That may have something to do with the imminent price increases, which now look likely to impact the Ultimate Collector Series set. Barnes & Noble has already bumped 75313 AT-AT up from $799.99 to $849.99 in the US, and while we don’t yet have confirmation that it will be similarly affected in the UK, it’s perhaps no surprise that LEGO Star Wars fans are snapping it up just in case.
Those price increases – which the LEGO Group says are driven by ‘increased raw material and operating costs’ – will take effect in August in North America, and September in the UK and Europe. That means you’ve got just over a month to guarantee your copy of 75313 AT-AT at the current retail price of £699.99 in the UK, and €799.99 in Europe.
If you order today, you’ll be waiting just over a week for the enormous UCS model to be dispatched, as the LEGO Group is targeting a ‘ship by’ date of August 2. You’ll also bag a copy of 40529 Children’s Amusement Park for your trouble, which is currently free with all purchases above £90 / $90 / €90 at LEGO.com (but not in LEGO Stores, so your best bet is to shop online this time – even with the delay).
75313 AT-AT has held pole position in Brick Fanatics’ Top 20 LEGO Sets List since the day of release – it’s just that good. Check out our in-depth review to see why this ultimate LEGO Star Wars set should also be at the top of your list, and especially with one eye on a potential price increase…