Given the number of rumours swirling around at the moment, it’s understandable that at least a few false reports might surface occasionally. But in this instance, those reports have apparently come directly from the LEGO Group’s customer service department.
According to at least one post on reddit – and other screenshots posted on the LEGO Ambassador Network – the company’s customer service team has been telling fans that 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers has retired in the Australia and New Zealand market due to ‘poor sales’.
That original reddit post seemed fishy, though: why would the LEGO Group refer to Brickset (an online LEGO database) as a third-party retailer? And why would it ever openly admit to a set selling poorly – particularly one that otherwise appears to be incredibly popular?
We reached out to the LEGO Group for clarification, and the company has now confirmed that the 2020 set hasn’t retired from production in Australia and New Zealand after all. The customer service team has apparently identified the internal source of the false report and will be providing ‘additional training’ where necessary.
According to Brick Fanatics’ sources, 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers will actually be in production until at least the end of 2022, so you’ve still got plenty of time to amass an army of blue-tinted troopers.