As we discussed at the beginning of the month (see: December 2017 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions), between December 15 and January 14, 2018, we supposed to be getting a free with purchases of $60 or more. Many LEGO fans were really looking forward to this promotion, as the pods are popular collectibles (see: LEGO Promotional Pods Polybag Collection). Unfortunately, LEGO had to cancel the offer due to quality issues, and they are replacing it with some other promotions in different regions. Details below…
The #5005376 LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod would have been the fifth in the LEGO promotional pods collection, along with the #5004914 LEGO Nexo Knights Pod, the #5004916 LEGO Ninjago Movie Pod, the #5004920 LEGO Friends Pod, and the #5004929 LEGO Batman Movie Pod. It is still possible that LEGO will release the LEGO Star Wars Pod at a later date, after correcting whatever quality issues they were dealing with, but for now, this is what they say:
“We have to inform that as part of our internal quality screening process, we have found that the #5005376 LEGO Star Wars Metalized Pod does not meet our strict standards. As you know, we take the quality and safety of our products extremely seriously, and so out of an abundance of caution we have decided not to launch the Star Wars Pod. We are committed to continuing support for our Star Wars promotion, and will offer consumers 10% off across all LEGO Star Wars products from 18th – 24th December 2017, excluding the #75192 LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon product.”
Please note, however, that this response from customer service is for LEGO fans in Europe and the UK. Instead of getting a discount, LEGO fans in the US and Canada will be receiving(excludes LEGO Star Wars key chains, magnets, clocks, watches, books, and video games). This offer is valid at official LEGO stores and the December 15th-24th.
So, if you are in North America, instead of getting the LEGO Star Wars Pod, you are basically receiving enough bonus points for a $5 discount on a future purchase. Not as good as the pod, but fair enough. You might even consider just getting one of the smallest LEGO Star Wars sets to get the points. In the UK and Europe, the 10% off promotion is proportionate to the size of the purchase, so it works best on larger sets (although for really large sets it’s best to wait until a Double VIP Points period).
With Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi released this weekend, this is a perfect time to play with your LEGO Star Wars sets, or even get a little something new. A few days ago, I re-watched Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens in preparation to see The Last Jedi. I got a much greater appreciation for the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, especially themodel. Such a perfect representation of the feisty little droid! If you want to check out the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets, visit the .
What do you think? Are you excited about the new movie? Have you seen it yet? What do you think of the LEGO Star Wars sets related to the film? Were you hoping to be able to get the LEGO Star Wars Pod? Do you collect the LEGO Promotional Pods? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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