If you were waiting to get the new LEGO Minecraft set in the USA, you might be out of luck. Apparently, there were only 10000 sets created and won’t be any more for a long time. A reader by the name of Dennis over on Brickset received the following email from LEGO:
Thanks for your interest in our products.
Set#21102 CUUSOO Minecraft is sold out. There were 10,000 sets created, Dennis, and all have been sold! There are not plans to produce any more of the set. Meanwhile, we have a team of experts in Denmark whose job it is to invent new LEGO® toys every year. They spend their time trying to create new and fun toys for children of all ages. You never know though, some of the old favorites sometimes make a comeback, so keep a look out!
You might still be able to get your hands on one over in the Europe LEGO Shop@Home if you hurry. You could also find one on eBay or Amazon but at extremely high prices. Good luck!
**Update – 6/26/12** One of our readers, AlphaYoder, notes that Tim from LEGO CUUSOO gives us an update of the production run of the set.
Actually, the message Dennis received is inaccurate. We knew the LEGO Minecraft Micro World would be popular, and though we are temporarily sold out at LEGO Direct, more than 10,000 have been made, and we are planning to meet demand on this item throughout the year.
Update 2: We just got an update on this item last night, Dennis, and we anticipate Set #21102 LEGO Minecraft will be returning. We have forecasted and ordered enough to last us through the holiday this year. We are temporarily out of stock but anticipate replenishment in the future.
This is some great news since some LEGO and Minecraft fans didn’t have a chance to pick it up yet. We will keep an eye on this situation and see when more sets will be back in stock.