A few weeks ago, LEGO teased us by saying that the largest Star Wars LEGO set ever would be released on October 1st. At the time, it was speculated that the set would be the long-rumored Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon. As it turns out, all of the speculation and rumors were true.
LEGO just announced that the UCS Millennium Falcon will be available on October 1, 2017 exclusively from LEGO for $799.99. With 7,541 pieces, and measuring in at 33 inches long, 22 inches wide, and 8 inches tall, this is the largest LEGO set ever sold. (It overtakes the Taj Mahal which boasts a paltry 5,922 pieces, and the previous UCS Falcon from 2007, which had 5,197 pieces.)
Here is the official description:
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!
The set comes with four classic crew minifigs: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and C-CPO. It also includes 3 Episode VII/VIII crew minifigs: Old Man Han Solo, Rey, and Finn, as well as BB-8, two buildable Porgs, and a buildable Mynock.
Some other details of note…
- 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 minifig gunner’s seat and detachable hull panel with fully rotating quad laser cannon. An additional quad laser cannon is also mounted on the underside.
- Change out the features and crew characters to switch between classic and Episode VII/VIII versions of the Millennium Falcon!
- Open individual hull panels to access the detailed interior while retaining the overall exterior appearance.
- Slide the panel to reveal the concealed blaster cannon.
- Turn classic Leia’s and Han’s head to reveal their breathing mask decoration.
This announcement definitely has the LEGO community excited, but what are your thoughts? Will you be picking one up? If you’re on the fence, remember that in recent years, LEGO has proven to be a better investment than both gold and stocks.