With online allocations selling out quickly, forum member solid_strider headed to his local LEGO brand store, where he was told stock was moving at a much slower pace and would continue to be given out after the end of the promotion if they were still available.
While the promotion’s small print stated that the box had a $9.99 value, the contents are valued at around $40 (plus postage) on Bricklink, an independant LEGO marketplace.
Also included was a card detailing a sweepstakes for a number of highly valued and specially produced minifigs.
Though the competitions blurb said it was for those lucky few thousand who were able to get the Free Star Wars Box, the fine print made it clear that no purchase was necessary.
If you are in the market for 5005704 Free Star Wars Box head to eBay.com where there are a number selling at a much lower price tag than the promotion’s original $75 requirement.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.