199.99$105%
City60337 Express Passenger Train$179.99$189.99$105%
City60339 Double Loop Stunt Arena$149.99$159.99$106%
City60350 Lunar Research Base $119.99 $129.99$108%
City60351 Rocket Launch Center$149.99 $159.99 $10 6%
Creator 3-in-131109 Pirate Ship$99.99$119.99$2020%
Creator 3-in-131115 Space Mining Mech$19.99$24.99$520%
Disney40478 Mini Disney Castle$34.99$39.99$514%
Disney43187 Rapunzel’s Tower$59.99$64.99$58%
Disney43194 Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Wonderland$39.99$44.99$512%
Disney43196 Belle and the Beast’s Castle$79.99$89.99$1012%
Disney43197 The Ice Castle$199.99$219.99$2010%
Disney43206 Cinderella and Prince Charming’s Castle$79.99$89.99$1012%
Disney43207 Ariel’s Underwater Palace$89.99$99.99$1011%
Disney43208 Jasmine and Mulan’s Adventure$39.99 $44.99 $5 12%
Disney76831 Zurg Battle$29.99$34.99$516%
DOTS41961 Designer Toolkit – Patterns$59.99$64.99$58%
DOTS41957 Adhesive Patches Mega Pack$29.99 $34.99 $516%
DOTS41960 Big Box$29.99$34.99$516%
DUPLO10874 Steam Train$59.99$64.99$58%
DUPLO10875 Cargo Train$119.99$129.99$108%
DUPLO10956 Amusement Park$99.99$109.99$1010%
DUPLO10963 Spider-Man & Friends Funfair Adventure$49.99$59.99$1020%
DUPLO10966 Bath Time Fun: Floating Animal Island$39.99$44.99$512%
DUPLO10974 Wild Animals of Asia$89.99$99.99$1011%
DUPLO10978 Creative Building Time$39.99$44.99$512%
Friends41704 Main Street Building$149.99$159.99$106%
Friends41709 Vacation Beach House$69.99$79.99$1014%
Friends41718 Pet Day-Care Centre$59.99$69.99$1016%
Harry Potter71043 Hogwarts Castle$399.99$469.99$7017%
Harry Potter75968 4 Privet Drive$69.99$79.99$1014%
Harry Potter75978 Diagon Alley$399.99$449.99$5012%
Harry Potter76388 Hogsmeade Village Visit$79.99$89.99$1012%
Harry Potter76389 Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets$129.99$149.99$2015%
Harry Potter76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition$249.99$299.99$5020%
Harry Potter76399 Hogwarts Magical Trunk$59.99$64.99$58%
LEGO ICONS10255 Assembly Square $279.99$299.99$207%
LEGO ICONS10265 Ford Mustang$149.99$169.99$2013%
LEGO ICONS10270 Bookshop$179.99$199.99$3020%
LEGO ICONS10273 Haunted House$249.99$299.99$5020%
LEGO ICONS10274 Ghostbusters ECTO-1$199.99$239.99$4020%
LEGO ICONS10292 The Friends Apartments$149.99$179.99$3020%
LEGO ICONS10294 Titanic$629.99$679.99$507%
LEGO ICONS10295 Porsche 911$149.99$169.99$2013%
LEGO ICONS10297 Boutique Hotel$199.99$229.99$3015%
LEGO ICONS10299 Real Madrid – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium$349.99$399.99$5014%
LEGO ICONS10300 Back to the Future Time Machine$169.99$199.99$3017%
LEGO ICONS10302 Optimus Prime$169.99$179.99$106%
LEGO ICONS76989 Horizon Forbidden West: Tallneck$79.99$89.99$1012%
Ideas21318 Tree House$199.99$249.99$5025%
Ideas21325 Medieval Blacksmith$149.99$179.99$3020%
Ideas21327 Typewriter$199.99$249.99$5025%
Ideas21329 Fender Stratocaster$99.99$119.99$2020%
Ideas21330 Home Alone$249.99$299.99$5020%
Ideas21331 Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone$69.99$79.99$1014%
Ideas21332 The Globe$199.99$229.99$3015%
Ideas21323 Grand Piano$349.99$399.99$5014%
Jurassic World76946 Blue & Beta Velociraptor Capture$29.99$34.99$516%
Jurassic World76948 T. rex & Atrociraptor Dinosaur Breakout$79.99$99.99$2025%
Jurassic World76949 Giganotosaurus & Therizinosaurus Attack$129.99$139.99$107%
Marvel76178 Daily Bugle$299.99$349.99$5016%
Marvel76187 Venom$59.99$69.99$1016%
Marvel76191 Infinity Gauntlet$69.99$79.99$1016%
Marvel76193 The Guardians’ Ship$149.99$159.99$106%
Marvel76208 The Goat Boat$49.99$59.99$1020%
Marvel76217 I am Groot$49.99$54.99$510%
Minecraft21179 The Mushroom House$19.99$24.99$525%
Minecraft21180 The Guardian Battle$19.99$24.99$525%
Minecraft21184 The Bakery$19.99$24.99$525%
NINJAGO71738 Zane’s Titan Mech Battle$59.99$64.99$58%
NINJAGO71741 NINJAGO City Gardens$299.99$349.99$5016%
NINJAGO71754 Water Dragon$69.99$79.99$1014%
NINJAGO71756 Hydro Bounty$129.99$139.99$107%
NINJAGO71759 Ninja Dragon Temple$39.99$44.99$512%
NINJAGO71762 Kai’s Fire Dragon EVO$29.99$34.99$516%
NINJAGO71763 Lloyd’s Race Car EVO$29.99$34.99$516%
NINJAGO71770 Zane’s Golden Dragon Jet$29.99$34.99$516%
NINJAGO71772 The Crystal King$69.99$79.99$1014%
NINJAGO71774 Lloyd’s Golden Ultra Dragon$139.99$149.99$107%
NINJAGO71775 Nya’s Samurai X MECH$109.99$119.99$109%
Speed Champions76910 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro and Aston Martin Vantage GT3$39.99$44.99$512%
Star Wars75192 Millennium Falcon$799.99$849.99$507%
Star Wars75257 Millennium Falcon$159.99$169.99$106%
Star Wars75290 Mos Eisley Cantina$349.99$399.99$5014%
Star Wars75292 The Razor Crest$129.99$139.99$107%
Star Wars75300 Imperial TIE Fighter$39.99$44.99$512%
Star Wars75308 R2-D2$199.99$239.99$4020%
Star Wars75309 Republic Gunship$349.99$399.99$5014%
Star Wars75313 AT-AT$799.99$849.99$507%
Star Wars75315 Imperial Light Cruiser$159.99$169.99$106%
Star Wars75324 Dark Trooper Attack$29.99$34.99$516%
Star Wars75327 Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet$59.99$69.99$1016%
Star Wars75328 The Mandalorian Helmet$59.99$69.99$1016%
Star Wars75329 Death Star Trench Run Diorama$59.99$69.99$1016%
Star Wars75341 Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder$199.99$239.99$4020%
Star Wars75343 Dark Trooper Helmet$59.99$69.99$1016%
Super Mario71374 Nintendo Entertainment System$229.99$269.99$4017%
Super Mario71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block$169.99$199.99$3017%
Technic42096 Porsche 911 RSR$149.99$179.99$3020%
Technic42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R$69.99$79.99$1014%
Technic42111 Dom’s Dodge Charger$99.99$119.99$2020%
Technic42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37$399.99$449.99$5012%
Technic42125 Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”$169.99$199.99$3017%
Technic42128 Heavy-duty Tow Truck$149.99$159.99$106%
Technic42129 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck$299.99$329.99$3010%
Technic42130 BMW M 1000 RR$229.99$249.99$208%
Technic42131 App-Controlled Cat D11 Bulldozer$449.99$499.99$5011%
Technic42136 John Deere 9620R 4WD Tractor$29.99$34.99$516%
Technic42141 McLaren Formula 1 Race Car
$179.99$199.99$2011%
Technic42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3$399.99$449.99$5012%

