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LEGO Ewok Village Retirement Soon?

Updated January 19, 2016

With set 10236 currently temporarily out of stock on LEGO’s North American website until January 2016, some are wondering if we will see LEGO Ewok Village retirement soon. The Ewok Village will be two years old in September 2015 and some collectors and investors are wondering if they should buy now or wait.

LEGO 10236 Ewok Village is a truly unique model with tons of Star Wars content packed into a single set. With 1990 pieces and a whopping 17 minifigures, it can be used to recreate many of the Endor scenes from Return of the Jedi. The Ewok Village appeals to both kids and adults because it offers great display value combined with plenty of play features. 10236 includes some nice extras beyond the model of the village itself, such as a speeder bike, a “smashing logs” trap, a net trap, a catapult and an assortment of weapons for the minifigs. The quality of the Ewok Village is evident when reading the positive reviews from collectors who have already built the set.

LEGO Ewok Village Retirement Soon?

LEGO 10236 Ewok Village has now been available for approximately two and a half years. We have seen large Star Wars sets in the past retire after having lifespans of between 2.5 and 3 years, with the most recent example being 10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter (UCS). With this in mind, we should consider 10236 Ewok Village to be at a high risk of retiring soon. It is very likely that the Ewok Village retires in 2016 and the more pertinent question is, will it retire at the end of the year or could it be sooner than that? Most retirements tend to occur at the end of the year but some sets, such as 10221 Super Star Destroyer have retired in the middle of the calendar year. In any case, many collectors and investors (myself included) have already started to purchase 10236 Ewok Village in an effort to ensure that they do not miss out on this great set.

22 Comments

  1. Decided to get one using double VIP promo this October, because there are multiple signals this set will be done for soon.

  2. Any update on your thoughts on this retiring soon? Still available at many retailers and online retailers.

    • Hi Ron, I have updated this article with my thoughts on the Ewok Village. I believe 2016 will mark the end of this set.

      • Thanks for the update, love hearing your input on future set retirements. I’d like to hear your thoughts on the current situation with the Lego Creator building modules. Lots of discussion right now around all the different possible retirement dates and future values, as well as if these modulars are even worth investing in anymore.

    • S@H US says: Temporarily out of stock, without an “Add to Bag” button.
      S@H Europe says: Out of stock, expected ship date 11 Feb 2016

      I think it’s highly likely that Ewok Village is on its last legs and LEGO wants the set to be out before the upcoming set 75098: Assault on Hoth gets released.

  3. This one seems to be crawling.
    As history repeats itself it is especially the generous quantity of mini figures that will quickly increase the set price once it is retired. People will break the bank just to obtain this one. It is stunning!

  4. This set keeps on being available for a day on shop.lego.com and then going back to the Temporarily Out of Stock status.

    • Could be people returning it to Lego so they get 1-2 or a small handful in which they sell out of quickly.

  5. So should I get the UCS Sandcrawler or The Ewok Village? I’m doing this for May The Fourth and I’m not sure. Price really does not concern me, but I can’t get both. Atleast at the same time. I called my nearest LEGO Store, and they said the UCS Sandcrawler was next to retire. I save up money to buy these sets, getting around $20 a week for chores. So basically what I am asking is, could I get the Ewok Village and wait till about the end of 2016 and then pick up the UCS Sandcrawler?!?! It’s a MUST that I get both, as they are both some of my FAVORITE stuff from Star Wars! Reply ASAP please!!!!!!!!!!

  6. The fact is no one can be sure. But if you’re desperate for both sets but can only buy one at a time, it would seem that Ewok Village might be the first to go. If you have a preference for the SC over EV, then it might be safer to get SC first to avoid monumental disappointment. Personally I would pick up EW village first. Good luck

    • Well I do appreciate it! But do you think that The Ewok Village will STILL be available on May The Fourth (4)?! Thank you!!

  7. So should I get the UCS Sandcrawler or The Ewok Village? I’m doing this for May The Fourth and I’m not sure. Price really does not concern me, but I can’t get both. Atleast at the same time. I called my nearest LEGO Store, and they said the UCS Sandcrawler was next to retire. I save up money to buy these sets, getting around $20 a week for chores. So basically what I am asking is, could I get the Ewok Village and wait till about the end of 2016 and then pick up the UCS Sandcrawler?!?! It’s a MUST that I get both, as they are both some of my FAVORITE stuff from Star Wars! Reply ASAP please!!!!!!!!!!

    • I think purchasing the Ewok Village first is the way to go. The Sandcrawler will be 2 years old on May the 4th, but the Ewok Village will be over 2.5 years old, putting it at a higher risk of retiring sooner than the Sandcrawler.

  8. Do you guys think that this set would grow rapidly as an investment? I am assuming that The Tumbler would be a set that would grow rapidly in worth, but I’m not sure about this set.

    • I agree.
      Both sets are amazing, but the Tumbler has more fans…
      Both look great in a cabinet in the living room, or office, but the Tumbler is really one of a kind. Can’t see TLG pulling out another Tumbler in the near future. Wish I had a lot of liquidity to buy a few Tumbler’s… even at their price today!

  9. I didnt want to wait any further and went ahead and bought it. Knowing my luck, if i waited i would have missed out on it.

  10. Would you guys see this as an investment lego? I dont typically buy to sell but i dont have room for this piece as of now but might in the future. i have the means to buy now if it seems like a good idea? thanks!

    • Well all signs point to up and up judging by the unique appeal, the amount of mini figs and the positive reviews I’d say it would double its value in 1-2 years after its retirement which is probably now only months away.

  11. Interesting. Both Ewok Village and Sandcrawler are now officially RETIRING SOON (European S@H stores all show this now).

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