All The Lego Millennium Falcons You Can Buy Compared: 7190, 4488, 4504, 10179, 852113, 7778, 7965, and 7958

This article covers all the Millennium Falcons that LEGO has ever made, from the first one sold in year 2000 till the present (Oct 2013).

2011 Jan, Update: Good news for all! There is a new Millennium Falcon, #7965 scheduled for a June release this year with an indicative price of $139.99. So if you do not want to pay collector's price for your Falcon, wait for it and start saving now! ;)

2013 Oct, Update: Added set 7958 (and COMCON015***)

From the moment of its first appearance in the genre defining movie "Star Wars: A New Hope" in 1977, the Millennium Falcon has captivated us and won a place in our dreams as the coolest starship to fly in the galaxy. Now, more than 3 decades later, it is still as cool as ever. It is true that George Lucas has created a newer generation of flashier looking starships with more modern looking armaments and technology, but nothing can beat the first machine powered by a hyperdrive that can out run the Empire's best ships. One push of the button - when it is in working condition - and your enemies can do nothing but wonder where you went. What can be more cooler than that?

The most iconic ship in the George Lucas' Star Wars galaxy, the Millennium Falcon is surprisingly not a great fighter like the X-Wing or even a shiny vessel like any of Coruscant's politicians' personal ride; it is actually an old freighter that has been modified countless times by Lando Calrissian and Han Solo to keep them ahead of pursuing ships during their smuggling runs. Luke Skywalker was known to remark "What a piece of junk!" on first seeing the Millennium Falcon in a hangar at Tatooine. And Princess Leia Organa praised Han and Luke for their bravery when she learned that her saviors-to-be came to her aid, not in an advanced and shiny prototype, but in an old transporter. Heap of junk, it may be, but any kid who watched Star Wars in 1977, flew in one - in their minds, at least, as soon as they got home from the theater.

Millennium Falcon Facts:

-The coolest vessel in the Star Wars universe.
-The Millennium Falcon was won by the smuggler Han Solo from fellow rogue Lando Calrissian in a Sabacc card game.
-It is actually an old Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 freighter, with heavily and illegally modified hyperdrive engine and armor, with hidden compartments to hide smuggled goods.
-It is best maintained by a Astromech class droid like R2-D2.
-It is the fastest ship in the galaxy, at least according to Han Solo.
-Luke Skywalker: "What a piece of junk!" -on first seeing the Falcon in a hangar at Tatooine.
-Princess Leia: "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" -on first seeing the Falcon during her rescue by Han and Luke.

Which is why, so many years later, some of those kids would want to build one for themselves when they managed to have the time to do it.
Why would they want to do that? For one thing, the Millennium Falcon has always been one of those toys, when available, that has always been on countless kids wish lists, but unfortunately priced out of parents' budget.

Well kids (yeah you!), waste time no more. "Do or do not" as Yoda would say. I have put together a list of every Lego Millennium Falcons produced by Lego from the first one in year 2000 till the latest available. What you will learn about them as you go through this hub is that they may vary in their degree of faithfulness to the original design in the George Lucas movies. This is because the Millennium Falcon, like all sci-fi movie vessels, has an interior dimension that does not match the exterior of the ship. It's smaller from the outside than it should be. If they matched in size, than the Falcon would be fat and bulky. It's a movie magic thing. So when designed into a Lego toy, compromises has to be made to account for the disparity.


Lego Millennium Falcons (organized by year):

Note: Prices are here as a rough guide; for example, for the one below this, though I listed the price at 350-450, you can still be able to find cheaper prices ($180) if you're willing to go for used one. The reason why the price is 350-450 is that this set, like most here, has already been discontinued, and thus has collector item status - hence the different asking prices. Generally, the older sets are rarer and harder to find. Comparatively, the latest one released in 2009 is priced much closer to the original price.

This section compares the differences in features of Lego Millennium Falcons models 7190 versus 4488 vs 4504 vs 10179 vs 852113 vs 7778. Altogether, there were 6 models released by Lego.


2000: Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon #7190

Lego No: 7190
Pieces: 659
Ages: 8 - 12
Hours to build: 2 hours
Moving parts: n/a
Minifigs: 6 - Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO
Rating: n/a
Price: US $350-480
Year: 2000 (Discontinued)


-LEGO's first Millennium Falcon, out in year 2000
-It has Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewie, R2-D2 and C-3PO, all of the most desirable Star Wars minifigs
-Fits 2 minifigs in cockpit
-The interior is pretty big, has more features than #4504 (vintage 2004) and is great for modding and playing
-There is an escape pod with space for 1 minifig
-The turret can be opened, and has space for 1 character
-The smugglers compartment can also fit one character
-Has a Dejarik hologame board area for galactic smugglers to pit their chess skills against each other
-Has boarding ramp that can be opened
-rotating turret and radar dish


