As we all know by now, the availability of the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) has been sporadic since its release since June. We’ve seen spurts of it going back on [email protected] and on Amazon then going temporarily out of stock again shortly after. Back in July, there was an update saying that production would run through 2018 so we shouldn’t worry that much.
A month goes by and there’s now a new rumor going around that it has been retired from production. Hasan Jensen from the LEGO Ideas team, this time on the LEGO Ambassador Network, has reiterated that,
The LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V set has NOT been retired and will not be retiring anytime soon either, as we wish to offer the chance for many more fans to get the opportunity to purchase a copy of the set.
This is another reassurance for fans who still want to pick up the set and just be patient on it as I’m sure LEGO is frantically trying to produce more as we speak. I feel that LEGO has learned its lesson on producing limited quantity sets such as the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover (21104) and the Research Institute (21110) as this set is equally, if not more, popular than the previous ones. You can check out Hasan’s full statement below and I’ll update if the Saturn V is back in stock, even for a short time.
It has come to our attention that rumours have again surfaced claiming that the LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V has been retired from production. As communicated in our July 11 blog post, we would like to re-assure you and the rest of our fans that the LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V set has NOT been retired and will not be retiring anytime soon either, as we wish to offer the chance for many more fans to get the opportunity to purchase a copy of the set. Although we fully acknowledge and understand the frustrations of our fans who have been waiting to purchase this set, please know that our teams are working tirelessly to ensure that the set will be available as soon as possible and therefore request that everyone only share information concerning availability from a verified source, such as the LEGO Ideas Team, the LEGO Shop or the LEGO Customer Service.