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LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) Release Debacle

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

The day is almost over and the main event today was the release of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). It was available on [email protected] shortly after 5am PST which was around the time that LEGO stated it would be released. After it was actually available, [email protected] basically couldn’t handle the load and it kept going down. Other issues with it include logging people out, servers going into maintenance, multiple orders placed, etc. After that, the set went into backordered status, and eventually temporarily out of stock. If LEGO didn’t announce an actual time for the release and just put it live at an arbitrary time, I felt that it would have eased the overload on the servers.

For those who were waiting for the general release on October 1 or Double VIP Points from October 10-25, you might be out of luck as well. Over on LEGO’s customer service page, there’s a a topic for the Millennium Falcon and there’s an interesting blurb which says,

75192 Millennium Falcon™ goes on sale from October 1st 2017, however due to the overwhelming success of our VIP Early Access, it will remain temporarily sold out.

This means that LEGO will not have stock for the general release which is actually surprising since there was plenty of hype for it way before today and they obviously knew that there was a huge demand for it but probably underestimated how much demand it really had.

LEGO also stated that they’re continuing to make more but does not have an exact date of when it will be available again. We will have another repeat of the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) which has been out of stock on [email protected] since after its release in June. Customers who got their orders but were on the backorder list, who knows when they will get their order.

As I stated last week, the UCS Millennium Falcon was extremely limited even at LEGO Brand Stores. I’ve been reading comments and some stores only had a handful of sets that were available for sale so if you didn’t wait in line hours before the store opened, you were out of luck.

If you weren’t able to get one today, there’s more than enough incentive to enter the LEGO Rebrick Freighter Wars contest which LEGO has four sets up for grabs. Head to the link above to see the rules. You’ll have until October 11 to enter your submission.

Were you able to get the new LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) either from [email protected] or at the LEGO Store or were you one of the fans who was disappointed in the whole debacle? Let us know about your experience in the comments below.

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LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) Unboxing Review

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

The new LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) was released earlier today and if you were able to checkout, prepare for something massive. I received my review copy on Monday and have been building it for the past few days. I’m 10.5 hours in and I’m only currently up to bags numbered 7 out of 17 so this will be a daunting task. Since it’s so large, I’m going to try to break up the review into several parts. Here’s a quick unboxing of this beauty of a set.

As you saw from the official images, the box is huge. Forgive my crudeness of the images but my photography studio isn’t big enough to support the box and most likely won’t fit the Falcon after it’s been completed.

The front of the box shows the Falcon in all its glory and the back of the box shows some of the features of the set including the interchangeable sensor dishes.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

On one side of the box, you have a little a little blurb about the Millennium Falcon in various languages. There’s also a couple of stickers with a crossed out knife meaning not to open from this end.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

On the opposite side of the box, you have a very nice looking blueprint as well as a line of the minifigures that are included with the set.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

When you open up the box, you are greeted with a large sprial bound instruction manual that sits on top of a cardboard so it won’t get crushed during transit. A pleasant touch from the packaging designer.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

Underneath the manual is the dreaded sticker sheet with not too many stickers but still disappointing that it relies on stickers even at this high of a price point.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

When you remove the manual and the cardboard, you have four boxes with part of an image of the ship on each of them which forms the whole thing when put together. Again, another great little detail even before starting the build.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

Each of the four boxes include a famous quote from the original Star Wars movies, three from Han Solo and one from Lando Calrissian.

“She might not look like much but she’s got it where it counts, kid.”
“I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.”
“It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 Parsecs.”
“She’s the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.”

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

Inside the white boxes are the bags of parts needed to build this monstrosity. Again, the bags are numbered from 1 to 17. One weird thing with the bags are that they are randomly put into the four boxes. You would think the the first box would contain the first couple set of bags in sequential order but it’s not. They are grouped together by their respective numbers but some of the groups are out of order in which they come in. If you’re building it, I suggest dumping out all the bags and reorganizing them.

I’ll continue to plug away at the build but stay tuned for various updates throughout. Follow my Instagram to see some behind the scenes stuff during the build.

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LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) Now Available on [email protected]

The long-awaited LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) is now available for purchase on [email protected] The 7,541 piece set will be the most expensive set to date coming in at $799.99. As I stated before, the set may be very limited at release, particularly at LEGO Brand Stores. I’m not sure how much stock there will be online but we’ll see how long it lasts.

For those who are lucky enough to be able to purchase the new UCS Millennium Falcon, you will be getting an exclusive black LEGO VIP card will will be mailed to you at a later date. This card will have special LEGO Star Wars promotions tied to it next year. This promotion will run until the end of 2017.

If you decide to take the plunge, you’ll have to be logged in as a VIP member to be able to add it the shopping cart. Feel free to use our links as it does help support the site.

Purchase Here


75192 Millennium Falcon™
Ages 16+. 7,541 pieces.
US $799.99 – CA $899.99 – DE 799.99€ – UK £649.99 – DK 6999.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Travel the LEGO® galaxy in the ultimate Millennium Falcon!

