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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.