Lego early EOL'ing of a set from a series

Lego sometimes will EOL a certain set from a series early, (thus making it scarce, expensive & sought-after), for example:-

#9465 The Zombies from Monster Fighters & #60064 Arctic Supply Plane from City Arctic Expedition.

Has Lego done this with any other series ????

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  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    Power Miners #8707 was limited edition just like the Supply Plane was not for sale less than a year into the release of the set while all the others were. I specifically remember because I got into Power Miners towards the end and was having a hard time getting that set.
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    edited February 2016
    Would TLG do that? Just ask all the devout  Modular collectors about 10224 Town Hall
    gmonkey76
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    Jurassic World #75920 is Retired while the rest of JW remains available.  
    gmonkey76
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,331
    edited February 2016

    Lego sometimes will EOL a certain set from a series early, (thus making it scarce, expensive & sought-after), for example:-

    #9465 The Zombies from Monster Fighters & #60064 Arctic Supply Plane from City Arctic Expedition.

    Has Lego done this with any other series ????

    LEGO did it with the Mine sub theme and the #4202 mining truck as well. It is typically the set that is a retailer exclusive in the US that tends to go quicker than the others.
    gmonkey76Oldfan
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,707
    We only think they EOL stuff early (or sometimes late). It may be part of their sales plan.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,859
    I would suggest it probably their sales plan.
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 619
    Most of these examples are the "limited edition" sets sold exclusively by a single retailer (and shop.lego.com).  This is one reason I pick these sets up as soon as I can, and fill in the rest of the theme later.
    Paperballparkgmonkey76madforLEGO
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,059
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  • tratclifftratcliff Member Posts: 13
    #70703 Star Slice from Galaxy Squad may be another, it went unavailable at [email protected] months before the rest of the series. 
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 328
    tratcliff said:
    #70703 Star Slice from Galaxy Squad may be another, it went unavailable at [email protected] months before the rest of the series. 
    OOOHHH I've got 2 of those somewhere in my collection :)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,780
    There was a short lived creator house exclusive to target a few years back that only lasted about three months iirc. And the helicopter and limo set Walmart had a short lifespan too.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,093
    LEGO Minecraft #21118: The Mine has been retired, which is very bizarre, given that it's a far better set than #21117: The Ender Dragon, for example. All other sets are still available.
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^it's £30 more than #21117 though. Maybe it only ever existed to test the water for the rumoured D2C set, see if anyone wants minecraft over £60 kind of thing.
  • ZonZon Member Posts: 214
    #76039 was only out for about 6 months before it retired.  
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,093
    MattsWhat said:
    ^it's £30 more than #21117 though. Maybe it only ever existed to test the water for the rumoured D2C set, see if anyone wants minecraft over £60 kind of thing.
    That's a fair point... I still think that it's the best Minecraft set so far. :-)
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    If EOL dates were vaguely predictable, what do you think would happen? A lot of people would hang on until the bitter end hoping for a better bargain than the last one. I imagine that's not in TLG's interest for a number of reasons.
    madforLEGOkiki180703ARo2891
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    City Limo and Helicopter #3222
  • blade_guyblade_guy Member Posts: 193
    #60027 only stayed in the UK for 5 months then disappeared.
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