As Ace rightly guessed over at FBTB, Amazon.com has followed the lead of another store and discounted 10188 Death Star 15%, which works out to $60 off ($340 instead of $400).
With free shipping and no tax in most states, it’s a pretty sweet deal (if you don’t balk at $340 on a four-year-old LEGO set, but your mileage may vary).
As you may recall, the Internet has been swooning over this set for more than four years now, making 10188 Death Star one of the longest-lived LEGO Star Wars sets in history. With most LEGO sets now on the shelves for no more than two years (many for only a fleeting few months), this might be your last chance to pick up this iconic set.
EDIT: Bob notes in the comments that 10212 Imperial Shuttle is also on sale, 19% or $50 off.
The local LEGO Retail Store, Potomac Mills (VA USA), has staff stating that the Death Star 10188 has been discontinued/is retiring/is being retired. It is the holiday season and the store has them in stock. I don’t have any written or posted proof of this.
Think I just scored an opened, complete Death Star off Craigslist for $250. Will know this weekend.
Also worth noting, the Imperial Shuttle (10212) is $50 off on amazon too!
Whoa! 10221 Super Star Destroyer is 20% off too! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050R0YB8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
^ Thanks, Bob! Updated the post with the link.
Picked the Death Star up yesterday for $250 off Craigslist. It was about 75% built, and I spent yesterday taking it apart. I wanted to make sure it was done right, and that everything is there. I built the first layer today. I have to say… This set is AWESOME!
Wow. Highly recommend picked this set up if you get the chance.