Pieces: 1254 Minifigures: 6 Retail Price: $139.99 Price I Paid: $69.99+tax
This is a set I wanted for quite some time but at the same time I didn’t want at all. It is pricey, comes in on the wrong side of the 10 cents per piece ratio and is basically all grey pieces. It’s also kinda of a so-so model, the bottom is unfinished and the way the top pieces fold in and out, while an interesting way of making the model more “playable” isn’t very streamlined, even for Lego. It takes me further down the rabbit hole of Lego Star Wars, an unending collection of sets and minifigures. After deciding against it, it had a cameo in The Lego Movie and I started to want it again. Then Target did their summer clearance and I walked into my local Target and there was one on the shelf for only $70 and it was a no brainer.
The set is interesting to build but the criticism that’s been written elsewhere is true – the cockpit is wrong. Han and Chewie can’t sit side by side. And there’s no way you’re getting anyone else in the cockpit. These are the compromises of getting a “full size” but not full size ship.
The little details on the inside are what make the set more than just a collection of grey Lego.
The holotable is present (it’s a sticker).
Compartments for smuggling – in case you ever get boarded by Imperial thugs.
The remote for Luke to fight is an approximation – apparently they can’t make Lego hover yet. The blast shield is the back printing on his head.
This set includes Darth Vader, the first one I own even though I have several other Lego Star Wars sets.
What a piece of junk!
The details on the back are nice as is the blue tubing to mimic the appearance of the engines.
In the end, I’d give this set a 5. A good set to buy if it’s on sale. I think it’s days of existence are coming to an end, it was released in 2011 and isn’t on the shelves at my Lego store anymore, but still available online. It used to be decently discounted on Amazon,
not so much anymore. (See below). It’s a good collection of figures, and screams out Star Wars, these are all of the characters as they first appear in the films, but I don’t see why they couldn’t include R2-D2 and C-3PO, they did the same thing in the new 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina, luckily I bought 9490 Droid Escape while it was available, sadly it isn’t any more.
Acutally Amazon has it for $119.97 right now, which is probably the best you’ll do at this late stage: LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7965