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  1. Hello everyone, This is my fourth review from the LEGO SOLO: A Star Wars Story and I had finally seen the movie. It is a good movie which give me a glimpse of Corellia and other associating new planets but yet fail to live the expectations of other recent Star Wars movie like Rogue One. Well, I am not going to talk much about movie plot for this review. So be rest assured that there are minimum spoilers in this coverage. Previously, I had reviewed the 75209 Han Solo's Landspeeder, 75210 Moloch's Landspeeder and 75215 Cloud-Riders Swoop Bike. This review can only be made possible with LEGO CEE and Eurobricks Ambassador, Jim for facilitating this reviewing opportunity. Although this is a late review to the scene but I still hope you find this review useful. One important thing to note, I am entirely reviewing this with nil Millennium Falcon building experience. I had bought some older variants of Millennium Falcon but I haven't build them yet due to space constrain. Therefore, the experience which I intend to share is from a new builder which TLG seek to inspire a new generation through this iconic design. Furthermore, I am personally pleased to complete my current collection of LEGO SOLO sets with this last addition. Without further ado, let me share the reviewing journey for the legendary kessel run. Name: 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon Theme: LEGO System / Licensed / Star Wars / SOLO: A Star Wars Story Year: 2018 Pieces: 1414 Minifigs: 5 minifigures plus 2 droids Price: USD $169.99, GBP 149.99, EURO 169.99, SGD $279.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An original box image of the 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon Back view of the original box image of the 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon Inspire a new generation of Star Wars fans This new redesigned Millennium Falcon which is featured in the SOLO: A Star Wars story movie is targeted to create interest with new Star Wars fans through this iconic Millennium Falcon. It was owned by Han Solo which he won from Lando Calrissian in a gamble. This will be explained in this movie. Then, we have Rey taking over the controls from Han Solo in end of Episode 7. Since the start of LEGO Star Wars in 1999, the 7190 Millennium Falcon was the very first minifigure scale play design. Then, it had an improved design and minifigures in 2004 with the 4504 Millennium Falcon. Subsequently in 2007 and 2017 with a decade apart, the largest UCS Millennium Falcon was released under 10179 and 75192. After 2004, TLG had released a version in 2011 under 7965 and in 2015 under 75105. This is indeed a long march since the dawn of LEGO Star Wars where this iconic design had been rehash numerous times. Then, as LEGO fans, are you pleased with this new redesign? Many of us felt the usage of white bricks somehow differ from the original grey parts. For me, I am starting to worry that the white bricks will undergo degrading of white to not-so-white in a few years time. Why the ship is coloured white could suggest a link with Lando. Considering this is the first Millennium Falcon which Lando had acquired at the beginning and modified to his style. It can't be help when Lando set his eyes on the crude freighter and saw its potential beyond just a working-class light freighter. We will move toward The overview of the building process The sealed box came with these building content. The instruction manual and sticker is kept in this manner. The entire built is divided into 10 significant milestones and it took me about 4.5 hours to finish building it. The pacing for entire building experience is excellent and it does not feel too tiring. After the set is built, these are the remaining spare parts. The content also included a sticker sheet. A closer look at the LEGO minifigures from the official box art The newly designed minifigures and droids from the Solo movie Firstly, let's go through the minifigures and droids section. From left, we have the DD-BD droid, Kessel Operations Droid, Quay Tolsite, Qi Ra, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca. All of the minifigures and droids are unique, except Han Solo and Chewbacca who had reappeared in this SDCC 2018 exclusive of 75512 Millennium Falcon cockpit. These are the minifigures come with alternate facial expressions. I am also pleased these minifigures and droids also came with back printing as well. The main cast of the Millennium Falcon These are the main cast from the Millennium Falcon. Qi Ra minifigure had appeared 3 different