At least 12 more sets will apparently be facing price rises of up to 20% in 2022, as the LEGO Group seeks to make costs more consistent across Europe.
In addition to the list of 27 sets originally reported to be receiving price hikes next year, StoneWars claims the recommended retail prices for another dozen products will also be adjusted in 2022 – including several that are limited to specific retailers.
According to a statement published by the LEGO Group in September, these price changes are being implemented to ‘make RRP pricing more consistent across different countries [in Western Europe] from 2022’, and that ‘the final price charged to shoppers is set by retailers, not the LEGO Group’.
Looking beyond that thinly-veiled attempt to wash its hands of any price hikes that might follow, it remains to be seen whether the LEGO Group’s changes will actually lead to independent retailers raising shelf prices for consumers. Perhaps more interesting to see – given that statement – will be whether the LEGO Group implements these changes through its own shopping channels (LEGO.com and LEGO Stores).
Click here to see the original list of products (along with their price changes), or keep reading for the new additions. StoneWars reports these price increases are planned for the German market, so there’s no word yet on whether they’ll also bear out in other European countries.
10255 Assembly Square – 8% increase from €239.99 to €259.99
10265 Ford Mustang – 8% increase from €129.99 to €139.99
10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander – 11% increase from €89.99 to €99.99
10270 Bookshop – 13% increase from €159.99 to €179.99
10272 Old Trafford – Manchester United – 4% increase from €269.99 to €279.99
10273 Haunted House – 9% increase from €229.99 to €249.99
10295 Porsche 911 – 8% increase from €129.99 to €139.99
21056 Taj Mahal – 20% increase from €99.99 to €119.99
21319 Central Perk – 14% increase from €69.99 to €79.99
71043 Hogwarts Castle – 5% increase from €399.99 to €419.99
75316 Mandalorian Starfighter – 17% increase from €59.99 to €69.99
75955 Hogwarts Express – 13% increase from €79.99 to €89.99
Several of these sets were originally direct-to-consumer exclusives, and have since gone on sale through limited third-party channels.
While the LEGO Group has confirmed that the prices of certain sets will ‘either go down or up’, it hasn’t clarified exactly which products will be affected, so take this list at face value for now. Either way, you might be best grabbing any of these sets across LEGO VIP Weekend, Black Friday and Cyber Monday just in case.
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