Lego's Star Wars Millennium Falcon Set
Lego's Star Wars Millennium Falcon: The Lego Set That Got Away
The pop culture franchise Star Wars began for most of us on May 25, 1977 when the first movie, titled simply Star Wars, was released. There were two Star Wars sequels each released three years after the subsequent one and a prequel trilogy would begin 16 years later and conclude on May 19, 2005.
I'll be totally honest and admit that in 1977, I was not able to go to many movies and, while I have no doubt that I probably heard of the Star Wars phenomenon at that time, I was not a huge fan. I have loose memories of long line ups for admittance to the movie...but cannot actually say for sure if that was the first movie or subsequent films. It was years later, however, when my first son was enthralled with Star Wars, that my real Star Wars education began.
We were cautious parents, being very careful to show age-appropriate movies to our children, so I'm not sure how Star Wars entered the realm of the interests of our young son but it did. When he finally allowed him to see the movie, a lifelong passion was born.
We loved the fact that our sons played with Lego and were able to provide some reasonably priced kits for Christmas and birthdays for both of them. Eventually, though our 'Star Wars' son caught sight of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego kit...
Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon Sets
The Millennium Falcon is the one kit that our son really wanted and never received. Lego is and was expensive and this kit was too much for our toy buying budget. We're not actually sure which set our son was interested in though we believe it may have been set 7190, which was released in 2000 and seems right in terms of my son's age at that time.
Today, set 7190 sells for over $300, meaning that it is still an expensive Lego set but possibly one that is within the reach of a young man with some money to spend. It is nowhere nearly as expensive as set number 10179, the Star Wars Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon, which is widely sought after. Over the past 12 months, it has sold for an average price on eBay of $888 and reached a high of $12,470.
On this page, find one of the most popular Lego kits of all time and find out where you can buy your Star Wars Millennium Falcon.
The Building of the Lego Millennium Falcon: The Definitive Movie - David Gunstensen's Lego Millennium Falcon construction stop motion movie.
At 12 minutes long, this video is for true Star Wars Millennium Falcon and Lego fans only. I smiled at the ending. If you make it that far, I am sure you will, too.
Four of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego Sets
The following four Star Wars Mellennium Falcon sets, numbers 7965, 7778,4504 and 7190, are the more affordable though one really cannot say inexpensive Lego sets. They are all available on Amazon. Those sets that are still in production are available directly from Amazon and those sets that are out of production are available on Amazon from private sellers.
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Set 7965
This set includes 1254 pieces of Lego and 6 minifigures, which include: Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader. This is a recent set and therefore fairly affordable.
Lego Star Wars Episode III Millennium Falcon
This retired set, number 4504, has 985 pieces and the following four minifigures: Hot Han Solo, Chewbacca, C3PO, Snowtrooper and Princess Leia and was made in 2004.
Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon Set 7190
Set 7190 is likely the Lego set that got away from our son. It has 658 pieces and includes six mini-figures: Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO. This set was the first set, released in approximately the year 2000.
Lego Wikia calls the Lego Millennium Falcon, set 10179 shown below, the most expensive Lego set ever produced. It is the second largest Lego set ever created, ranking behind Taj Mahal set 10189.
LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon
This is it. The ULTIMATE Millennium Falcon. It is the largest Star Wars Lego model ever made, an absolutely amazing Star Wars collector's item. A totally unbeatable Star Wars gift item.
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