Update 12/1/2022: So we now have a new release date for the 2022 LEGO Marvel Mechs – 1 April 2022!
The Marvel Mechs, which were mysteriously vanished, have now reappeared online on LEGO.com, with a fresh release date!
Really glad to see that whatever issue has seemed to be fixed, and really quickly too!
Here’s hoping this isn’t some elaborate April Fool’s prank!
This is a developing story, and not all details are clear yet, but it seems that several January 2022 LEGO sets have been completely removed from LEGO.com
Despite being revealed earlier a few weeks ago, the two LEGO Creator Postcards and 2022 Marvel Mechs product pages have been removed from LEGO.com, and now serve up a 404 Page.
- 40519 New York Postcard
- 40520 Beijing Postcard
- 76202 Wolverine Mech Armor
- 76203 Iron Man Mech Armor
- 76204 Black Panther Mech Armor
Go see for yourself!
It’s unclear why these LEGO sets have been removed online, and speculation is rampant that there are stability, and production issues on these sets.
Comment and clarification from LEGO has been raised on the LEGO Ambassador Network, and this post will be updated when more details come to light.
This has been exacerbated by this screenshot shared by MiniSuperHeroesToday (who is also an RLFM), who received these early sets for review, stating that LEGO have “discovered a stability issue in 76202, 76203, 76204 and therefore are cancelling/postponing the launch. LEGO are currently looking into solutions and potential new launch timings”
I have verified that this email is legitimate (I wasn’t sent the new Marvel sets unfortunately), but there hasn’t been any concrete updates on the Postcards, and why they were removed, but it can be safe to assume some sort of issue has been discovered.
LEGO’s pipeline of new sets, and new releases has only increased in recent years, and coupled with the challenges from Covid-19 and working remotely, it is slightly concerning that these issues are cropping up, especially for a brand that prides itself over product quality, and not having to recall any products for over 10 years.
Personally, I can live with these sets getting postponed or delayed, but I’m slightly gutted that I won’t be able to get my hands on the new Wolverine minifgure, as I had been eagerly awaiting the return of X-Men to LEGO’s Marvel theme!
What do you think of these issues? Were you eager to get your hands on these mechs or postcards?
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Cancellation of the Marvel’s Mech would be a shame as Terrence Myers posted before, I’m looking forward to Wolverine Mech too, also postcards set looks nice, just depend at what price will they be sold to.
Maybe it’s a new marketing trick to make the price rise even before they were actually available and fans comes like crazy shopping zombies devastating any store to get their own copy of it :P.
Postcards look like something that could easily be pulled and re-released later. They look like small, simple sets, so perhaps Lego wants to wait for a time where there’s sufficient production capacity or worldwide availability. I don’t think any of these sets will be permanently cancelled.
There’s still a lot of sets scheduled for a January release (103, according to Lego Australia) so there’s still plenty to look forward to while waiting for the sets to be released later. 🙂
Terrence Myers says
I hope they’re just delayed rather than cancelled. I was really looking forward to Wolverine.
Paul Castle says
I really like the idea of collecting a vast range of buildable 3D postcards, so hope that they will see the light of day at some point. I don’t mind waiting for them a little longer, provided they turn up eventually.
CARMEN COLLINS says
This is sad news since I am excited for the Beijing Postcard set
“and not having to recall any products for over 10 years.“
LEGO technic osprey: am I a joke to you? Lol
Wasn’t a recall if they were never available publicly 😉
I walked into Target Redbank Plains and bought the Osprey set. Clearly that qualifies as Publicly Available.
Terrence Myers says
But they were. They had been shipped out to stores but were recalled.
2022’s version of the Osprey if they show up in stores having already shipped…