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.