Every year there are hundreds of new Lego sets from various themes. There are also hundreds of sets that are retired or discontinued, usually in the winter but there are some in the summer.
Some of our predictions for Lego sets to be retired in 2016 are as follows:
We predict that the whole Lego Jurassic World theme will be discontinued this year. This includes 76915 Pterenadon Capture, 75916 Dilophasauras Ambush, 75917 Raptor Rampage, 75918 T-Rex Tracker & 75919 Indominous Rex Breakout. These are in addition to 75920 Raptor Escape which is already retired.
We also predict that the entire Scooby Doo theme will be discontinued this year. Our favourite sets from this theme are 75902 The Mystery Machine and 75904 The Mystery Mansion.
The largest Technic set which should be discontinued in 2016 will be the 42030 Volvo L350F Wheel Loader. This is in addition to all Technic sets numbered from 42031 - 42039.
We do not see any Lego Architecture sets being discontinued this year. This is due to many being discontinued last year. The only sets which may be at risk are 21006 White House and 21013 Big Ben. They have been out for 4/5 years already which is a long period of time for any Lego set. If there were to be any unexpected retirements this year it would probably be for 21020 Trevi Fountain.
The largest Lego Star Wars set we think will be discontinued this year is 10236 Ewok Village. We also predict that all sets released in 2015 from numbers 75078 - 75096 will be discontinued this year. Some of those may even be retired in the summer, around June/July. The only exception may be 75094 Imperial Shuttle Tyridium which may last until the end of 2017.
Sometimes these sets are the hardest to predict but we will have a go. We think that the following sets will be discontinued this year:
- 10236 Ewok Village
- 10218 Pet Shop
- 10232 Palace Cinema
- 10242 Mini Cooper
- 10244 Fairground Mixer
- 71006 Simpsons House
- 10214 Tower Bridge
There is also the possibility that 10220 VW Camper Van will be discontinued but it continues to be very popular and Lego may decide to keep it for another year to sell alongside the rumoured 10252 VW Beetle.
We think that this year will see the end of 21108 Ecto-1 only. Lego sets 21302 The Big Bang Theory and 21303 Wall-E should see production until the end of 2017.
We will post further details of sets from other themes which may be discontinued this year soon. Please note that these are our predictions and are not guaranteed.