Fans were looking forward to getting LEGO Star Wars 5005376 Darth Vader Pod free with orders at shop.LEGO.com in the coming weeks, as part of a Star Wars 40th Anniversary promotion. Now, the product has been found to not meet the LEGO Group’s standards during the quality screening process, so the set and promotion have been cancelled.
Here is the statement from the LEGO Group:
We have to inform that as part of our internal quality screening process, we have found that the Star Wars Metalized Pod 5005376 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 Millennium Falcon product (75192).