designs so far and in this variant, her hairpiece is rubbery. She used to work for Lady Proxima before putting her sad life aside and joined the Crimson Dawn. She is now a capable strategist and advisor to Dryden Vos. Han Solo was a smuggler who became a leader in the Rebel Alliance to restore the Republic and a key leading figure in the defeat of the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. Han Solo had appeared 41 different designs so far. Chewbacca was captured and was rescued by Han Solo. Ever since, there were best buddies till the end of time. Chewbacca had appeared 7 different designs so far. Before we knew Lando as the keeper of Cloud City, he was actually a smuggler and now aim to retire by becoming a full-time gambler through sabacc. Lando had appeared 7 different designs so far. Do note that his cape is pretty stylish with a navy blue and black borders. The other droids which are included in this set All of these droids are unique to this set and they are actually found in the Kessel Mine. The DD-BD droid was a captured slave to carry out mining operations. Quay Tolsite is a member of the Pyke Syndicate and is the caretaker of the Kessel Mine operations. His minifigure is the most well designed and accurate with the movie reference. The Kessel Operations Droid took care of the main controls and was directed by Quay Tolsite accordingly. Which outfits do you prefer? The entire building content for Packet 1 The completed built for Packet 1 The packet 1 focused largely on the building of the Millennium Falcon base. You can take a closer view of the front and bottom of this building stage. The entire building content for Packet 2 The completed built for Packet 2 Packet 2 focused on the built of Millennium Falcon interior highlights like the cargo hold, bunk, drinks and seating area. You can take a closer look at these various views from the rest area, bunk area and cargo hold. The entire building content for Packet 3 The completed built for Packet 3 Packet 3 is building the interior surroundings which we will see the ship begun to form from the front and side. You can take a closer look from the front view. The entire building content for Packet 4 The completed built for Packet 4 Packet 4 focused on forming sides of the Millennium Falcon and the cockpit base. The entire building content for Packet 5 The completed built for Packet 5 Packet 5 focused on completing the rear engine exhausts and sides of the Millennium Falcon. The entire building content for Packet 6 The completed built for Packet 6 Packet 6 focused on building the side structure including docking entrance pillars. The entire building content for Packet 7 The completed built for Packet 7 Packet 7 focused on building more of the Millennium Falcon's interior. You can view some of the close up images from the front and bottom including the rotating laser cannon. The entire building content for Packet 8 The completed built for Packet 8 Packet 8 focused on building and forming the top opening flaps all around the Millennium Falcon. You can take a closer look from the front view. The entire building content for Packet 9 The completed built for Packet 9 Packet 9 focused on almost completing the Millennium Falcon minus the auxiliary craft at the front. Just by viewing this close up front view, don't you think we are almost complete the building? The entire building content for Packet 10 The completed built of the Millennium Falcon The Millennium Falcon is measured at a height of 11cm high, 48cm length and 30cm wide. The Millennium Falcon is manufactured by the Corellian Engineering Corporation with a model of YT-1300. It has an atmospheric speed of 1200kph and equipped with dorsal and ventral single laser cannon turrets under their weapon arsenal. It just require a crew of two to properly fly the Falcon: pilot and co-pilot. The Cockpit can can seat two extra crew members at the communications and navigational stations which is not seen in the above LEGO model due to space restriction. In case anyone is wondering what exactly is kessel run? The Kessel Run is a legendary navigational route through the chaotic space that surrounds the Kessel planet. The local Si'Klaata Cluster and the Akkadese Maelstorm are shifting systems of dangerous stuff across hyperspace travels. In a nutshell, it is a bloody shortcut with hell of traps and pitfalls along the way just to save precious traveling time. This iconic spacecraft is equipped with state-of-the-art weapon cannons which can be found at the top and bottom of the ship. For increase playability, this model come with dual shooting