LEGO set prices skyrocket by up to $70 in first wave of US price increases

Barnes & Noble has increased the prices of dozens of LEGO sets by up to $70, potentially giving us an insight into the products that will be affected by price rises later this year.

The LEGO Group confirmed in June that approximately a quarter of its portfolio will increase in price in August and September, citing ‘global economic challenges’ and ‘increased raw material and operating costs’, but didn’t share specifics on exactly which sets would be affected. The level of increase will also apparently vary, with bigger price hikes on ‘larger, more complex’ sets.

While those wider changes to recommended retail prices won’t be implemented at and LEGO Stores until next month (at the earliest), US retailer Barnes & Noble has already marked up prices on sets across several themes, from Star Wars and Ideas to Technic and Harry Potter. Some have only increased by $10, while others – such as 71043 Hogwarts Castle – have shot up by as much as $70.

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Here’s a quick glance at some of the sets affected, along with their respective increases, organised by theme.

ThemeSet namePrevious RRPNew RRPIncrease
Star Wars75257 Millennium Falcon$159.99$169.99$10
Star Wars75288 AT-AT$159.99$169.99$10
Star Wars75300 Imperial TIE Fighter$39.99$44.99$5
Star Wars75304 Darth Vader Helmet$69.99$79.99$10
Star Wars75308 R2-D2$199.99$239.99$40
Star Wars75309 Republic Gunship$349.99$399.99$50
Star Wars75313 AT-AT$799.99$849.99$50
Star Wars75318 The Child$79.99$89.99$10
Star Wars75324 Dark Trooper Attack$29.99$34.99$5
Star Wars75327 Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet$59.99$69.99$10
Star Wars75328 The Mandalorian Helmet$59.99$69.99$10
Star Wars75329 Death Star Trench Run Diorama$59.99$69.99$10
Star Wars75330 Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama$79.99$89.99$10
LEGO ICONS10270 Bookshop$179.99$199.99$20
LEGO ICONS10280 Flower Bouquet$49.99$59.99$10
LEGO ICONS10292 The Friends Apartments$149.99$179.99$30
LEGO ICONS10295 Porsche 911$149.99$169.99$20
LEGO ICONS10297 Boutique Hotel$199.99$229.99$30
LEGO ICONS10299 Real Madrid – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium$349.99$399.99$50
LEGO ICONS10300 Back to the Future Time Machine$169.99$199.99$30
Ideas21318 Tree House$199.99$249.99$50
Ideas21325 Medieval Blacksmith$149.99$179.99$30
Ideas21327 Typewriter$199.99$249.99$50
Ideas21329 Fender Stratocaster$99.99$119.99$20
Ideas21330 Home Alone$249.99$299.99$50
Ideas21331 Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone$69.99$79.99$10
Ideas21332 The Globe$199.99$229.99$30
Harry Potter71043 Hogwarts Castle$399.99$469.99$70
Harry Potter75968 4 Privet Drive$69.99$79.99$10
Harry Potter76388 Hogsmeade Village Visit$79.99$89.99$10
Harry Potter76389 Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets$129.99$149.99$20
Harry Potter76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition$249.99$299.99$50
Harry Potter76399 Hogwarts Magical Trunk$59.99$64.99$5
Marvel76187 Venom$69.99$79.99$10
Marvel76191 Infinity Gauntlet$69.99$79.99$10
Marvel76193 The Guardians’ Ship$149.99$159.99$10
Marvel76208 The Goat Boat$49.99$59.99$10
DC76240 Batmobile Tumbler$229.99$269.99$40
Technic42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R$69.99$79.99$10
Technic42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37$379.99$449.99$70
Technic42125 Ferrari 488 GTE AF Corse #51$169.99$199.99$30
Technic42130 BMW M 1000 RR$229.99$249.99$20
Technic42139 All-Terrain Vehicle$79.99$89.99$10
Technic42140 App-Controlled Transformation Vehicle$139.99$149.99$10
Super Mario71374 Nintendo Entertainment System$229.99$269.99$40
Super Mario71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block$169.99$199.99$30
NINJAGO71738 Zane’s Titan Mech Battle$59.99$64.99$5

The highest markups have seemingly been applied to what are already some of the LEGO Group’s most expensive sets, such as 75313 AT-AT, 76391 Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition and 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. There’s no telling yet whether these same sets will also increase in price in other territories, but if any of them are on your list, it could be worth grabbing them now just in case.

We’ve reached out to the LEGO Group to find out whether these price increases are reflective of those the company is planning in August and September, so keep an eye on Brick Fanatics for updates.

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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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