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Battle Droid
02-10-2007, 11:09 AM
See pics here! :D

http://www.lowlug.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3259&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Slicker
02-10-2007, 11:37 AM
Holy carp!


That's friggin' sweet!!!

DarthQuack
02-10-2007, 11:50 AM
In case you didn't feel like reading all the German....

Build the ultimate Millennium Falcon™!

This is it - the biggest, most spectacular LEGO® Star Wars model ever! Straight out of the classic Star Wars movies comes the Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon, Han Solo's famous smuggling starship. Every detail of the modified Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 freighter is here, all constructed to scale with LEGO minifigures. At almost 3 feet (90cm) long, it's the ultimate centerpiece to any Star Wars collection!

This Exclusive First Edition set includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity, sealed within the product box, available only until the first production quantity is gone! Don't miss out, pre-order yours today!*

* With over 5,000 pieces, this is the biggest LEGO set ever made!
* Model is built completely to minifigure scale - minifigures can sit inside and man the controls!
* Landing gear provides a stable base for model to stand on!
* Ship is over 33" long, 22" wide and 8" tall! (84cm long x 56cm wide x 21cm tall)
* Radar dish rotates and elevates and boarding ramp extends!
* Top and bottom quad-laser turrets rotate for realistic play!
* Cockpit top can be removed to access minifigures!
* Includes 5 minifigures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa!
* This special set also includes a display card with detailed ship specifications!

*Please note: In the interest of fairness to all customers, the certificate number that you receive will be randomly chosen.

Free Shipping is valid on 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon only. Free Shipping orders are sent via regular ground shipment. Upgrades do not apply. May not be combined with any other offers. Offer expires March 31, 2007 at 11:59 pm EST.

Slicker
02-10-2007, 11:57 AM
If you click the shop at home link it says not available in the US.

Jangu Fett
02-10-2007, 12:54 PM
That's SICK. :eek: :shocked: :eek: :shocked:

As much as I would love to have that there is no way I'll be able to afford that.:sad:

JediTricks
02-10-2007, 04:31 PM
I bet this will be available for preorder by next week, after Toy Fair is over. I'm posting it in the news now.

News, with photos: http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=15&p2_articleid=614

JediTricks
02-10-2007, 06:54 PM
Well, it looks just amazing in those photos. I'm not down with the no-window cockpit, but I'll take it any way I can get it. Being minifig-scale was a brilliant touch! I love that the underside finally got its quad-cannon, and the open sections in the mandibles and main body really are open sections. I'm afraid it may cost over $300 though, maybe even $400 or $500, I can't imagine trying to pay for it.

Slicker
02-10-2007, 07:00 PM
I was thinking the $500 range going with the normal LEGO prices (about $.10 per piece).

I'd love to get it and, although it's a friggin' ginormous set, it doesn't appear to be THAT monotonous looking a build. I don't see too many repetative steps in there.

I'm also wondering what the inside is gonna look like. If it's in scale to the minifigs I would really have to hope that they detailed the interior with the holochess board and all of those goodies!

JediTricks
02-10-2007, 08:02 PM
I'd like to see at least some pretense of an interior as well. As for pricing, at these piece levels they know they can't get the per-piece price of 10 cents average - the UCS AT-ST was only $80 and it had over 1000 pieces, the UCS Batmobile $70 at over 1000 pieces, the system Star Destroyer nearly 1400 pieces at $100. Then again, the UCS Star Destroyer was just over 3000 piece and $300. So there's no way to be totally sure on this.

LusiferSam
02-10-2007, 08:13 PM
If you click the shop at home link it says not available in the US.

What link did you click? S@H (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=10179&cn=240&d=322) does have it listed and yes the price is $500 (ok $499.99). Lego says it will ship in October. Now this set is an ultimate collectors item.

JediTricks
02-10-2007, 08:29 PM
Wow, that changed quick! It was no-order when I posted the news story.

Slicker
02-10-2007, 08:41 PM
Wow, that changed quick! It was no-order when I posted the news story.
Ok, I was gonna say.

When I saw it, it said something to the effect of it not being shipped to the States.

Kidhuman
02-10-2007, 09:27 PM
I want one, but for 500 bucks...I dunno. Probably not. But damn it is lovely.

