Lego has announced its largest set ever, a new version of the Millennium Falcon that’s sure to stir up feelings of desire and concerns of bankruptcy in collectors and Star Wars fans alike. The build weighs in at over 7,500 pieces and is a ridiculously faithful recreation of the iconic spaceship.
Between its array of laser cannons, the countless details on the surface of the hull, the adjustable boarding ramp, and its removable cockpit, this is a lovingly designed build based on a craft that’s dear to the heart of every Star Wars enthusiast out there. However, Lego has really gone the extra mile with the ability to change up the Falcon’s appearance to reflect the Original Trilogy or the Sequel Trilogy.
In The Force Awakens, the ship boasts a square sensor dish, rather than the round one that was introduced in A New Hope. Both pieces are included in this set, as well as old and young versions of Han Solo in minifigure form — Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Rey, Finn, and BB-8 round out the crew. A couple of Porgs, new creatures set to be introduced in The Last Jedi, are also included, as well as a Mynock.
This isn’t the first time that the Falcon has been released as part of Lego’s Ultimate Collector Series line. The previous version was released in 2007, and at the time of its launch was also the set with the highest piece count, although it would be outdone shortly afterward by a model of the Taj Mahal.
The original Ultimate Collector Series Falcon was retired in 2009, and since 2010 it’s only been available on the second hand market — and prices have skyrocketed. It remains to be seen what the release of this new version will do to the resale value of its predecessor.
It’s fair to say that the new iteration isn’t cheap. It’ll set collectors back $800 — as well as the highest piece count, it also sets the record for the most expensive Lego set ever.
Source: Game Informer