By the time Princess Leia asks Han and Luke, "You came in that thing?" in A New Hope, the Millennium Falcon had been through the wringer, having suffered many dings and scrapes from countless adventures with Han and Chewbacca. But in Solo: A Star Wars Story, the Corellian freighter is brand new, as evidenced by shots of glowing, pristine halls seen in the trailers and production stills. And it's not just the inside that looks different.
In newly released images from LEGO, you can see the Falcon decked out in bits of blue. This new exterior was teased in early January when images of the sets leaked online, hinting that the movie would feature the famed Kessel Run. The teasers were right, based on this official LEGO description of the set:
Outsmart the villainous overseers and escape the Kessel Mines aboard the amazing Millennium Falcon! Pull amazing maneuvers from the cockpit. Jump in the laser turrets and fire back at pursuing craft. Then check the hyperdrive and get ready to jump to safety! After all that excitement, kick back with Han and his friends with a drink from the bar, while you let Chewbacca win at Dejarik. Then it’s off to bed for a well-earned snooze in the bunk aboard the fastest ship in the galaxy!The movie's co-screenwriter Jon Kasdan spoke about the different look in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. He wrote the script with his father, Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark).
“Where Han gave it a certain shabby coolness and a dinged-up quality that reflected where he was at that point in his life, this Falcon reflects its owner very clearly in its shape and aesthetic and his needs, even if those needs be a little more space to entertain,” Jon said. “One of the things [my father] and I had talked about was the Falcon should always reflect the personality of its captain."
Other LEGO images show minifigs based on Alden Ehrenreich's Han, Donald Glover's Lando, Emilia Clarke's Qi'ra, and Joonas Suotamo's Chewbacca. There is also one for a character described as "a Kessel droid."
Hasbro also released images of its Solo line today, which includes figures for each main character as well as a 3.75-inch Kessel Run Millennium Falcon. There's also something called Force Link wearable technology, a sort of wristband that allows users "to activate movie sound effects and phrases in more than 30 compatible Star Wars toys." In the 2.0 starter set, you'll have access to sounds and expressions that are unique to Solo.LEGO products tied directly to Solo: A Star Wars Story will become available in April, while Hasbro keeps things more broad by just saying "Spring 2018." The film itself was directed by Ron Howard and opens May 25.
Check out detailed pics of the set in the gallery below: