New Massive Millennium Falcon Set Has Over 7000 Pieces

New Massive Millennium Falcon Set Has Over 7000 Pieces

We've got the very first look at the new Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon (in stores October 1), aka Han Solo's iconic "hunk of junk", that's officially the largest Lego set ever sold with 7,541 pieces.

The last Lego Millennium Falcon, released in 2007, was a little smaller of 5,197 individual pieces, but it also packaged minifigs of Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan, and (of course) Han and Chewie in their looks from 1977's A New Hope. In fact, it's one of the largest LEGO sets ever.

Characters included in the set will include Chewie, Han Solo (old and young), Rey, and C3-PO, BB-8. For scale, here's a picture of my cat Midna sitting inside a mostly completed LEGO Tower Bridge set, which includes 4,295 pieces and measures almost three feet long and just under a foot high. It now has a whopping 7,541 bricks - take that, Taj Mahal! - and will set you back $800 when it exits hyperspace and enters stores in a month's time.

This version of the Millennium Falcon is much more detailed than even the previous UCS version of the ship. It's decked out with features any fan would salivate over, from upper and lower quad laser cannons to removable hull plates that, when detached, reveal the ship's vast interior.

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.

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Now for the bad news.

The Millennium Falcon set will go on sale on October 1st for $799.99.

Builders can also choose to build the original version of the ship from the original trilogy, or the newer version from the sequels.

While the new Millennium Falcon set is huge, it's dwarfed by some real life accomplishments.

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