Following the collapse of Toys R Us, a number of exclusive LEGO sets will be available at other retailers in the UK – including independent stores.
From the LEGO Star Wars theme, 75205 Mos Eisley Cantina will now be available far and wide. This is a set that is already available, but with the closure of Toys R Us, remaining stock will be sold elsewhere.
A new set that will now be available more widely is 75933 T-rex Transport from the Jurassic World theme. This was set to be a Toys R Us exclusive – like all exclusive sets, it is shared with shop.LEGO.com, but so far that has been the only place to acquire it.
Things get more exciting when it comes to the summer launch sets, as City 60196 Arctic Supply Plane and Friends 41345 Heartlake City Pet Centre will now both be available from a variety of retailers. These were both intended for Toys R Us. The launch date for the sets is expected to be June 1.
As for LEGO Star Wars, the rumoured 75221 TIE Interceptor has also traveled from the Unknown Regions to the Core Worlds to become a wide retail set. This is likely to be popular among adult fans as it has been many years since the speedy TIE has been available in a non-UCS format. Like the City and Friends sets, this is expected to arrive on June 1.
Finally, two LEGO Harry Potter exclusive sets no longer carry that ‘exclusive’ label. 41621 is part of the BrickHeadz theme, expected to be a two pack containing Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. 75955 will be a set from the regular wizarding theme and is expected to be the Knight Bus.
The sets will most likely remain as Toys R Us exclusives in the countries where the retailer continues to operate, and given to other retailers in those countries where the chain has closed.