missiles at the side. This is the rectenna which processes data to assess the Millennium Falcon and its surroundings. It uses passive electromagnetic gathering surfaces as well as active-bounce signals. These are the six dorsal heat vents at the rear of the ship. The igniter is where the fuel combustion output is taking place. This is the iconic cockpit which can also be removed from the front. Do note that the landing gear is non-retractable and it can also be seen here. You can view some of the close up exterior images of the Millennium Falcon from the front view, side view, rear view and bottom view. This Millennium Falcon variant is owned by Lando Calrissian where he had made it his home in space. The forward compartment houses a lounge for the ship crew which includes a drinks bar, holotable for playing dejarik and sound system or control panel. It even had a wide bunk for the crew to sleep comfortably. It has a boarding ramp which enable the crew to enter from inside or outside. A closer view at the top of the Millennium Falcon Opening the top flaps for the Millennium Falcon By opening up the top flaps of the Millennium Falcon exterior, you will be able to notice four distinct sections. namely nearing the cockpit, cargo hold, rest area and drinks counter. This Millennium Falcon variant also included an escape pod bay (configured for 2 pax) which can be launched at beneath the top laser cannon. There is also a stowed auxiliary craft which was never seen in the original Millennium Falcon design. It can be lifted up through this front mechanism. It can be easily slide out from the front and detach from the main spaceship. Let's jump into lightspeed Let's discuss our next course of action A closer look at the rear cargo hold Let's have some drinks first The very first original design of the Millennium Falcon What do you think of this version or variant of the Millennium Falcon? Flying off to a brand new adventure To conclude, this is a pretty decent Millennium Falcon building experience. I love the minifigures' assortment and I have no issues or rant about it. For the Millennium Falcon design, I find it strange to have that auxiliary craft at the front to make it complete and I am pretty sure Han Solo got rid of that feature to shave some weight. My only grip about this Millennium Falcon is the colour of white. I am not fond of having a white Millennium Falcon cutting with blue stripes, knowing the case that it won't go down well in time with the white bricks becoming yellowish. This is pretty tragic and yet unavoidable. Even I manage to hide it away from sunlight, it still manage to get the whole model turning into a piece of yellowish dull crap. I don't have a known solution for this Millennium Falcon and I can understand why they had to design white for the movie and of course to tell others that is not the regular Millennium Falcon which we are getting. Many of the interior features are largely similar with the predecessors. This ship is worthy for display and I am very glad to have it in my collection despite of the colouring. My advise to get it only if you are a great fan of SOLO movie or if you do not own any Millennium Falcon. If you are bend to get the minifigures, getting the Millennium Falcon doesn't warrant the hefty price tag unless you are a Millennium Falcon collector. You don't need so many and I am very pleased to have my third Millennium Falcon in my collection, right after 7965 and 75105. Owning these 2 sets are great enough meaning to show the past, present and future of the Millennium Falcon's evolution. Please note that all opinions and content shown in this Eurobricks pictorial review is from 'WhiteFang' and is not meant to represent LEGO official views. It is purely stated to share as a vantage point of a reviewer. Summary review Playability: 8/10 (Fun playing actions from the exterior and interior of the Millennium Falcon.) Design: 7/10 (Good design of the revamp Millennium Falcon but I am not a fan of white and blue Millennium Falcon.) Price: 7/10 (Price is on the high side and I only encourage you to get it if you are a huge fan of Millennium Falcon design or the movie itself.) Overall: 7.3/10 (I enjoyed the entire building experience and had good fun with it. Get it if you are new to Star Wars and this set is a good one to inspire the next generation) I gave it a "4" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? [Voting is disabled due to a bug in the forum software in LEGO Star Wars Theme] I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr
  2. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

