LEGO 70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow has sailed under the radar as an interesting, large, exclusive set that is high quality but not part of a popular theme like Star Wars or Modular Buildings. That may be about to change though, as the Sea Cow has unexpectedly sold out at LEGO’s Shop at Home in North America. It can still be purchased at Amazon but history suggests that stock will sell out quickly at other retailers once a set is marked as “Sold Out” at LEGO.
MetalBeard’s Sea Cow is a massive ship, consisting of 2741 pieces and featuring five minifigures plus MetalBeard himself. There is certainly plenty of value to be had in a set this large and post-retirement prices for this ship will likely be very high. Even other LEGO pirate ships, such as 4181 The Black Pearl and 4195 Queen Anne’s Revenge have skyrocketed in value despite not selling well during their lifespans. And 10210 Imperial Flagship has done very well after retiring. The bottom line is that large LEGO pirate ships always increase significantly in value after retirement, and 70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow will likely continue that trend.
LEGO MetalBeard’s Sea Cow Retiring Soon?
The first major indicator that a set may be retiring is seeing it listed as “Sold Out” on LEGO Shop at Home. While the 70810 Sea Cow has not had a long lifespan, it would not be surprising to see it retire soon because some LEGO Movie sets have retired recently and others are currently listed as retiring soon. And if the Sea Cow is truly on its way out, some collectors and investors are going to be very happy because pirate ships always skyrocket in value after retirement, and 70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow is one of the biggest of them all.