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Stuff We Love: Building the Star Wars LEGO Millennium Falcon

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Sep 3, 2019, 7:32 AM EDT (Updated)

A long time ago, during a birthday in a place not that far away, I received the LEGO Millennium Falcon as a gift. I’m a huge fan of Star Wars and always enjoyed LEGO, so I was no stranger to building one of these themed sets. As the LEGO posters for The Last Jedi recently showed us once again, LEGO and Star Wars go extremely well together! So the LEGO Star Wars sets have always been a lot of fun, but it’s been years since I tackled one. I’d always looked longingly at the larger Star Wars options, and now I had one to build. Since building it, I’ve come to realize one thing: Every Star Wars fan needs a LEGO Millennium Falcon!

My version of the iconic starship was not the one you can currently find at the LEGO store. It was the older version (7965) that came with the minifigures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, and Han Solo. It had 1,254 pieces and was so much fun to put together! While it wasn't an overly easy LEGO set, it wasn't too hard either. Piece by piece I crafted my Falcon until it was complete. The finished ship looks brilliant and has a lot of features I love, like the easy-to-open top that reveals a detailed inside just waiting for your minifigures to explore. With a prominent place on my bookshelf, it’s definitely my favorite Star Wars LEGO set!





While this version is no longer available, a new LEGO Millennium Falcon is being sold now. This version (75105) is inspired by the Falcon from The Force Awakens. It has 1,329 pieces and comes with minifigures of Han Solo, Finn, Rey, Chewbacca, BB-8, a Kanjiklub member, and Tasu leech. While I haven’t built the new one, looking at it online reveals there’s quite a few updated features. However, overall it seems to keep many of the awesome design elements from the classic version.

The current version can be found on the LEGO website, while the older version is harder to track down, though Amazon offers some options. Whether you go with the new or old one, though, I believe you’ll enjoy either LEGO Millennium Falcon. The new one is similar enough that I think you’ll have as much fun building it as I had with the older version. The Falcon looks amazing when it’s complete, and you’ll definitely feel satisfied after the work it takes to put together. The Force is strong with the LEGO Millennium Falcon, which is why every fan needs their own!