We provide a construction of examples of semistable degeneration via toric geometry. The applications include a higher dimensional generalization of classical degeneration of K3 surface into 4 rational components, an algebraic geometric version of decomposing K3 as the fiber sum of two E(1)’s as well as it’s higher dimensional generalizations, and many other new examples.
Hu, Shengda, "Semi-Stable Degeneration of Toric Varieties and Their Hypersurfaces" (2006). Mathematics Faculty Publications. 29.