Lego fans will certainly rejoice with the upcoming release of the Millennium Falcon spaceship. This new playset comes with 7,500 pieces, the largest Lego Star Wars replica so far, including mini action figures.
The Millennium Falcon comes aboard with mini action figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Qi'ra, a Kessel droid, and two mystery characters yet to be revealed. A preview of the new Lego comes before the Solo movie hits the theaters. The brand new Falcon rendition is scheduled to roll out in April.
The Lego Millennium Falcon is a feast for any fan's eyes. The design is inspired by Ralph McQuarrie's legendary concept, which is now brought to life in the new Star Wars film offering. The final design has evolved from the original, which according to writer-director Jon Kasdan, is not just aesthetics but meaningful special modifications.
"Where Han gave it a certain shabby coolness and a dinged up quality that reflected where he was at that point in his life, this Falcon reflects its owner very clearly in its shape and aesthetic and his needs, even if those needs be a little more space to entertain," said Kasdan, who cowrote the Solo screenplay together with his father Lawrence Kasdan.
McQuarrie's design reflects the modifications made on the Lego Falcon. It includes upper and lower quad laser cannons, a movable boarding ramp, removable hull plates, a gunnery station, a rear compartment, and a cockpit that can hold up to four action figures at the same time. Buyers can choose the Star Wars heroes from one generation to the other. The spaceship also comes with both versions of the radar dish.
From Huge To Minute Details
The Falcon is definitely huge, but it is not short of the minute details like a secret room for a romantic hideaway. It also features an engine room with hyperdrive and console as well as two escape pod hatches. The entire spaceship is also surrounded by high-powered machine guns to protect the group from intergalactic enemies.
Leia's and Han's action figures are movable and can be worn with a breathing apparatus similar to the one they wore on the Empire Strikes Back. The previous Millennium Falcon was released in 2007, which has 2,300 pieces less than the 2018 version.
"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself," said Harrison Ford's Han Solo.
The Lego Millennium Falcon edition is priced at $170.