Earlier today, I saw DuckBricks’s video on rare Lego animals and learned that the goat is not only one of the most expensive animals on the aftermarket (and according to Duck’s metrics, the most expensive other than dragons), but that particular mold was confirmed by a Lego employee to have been destroyed. That reignited a question that I still can’t wrap my head around, which is the title of this post.
Essentially, I bring it up because, if there is a logic behind it, I don’t get it. For example, the Guurahk Staff was last seen in 2010 before returning in 2015 and the Skrall armor was reintroduced in 2016 after a four year break. For a non-constraction example, Woody had extra tall legs that were created just for him and Jessie in 2010 that were last seen in 2011 (and were not used in the Toy Story 4 versions of those minifigures in 2019) until Avatar of all things reintroduced that size in 2022.
So yeah, who makes those decisions and what’s the method to their madness?