    Thanks guys for your feedback and thoughts. I will certainly take heed and see what I can do for future improvments. I didn’t realise white on white had created so much problems and I only noticed it much later.
  3. WhiteFang

    MOC: Climatology Survey

    Check out this latest MOC scene which is done by our Eurobricks Count, koalayummies. This MOC filled with nice details ranging from the fully equipped jeep to the scientific measuring equipment which is used in the harsh barren desert. Read more about it in Eurobricks LEGO Town Forum. Click here to view the Climatology Survey MOC in the Eurobricks LEGO Town forum.
  4. WhiteFang

    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC winners thread

    I am so eager to find out what you guys had won from this year and last year. It’s so exciting to guess this mystery!
  5. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 75973 D.Va & Reinhardt

    This is very apparent to me for at least the first time. So, I find the quality hard to believe especially coming from a licensed set. I had to be careful with the helmet when I handle the minifigure. That was the most disappointing experience.
  6. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 75973 D.Va & Reinhardt

    @Oky, I had just built this amazing set. I really enjoyed it. I will like to check with you if you have any problem with Reinhardt minifigure. It is because my helmet and the head are very loose. The helmet can drop off when I invert the minifigure. So, I like to check if you are also having this same problem as me?
  7. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

    Thanks guys for your feedback and comments. The gaps were also there in 75105 if I remember correctly. Thanks for sharing. Didn’t know that the reinforcement is an improved design from the previous MF. Thanks Kristof for sharing your honest views. It is where such constructive critics could help the reviewer to improve for future reviews. I really do welcome such feedback and I know you don’t bear ill intentions. Noted there are a lot of reviews out in the Internet, as outlined by Brick Insights. However, there are nil review for this set on EB. Doing a review does not mean it has to be the latest. It could also be an EOL set. In this way, I do not think it is recommended to only review or share the latest releases as and where it is. Multiple reviews are always welcomed as it offer different perspectives. Agree the photography is not very ideal as the base colour of the model is white and my floodlights had created unnecessary harsh light/shadows only after the photos are being processed when uploaded onto computer. I will take note of it and improve on it further. Noted that the write up may not be coherent at times. I will pay more attention when I put my thoughts together. It may misrepresent wrongly and I apologies if is confusing for you.
  8. Our Eurobricks Global Moderator and Reviewers Academy Teacher, WhiteFang had just completed this review of the 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon which was featured in the recent SOLO: A Star Wars Story movie. Do take a moment to check out this iconic Millennium Falcon review right here in Eurobricks LEGO Star Wars Themes Forum. Share your thoughts with us if you like this latest design variant as well. Click here to view the 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon review in the Eurobricks LEGO Star Wars Themes forum.
  9. Hello everyone, Earlier ago, I had reviewed the new 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner and 80102 Dragon Dance with my recent local purchase in Singapore. It was also accompanied with in-store promotion where this exclusive set is given away with minimum purchase of SGD$88.00 and above in LEGO Certified Stores and in some other retail channels as well. I reckon this is not as widely available as the previously available of 40235 Year of the Dog. This exclusive giveaway normally happen in the first 2 months of Chinese New Year promotion and it started since 2015 with the 40148 Year of the Sheep. I am not exactly sure of the availability of this particular item, other than hearing the same reports where the Asia Pacific Exclusive for the Chinese New Year sets are resided. Without further ado, let me share my simple perspective of this cute little promotional set. Name: 40186 Year of the Pig Theme: LEGO System / Seasonal / Chinese New Year / Brick Built Animals Year: 2019 Pieces: 152 Minifigs: NA Price: NA Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An original box image of the 40186 Year of the Pig Back view of the original box image of the 40186 Year of the Pig This is the LEGO Chinese New Year exclusive for 2019 This is the fifth release not counting the 10250 Year of the Snake release. We had seen previous ones for the years featuring Sheep, Monkey, Rooster and Dog. Pig will be the main highlight for the 12 Chinese Zodiacs in 2019. Collecting these promotional sets require incredible amount of patience as you needed at least 12 years to complete the entire cycle. Seeing TLG being committed to make this as a yearly tradition which is welcoming in the region such as China and Asia Pacific. There is also a limited edition "red packet" which is part of the Chinese New Year tradition. Giving red packets is a channel for sending good wishes and luck. The significance of red packets is the red paper, not the money inside. Wrapping money in red packets is hoped to bring more happiness and blessing to the receivers. However, don't you ever open in front of the giver which is an impolite action. I haven't opened the rest of my boxes yet and this will certainly be a nice sight to behold when the eventual 12 Chinese Zodiacs come together. My only grip is the availability of this set and we will probably never know how extensive these will be available now and the future ahead. The content of the sealed box The sealed box come with three un-numbered mint packs. The box contain an instruction manual. After completing the built, these are the remaining spare parts. Building content The completed built of the Pig The completed built of the Pig is lovely and cute. It is posable by able to turn its heads, ears, hands and legs to increase playability instead of having it static. The overall built is well articulated and you can just instantly identified the animal. You can separate the Pig from the garden base easily which you can use it to set in the City display or to include it as a funny icon in the MOC. You can enjoy viewing more of the other angles from the back view and side view. The pig ears are adjustable Nice to meet both of you Let's usher the Year of the Pig with a big bang To conclude, this is a great nice looking display set. I am a fan of Pigs and having this brick built animal in my collection is definitely great to have. The usage of mixel ball joint parts and the rotating disc helped to increased the playability. I am glad to be able to get this promotional set without much problem. Unfortunately, this set had been fully redeemed even though this in-store promotion should run till end of this month. I hope you can access to this set without having to pay an exorbitant price for it. Summary review Playability: 9/10 (Fun to play with especially turning around the head, hands, legs and ears.) Design: 9/10 (Great design and I think the pig is well portrayed in this brick built.) Price: 6/10 (No strong pricing indication, but due to its exclusivity which made me scored lower for its purchase with gift criteria.) Overall: 8/10 (Get this promotional set without break your piggy bank.) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr.
  10. At least from the box which I had received, I managed to get full set of 3. There are more disturbing reports that some of other sealed boxes are reported to have strange distribution numbers as well/. Likewise, I am also interested to know what are the ongoing distribution reports and this is definitely the first of its kind where distribution had widely skewed from the norm.
  11. WhiteFang

