You might recall the story late from last year, when LEGO was planning to release a special-edition LEGO Star Wars metallized character pod with none other than Darth Vader himself as the content. Pod 5005376 never became available however, owing to LEGO cancelling the product due to unspecified quality issues.
For a time, that was it. This March however, just as the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader pod (5005376) was about to fade from memory, there was a pleasant surprise listed in the newly released April 2018 LEGO Store calendar. Wonder of wonders, the Vader pod is back; and it’s apparently all fixed.
Whatever problems in the initial production the metallized pod may have had, it’s all clear now from the look of things. This time, LEGO is pegging the promo period to acquire Sith Lord’s pod (5005376) from April 13 to May 3, roughly serving as hype-building for Lucasfilm’s Solo movie.
As before with the cancelled promo from last year, LEGO buyers need only to rack up a minimum receipt of $60 on LEGO Star Wars products to get pod 5005376 for free. Come to think about it, April 13-May 3 is shorter in duration than December 15-January 14; so hurry!
The LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader pod (5005376) is a guaranteed must-have for LEGO Star Wars collectors, and many were pretty much bummed when its old promo had been cancelled before it even started, so this comeback is extremely welcomed. You can never keep LEGO Sith Lord down.