A while ago, I emailed LEGO just to see if the Research Institute (21110) would be coming back to [email protected] and I finally got a response from LEGO Customer Service. Unfortunately as you probably have known already, it is listed as “Sold Out” and will not be coming back at all on [email protected] but will continue to be sold at LEGO Stores.
Thank you so much for getting in touch with us.
I’m so sorry but we aren’t making the Research Institute any more. This set was LEGO® Ideas set, and only made in limited quantities. The Research Institute has already sold out completly for our stock online. I know how disappointing this can be.
This set will continue to be sold in our LEGO Stores though, so if you have one close by I would recommend giving them a call. You can find all of our stores listed at stores.LEGO.com.
We appreciate your comments, so I’ll be passing your interest in the Research Institute on to the design team. You never know, some of the old treasures might make a comeback! This is exactly what happened with another LEGO Ideas set based on Minecraft. That set was so popular that we ended up bring it back, and making new additions to the line. I have my fingers crossed that it happens with this one as well!
At the same time, the LEGO Ideas blog has stated that more of both the Exo Suit (21109) and the Research Institute will be available again in the future once they have caught up with the overwhelming demand, although it doesn’t say whether they will be available in stores or on [email protected]
Right now, it’s just a confusing situation where there isn’t a clear, definite answer and different reports are conflicting with each other. We’ll keep you updated if the Research Institute does become available again on [email protected] or not.