LEGO reportedly raising prices of existing Star Wars, Harry Potter and Technic sets in 2022

The LEGO Group is reportedly planning to raise prices of several of its sets in 2022, some by as much as 20% on their current retail price.

StoneWars claims that products including 31109 Pirate Ship, 75255 Yoda and 76191 Infinity Gauntlet will all receive price hikes next year – at least in the German market, where the LEGO fan blog says trade prices for third-party retailers and recommended retail prices for consumers are due to increase across at least 27 sets from January 2022.

Because this information has seemingly been sourced from those third-party retailers, the increases could theoretically extend beyond these 27 sets to direct-to-consumer exclusives (that is, those sets sold only through official channels, including LEGO.com and LEGO Stores).

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At a minimum, however, the sets facing price increases are said to span themes including Star Wars, Creator, Technic, Harry Potter, Marvel, Minecraft and more. See below for the full list, along with the reported price increase for each set.

10698 Large Creative Brick Box – 11% increase from €44.99 to €49.99
10933 Tower Crane & Construction – 8% increase from €119.99 to €129.99
10947 Race Cars – 11% increase from €44.99 to €49.99
10952 Barn, Tractor & Farm Animal Care – 17% increase from €59.99 to €69.99
10956 Amusement Park – 20% increase from €99.99 to €119.99
11014 Bricks and Wheels – 11% increase from €44.99 to €49.99
21166 The “Abandoned” Mine – 15% increase from €19.99 to €22.99
21167 The Trading Post – 15% increase from €19.99 to €22.99
31109 Pirate Ship – 20% increase from €99.99 to €119.99
41681 Forest Camper Van and Sailboat – 11% increase from €44.99 to €49.99
41682 Heartlake City School – 8% increase from €64.99 to €69.99
41683 Forest Horseback Riding Center – 8% increase from €64.99 to €69.99
41685 Magical Funfair Roller Coaster – 11% increase from €89.99 to €99.99
41688 Magical Caravan – 11% increase from €44.99 to €49.99
42110 Land Rover Defender – 11% increase from €179.99 to €199.99
42114 6×6 Volvo Articulated Hauler – 4% increase from €249.99 to €259.99
42115 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 – 5% increase from €379.99 to €399.99
42128 Heavy-Duty Tow Truck – 13% increase from €149.99 to €169.99
43196 Belle and the Beast’s Castle – 6% increase from €79.99 to €84.99
60205 Tracks – 11% increase from €17.99 to €19.99
60282 Fire Command Unit – 20% increase from €49.99 to €59.99
60295 Stunt Show Arena – 11% increase from €89.99 to €99.99
71739 Ultra Sonic Raider – 6% increase from €84.99 to €89.99
71755 Temple of the Endless Sea – 10% increase from €99.99 to €109.99
75255 Yoda – 20% increase from €99.99 to €119.99
75948 Hogwarts Clock Tower – 11% increase from €89.99 to €99.99
76191 Infinity Gauntlet – 14% increase from €69.99 to €79.99

At the moment, there’s no word on whether these increases will be reflected worldwide. For its part, StoneWars speculates that the price rises could be driven by either increased costs of raw materials and shipping, or closer alignment of European prices (German RRPs are often lower than in other European countries).

However, given these increases are apparently not being implemented across the board, the selection of just 27 sets could also indicate the LEGO Group is simply testing the waters – as it’s currently doing in a separate, UK-exclusive pilot program for variants of existing sets – for what the market will tolerate.

If any of the above sets are on your shopping list, you may want to play it safe and pick them up before 2022 (especially if you’re reading this from Germany). For now, though, these reports are still unconfirmed by the LEGO Group – and could also still be specific to Germany in any case.

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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.

One thought on “LEGO reportedly raising prices of existing Star Wars, Harry Potter and Technic sets in 2022

  • 20/09/2021 at 20:35
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    Not happy with the price hike

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