    [REVIEW] 81000 Koi - Lego Forma

    Nice review and interesting take on the new LEGO Forma. This is a brand new design realm and is unlike the traditional themes too. I haven't really decide on it and is pretty neutral towards its intended target market as well. I am not exactly sure who could be interested other than adults (which I am assuming), and your review had shed some useful thoughts which was previously unclear to me. Thanks for sharing.
  12. Will you like to find out more about the new LEGO Forma? Our Eurobricks Knight, Seasider has just reviewed the 81000 Koi and he like to share his views on this new theme. What do you think of this new design concept .Do share your thoughts with us in Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes Forum. Click here to view the 81000 Koi review in the Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes forum.
  13. Done. Let me know if there is a need to further amend to reflect clarity. Thanks.
  14. Check out this incredible mega post-apoc D2C set from this upcoming LEGO Movie 2. Our Eurobricks History Moderator, Ecclesiastes had just reviewed 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! Find out more and share your thoughts with us in Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes Forum. Click here to view the 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! review in the Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes forum.
  15. Our Eurobricks Global Moderator and Reviewers Academy Teacher, WhiteFang had just completed this review of the 70666 The Golden Dragon. Do check out this classic re-designed Golden Dragon from the LEGO Ninjago Legacy set right here in Eurobricks LEGO Action & Adventure Themes Forum. Click here to view the 70666 The Golden Dragon review in the Eurobricks LEGO Action & Adventure Themes forum.
  16. Ah. I realised I had phrase it wrongly. I meant imagination refer to your illustration of what you intend to do with your collection. You already thought of what you want to do with it by imagining it. Now, you just need to find them in the stores. You can post your Flickr link here.
  17. Are You Ready to discover the "Top 10 reasons why people don't like the largest Hulkbuster ever released"? Our Eurobricks Reviewers Academy Teacher, kaelthas had assembled an one-of-a-kind unique reviewing experience of the recent 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition to test the myths. What do you think of this design? Do take a moment to read till the end of the review to discover the overall opinion of this set before jumping into conclusion. Click here to view the 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition review in the Eurobricks LEGO Licensed Themes forum.
  18. I am very pleased to share that our Eurobricks Reviewers Academy Teacher, Makoy has just reviewed this 70826 Rex’s Rex-treme Offroader! What do you think of this set? Find out more in the Eurobricks Special Themes Forum. Click here to view the 70826 Rex’s Rex-treme Offroader! review in the Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes forum.
  19. Thanks everyone for your comments! It's great to read them and understand how you felt towards this series. I suppose lots of use are quite upset with the inclusion of Unikitty and I find it very hard to justify why I need another generic Unikitty which is over and above Emmet (slightly better since he come with 2 accessories). Does this help? Why are you standing outside? Nice illustrated imagination and what you need is to find them inside the stores with ease. I can look into it for Team GB but it will not be my reviewing priority at this moment. I have plans for other sets which I like to cover especially on my recent purchases in the past 2 years. I had too much backlogs and it will definitely take quite some amount of time. Nonetheless, Team GB is still within my radar and I will find a chance to complete in a fair appropriate manner. It is a fact that I do not know what comes next. That's some very detailed thoughts and plans which I hope the review had assisted you greatly with what minifigures to gun for. I look forward to see you incorporate within your display and exhibits too.
  20. Do these minifigures count as rare?
  21. WhiteFang

    REVIEW: 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack

    Thanks guys for your thoughts and comments. I really hope this review will help fans to decide whether to get this set or not. Yes, it is! Thank you.
  22. Our Eurobricks Global Moderator and Reviewers Academy Teacher, WhiteFang had just completed this review of the 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack.Take a moment to check out the latest LEGO Marvel Superheroes set from the upcoming blockbuster movie of Captain Marvel right here in Eurobricks LEGO Licensed Themes Forum. Click here to view the 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack review in the Eurobricks LEGO Licensed Themes forum.
  23. Ahhhh. I see. Ok, then I can be mentally prepared of what's going to come in 2019. Thanks for the rumours tidbits.
  24. Guys, are we expecting CMFs Series 19? I tend to avoid too much spoilers whenever possible. I just want to have a rough idea of what to expect next.
  25. Thanks guys for your comments! Great to see your views towards this new series. I didn't watch that movie before but I wanted to make a reference to it. I am concerned no one might really know this movie well, including myself. Thanks Herisanmi. Much appreciated and the reference of Spice Girls. A friend of mine had suggested that it is also a Spice Girls with great relevance. You are the second one to point it out. I like the Pop Band singers to give us much vibrancy and colours. Just to let you know, I had displayed everything including DFB. Please look carefully. The only ones which I didn't place inside, is the Team GB minifigures. That's also the only CMFs which I had never done a review on, due to the fact that I had never acquired a full box. I had a full series in my own collection which I separate from my regular CMFs display. Can't wait for CMFs Series 19. But is this the upcoming for the next CMFs right after this? Holodoc, what is dgb stands for? Tin Man's hand is matt grey. It's different from the torso and legs. You meant hips as legs? Right? The Scarecrow's head is similar to your Voodoo Wooden Jack Sparrow polybag. It is more of a light tan colour tone. I didn't pay attention if there's any bump codes. I also unable to confirm as I do not keep track of them.