Planned retirement of five LEGO sets potentially delayed at the last minute

Five LEGO sets that were originally scheduled to retire by the end of 2021 will reportedly stay on shelves into next year, including 42083 Bugatti Chiron.

Our most recent update to our master list of LEGO sets retiring in 2021 is not, it turns out, our last: according to Brick Fanatics’ sources, the LEGO Group has made a last-minute decision to keep at least five sets on sale for another year. Among them are sets from themes including Minecraft, Harry Potter, Friends and Technic.

While 76384 Hogwarts Moment: Herbology Class is still due to leave shelves by the end of this year, 76385 Hogwarts Moment: Charms Class will now persist into 2022 alongside 76382 Hogwarts Moment: Transfiguration Class and 76383 Hogwarts Moment: Potions Class. That means it should be available when 76397 Hogwarts Moment: Defence Class and 76396 Hogwarts Moment: Divination Class join the portable playset line-up next year.

Elsewhere, Minecraft’s 21158 The Panda Nursery and two LEGO Friends sets – 41393 Baking Competition and 41395 Friendship Bus – have apparently also seen their planned retirements postponed to 2022, so you’ve still got chance to channel your inner Mary Berry before taking the party on the road.

It should be noted that all four of those sets are currently listed as ‘sold out’ at LEGO.com, however, which typically means they’re gone for good. If the LEGO Group has truly decided to postpone their retirement dates, these sets could prove the exception to the rule in that regard, and may yet be available again one day.

Regardless, maybe the most intriguing news for collectors (and investors) is that Technic supercar 42083 Bugatti Chiron is sticking around for another year, where it was originally planned to retire by the end of 2021. It hasn’t been given a ‘retiring soon’ tag at LEGO.com, and is still listed as ‘available now’ in the UK and Europe – although it has sold out in the US.

It may be that the LEGO Group plans to continue offering these sets through third-party channels, which could explain why they’re listed as ‘sold out’ at LEGO.com instead of just ‘temporarily out of stock’. If you’re keen to grab any of them, sign up to our email alerts and we’ll let you know if and when they return to the official online store.

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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 “Planned retirement of five LEGO sets potentially delayed at the last minute

  • 18/12/2021 at 05:40
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    I am a 68 year old aunt, great aunt and great great aunt and all my nieces and nephews have experienced Lego building. Amazing how the popularity continues to grow. Thank you!

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