This is all changing for the LEGO Star Wars sets that will be retiring in 2022, and beyond. At least one model has already left shelves earlier than expected.
75302 Imperial Shuttle was once scheduled to hang around until the end of 2023, but will now retire by the end of this year – at least according to Brick Fanatics’ sources. It’ll join plenty of other sets from 2019 through 2021 in that regard, from the mighty Ultimate Collector Series 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer through to the pocket money-priced 75310 Duel on Mandalore.
A whole bunch of Mandalorian-themed sets are also on the way out in 2022, including 75315 Imperial Light Cruiser, 75319 The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge, and even 75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter, which just launched earlier this month. 75312 Boba Fett’s Starship is currently the only non-UCS set from August 2021 that’s due to survive into 2023.
What’s more intriguing is that the rest of the LEGO Star Wars line-up is scheduled to retire by the end of next year. This includes the mainstays 75192 Millennium Falcon and 75257 Millennium Falcon, as well as 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina and 75308 R2-D2, 75309 Republic Gunship. Other themes, however, are destined to remain on shelves until at least 2026.
Don’t panic just yet, though: it’s very likely that some of those dates will change as we continue through 2022, with at least some sets pushed back to 2024 or later. The only detail that’s really relevant right now is that 75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport isn’t retiring this year, as it’s been pushed back yet again to 2023.
Here’s the full list of LEGO Star Wars sets organised by their retirement date, as of January 2022:
December 31, 2022
75252 Imperial Star Destroyer
75277 Boba Fett Helmet
75283 Armored Assault Tank
75295 Millennium Falcon Microfighter
75296 Darth Vader Meditation Room
75297 Resistance X wing
75298 AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters
75299 Trouble on Tatooine
75302 Imperial Shuttle
75305 Scout Trooper Helmet
75306 Imperial Probe Droids
75310 Duel of Mandalore
75311 Imperial Armored Marauder
75314 The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle
75315 Imperial Light Cruiser
75316 Mandalorian Starfighter
75317 The Mandalorian and The Child
75319 The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge
75321 The Razor Crest Microfighter
December 31, 2023
40557 Defence of Hoth
40558 Clone Trooper Command Station
75192 Millennium Falcon
75257 Millennium Falcon (Vaodest LED Light for Lego Millennium Falcon 75257 Model)
75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers
75290 Mos Eisley Cantina
75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport
75300 Imperial TIE Fighter
75301 Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter
75304 Darth Vader Helmet
75309 Republic Gunship
75312 Boba Fett’s Starship
75318 The Child
75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack
75322 Hoth AT-ST
Remember, even those sets due to retire in 2022 are subject to change at this stage – but this should hopefully give you at least some idea of how to allocate your LEGO Star Wars budget over the next 12 months.