JediTricks
02-10-2007, 11:13 PM
Yeah, it had a pop-up even before the page loaded letting us know that US orders weren't happening at that time, and no order info on the right side of the page.

$500 is currently too steep for my blood, but I am tempted. I think I'm going to have to see the inside of it to really get an idea of whether I'll go for it or not, and it also might help to show it in comparison to the other 2 LEGO Falcons.

bobafrett
02-10-2007, 11:16 PM
I must have it..........droooooooollllllllllllll. Update, girlfriend says "NO". Will have to find away to hide this from her.

JediTricks
02-11-2007, 12:03 AM
SSG coverage of the Falcon: http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showgallery.php?cat=5275

Holy crap that thing is HUUUUGE! http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=20571&cat=5275

Doesn't look like a true interior though.

Kidhuman
02-11-2007, 12:18 AM
No interior so it seems. I would still get one if I had the dough for it.

Slicker
02-11-2007, 12:59 AM
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Holy crap that thing is HUUUUGE! [URL="http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=20571&cat=5275"]http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=20571&cat=5275 (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showgallery.php?cat=5275)Looks to be a bit bigger than the Hasbro version!! I wonder what the weight is on this sucker?


Doesn't look like a true interior though.That seals it then. I'll save the money. I understand that it would've been very very tough to pull off an interior AND have the proper bracing to keep it rigid but I had hopes. Not disappointed though. Still a great looking piece.:thumbsup:

JediTricks
02-11-2007, 01:14 AM
A "bit" bigger? It looks twice as big I think, maybe more, it's a total monster.

bobafrett
02-11-2007, 05:25 PM
I wonder if it is flimsy though? I know when I pick up my Tantive IV, it wants to bend slightly, the UCS X-Wing seems a bit sturdier. The falcon however being as massive as it is, I could see certain parts being easier to pop off.

Slicker
02-11-2007, 05:29 PM
I think why the Tantive bends is because it's 3 separate pieces held together by those little studs. They provide a bending point, whereas normal long studs give it rigidity. Kinda like the ISD (I don't have it) where in pictures you don't see it sagging at all. It's got a very rigid internal bracing...ummm...do-dad. Like I said earlier they had to sacrafice the interior of the Falcon for strutural integrity.

JediTricks
02-13-2007, 02:46 PM
Look at the pictures Steve took at the VIP bash, the LEGO rep picks the whole thing up and it doesn't fall apart or look saggy, it seems to have a significant framework.

bpr2
02-13-2007, 03:03 PM
This thing looks HUGE. It seems to be more to scale with the mini-figs. There seems to be a little bit of interior, but I don't think the whole thing opens up. Luke fits in the gun turret. Did you notice his longer hair? My son and I are going to get this for Christmas. We were going to get the Star Destroyer, but glad we waited. I'd better pre-order soon to get that free shipping.

Slicker
02-13-2007, 03:06 PM
Did you notice his longer hair? I noticed that as well. I'm not sure if I like it but I'm leaning more towards the not portion of it. It's not like Luke's locks were THAT long in the movie...

JediTricks
02-14-2007, 08:57 PM
I also noticed the long hair wig and didn't dig it, but I have a few Luke wigs laying around so it shouldn't be a problem.

FBTB has a little detail news about the ship: http://www.fbtb.net/

I honestly can't imagine hanging something this nifty from the ceiling, the underside has some detail this time but it's the least-interesting part.

Ji'dai
02-20-2007, 12:02 PM
It's an impressive looking model, but man, that's a lot of dough for just one toy. I don't think I've ever spent more than $400 on any one LEGO set, and that was for an unopened Airport Shuttle (http://guide.lugnet.com/set/6399) monorail that had been out of production for years.

If the interior was a little more developed I'd be sold. Is that the ANH Leia from the original 7190 Falcon? I remember people shelling out $40-50 just for that mini-fig.

JediTricks
02-21-2007, 04:34 AM
Is that the ANH Leia from the original 7190 Falcon? I remember people shelling out $40-50 just for that mini-fig.Well, the peach version anyway. Seems to come with Luke, Obi-Wan, Han, Chewie, and Leia.

DarthQuack
08-31-2012, 11:24 PM
Anyone ever snag one of these?