Which LEGO Creator Expert modular building will retire next?

The next LEGO Creator Expert modular building to retire won’t be the oldest one currently on shelves, but a far more recent release.

According to Brick Fanatics’ sources, 2017’s 10255 Assembly Square – currently the oldest still-available set in the Modular Buildings Collection, outlasting 2018’s 10260 Downtown Diner – will remain on sale until at least the end of 2022.

Retiring before then, however, is 10264 Corner Garage. The 2019 instalment in the long-running buildable street will apparently be shown the door by the end of 2021, so if you still need to add the 2,569-piece slab of dark orange architecture to your street, don’t hang around.

LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage featured

These days, few LEGO sets are guaranteed to rise in value post-retirement, but the Modular Buildings Collection is the rare exception to that rule. The divisive 10260 Downtown Diner departed shelves in November 2020, and is already averaging around £175 on BrickLink. That’s a hefty £45 bump over its retail price.

The next-oldest retired modular building, 2016’s 10251 Brick Bank, currently averages £325 new on the secondary marketplace. That’s pretty remarkable for a set that originally retailed for £129.99, and only retired in November 2018.

Even if you have no interest in investing in LEGO, those prices indicate that waiting to buy 10264 Corner Garage is a risky game to play: hold off for too long, and you could end up paying through the nose for it on the aftermarket.

For the full list of Creator Expert sets leaving shelves in 2021, click here. And remember, all those sets ­– including 10264 Corner Garage – are still prone to the whims of the LEGO Group’s last-minute shelf life extensions. At least for now, though, they’re all scheduled to retire this year.

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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.

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