Why The Medieval Blacksmith LEGO Set is a Great Investment 2023

Nerdacity Mar 26, 2024
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Table of Contents
  1. LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith (21325)
  2. What is the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Set?
  3. What Makes the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Set So Special?
  4. When is the LEGO Ideas Blacksmith Set Retiring?
  5. A Comparative LEGO Set for Collectible Investors
  6. Is the LEGO Idea Medieval Blacksmith Set a Good Investment?
  7. Where to Buy the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Set?
  8. Product Details from LEGO.com
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This set has now retired, but all is not lost. It can still be found on eBay (UK here, US here) and Amazon (here). Any product listings for the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set will now be by resellers only, so be prepared to potentially pay over RRP (by an amount that will steadily increase the longer the set has been retired). 

LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith (21325)

RRP £159.99 / $179.99 USD / $229.99 CAD

In the world of collectibles, few items can evoke a blend of creativity and excitement quite like a LEGO set can. Couple that with nostalgia, aesthetics and childhood memories, and you're surely onto a winner.

Introducing the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith, a unique melding of old and new. As we look into its exclusive features, future potential value, and imminent retirement, discover why this set is capturing the hearts of collectors and collectible investors alike...

LEGO Medieval Blacksmith Set

What is the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Set?

Released in January 2020 and consisting of 2164 pieces, the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set is a nostalgic revisiting of the classic medieval sets from the 1980s and 1990s - A period before the rise of attention sapping technology with instant 1-click satisfaction, where the use of imagination with toys like LEGO was the number one childhood boredom killer.

The set encompasses a bedroom, kitchen and a fully-kitted workshop with forge, as well as including 4 minifigures. For full product details from LEGO.com scroll to the bottom of this article.

What Makes the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Set So Special?

The nostalgic connection to the past makes this set invaluable. Older styled sets such as this one have always commanded a premium in the collectible market due to their unwavering popularity, but what's more intriguing is the fact this set has reignited a passion for LEGO among many people who had long since stopped collecting LEGO.

A quick search of online reviews and LEGO forums such as Eurobricks shows many collectors who had taken a hiatus from purchasing LEGO for up to 20 years have bought this set. Even our domain provider sent us pictures of their own Medieval Blacksmith set after not buying a LEGO set in 10+ years!

When is the LEGO Ideas Blacksmith Set Retiring?

This set's retirement is currently slated for the close of 2023, meaning it'll then be pulled from manufacturing forever, where its price should steadily begin to rise year-on-year. While LEGO has occasionally reshuffled product retirement dates, it is unlikely in this case due to the 3 year sales period and its listing in the 'Last Chance' category on LEGO.com.

A Comparative LEGO Set for Collectible Investors

When considering the potential growth trajectory of the LEGO Medieval Blacksmith set as an investment, we'll consider the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (Set 21310) as a benchmark.

Both the Medieval Blacksmith and the Old Fishing Store have uncanny similarities. They are priced almost alike (RRP £139.99 vs £159.99), coming with the same number of minifigures (4) and similar piece counts (2049 vs 2164).

In terms of price trajectory, the Old Fishing Store, which released in Sep 2017 and retired in Oct 2018, is now listed with a lowest price of £260 (used) or £290 (new) on Bricklink. That's over double its original 'new' price in just 5 years.

Is the LEGO Idea Medieval Blacksmith Set a Good Investment?

While it's true that the Medieval Blacksmith set has had a wide release window and witnessed strong sales since release (thereby potentially saturating the market), history has shown that retiring LEGO sets, especially those with nostalgic significance, still tend to appreciate in value.

Drawing a parallel with the Old Fishing Store's success, one can optimistically predict that the Medieval Blacksmith set will also see a significant increase in its valuation over time for those with adequate patience.

If you're looking for a combination of nostalgia, joy, and potential returns, the LEGO Medieval Blacksmith Set is an unbeatable choice.

Where to Buy the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Set?

