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Review: 75030 Millennium Falcon

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Hi, today I'm going to review the most famous piece of 'junk' in the galaxy far far away, The Millennium Falcon!

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This is actually a series one micro fighter version of Millennium Falcon.

Introduction

There are quite a number of Millennium Falcon released by LEGO in various sizes throughout the years. I've compiled the list of LEGO Millennium Falcons via Google and I found 10 different model here.

  1. 7190 Millennium Falcon (2000)
  2. 4488 Mini Millennium Falcon (2003)
  3. 4504 Millennium Falcon (2004)
  4. 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon (2007, UCS)
  5. 7778 Midi-scale Millennium Falcon (2009, mid-scale)
  6. 7965 Millennium Falcon (2011)
  7. 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar (Along with other vehicles)
  8. 75030 Millennium Falcon (2014, Microfighters)
  9. 75105 Millennium Falcon (2015)
  10. 75192 Millennium Falcon (2017, UCS)

However today, let's focus on the micro fighter version.

Overview

Name: 75030 Millennium Falcon

Theme: Star Wars

Subtheme: Micro Fighters

Year: 2014

Pieces: 94

Minifigures: Han Solo

Price: £8.99 / $9.99 / 9.99€ / RM49.90

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Enter a mini LEGO® Star Wars™ universe with the Millennium Falcon™ microfighter. This fun mini version of the fastest ship in the galaxy features a quad laser cannon with 2 flick missiles and a mini cockpit on top for Han Solo™ to sit in! Engage the hyperdrive and get after those Imperial ships! Includes a Han Solo minifigure with a blaster pistol.

  • Includes a Han Solo™ minifigure with a blaster pistol
  • Features a quad laser cannon with 2 flick missiles and a mini cockpit for Han Solo™ to sit in
  • Amazing miniature version of the real ship
  • Create mini space battles with 75031 TIE Interceptor™
  • Measures over 2” (6cm) high, 3” (8cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide

The Box

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The front of the box features the Millennium Falcon flying through the galaxy with a Death Star image at the bottom right corner of the box. At the back you can see the flick cannon function and all six models of series one micro fighters. The only minifigure in this set gets featured as the 1:1 picture at the side of the box. The box is quite small, but they are quite nice if you put all six boxes together.

The Instruction Manual

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The booklet is quite thin staplered together. I like the light weighed book as it was easy to flip through. 

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The booklet is folded in half to fit in the small square box. After all, it stays quite well while building if you fold the booklet like this. 

The Build

 

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Wow, in a small model I'm surprised that it took the shape of the base of the ship in just a few steps building. The half round rear and both the forward mandible has already taking shape in this picture. 

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I really love the color scheme used here. The combination of trans red, trans blue and dark red mixed well with the greys of the whole ship. 

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It's quite amazing that the designers actually put a little bit of effort for the interiors of the ship. Despite being showed outside, these areas won't be appreciated after the completed build as they can't be opened. So let us put some imagination here. The trans red cones at the centre of the ship might have been the game room and the light saber practice chamber for Luke. The modified 1x1 bricks at the side added some rod like structure as details at both side of the ship. 

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The interiors are then closed by these quarter circle plates. Then a seat for Han is installed behind the base of the cockpit. Both the forward mandible was strenghtened by the 1x3 with one side slope. 

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Then the whole ship was covered by this 6x6 round plate which added some layering details to the ship. A 2x2 round tile was placed at the side as the escape pods. In larger Millennium Falcon, there should be two escape pods at both side of the ship but in this small model, there is insufficient space to put the other one. 

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The top view of the partially finished build. Its quite dull with only grey color present here so the last few steps are to add details on this grey canvas.

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These are the 'legs' of the ship which used 2x2 plates and 2x2 round tiles.

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I liked the sphere looking landing pads here. The buldging of the round tiles added some height to the model and it surprised me that the bottom of this model looks good too! (Even with all those anti studs here).

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This printed part is representing the cockpit of the ship. Its not exclusive to the set but it only appeared in three sets including this one and one SDCC set. So its quite valuable, don't lose it! Haha..

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Quad laser cannons are the only play feature here whereby you install these two flick cannons at the top of the Millennium Falcon. 

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So now the canvas is painted with these 1x1 wonderful tiles. The sensor dish is presented with this round dish attached to a T shaped rod, so miniature and brilliant choice of bricks to be used here. The two dark red tiles really added much detail and color to the grey here. 

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Tadaaa!!! This is the completed build of the model. The flick cannons, sensor dish and the cockpit installed! Look at the windshield, its so small to even cover the hand of the pilot, lol.

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You can view this model at every angle of this Millennium Falcon in this picture. The color scheme is really very eye catching especially if you are a Star Wars fan. 

The Minifigure

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Han Solo in the black vest is the only minifigure in this set. He came with a small blaster and the iconic outfit and dark blue jeans with belt. He is not exclusive to this set where he appeared in 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina too. This is the Han that appeared in episode four where he bragged about his beloved Millennium Falcon in Mos Eisley Cantina.

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He has angry face as the alternate facial expression of this minifigure. The back of the torso is also very nicely printed.

Conclusion

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I love this very cute build of the Millennium Falcon in this set! Small but packed with so much details is definitely a very worthy ship to own!

Review Summary

Playability: 5/10 - Flick cannons are easy to lose if you really play with it, lol.
Design / Building Experience: 9/10 - Very nice building techniques and amazingly detailed exterior and interiors with only small bricks and tiles. 
Minifigures:  8/10 - Han Solo is the owner of this ship, so he is very suitable to be in the set. The prints are very similar to the outfit in the movie too.
Overall: 9/10 - Its a must buy but too bad its retired. With the latest 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon coming, this set would be a very cute companion to be displayed alongside with the big ones.

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Nice gathering with the ship as background! Can it fly off and come back as the UCS version? Haha..

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