Cons:
-Looked a bit different from the Falcon we know
-Falls apart easily
-No bottom turret but that did not stop people from adding one to it

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LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 4488
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 4488

2003: LEGO Star Wars Mini Millennium Falcon #4488

Lego No: 4488
Pieces: 87
Ages: 10+
Hours to build: < 0.5
Moving parts:
n/a
Minifigs: none included
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (@Amazon)
Price: US $40
Year: 2003 (Discontinued)


-This is one that you can safely let your kid play - let him fly it around the living room, etc; the others you will want to put in an armored display casing.
-Sturdy
-You can easily rebuild this if you dropped this compared to others listed on this page
-Contains additional parts (-for an ion engine) to build a Y-Wing Bomber; you will need to get Lego Mini Sets 4489, 4490 and 4491 to get the rest of the parts
-Good for dogfights and outer space acrobatics


Cons:
-Solar dish comes off easily
-Cockpit not detailed enough but forgiveable for a miniset

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Lego 4504Lego 4504 - Top View
Lego 4504
Lego 4504
Lego 4504 - Top View
Lego 4504 - Top View

2004: Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon #4504

Lego No: 4504
Pieces: 985
Ages: 9 - 16
Hours to build: 3.5
Moving parts: n/a
Minifigs: 5 - Chewbacca, C-3PO, Snowtrooper, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa skin tone mini figures
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (@Amazon)
Price: US $200-400
Year: 2004 (Discontinued)

-Has triangular pieces at the top that opens up easily, so that you can have a peep to see what Han Solo and Chewbacca is up to inside when the Princess is not around ;)
-Great for display; not for playing though (-see Cons section)
-Has great interior space to fit large number of minifigs inside
-Bigger and with more details than the first
-Has an escape pod, with space for one character
-This model is set in The Empire Strikes Back, and thus features a Snowtrooper (with a cool cannon), as well as (new flesh toned) Han and Leia with their Hoth outfits. This also explains why there is no Luke.
-The turret on the top of the vessel has seat for one character
-Has a mechanism to raise and lower the ramp
-Has a swivelling gun turret (at the top), and also a rotating radar dish
-Interior is detailed and playable, with a Dejarik holochess area, and an engine room with a hyperdrive engine.


Cons:
-Too fragile; boarding ramp and triangular pieces (at the top of the vessel) fall apart easily, as this Falcon needs lots of tender loving care like in the movies; so not for kids or anyone who wants to play with it - alright for display though
-Cockpit holds 2 instead of 4
-No gun turret underneath so the sole Stormtrooper get free hits at the Falcon :(

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LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon 10179
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 10179
LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon 10179
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 10179
LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon 10179
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 10179
LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon 10179
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 10179
LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon 10179
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 10179

Youtube: Lego Star Wars Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon

2007: Lego Star Wars Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon #10179

Lego No: 10179
Pieces: 5195
Dims: 33.1in (L) x 22.2in (W) x 8.3in (H) 84cm long x 56cm wide x 21cm
Ages: 16+
Hours to build: It will take an average person 20 to 30 hours to put together. took more than 50 hours to construct. Requires: Jedi patience
Moving parts: Swiveling top and bottom quad laser turrets, rotating radar dish that can be elevated,
a retractable boarding ramp, removable cockpit, etc
Requires: Jedi patience; big space in room to sort and build the set
Minifigs: 5 - Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa skin tone mini figures
Rating:
5 out of 5 stars @Amazon
Price: US $695 - 999
Year: 2007 (Discontinued)
What's in the box: 5195 Lego pieces, instruction booklets (including a 300 page book), and a collector's display card with detailed ship specifications
Notes: The Exclusive First Edition set includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity, available only with the first production run


-First, this is NOT a toy! Oh, how I loved saying this! ;)
-It is a LEGO minifigure scale (A first!) replica of the Millennium Falcon
-The biggest LEGO Star Wars model ever made, it has 5195 pieces and is the ULTIMATE Millennium Falcon. Which makes this one big MF! ;)
-Considered by all to be the bestest Lego Millennium Falcon version ever, and it is from the Lego Star Wars: Ultimate Collector's series
-Recognized as one of Lucas Licensing's favorite Star Wars models of the year 2007
-This Falcon is measured at 33.1in long x 22.2in wide x 8.3in high (84cm x 56cm x 21cm)
-Takes a long time to build and over several days too, so you don't want your kids to play with it (and drop it) ever!
-Should be kept in an armored display casing for kids and guests to ogle at, and as a conversational piece OR hide it well out of sight of kids
-Will add personality and character to the most boring room in your house
-Seats 4 minifigs at the cockpit


Cons:
-Not recommended to be turned upside down as bricks might come off

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LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 852113
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 852113

2007: LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Bag Charm #852113

Lego No: 852113
Item No: 4520679
Pieces: 3
Ages: 6+
Price: US $29
Year: 2007

-This is a Millennium Falcon keychain. Also has a Lego logo dangling from it.
-This is like the consolation prize. What to get when you can't afford to spend on the other models on this page. At least, you can console yourself that you managed to get the Falcon. ;)
-It's also great as gift!

