LEGO Retiring Soon 2017

Below is a list of LEGO sets that are at risk of retiring soon in and around the 2017 calendar year. It is organized into sets that are at a high risk of retiring soon, medium risk, and low risk. Note that LEGO retirement dates are not an exact science and all sets that have been available for sufficiently long can be discontinued at any time, with no notice.

LEGO Retiring Soon 2017 – High Risk

LEGO 10232 Palace Cinema


LEGO 75060 Slave 1 UCS

LEGO 75095 TIE Fighter UCS

LEGO 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier

LEGO 71006 The Simpsons House

LEGO 71016 The Kwik E Mart

LEGO 70751 Temple of Airjitzu

LEGO 10242 MINI Cooper

LEGO 76052 Batman Classic TV Series Batcave

LEGO Retiring Soon 2017 – Medium Risk

LEGO 10214 Tower Bridge


LEGO 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van

LEGO 10243 Parisian Restaurant

LEGO Retiring Soon 2017 – Low Risk

LEGO 10248 Ferrari F40

LEGO 10247 Ferris Wheel

21 Comments

  1. I personally see most profit in LEGO 75095 TIE Fighter UCS.

    Its a UCS but not heavily collected so could be a big sleeper.

  2. I think the Slave 1 will be the best for ROI. I have not seen it go on sale for less than retail. I have seen the TIE Fighter as low as $134.95. I picked up two at that price. Also, I have two Slave 1, but paid full price.

  3. What do you guys think about volkswagen camper van? Do you think it’ll make it big after retirement?

    • It’s been available for like 6+ years, so will not do much after retirement. Personally I think the Lego retirement secondary market is dead now, recently retired sets which at one time would go up immediately, and continue to do so for 2 years afterwards are just barely rising above shipping & Ebay fees cost. 3 recent examples of this are the Pet Shop, Sydney Opera House, Sandcrawler, and Ewok Village. Only the Ewok Village had made modest gains, but even then just covering costs. Retiring sets are more detailed, but resellers hoard 3x more than 5+ years ago

  4. With the snowspeeder released is 75060 the most likely to retire soon?
    Also what are people’s thoughts on PR 10243 retirement in 2017/18?

  5. Does anybody have any tips or advice for a noob starting out trying to invest and flip these in a few years?

    • Take it slow and do some research. Larger sets seem to do the best after retiring. I mainly focus on “Hard to Find” sets along with UCS Star Wars sets. But like LEGOMAN said, there are alot of resellers now. Price increases have been modest with recently retired sets. Be careful and don’t over buy. Best of luck.

  6. How about the train sets? I’m seeing price drops for the current train sets on Amazon and at Costco but not at the lego store. Just some discounted sales or a signal of retiring sets? thoughts?

    • Only train set officially retiring soon is the heavy haul set. Most train sets see modest appreciation after retiring.

  7. Lego palace cinema is really retiring this year… Evidence is very strong in 10255 instruction manual. See the back page where all the modulars are, you can see 10232 have been grayed out, and 10243 onwards still coloured. It gives a signific answer that 10232 will be gone this year.

  8. It seems the UCS TIE will inevitably retire at the end of this year. As someone who’s never invested before, I’d like to know how much people reckon it’d be worth, say, a year after retirement? It’s $300 RRP here in Australia but I can easily get it for $200. So even if it only gains $100 AUD on RRP in that year, that’s a 100% profit margin. But if so many resellers are stockpiling it…

  9. Lol, people never get tired of being wrong about the T1. Every year for the last 5 years all the “experts” have claimed it is retiring. Yet, here it remains. T1 won’t retire until 2020 at the earliest and even then it will have no secondary market value because 25,000,000 of them are in the hands of re-sellers waiting to race to the bottom as soon as it does retire.

  10. Most of these sets will be modest performers; they will bring in profits but not extraordinary numbers at least in the “short term.” All these sets will have been stockpiled sky high. The only ones that have real exponential potential in this group are the temple of airjitsu and the classic batcave. Both are great models and haven’t had stupidly long shelf lives. Also, I am in the opinion that both of these have not been stockpiled.

  11. Anyone know any possibility of getting cheap Harry Potter lego for my 9 yr old he has just gotten into Harry Potter and has been asking for one??

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