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If you want to check to see their stock, I suggest rocao's excellent tip. Just add one to your cart, go to your cart and update it to 999, and the cart will automatically lower it to the stock.
This probably isn't 100% accurate, but I've been checking every few days and it is going down normally so it's definitely not just a random number.
I picked up 3 of these recently, and that's about my limit.
Regardless, unless you have to take time to gather some money for it, pull the trigger. I doubt it will go on clearance or have a big sale in the last few months, it's a popular set.
sorry for dragging this up but it seemed the most appropriate place for it.
Even if the Death Star just went retired, because it's the summer, I imagine, they'll be there until end of August. After that, bets are off.
Seems like the Death star will be around for a bit longer then as they are accepting backorders.
They are at TRU.com and BOGO50 (unless they are sold out already)...
Just checked, they appear to be still available
But they could always sell the other one they receive and get their money back for 1 one them, then have one for only about 330 :-)
There are more stupefying examples of consumer ignorance, which actually keeps TRU in business for the most part the rest of the time when there are no sales :P
I caved into my 'Darkside' and got two Death Stars anyway last night...lol
Just when my credit cards thought it was safe....
Not that they may know, or tell all, but the clerk at my local Lego store thinks the DS will be discontinued to make room for the Super Star Destroyer in the line-up. Seems logical.
can anyone tell me exactly where it was?
"Yeah, I do. My catalog (and DH's as well) didn't have the coupon. I called LSAH and the rep investigated and found that the coupon was being sent to VIP members that were within approximately 60 miles of a LEGO store."
One issue is that SSD is probably never going to sell well until DS leaves, it looks poor on offer by comparison. I suspect DS will be replaced by a $500 "playable UCS" set sometime this year or next, a $500 set will make SSD look reasonable by comparison.
Or perhaps they will just keep making it, but sooner or later you'd think everyone who wants one, will have one, but what do I know.
I do know that if you don't have one and want one, sitting around waiting is a waste of time. Go buy it, or don't... but don't complain if it retires and you missed it, after all you've had 4 YEARS to buy one. :) A lot of people watched UCS Falcon for a long time and ignored it, thinking "oh sure, one day I'll get that", then it up and disappeared and look what happened with THAT! :)
@LegoFanTexas I hope they make a playable $500 UCS next. If they made a cloud city with a ton of minifigs or something like that I might buy it. I don't think they will though because there are two $400 sets out now and they usually just make big ships in UCS. What playable sets could they make that would appeal to the majority of star wars/lego fans? If it was that much money it would have to come with a lot of minifigs like the DS and maybe some vehicles.
Maybe @LegoFanTexas would write my name on his will and leave me one of the DS :)
The Death Star 2 was a UCS set (the half completed version of the Death Star) which is why it hasn't really skyrocketed on the aftermarket: it's yet another set with a bazillion gray bricks. Yes, it has gone up in price in the aftermarket, but not like the Falcon.
Compare playing with almost ANY UCS set with the non-UCS Death Star. They aren't in the same league. From what I could tell, LEGO didn't seem to do that well on the Falcon - there were so many reports of them discounted before it was retired. Death Star seems to be different, but someone at LEGO has to be worried about a $400 Ewok Village's appeal. Did Battle of Endor fly off the shelves indicating the need for a $400 version?!
Then again, LEGO could throw a curveball, and come up with a $400 Galactic Senate set - the most boring set ever! :)