Most LEGO sets have a standard shelf life of around 18 months, but there are plenty of outliers in the LEGO Group’s current portfolio – and even among this list of Star Wars products that are due to be on the way out by the end of the year.
Some of those are direct-to-consumer sets that experience a longer-than-average lifespan, while others are regular releases disappearing slightly ahead of when they could reasonably be expected to retire. Either way, the end result is the same: come the end of 2021, you’ll no longer be able to grab these sets from LEGO.com.
According to Brick Fanatics’ sources, the following five sets are scheduled to retire by the end of July 2021:
The last entry on that list has already sold out at LEGO.com in the UK, less than a year after it first launched. The rest of the sets all arrived in January 2020, so a July retirement is basically in line with the average lifespan for most models.
A much wider selection of sets will also vanish by the end of the year, with a couple of surprises in the mix:
75249 Resistance Y-wing Starfighter
75251 Darth Vader’s Castle
75254 AT-ST Raider
75256 Kylo Ren’s Shuttle
75267 Mandalorian Battle Pack
75270 Obi-Wan’s Hut
75271 Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder
75273 Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter
75274 TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet
75275 A-wing Starfighter
75276 Stormtrooper Helmet
75284 Knights of Ren Transport Ship
75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter
75291 Death Star Final Duel
75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport
75293 Resistance I-TS Transport
40391 First Order Stormtrooper
31200 Star Wars The Sith
75317 The Mandalorian & The Child
Again, some of those are pretty logical: the Rise of Skywalker sets like 75249 Resistance Y-wing Starfighter will have been around for almost two years by that point, while most of the summer 2020 sets are also fair game for retirement.
Perhaps most surprising from that list is 75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport, which only launched in 2020 and has proved popular enough that it’s been incredibly hard to come by since. If you want to snag it before it disappears for good, sign up to our stock alerts and we’ll help you hit one of those brief windows of availability at LEGO.com.
Bear in mind, though, that the LEGO Group has been known to extend the shelf lives of sets at the very last moment – so while this list reflects current retirement dates for these products, they’re not set in stone.