LEGO UK price increases 2022

We don’t yet know whether the price increases listed above will affect the same sets in the UK, but we do know that we’re not going to escape the swinging axe of inflation on this side of the pond, either. While the LEGO Group’s price hikes are already live in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region, they’ll come to the UK and Europe on September 1, 2022. These increases will follow adjustments previously made in January, which saw some sets rise in price by as much as £50 each.

LEGO EU price increases 2022

As with the UK, it’s not clear at this stage which sets will increase in price on September 1, as third-party retailers have yet to give us much indication (in the same way Barnes & Noble pre-empted the US changes). The current list from the Americas could match price increases in the UK, but the fact the two new LEGO Speed Champions cars have remained steadfast in the US at $19.99 apiece, while rising on their predecessors by £2 and €5 in the UK and EU respectively, suggests there will be some differences between regions.

Will LEGO prices increase at all retailers?

The LEGO Group says it’s up to third-party retailers to determine a price for their sets, but if it’s increasing wholesale costs too, it’s likely that retailers will set their prices to match the new RRPs. We’ve already seen that happen in the US through retailers including Barnes & Noble and Amazon, although some in both the US and UK have started selling August’s sets at their original prices.

For now, it seems largely hit and miss, but you should still be able to rely on discounts through third-party retailers – they just might not be as substantial as those we’re used to.

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