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Lego’s UCS Millennium Falcon is $100 cheaper

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The Millennium Falcon is an icon for science fiction fans the world over and when it comes to models there is no better crown jewel than the Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon set, available for $749.99 (opens in new tab), a whopping $100 off, at Zavvi this week. You have to use those Code SWFALCON at checkout to receive the offer.

The massive UCS Millennium Falcon set was released in 2017 and is part of Lego’s Ultimate Collectors Series. It is a massive building set with 7,541 pieces and measures 22 inches wide, 33 inches long and 8 inches high (approximately 56 centimeters wide, 84 centimeters long and 20 centimeters high). It also weighs a whopping 37 pounds (17 kilograms), but in our review of the UCS Millennium Falcon, my colleague Jordan Miller found it to be sturdy enough to move around once built without fear of it falling apart.

This set doesn’t come up for sale very often and while Amazon ran a special flash sale during Black Friday last year, the set sold out quickly and isn’t currently expected to be available on Amazon again in 2022. We’re not sure how many sets Zavvi has available. So if this set was on your Padawan’s gift list, you might want to act fast.

You can also see all of our best Lego Star Wars sets and our best Lego Star Wars deals to prepare for Black Friday. Our best Lego space offerings feature more well-known rocket and other set offerings from a galaxy closer to home.

Save $70 on the Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Newtonian reflecting telescope

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We first saw the Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope on Amazon at a $70 discount (opens in new tab) back in October during Amazon Prime Day but the deal is now back for Black Friday.

There’s already a $30 discount on the AstroMaster 114 EQ, but save another $40 with the coupon (check the box) and you’ll see that $70 saving at checkout. We’ve ranked it as one of our best telescope deals currently available. However, if you want to see what else is available, take a look at our guide to the best telescopes in 2022.

This is a good telescope for beginners and those who don’t have much experience in skywatching. It’s easy to use and comes with accessories including two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), a full height tripod and a red dot StarPointer finderscope. It also comes with software to aid in your stargazing experience. If you’re interested in discovering other skywatching gear and have a keen eye for deals, be sure to check out our guides to the best deals on Celestron telescopes and binoculars. The best telescopes for beginners and Budget Telescopes under $500.

Nikon D850 camera now almost $900 cheaper

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This huge $900 discount on the Nikon D850 (opens in new tab) is the biggest savings we’ve seen on one of the best cameras for photos and videos and the best camera for astrophotography. Walmart dropped it from $2,996.95 to just $2,104.95 and is currently offering the best deal on this DSLR camera.

Although it’s a few years old now, it still competes with modern mirrorless cameras. We gave it 4.5/5 stars in our Nikon D850 review. It captures still images at a whopping 45.4MP resolution and can shoot 4KUHD 30p video, which is well-suited for every photographer and videographer except those who need the latest 8K video resolution.

The Nikon D850 is an excellent all-round camera that is surprisingly good at everything. Astrophotography, sports, wildlife, portraits, landscapes – you name it, the D850 can handle it.

Built like a tank and designed for pros who can toss around all day, it’s fully weatherproof so it won’t stand out if you take it out in the rain or snow.

B&H is also offering a $500 discount on the Nikon D850 (opens in new tab) and Amazon is currently matching that with its $500 deal on the Nikon D850 (opens in new tab) However, we recommend you buy it from Walmart while supplies last to nearly double your savings.

Hexeum Night Vision Binoculars 53% off

Hexeum night vision binoculars

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Hexeum might not be a household name when it comes to quality optics, but this deal caught the eye of our optics team because it’s just too good for outdoor lovers to resist.

These Hexeum night vision binoculars are available on Amazon for $139.98 (opens in new tab), starting at $298 and featuring 3x magnification and 4x digital zoom. While we haven’t been able to test them in practice, their specs are impressive enough to make them worth the risk when they’re available at this price point.

Amazon seems to like these night vision binoculars as we saw a similar deal during Amazon Prime Day this year. For more information, read our full analysis of this Hexeum night vision binoculars offering.

If you’d rather explore other options, check out our guide to the best night vision binoculars. We also have a best binoculars guide for more traditional optics and you can save even more with our best binocular deals. We’ve also rounded up some of the best compact binoculars and for kids we’ve got the best binoculars for kids.

Unistellar up to $1,000 worth of telescopes

Test photo of the Unistellar evscope 2

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Unistellar’s eQuinox and eVscope 2 telescopes are powerful, fully computer-controlled skywatching tools that allow stargazers to observe objects in space such as star clusters, galaxies and more, while reducing the impact of light pollution on your night sky. Unlike traditional telescopes that can only have an eyepiece to look through, these telescopes are app-controlled and allow you to observe through your smartphone or other device, much like astronomers do.

While the base price can come as a bit of a shock, a savings of up to $1,000 is a huge discount on the eQuinox telescope (opens in new tab), which offers up to 400x digital magnification to image faint star clusters or nebulae. The $900 discount on the eVscope 2 (opens in new tab) offers a discount on a powerful tool for astrophotography: it has an improved image resolution of 7.7 MP and a Nikon eyepiece for traditionalists who prefer to see through the telescope rather than the smartphone view that is also compatible.

The sale of Unistellar dual telescopes is part of the company’s Black Hole Friday Deal event for Black Friday and runs until November 28th. If you’re looking for something less demanding on your wallet, check out our guide to the best budget telescopes under $500.

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