Set name: Millennium Falcon
Set number: 4504
Year of release: 2004
Price: USD 99,99
I wanted to present this as a gift to the review academy. Congratulations with your first anniversary!
When I was searching for this review a few weeks ago I was astonished it wasn’t made. I wanted to know if this set was worth buying, being one of the most epic spacecraft from the Star Wars universe and (back than) not in my possession. Than again it was an easy choice to make as Star Wars fan.
Dreaded Sticker Sheet
Han's battle-scarred cargo vessel has been modified according to his needs to be a fast, tough, smuggling vessel. Open the hull for access to the interior of the ship or to release the escape pod on board. Open the cockpit to let the pilot out and lower the gangway for the rest of the crew. Take off the hull plate and place a pilot in the seat for control of the movable gun turret. Includes Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C-3PO and a snowtrooper.
Since this set displays the Empire Strikes Back it’s logical that Ben Kenobi and Luke are not included, but R2-D2 should have been. Also the C-3PO included is in pearl light gold.
Snowtrooper and gun
Inside the Millennium Falcon
Added to this set is the Hoth outfit from Han.
C-3PO: “but Sir, nobody’s worried about upsetting a droid.”
Han: “That’s cause a droid don’t pull peoples arms out of their sockets when they loose… Wookiees are known to do that.”
C-3PO: “I see your point sir… I suggest a new strategy R2; Let the Wookiee win”
“This entrance seems to be made for Jawa’s”
The ramp doesn’t always open by itself and sometimes needs a hand.
As for the design:
―Han speaking of the Millennium Falcon
Some extra plates underneath would make the base of the ship better.
Also the landing gear comes off easily and isn’t retractable.
The ships top plates “open” when the ship is upside down.
Nice feature; minifigure inside to control the lasercanons.
There is no lasercanon underneath the Millennium Falcon.
The cockpit is a bit small for two minifigures
“Erm, you should stop heavy-breathing in my neck” - Han to Chewie
There are some holes, like the ones in the latest AT-TE.
Although a big improvement on the old set there is still a lot to make it even better. I’m not counting the USC Millennium Falcon as a set which can be compared to these to sets. If I would than the USC would most definitely win even though it has no interior (which can be modded) and is mend as a display model.
Also there’s no secret compartement to hold minifigures or smuggle contraband.
Han showing his Millennium Falcon
Design: 4/5, there are some minor flaws but overall good.
Build: 4/5, very enjoyable.
Playability: 3/5, fragile so score is average.
Minifigures: 4/5, R2 is missing but otherwise good.
Price: 4/5, I’m not complaining on the price.
Overall: 4/5, a definite buy if you can get it.
Hope you enjoyed this review.
Edited by BoneyT, 06 September 2009 - 10:34 AM.