Published: Fri, September 01, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

New record-breaking LEGO Millennium Falcon has got it where it counts

New record-breaking LEGO Millennium Falcon has got it where it counts

Say you want to make the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs but you don't have a functioning vehicle capable of doing so. The Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon is made from 7,541 LEGO pieces, easily topping the former record holder - a Taj Mahal model made up of 5,922 pieces.

The Falcon isn't the only collector's set Lego announced today, either. And, for LEGO Master Builders and aspiring Jedi alike, it's breathtaking. This fantastic model also features interchangeable sensor dishes and crew, so you decide whether to play out classic LEGO Star Wars adventures with Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO, or enter the world of Episode VII and VIII with older Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8! When fully assembled, it measures 1.5 feet long and a foot wide. In 2013, Lego took it upon itself to build the biggest model in history: a life-sized X-Wing from Star Wars, which collected more than 5 million individual pieces and required 32 designers working 17,000 combined hours.

Though there have been sets of the Falcon before, this one promises to be the largest and most detailed of the bunch. It's decked out with features any fan would salivate over, from upper and lower quad laser cannons to removable hull plates that, when detached, reveal the ship's vast interior. This version eclipses that with over 2,000 more pieces of intricacy, and seven included mini-figurines: the original trilogy's Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and C-3PO, and the sequel trilogy's Rey, Finn, and an older Han Solo.

There's no way this set won't sell out as soon as it's released.

For the past few weeks, LEGO has been teasing their largest set of all-time, and now they've unleashed it on the world. Let us know in the comments!

How much would you pay for a LEGO set as stunning as this?

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