Cons:
-None

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Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7778
Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7778
Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7778 - Box
Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7778 - Box

2009: LEGO Star Wars Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon #7778

Lego No: 7778
Pieces: 356
Ages: 8 - 14
Hours to build: n/a
Moving parts: rotating radar dish and movable laser cannons at top and bottom, etc
Minifigs: None included (because you cannot fit in any minifig in this midi scale)
Rating: n/a
Price: US $50-70
Year: 2009

-At an all-new Midi scale!
-Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #797 in Toys & Games
-Has bottom turret!
-Non-minifig compatible size
-Playable
-A bargain compared to other Falcons as it is in midi-scale and also because it is newer


Cons:
-Radar dish may fall off!

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2011: Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon #7965

Lego No: 7965
Pieces: ??
Ages: 7 - 14
Hours to build: ? hours
Moving parts: n/a
Minifigs: 6 -
Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader (subject to change)
Rating: n/a
Price: US $139.99
Year: 2011 June (To be released - wait for it!)

Note: Just edited this article in 2013 Oct, added in a new 2011 set, and then realized that I haven't updated this set. Will add to this as soon as I find the time!

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Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar #7958 - Box
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar #7958 - Box | Source
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar #7958 - Millennium Falcon
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar #7958 - Millennium Falcon | Source
 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar #7958 - Santa Yoda
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar #7958 - Santa Yoda | Source
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar #COMCON015
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar #COMCON015 | Source

2011: Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar #7958 (Also applies to COMCON015)***

Lego No: 7958
Pieces: 266
Dims: 37.7cm (L) x 26.2cm (W) x 6.7cm (H)
Ages: 6 - 14
Hours to build: <1
Moving parts: n/a
Minifigs: 9 - Pilot Battle Droid, Clone Pilot, Yoda (Santa Suit), Chewbacca, Nute Gunray, Rebel Pilot, R2-Q5, Mouse Droid, TIE Pilot.
Rating: n/a
Price: ???
Year: 2011 Aug (Discontinued?)

-This set is actually an advent calendar, which features the Millennium Falcon. Get it for the Christmas countdown, so that your kid can open a separate window every day to reveal 24 different LEGO® Star Wars galactic gifts!
-Features an exclusive Christmas Yoda™ dressed as Santa Claus, not found in other sets.
-It has a mini Millennium Falcon and also an X-wing Starfighter.
-Vehicles included: Millennium Falcon, A-Wing, Boba Fett's Slave I, Homing Spider Droid, Imperial Shuttle, Republic Cruiser, Republic Gunship, Snowspeeder, TIE Fighter, X-Wing Fighter, and Y-wing Fighter.
-Accessories included: Tools Rack, Weapons rack, Christmas tree, Nute Gunray's Mechano Chair.

***NOTE: There is a promotional version of this set (Lego No: COMCON015), made available at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con (US $50), which was limited to 1000 copies, with individual numbering, and has exclusive art print and package design.

Cons:
-Pieces are tiny. (Only Cons I can think of, and I don't want to leave this empty!) ;)


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Conclusion


I hope that this hub has helped you to compare the differences between all these LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon toys so that you know which is the best LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon model to buy. I won't be summarizing this into which is the best Falcon for sale for you guys because this really is an individual thing depending on what your budget is, and how close to the real thing you want your scale model Falcon to appear, whether it has the best and most realistic Falcon interior, etc, etc.

I will just gently remind you that LEGO Star Wars is LEGO's best selling creation, and come the Christmas holidays, these Falcons are going to be in demand again, so get it now, and NOT be disappointed by the annual Christmas price hike. If you think the prices for some of these sets are expensive, it will get worse come Christmas.

Now imagine if you will, that you are inside the Falcon, with the Princess by your side at the cockpit, and er ... Han Solo relegated as first mate, :D as we join Obiwan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, See Threepio and Artoo Detoo in their flight aboard the Millennium Falcon as they tackle the Empire's best as we relive their exciting adventures once again.


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Suzanne 4 years ago

What are the differences between the original 7965 Falcon and the 2011 release?


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Dense 2 years ago from somewhere in a concrete jungle, hugging a green plastic tree, and wondering what happened Author

The 7965 Falcon was originally released in 2011. You might want to rephrase the question. (?)

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