“She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts.” That’s how Han Solo described his famous ship the Millennium Falcon to Luke Skywalker in the first “Star Wars” movie back in 1977. But considering the legacy the ship has earned, both in the Star Wars Universe and our own, we’ll have to beg to differ: the Millennium Falcon always looks pretty awesome. Especially in toy form.
Today LEGO revealed that it will be releasing a redesigned version of one of its most popular sets of all time: The Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon. This new iteration of the set will include updated parts to make the Falcon look as it does in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and this year’s upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”— for example, the ship’s new radar dish– but will also (smartly) incorporate the option to switch back to the “classic” original trilogy variant, which longtime Star Wars fans have perhaps gotten a bit more used to.
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The first version of the UCS Millennium Falcon was released in 2007, but was discontinued several years later, making it one of the most highly-sought-after LEGO sets, frequently fetching prices of up to $5,000 on eBay and other second-hand online shopping sites.
Minifigures for this new reissuing will include characters from both trilogies: BB-8, old Han Solo, Chewbacca, Finn, Rey, C-3PO, younger Han Solo, Princess Leia, and two Porgs, and a brick-built Mynock. It also appears noticeably more detailed and contains a piece count of a whopping 7,541 individual LEGO elements, making it the biggest officially-released set to ever exist.
The LEGO Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon will go on sale in just a couple of weeks (September 14th) for LEGO VIP Early Access members, and will later become available to the general public on Sunday, October 1st. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be released into theaters nationwide on Friday, December 15th.