Due to the set's retirement in December 2023, it's no longer available from directly from LEGO, but it can still be found (via resellers) on eBay (UK here, US here) and Amazon (here).

This set is also featured in our 'The 4 Best Retiring LEGO Sets to Invest in: 2023' article!

Product Details from LEGO.com

Take a break from modern life and build this magnificent LEGO® Ideas Medieval Blacksmith (21325) display model. The architectural details of a 3-level building from the Middle Ages are lovingly recreated in LEGO style. The roof and top 2 levels lift off for easy viewing of the fully furnished bedroom and kitchen, plus a workshop that is packed with items you’d have seen in a real medieval blacksmith’s smithy. Other features include a glowing forge with a LEGO light brick, plus a garden with buildable models of an apple tree and a well. Minifigures and more There are 4 minifigures to bring the scene to life: a blacksmith, archer and 2 Black Falcon Knights with 4 swords, 3 shields and a halberd, plus a posable horse figure with a buildable cart and dog and treefrog figures. Stylish gift Part of a collection of inspiring LEGO sets designed to help adults relax in a creative way, this building kit makes a wonderful gift for yourself or the LEGO fan or hobbyist in your life.

  • Capture the architectural details of a medieval blacksmith’s workplace and home when you take time out from modern life to build this evocative LEGO® Ideas display model (21325).

  • Includes 4 minifigures: a blacksmith, archer and 2 Black Falcon Knights with 4 swords, 3 shields and a halberd, plus a posable horse figure with a buildable cart and dog and treefrog figures.

  • This 3-level building has a removable roof and the top 2 levels lift off for easy access to the fully furnished bedroom, kitchen and workshop. The garden features an apple tree model and a well.

  • The workshop is packed with accessory elements such as tools, coal and armor. Press the bellows to activate the LEGO® light brick in the blacksmith’s coal forge and make it glow.

  • Measures over 10.5 in. (27 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide and 8 in. (21 cm) deep. An impressive buildable model to photograph and share, it makes a top gift for yourself or LEGO® fans and hobbyists.

  • An LR41 battery is included for the LEGO® light brick in this building set for adults.

  • This collectible 2,164-piece model comes with an illustrated booklet featuring the set’s fan designer and LEGO® designers, plus clear instructions so even LEGO newcomers can build confidently.

  • This LEGO® Ideas building set for adults is part of a collection of inspirational model kits designed for the discerning hobbyist who enjoys mindful DIY projects in their spare time.

  • LEGO® components meet strict industry standards to ensure that they are compatible and connect consistently and strongly.

  • LEGO® bricks and pieces are tested in almost every way imaginable to meet stringent global safety standards.

Interested? You can still purchase your own LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set on eBay (UK here, US here) and Amazon (here). Due to the set's retirement in December 2023, it is no longer available from directly from LEGO.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be considered as financial advice. Do your own research (that's part of the fun) and make informed decisions.

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Table of Contents
  1. LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith (21325)
  2. What is the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Set?
  3. What Makes the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Set So Special?
  4. When is the LEGO Ideas Blacksmith Set Retiring?
  5. A Comparative LEGO Set for Collectible Investors
  6. Is the LEGO Idea Medieval Blacksmith Set a Good Investment?
  7. Where to Buy the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Set?
  8. Product Details from LEGO.com
  9. LEGO Related Articles
    1. Frequently Asked Questions
    2. The Best Retiring LEGO Sets to Invest in: 2024
    3. Which LEGO Sets are Retiring in 2024?
    4. LEGO Gift Guides: 2024
    5. Guides, Information, Tips, Care, and Maintenance
    6. The Best Retiring (Now Retired) LEGO Sets to Invest in: 2023

Disclosure:  As an Amazon Associate, LEGO Affiliate and eBay Partner, we earn from qualifying purchases... Some of the links in this article may be affiliate links, which can provide compensation to us at no cost to you if you decide to purchase.