2017 not only marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, but it’s also the 10th anniversary of one of the most sought-after LEGO sets of all time – the original 10179 Millennium Falcon.
To celebrate both, LEGO is re-releasing everyone’s favorite Correllian Crusier with a few extras…2,344 of them to be exact! The new set will contain a whopping total of 7,541 pieces that will include new pieces that will allow for round engine ports, gunnery station and a newly designed cockpit section with a brand new canopy element.
This version will also sport some amazing new interior details! These include; the main hold – with Dejarik chess table, training remote and helmet, and swiveling chair, an engine room with hyperdrive and console, doorways, hidden floor compartments and escape pod hatches, engineering console and an access ladder to the gunnery station. The Gunnery station section features a gunners seat for a minifig. Better yet, you can easily convert it from the ESB version to the TFA version by switching out the radar dish.
And since this covers two generations of the Falcon, we of course need two generations of minifig characters to go with it! Included with the set are; newly designed ESB versions of Han and Leia (with breathing mask portraits on the reverse side of their heads), Chewbacca, Threepio, TFA Han, Rey, Finn, BB-8, a mynock(!) and for the first time in any set, the soon-to-be loved (likely) Porgs!
The new 75192 Millennium Falcon will retail for a gulp-worthy, but fairly justified $799 in the US (CA $899.99, DE 799.99€, UK £649.99, DK 6999.00 DKK). It will be available for LEGO VIP members on Sept. 14, and for the general public and in LEGO stores on Oct. 1st.
Trevor is a New York-based Creative Director and owner of The Brand Counselors. He has a growing collection of 150ish 1:6th scale stock and custom figures (and more and more Lego sets). Toy photography melds his childhood dreams of comic book illustration and film directing with his design talents and – in his mind – justifies the ridiculous money he spends on these things. When he’s not shooting, he enjoys kayaking, catching up on good TV and building seemingly endless custom figures.
Last modified: August 31, 2017