This $800, 7,541-Piece Millennium Falcon Lego Set Would Probably Take Our Kids 20 Years to Build
If you thought Lego's previous Millennium Falcon set — which debuted in 2007 with 5,195 pieces and was dubbed the "ultimate collector's edition" — was as impressive as it got for Star Wars fans, let Yoda set you straight: "No . . . there is another."
Back in September, on Force Friday, Lego announced a world-record-breaking update: a new Millennium Falcon Lego set that consists of 7,541 teeny tiny bricks. It's now the largest set in Lego history, trouncing the Lego Taj Mahal, which has 1,619 fewer pieces.
If the sheer volume of pieces (and thus, the daunting number of hours it'd take to complete) doesn't give you pause, perhaps the price tag will. This updated Millennium Falcon will set any collector back $800.
Still interested? If the thought of owning this doesn't send you straight to the Dark Side, you'll be awestruck at the attention to detail. The iconic freighter comes with intricately created hull panels, a boarding ramp, a concealed blaster cannon, an engineering station with turning seat, a hidden floor compartment, escape pod hatches, and a cockpit with detachable canopy. Whether you're a fan of classic Star Wars or the reboot, the set includes the likes of Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia as well as an older Han, Rey, Finn, and a BB-8 droid.
The finished product, which is available now, measures more than 8 inches high, 33 inches long, and 22 inches wide. (You can read on for a video detailing the new set's imaginative design along with some breathtaking close-up shots.)
Do your kids have nothing going on for the next 20-odd years? Then go ahead and order yours now.
May the Force be with you. Seriously.