Although “sold out” combined with “retiring soon” is a good indication that it’s not coming back since it’s unlikely they’d be manufacturing any more. 10188 is the perfect example of a set that went sold out more than once and still came back in stock.
Why are so many LEGO sets out of stock?
Due to the pandemic, Lego’s supply chain is disrupted. One of the factories in Mexico is currently closed, so they are having to share the sets made in other factories with the markets normally served by the closed factory. Also, yeah, demand is likely higher due to everyone being home.
What does LEGO temporarily out of stock mean?
LEGO marks it Retired on the page. It is temporarily out of stock meaning that it will be back in stock once they have made more. The manufacturing facility in Mexico is still closed. Once it opens back up it could take weeks or even months to catch back up on production.
What happens to LEGO sets that don’t sell?
As for what LEGO does with ITS unsold LEGO, that’s another story. AFAIK, if they repeatedly won’t sell after being marked down, their destiny is to either be destroyed, given away, sold in bulk, or turned into “play table brick”.
How long do LEGO sets sell for?
These sets are on store shelves and available online for about 18-24 months — give or take. After that, they are no longer produced, a.k.a. “retired.” LEGO usually does not announce when popular sets will be retired. That’s right, LEGO’s Retiring Soon page only lists a few sets that we know will retire.
Do out of stock Legos come back?
If you need to buy a gift for the kids in your family (or you want to splurge on yourself), it’s hard to go wrong with LEGO. … As Brick Fanatics reports, LEGO.com will notify you when a sold-out kit you like is back in stock.
How do I check LEGO store availability?
On each product page, you find a Check Store Stock tab, click it and enter your address details for stock details of the closest LEGO store to you or enter the details of the store you want to check stock for. You can then be safe in the knowledge that the store should stock the product when you visit the store.