This writer is breaking several unwritten TLCB rules with this post. Talking about Christmas before December, specifically publicising a LEGO Ideas project, and – more vaguely – ‘bloody Star Wars creations’, all of which incur the displeasure of The Editor. So here’s a Christmas-themed Star Wars LEGO Ideas project…
Built by Brixe63, these rather wonderful Christmas tree decorations feature many recognisable vehicles from the movie franchise, and we think they’d make a most excellent set! In fact so too would loads of vehicular-themed decorations, which we’re surprised that LEGO haven’t thought to bring to production already.
Febrovery continues apace, with rovers of all shapes and sizes appearing across the interweb. The nerdier among you may recognise the shape and size of this one, which recycles the cockpit from some ship that appeared in a series of over-rated movies. Tim Henderson is the scrap metal dealer behind it and there’s more to see at his photostream here.
Making the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, defeating the Death Star, rescuing Princess Leia, defeating the Death Star again… the Millennium Falcon has done many things worthy of Star Wars fandom, but the ship has never appeared in Technic form, which is – frankly – all that matters.
Until now that is. Jeroen Ottens received a commission to build a Technic Falcon and he’s done just that, immortalising the modified YT-1300 Corellian light freighter (we Wikipedia-ed it!) in Technic form. There’s a working access ramp, a fully articulated gun turret, and – to the joys of those here at TLCB who have to respond to our mailbox – there are even instructions available too!
There’s more to see of Jeroen’s super starship at both the Eurobricks forum and on Flickr, where a link to building instructions can also be found. Make the jump (in less than twelve parsecs) via the links above.
This, ladies and gentlemen… who are we kidding – just gentlemen, is the largest LEGO set ever made. Ever.
At more than 7,500 pieces the 75192 Ultimate Collector Series Star Wars Millennium Falcon contains over 2,500 bricks more than its predecessor, and sets a new high for just how expensive a LEGO set can go.
Priced at $800, yes eight hundred, 75192 is a set of truly astounding detailing, with a complete interior, several new printed components, and the largest box LEGO have ever used. It’s so large in fact that it comes with a handle and wheels so you can get it home.
The 75912 UCS Millennium Falcon set also includes nine mini-figures that span both the original and new movies (so you can watch Han Solo age in mini-figure form), along with a selection of the odd-looking droids and aliens that make up the Star Wars universe, and of which we know absolutely nothing.
If you have $800 sloshing around your bank and you’d like to get your hands on 75912’s wheeled box the set is available to LEGO VIP members from September 14th, with general release following thereafter.
Over to LEGO for the full 75192 Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon press release;
75192 Millennium Falcon™
Ages 16+. 7,541 pieces. US $799.99 – CA $899.99 – DE 799.99€ – UK £649.99 – DK 6999.00 DKK *Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Travel the LEGO® galaxy in the ultimate Millennium Falcon!
Welcome to the largest, most detailed LEGO® Star Wars Millennium Falcon model we’ve ever created — in fact, with over 7,500 pieces it is the biggest LEGO model ever sold! 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.
Also includes an informational fact plaque.
Features a new cockpit canopy element.
Classic crew weapons include Han’s blaster pistol and Chewbacca’s stud-firing bowcaster.
Episode VII/VIII crew weapons include Han’s blaster, Rey’s small silver blaster and Finn’s medium blaster rifle.
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.
Makes the perfect intergalactic toy or flagship display model.
Measures over 8” (21cm) high, 33” (84cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide.
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
October 1, 2017 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone.
TLCB staff have yet to see the new Star Wars – The Force Awakens movie, but from the reactions to it from some of the proper blogs you’d think that Jesus Christ himself had returned to earth.
Unfortunately this hysteria can only mean one thing for the prices of LEGO’s past official Star Wars sets. With the 2007 official LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon set already fetching absurd money in the nerdier corners of eBay, if you want a Lego version of the iconic spaceship it’s probably best to build your own.
Marshal Banana has done just this, taking over a year to construct his incredible 7,500 piece, 10kg Millennium Falcon replica. There’s some trick third-party lighting throughout the build and a few wonderfully edited photographs of the Falcon in flight too. Make the jump to hyperspace* at the link to Marshal’s photostream above.