LEGO Harry Potter sets predicted to retire by the end of 2021 (August 2021 update)

Many sets from the 2018-2021 range of LEGO Harry Potter have been around for surprisingly long, suggesting a strong interest in the theme. But to make room for new sets, older sets will eventually be retired. What sets and when can be hard to predict, but we’ve found some information about what Harry Potter sets that may be retired by the end of the year…

It should be stressed that no official information is available for such making estimates, but a number of sites seems to have “information sources” as well as experience in assessing what sets that are likely to be retired.

I’ve previously posted about planned retirements of LEGO Harry Potter sets. The last time was in October 2020. Back then, Stonewars had updated their list of sets to be retired by the end of 2020, and pushed out the expected retirement of a few sets till mid 2021:

We’re now past mid 2021, so it is a good time to do a stocktake. Looking at the US store from shop.lego.com, the Whomping Willow and Knight Bus are both (as of end of August 2021) still available, while the Great Hall is listed as out of stock.

According to Brick Fanatics, we are expected to see the Whomping Willow to retire by the end of the year, along with several other sets. Here is their full list:

As noted, two of this year’s buildable books from the Hogwarts Moments series could go by the end of the year too, after just a year on the shelves. Interestingly, the Knight Bus isn’t listed – maybe Brick Fanatics assumed it gone already.

The German site Promobricks, however, has a slightly different list of sets expected to retire by the end of the year, which does include the Knight Bus:

This listing also has the widely popular Hedwig set – and adds a third of the Hogwarts Moments sets from January 2021 to the sets to be considered at risk of retirement by the end of the year.

If you are still missing any of the sets discussed above, it might be a good idea to add them to your shopping list soon (early shopping for Christmas?) as after they sell out you have to rely on the second hand market to source them. And there they may be hard to find for a price you are willing to pay.

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As said, nobody (apart from LEGO) knows the true retirement schedule, and even if known, the actual timing of the retirements will ultimately depend on sales in the last few months. Some may sell out early – others may hang around a bit longer – and could even made it on to the boxing day sale at LEGO.com. Time will tell.

Till then, Build the Magic!

A popular set from 2020 – could this already be gone by the end of 2021?

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