From famous buildings to city skylines, the LEGO Architecture series bring iconic buildings from around the world to your home.
Which Architecture Sets Will LEGO Retire This Year?
For analysis purposes, we will divide the sets in the Architect series are into two categories: Landmarks and Skylines. Skylines are sets that include multiple landmarks in one set, like 21026 Venice. Famous Landmarks are sets that only have one building, like 21031 Burj Khalifa.
Generally, sets in both categories have about a one-year to one-and-a-half year lifespan. For Skyline categories, the sets that have a similar lifespan are 21027 Berlin, 21033 Chicago, and 21032 Sydney. Of course, there will always be outliers like 21028 New York City, which released in Jan 2016 and will be available in the market for more than four years! Also, 21042 Statue of Liberty was released in 2018 and more than a two-years lifespan! Maybe just a coincidence, both sets are based on New York City. Maybe New York City sets are selling better, so they have a longer lifespan (this is a guess since LEGO doesn’t release any sales figures 😁 😂 🤣). With that said, we do have a lot more sets in this series based on New York City (21002 Empire State Building, 21007 Rockefeller Center, 21023 Flatiron Building, and 21046 Empire State Building) and many of them have a long lifespan.
Currently, LEGO has labeled three Architecture sets as “backorder” in the LEGO online store. Those sets fit into the typical lifespan we had mentioned above. We think LEGO is doing “the dance” before they retire those sets. Therefore, if you are still haven’t bought this set yet, don’t wait anymore! Buy it now before it is too late!