Welcome to the largest, most detailed LEGO® Star Wars Millennium Falcon model we’ve ever created—in fact, with over 7,500 pieces it is the biggest LEGO model ever sold! This amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solo’s unforgettable Corellian freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. Remove individual hull plates to reveal the highly detailed main hold, rear compartment and gunnery station. This amazing 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!
• Includes 4 classic crew minifigures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3PO.
• Also includes 3 Episode VII/VIII crew minifigures: Older Han Solo, Rey and Finn.
• Figures include a BB-8 droid, 2 buildable Porgs and a buildable Mynock.
• Exterior features include intricately detailed and removable hull panels, a lowering boarding ramp, concealed blaster cannon, 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, interchangeable round/rectangular sensor dishes, upper and lower quad laser cannons, and 7 landing legs.
• Main hold features a seating area, Dejarik holographic game, combat remote training helmet, engineering station with turning minifigure seat and a doorway build with passageway decoration.
• Rear compartment features the engine room with hyperdrive and console, 2 doorways, hidden floor compartment, 2 escape pod hatches, engineering console and an access ladder to the gunnery station.
• Gunnery station features a minifigure gunner’s seat and detachable hull panel with fully rotating quad laser cannon. An additional quad laser cannon is also mounted on the underside.
• Also includes an informational fact plaque.
• Features a new cockpit canopy element.
• Classic crew weapons include Han’s blaster pistol and Chewbacca’s stud-firing bowcaster.
• Episode VII/VIII crew weapons include Han’s blaster, Rey’s small silver blaster and Finn’s medium blaster rifle.
• Change out the features and crew characters to switch between classic and Episode VII/VIII versions of the Millennium Falcon!
• Open individual hull panels to access the detailed interior while retaining the overall exterior appearance.
• Slide the panel to reveal the concealed blaster cannon.
• Turn classic Leia’s and Han’s head to reveal their breathing mask decoration.
• Makes the perfect intergalactic toy or flagship display model.
• Measures over 8” (21cm) high, 33” (84cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide.

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LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) Limited Edition Black VIP Card

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) VIP Card

When the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) was announced last week, some fans were wondering if there was anything exclusive that was included with the set. The first edition of the original 10179 Millennium Falcon included a Certificate of Authenticity which was signed by former LEGO president Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and Product Designer Jens Kronvold Frederiksen.

We haven’t heard anything about anything exclusive during the press release but it looks like Zusammengebaut has gotten some new information about something that will be included. If you saw my post of the brochure, the back of it shows a black LEGO VIP card which might have been a hint. According to a German [email protected] ad, it seems that fans who are buying the set at LEGO Stores or on [email protected] when it is officially released on September 14 for Early Access will also get a limited edition VIP card.

Whether that same promotion carries over to here in the US remains to be seen. I also wonder if there’s anything special printed on the back of the card or if it’s just a regular VIP card that we can use. We’ll just have to wait for our LEGO email or until the [email protected] is updated to see if we get the same thing as our friends in Germany.

Update: I’ve been told that it will indeed be available here in the US. It is available to the customers who purchase the UCS Millennium Falcon until the end of 2017 and it will be mailed to you at a later date. The benefits of the black VIP card will include special LEGO Star Wars promotions in 2018 for cardholders only.

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LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) Available on Amazon

One of the more popular LEGO Star Wars sets that was released during Force Friday II was the brick-built BB-8 (75187). It eventually became temporarily out of stock on [email protected] and from what I saw, it was flying off the shelves at the LEGO Store an at Toys R Us. Fortunately for you, Amazon still has it available at retail price of $99.99 with Prime shipping.

This faithfully reproduced LEGO® Star Wars incarnation of the diminutive BB-8 droid from the new Star Wars movie trilogy makes the perfect gift for any Star Wars or LEGO fan. Turn one wheel at the side to rotate the detailed head, and another to open the access hatch and extend the ‘welding torch’. This faithfully reproduced model also comes with a display stand, decorative fact plaque and small BB-8 figure, making it a great display piece for any bedroom or office.

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Last Day for LEGO Star Wars Force Friday II Promotion

Today is the last day for the LEGO Star Wars Force Friday II promotion at [email protected] and as of this post, you have less than 12 hours to get your orders in for the promotional items. You’ll still get Double VIP Points on all LEGO Star Wars items and the exclusive UCS Millennium Falcon poster but the Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) is now out of stock. Instead with your purchase of $50 or more, you’ll get the Admiral Yularen (5002947) which is left over from the May the 4th promotion in 2015. There’s also a number of sets still on sale but there’s also some sets that’s out of stock or on backorder.

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LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) May Be Extremely Limited at Release

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

The announcement of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) was a pretty exciting event a few days ago but the actual release of the set on September 14 may be one of the most stressful things you will experience while purchasing a LEGO set. I’ve heard from a very trusted source that the set may be extremely limited upon its release, at least at LEGO Brand Stores, so much that you may have to line up early for a chance to get it. When I say early, I mean very early. Think of something like lining up for Hall H for the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic Con. I’ve been talking to some fans and they’re telling me that they will be lining up in the middle of the night to be one of the first people in line when the store opens.

As for online ordering, I expect it to be backstocked then temporarily out of stock in the first few minutes it goes live. I’ve also heard that if you’re lucky to get your order in, the set will be shipped triple boxed so it won’t be damaged during shipping. Even at the $800 price point, I have a feeling that the UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) will be more hard to get than the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309).

Of course, this is all hearsay but I trust my source enough to do a dedicated post on it. You may say that this might cause a ruckus but if you’re a LEGO Star Wars fan, you’ll do what it takes to get the most definitive Millennium Falcon set that LEGO has produced to date.

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