As you may or may not have known by now, the upcoming promotion for the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod (5005376) has been officially cancelled. I’ve gotten some clearer information about what will be replacing it for customers here in the US. They are as follows:
– In US and Canada, we will be offering 100 bonus VIP points on all Star Wars sets purchased through LEGO Brand Retail stores or on shop.LEGO.com
– The promotion is only valid on LEGO Star Wars sets and excludes items from our extended line such as keychains, magnets, books, etc.
– Offer is valid December 15th-24th
– Europe is running a 10% discount on Star Wars sets (excluding the UCS Falcon) during the same time.
The cancellation of the Darth Vader Pod is a bummer since fans have been waiting for it to complete their collection of Pods that have been released this year. The 100 VIP bonus point is basically a $5 discount and is probably valued at the same price so it’s an even promo although I would’ve preferred something tangible.
Thanks to Jesse for clearing this up.