Quoted from beelzeboob:
Just contact your favorite distributor and let them know you're interested. Then, when the game is announced and people are pissed off at the price increase and the empty playfield--voila!--the distributor will contact you with a slot that opened up. Then you'll have a game that everyone on Pinside will destroy...until a year later when they decide it's a classic, but Stern isn't making them anymore. Never fails.
Has LZ reached this status yet? Still diggin it,,,