Three LEGO “Harry Potter” Sets Are Saved from Retirement
We’re soon approaching that dreaded time of the year when certain LEGO sets will be permanently retired. However, we have some good news for LEGO Harry Potter fans! Three Potter sets that were previously marked for retirement have been saved and will continue to grace shelves around the world until at least June 2021.
The three sets are 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow, 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall, and 75957 The Knight Bus. While the first two sets were released in August 2018, the last one was released a year later in August 2019. They will remain in production for at least another six months, pending an official announcement from LEGO.
Although these three sets have been saved, we will unfortunately still have to say goodbye to a few more. 75946 Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge, 75956 Quidditch Match, 75958 Beauxbatons’ Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts, and 75965 The Rise of Voldemort will face the chopping block. Get your set from your nearest LEGO store before December ends!
Although these retirements will come as a disappointment to many LEGO Potterheads, it is perhaps for the best that a selection of sets is removed from store shelves every year. As MuggleNet journalist Aly Kirk previously put it, “When you think about it, it’s kind of a good thing that LEGOs are put out to pasture, so to speak. Not only does it allow for other fun and new collections to make their way to the shelves, but where do you think those rare and valuable collectibles come from?”