Earlier this morning, LEGO announced the re-release of the LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256) that will be coming in a few short weeks. I believe this is the fifth “re-release” set that has been announced in the past few years with the Carousel (10257), Winter Toy Shop (10249), UCS Death Star (75159) and the UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) being the first couple. This looks to be a continuing trend that LEGO is doing and it might not be a bad thing. Newer fans are now able to purchase it again, at a slightly higher retail price, but at least it won’t that scarce anymore. This might also be a move to detract resellers since LEGO sets are supposed to be built and not be a form of currency. For example, since the announcement of the new LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192), the price of a sealed copy of the original Falcon has dropped considerably on the secondary market.
LEGO fans have been asking for re-releases of retired sets for a long time and we know that LEGO has been listening. Even LEGO designer Jamie Berard stated it in the Taj Mahal teaser video. Heck, I even did an April Fool’s joke back in 2015 about it. The wheels may have been churning for a while now and it seems that now is a great time for old sets to make a comeback keeping in mind that it’s almost been been a decade since the original set came out. The 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon was also released ten years ago.
Could this mean something to look forward to in the future or is it just a mere coincidence? If LEGO is indeed re-releasing retired sets, which set(s) are you hoping to see make a return to store shelves?