Hoping that “soon” offered a glimmer of hope, Rebelscum contacted LEGO Australia for confirmation and their swift reply wasn’t one of positivity, indicating that the information provided by Customer Service was correct but wouldn’t offer an explanation as to why customers in the region had been excluded.
Don’t get too disheartened though because ordering 75253 Droid Commander will still earn you enough goodwill from LEGO to qualify you for their exclusive free lunchbox which is just the right size for you to cram your frustration in, and the solid tin construction and clasp will ensure that LEGO won’t hear your complaints. That said, it actually is quite a nice lunch box.
Unfortunately, that leaves secondary mark resources like Bricklink and eBay where the sets limited availability means current market prices are quite high. Prices should see a drop as more are released onto the secondary market by LEGO investors. Our prediction is that the global inventory of the 75522 Droid Commander polybag will far exceed the number of sales that 75253 Droid Commander will see during the gift-with-purchase promotion, which ends on September 15th and we’re likely to see these polybags appear elsewhere at some point.
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 12th of September, 2019.
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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.