LEGO’s highly detailed Disney Castle 71040 comes with an array of exciting Disney-themed features and functions. This set replicates the iconic Walt Disney World Resort Cinderella Castle, and each castle room includes special features inspired by some of Disney’s greatest animated feature films. It includes five minifigures: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Tinker Bell. You can also combine with other LEGO Disney minifigures for endless adventures!
The Disney Castle features a detailed facade with a stone bridge, clock, wide arched entrance, ornate balconies, spired towers, plus a four-story main building and a five-story, golden-spired main tower, both containing rooms with assorted Disney-inspired features and elements. This set contains multiple floors with different themes and surprises.
This set includes over 4,000 pieces and measures over 29” (74cm) high × 18.8” (48cm) wide × 12” (31cm) deep.
Will 71040 Disney Castle retire this year?
Disney Castle 71040 was originally released in Aug 2016 and it is already available in the market for almost 3 years. Any sets than available for more than 3 years are always at risk for retiring. However, this set is a special case that does not have any other similar sets to compare to. This makes the prediction of this set very difficult.
Disney Castle can be one of those set that breaks the normal cycle and have a special long lifespan. This set’s lifespan will depend on the sale and the license agreement between LEGO and Disney. This set can be retiring this year or it might last longer than five years, like 10214 Tower Bridge and 10242 MINI Cooper. This post is just a reminder that 71040 Disney Castle can be retired anytime from next year and beyond.
All sets that have been available for sufficiently long can be discontinued at any time, with no notice. So if you are still considering getting this set, you make want to act fast!
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[UPDATE June 17, 2019] In LEGO Store Australia online, they have marked this set and the Disney Castle 71040 as “Temporary Out of Stock”. So LEGO is maybe doing “the dance” before they retire those sets.
[UPATE April 30, 2020] In LEGO Store US online, Disney Castle 71040 marked as “Temporary Out of Stock”.