Four of the crowdsourced sets are due to retire this year, including two that were resurrected at the end of 2020 with brand new product numbers. That means 92176 NASA Apollo Saturn V and 92177 Ship in a Bottle – formerly 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V and 21313 Ship in a Bottle – will have been on shelves for roughly a year.
If you’re au fait with the LEGO calendar, you’ll know that’s a pretty limited window of availability for any set, suggesting these two revived models might not have sold as well as the LEGO Group hoped. On the other hand, it could just mean the company always planned for a second short run – but either way, you don’t have long left to grab them.
The other two sets retiring in 2021 launched either late 2019 or early 2020, so their presence on this list is a little less surprising. Here’s the full rundown of LEGO Ideas sets departing this year, according to Brick Fanatics’ sources:
You’ve got a little more time to pick up basically every other LEGO Ideas set on the market right now, however, because they’ll all be around until at least the end of 2022. That includes two sets that first launched in 2019, 21318 Tree House and 21319 Central Perk, which look guaranteed to be among the theme’s most enduring models.
Given 21318 Tree House was originally thought to be retiring at the end of 2020, a two-year postponement suggests it’s selling exceptionally well. The popularity of 21319 Central Perk speaks for itself – it’s constantly selling out online, while a follow-up set is rumoured to be on the way this year.
That’s everything except the newly-released 21326 Winnie the Pooh, which doesn’t currently have a scheduled retirement date (understandably, given it’s still only available to VIPs until April 1).