This 'Star Wars' model is LEGO's most expensive set ever

01 September, 2017, 02:07 | Author: Ruben Patrick
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The ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs just set another record: Today (Aug. 31), Lego unveiled a massive new Millennium Falcon set that contains an incredible 7,541 pieces, the most of any Lego set ever released. The one that became the largest set of all time in 2008 with a whopping 5,922 pieces?

Find out more about the LEGO UCS Millennium Falcon below.

The set also comes with an assortment of minifigures from the movie's different eras: There's Han, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and a buildable Mynock creature from 1980's Empire Strikes Back; old Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8 from 2015's The Force Awakens; and a couple of Porgs, the new cuddly creatures making their debut in The Last Jedi (out December 15).

Once built, Han Solo's iconic starship will measure 33 inches long, 22 inches wide and 8 inches tall.

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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You should be able to buy it online or in a Lego store, where the company will put wheels on the box so you can wheel your big purchase back to Tatooine. An additional quad laser cannon is also mounted on the underside.

Open individual hull panels to access the detailed interior while retaining the overall exterior appearance.

The new Millennium Falcon Lego set, coming October 1.The cockpit holds up to four minifigures at one time.

As you can see from the LEGO designer video above, the ship can be converted from the version seen in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to the original trilogy version by swapping out the radar dish and a couple of front pieces.

Here's a closer look at the new set.

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