I was really looking forward to this version of the Millennium Falcon.
And I disagree with people who say there is no need for this remake.
Yes, it’s another Millennium Falcon but it’s not a mini, midi or USC set and the previous version (4504) is dated from 2004 and that one needed some improvement.
Although not really minifigure “scale” (as the USC) this is the minifigure set.
Set name: Millennium Falcon
Set number: 7965
Year of release: 2011
Price: 159.99 EUR / 139.99 USD?
Minifigures: 6 (Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader)
Will you rewrite history and help Ben Kenobi defeat the dark side? Prepare for an epic battle of intergalactic proportions! Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the all-new LEGO® Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon features stunning details including hull plates that open to reveal a detailed interior, twin flick missiles, rotating quad laser cannons and a detachable cockpit cover. Includes Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader with assorted weapons.
•Includes 6 minifigures: Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader with assorted weapons
•Features opening hull, detailed interior, twin flick missiles, rotating laser cannons, detachable cockpit cover, chairs, cup, control panels and game board
•Flick-fire the twin missiles!
•Rotate the laser cannons!
•Measures over 15” (38cm) wide and 4” (10cm) tall
I never know for sure, one set contains them and another doesn’t.
But in this case the box luckily contained numbered bags, which is very helpfull with the build.
Dreaded Sticker Sheet
What can I say; nobody likes the DDS but all-printed parts is unlikely.
The Falcon in Docking Bay 94 on Tatooine, shortly before departing for Alderaan.
"She'll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself."
―Luke Skywalker and Han Solo
A nice feature is the two faces of Luke and Leia.
*EDIT: more pictures of the minifigures
The new hair pieces of Luke and Leia are both asthonishing!
Leia and Ben Kenobi
Bag 1 and numberless
Result after Bag 1
Bag 2 and result
Bag 3 and result
Bag 4 and result
What?? Have I made a mistake??
I checked all previous pages and couldn’t find any mistakes.
Why TLC put these extra parts in?
A big mystery since it aren’t parts that are likely to get worn down or something like that.
Bag 5 and result
Bag 6 and finished
All spare parts
C-3PO and R2-D2
The Millennium Falcon
*EDIT: note that in this review the landing gear is wrongfully attached. It's supposed to be like this.
Finally there are also quad laser cannons underneath the Millennium Falcon.
Position of the gunners
And of course both quad laser canons need to be operated by two gunners. Hurry, Han and Luke there’s a couple of TIE’s coming in...
Flick fire missiles
We can all complain about flickfire missiles, but the Millennium Falcon supposed to have some.
Also the landing gear doesn’t come off easily (as it did with 4504), but still isn’t retractable.
A big improvement from previous version.
I cant help the feeling that the space between these could have been less.
Top plates, ship up-side-down
The ships top plates don’t “open” up easily when the ship is upside down, in comparison to the 4504. This is a improvement as it becomes more playable this way.
This is the back of the MF. As you can see the design is improved so there is less holes. No need to MOD it to close these gaps like in the 7675 AT-TE.
Quarters with bed
*EDIT: Boarding ramp
Luke’s training exercise
A very nice addition: Luke’s printed visor.
I mentioned this in my review of the 4504, maybe they read it? Great job TLC.
If I had to choose between a Escape Pod and this compartment, it would be the last.
The Falcon's smuggling compartments.
Comparison to the 4504
Design: 4/5, not everybody will be pleased, but I’m very satisfied. TLC definitely showed it improved the design. It’s very sturdy and bigger than before.
Build: 4/5, very enjoyable.
Playability: 4/5, Thanks to the design this is a set-to-be-played-with. The interior has really nice features.
Minifigures: 4/5, All key-minifigures from Episode IV are included, except for the droids.
Price: 4/5, I think this set is worth every penny. Although I got it for a very reduced price. The 4504 used costs as much as this baby new these days.
Overall: 4/5, a great addition to your collection, I recommend it!
Hope you enjoyed this review.
All above and more pictures can be found here in the gallery
Reviews previous versions:
7190 Millennium Falcon (2000), it’s done by ybeline.
4504 Millennium Falcon (2004) by me.
Edited by Future74, 16 June 2011 - 09:52 PM.