Last month, LEGO has announced big changes to availability of newly launched regional and retailer exclusive sets. The reason for this decision was negative feedback from the fan community ignited by the most recent launches of Chinese New Year (sets 80101 and 80102), the LEGO The Movie 2 Brickheadz (41634, 41635,41636 & 41637) in the US as well as the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Darth Vader Bust (75227). According to the announcement, the regional exclusives launched after May 1, 2019 will become widely available via LEGO Brand Retail stores and LEGO Shop at Home after a limited period of time (3-6 months) of the initial launch.
Keeping this in mind, we expected the new regional product, 80103 Dragon Boat Race, to be available worldwide no earlier than August 1, 2019. however, here are some great news: today, the set was listed at shop.LEGO.com and will be available for purchase as soon as June 1. The set can be found on regional pages of UK, Germany and France of the LEGO Shop priced at £44.99 and 49.99 Euro respectively. We expect it to appear for customers in US and Canada shortly.