There are some space ships that become so iconic that even a small glimpse of them makes them recognizable. Ever since the Millennium Falcon appeared on screen, people have fallen in love with this ship.
This Lego set has the most pieces of any to date. At 7,541 individual pieces, it was a beast to assemble. Not only does it have a ton of pieces, but the actual assembly was challenging as well.
You build the framework of the ship first. Each compartment of the ship is built and attached to the framework individually. The compartments that are attached from the bottom are problematic.
Trying to get my big, clumsy hands underneath to attach the compartments occasionally caused other pieces to pop off the framework. There was a lot of going back to prior steps to fix pieces that had escaped the frame.
Another issue I noticed was the frailty of the ship. Other Lego sets are built solid enough to allow you to pick them up and play with them.
If you try that with this Millennium Falcon you are likely to leave a trail of parts in your wake. I am not a structural engineer, but I believe that is due to the sheer size of the ship.
The design also allows for removal of the top pieces so you can see into the interior. That doesn’t help with the stability of the ship either.
This was a very enjoyable and challenging build. The price tag ($799) and availability will keep a lot of people from grabbing this set. There are a lot of cool little details hidden on the ship.
I like the fact they included mini-figs that will allow you to stage the Millennium Falcon as coming from multiple movies/timelines. The Mynock was a really nice addition as well. I kinda wish there were more Mynocks in the kit that could be attached all over the ship. If you want a huge Lego piece to be used as a centerpiece in your collection, you can’t go wrong with this one.
If you are looking for a Millennium Falcon that you can actually fly around the living room, try the smaller Lego Millennium Falcon set.
Welcome to the largest, most detailed LEGO® Star Wars Millennium Falcon model we’ve ever created—in fact, with 7,500 pieces it’s one of our biggest LEGO models, period! This amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solo’s unforgettable Corellian freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. Remove individual hull plates to reveal the highly detailed main hold, rear compartment and gunnery station. This amazing model also features interchangeable sensor dishes and crew, so you decide whether to play out classic LEGO Star Wars adventures with Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO, or enter the world of Episode VII and VIII with older Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8!
Includes 4 classic crew minifigures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3PO. Also includes 3 Episode VII/VIII crew minifigures: Older Han Solo, Rey and Finn. Figures include a BB-8 droid, 2 buildable Porgs and a buildable Mynock.
Exterior features include intricately detailed and removable hull panels, a lowering boarding ramp, concealed blaster cannon, 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, interchangeable round/rectangular sensor dishes, upper and lower quad laser cannons, and 7 landing legs. Main hold features a seating area, Dejarik holographic game, combat remote training helmet, engineering station with turning minifigure seat and a doorway build with passageway decoration. Rear compartment features the engine room with hyperdrive and console, 2 doorways, hidden floor compartment, 2 escape pod hatches, engineering console and an access ladder to the gunnery station.
Gunnery station features a minifigure gunner’s seat and detachable hull panel with fully rotating quad laser cannon. An additional quad laser cannon is also mounted on the underside.
This model includes 7,500 pieces. Also includes an informational fact plaque. Features a new-for-October-2017 cockpit canopy element. Classic crew weapons include Han’s blaster pistol and Chewbacca’s stud-firing bowcaster.
Measures over 8” (21cm) high, 33” (84cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide.
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