The LEGO website has recently added a very useful filter to their products listing page; Retiring Soon. This shows LEGO sets retiring soon, meaning they will no longer be in production. Once current stock is depleted, there won’t be any more. 🙁
If you follow my Brickonomics posts, these are EXCELLENT investment opportunities! The following sets are of special interest for this reason.
I have built this set (LEGO 10193 Medieval Market Village). It is wonderful. Probably the most detailed castle set I have ever built. Excellent accessories, lots of minifigures, advanced building techniques, etc. I highly recommend it, both to own, and as an investment. Castle is one of those themes that never goes out of style, but does go out of production periodically. In a few years, Castle fans will be clamoring for this one.
While I own this set (LEGO 10217 Diagon Alley), I have not built it yet. I didn’t get it specifically as an investment though. Just haven’t had the time. 🙁 Again, it has many minifigures, several structures, and advanced techniques. And Harry Potter fans are just as fanatical as us Star Wars fans. They will be looking for this one down the road.
Sadly, I probably won’t follow my own advice on this set (LEGO 10212 Imperial Shuttle), and won’t have time to buy it. Just don’t have the cash for it, and I’m just not that interested in overly large vehicles like this. But a LOT of my fellow Star Wars fans are. And this is a truly iconic ship in the Star Wars universe. I don’t think it will be as highly valued as the UCS Falcon, but I bet value will at least double in a few years.
If you like any of these LEGO sets retiring, do not delay. We don’t know when they will retire, only that it is “soon”!
I am an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) and an active member of the Michigan LEGO User Group (MichLUG). I have loved LEGO for as long as I can remember. I am currently working on the following models:
– UCS Millenium Falcon
– Emmett’s Apartment Building
– Gringott’s Bank