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donovan32257donovan32257 Member Posts: 11
edited May 2012 in Collecting
How can I find out about retired sets or retiring sets? I notice on this web site, the Imperial Flagship is listed as retired as of June 2011 but the Lego web site shows it still available, but on back order. No mention of it being retired.

Does Lego publish a list? Is there a forum here where they announce the retirement of a set?

I am curious, because if it a set I want, I want to get it before the set disappears.



  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    Does Lego publish a list?
    Is there a forum here where they announce the retirement of a set?

    The only way we know they are gone, is when they vanish from retailers shelves.
    Announcing the imminent retirement of a set is almost unheard of. They did it for the UCS Falcon, but that maybe the only time they've done it.

    At Brickset we get a data feed from LEGO on product availability (it's supposed to tell us when sets are no longer available); there appears to be an issue with it that we & LEGO are investigating. There are unfortunately quite a few examples recently where we've been given 'false negatives' for set availability.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,108
    I go by the rule if its been two years for a normal set and three for a UCS then expect it to go
  • llanowarsoldierllanowarsoldier Member Posts: 357
    edited October 2011
    Hasn't the Death Star been around for more than 3 years though?
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,754
    ^ there really are no rules, apart from the certain knowledge that all sets WILL eventually be retired, so don't wait any longer than you have to..... X-wing 6212 was around for years, while the helo and limousine 3222 disappeared after about a year, so predict at your peril....
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,234
    ^ Helo/Limo didn't last 6 months here in the States :o(
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,825
    ....and something like just 15 months for 10196 Carousel in the UK.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,108
    ^^^ true it was but it also sat on shelves for years!

    I think if you predict it at least gives you a time frame espcially if like me you have to save up for it. Cause its not always accurate but generally it works for example the Star Wars Episode 3 sets came out 2005 and went 2007
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