LEGO Millennium Falcon Review
It takes around 3–4 hours of easy-going fun to assemble the set. Below you can see milestones and some functionalities that facilitate playing (instead of collecting dust on your shelf). The set features all main characters that inhabited the vessel at some point sans Lando (Desert Skiff set), C–3PO (Droid Escape set) and R2-D2 (Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter and Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor sets)
The model includes all key areas: the cockpit (seats two), the Dejarik board and chairs (the “Let the Wookie Win” scene), the main ship console, the floor hiding compartment, the rotating quad laser cannons which Han and Luke used to fight back TIE fighters and the bed where Luke was resting after Leia picked him up after the duel with Darth Vader in the Cloud City on Bespin. Hence, the model is a great companion for the StarWars movie weekend with kids.
The major drawback is the short landing gear. Despite the functional entrance hatch, it’s impossible to play underneath the ship or for characters to enter through the main ramp. Inability to detach the cockpit arm to access the hallway, especially if a minifigure got stuck in there can be quite annoying. To keep in mind if you’re about to contribute with your design in the future.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little review. Let me know if that’s of any use and we might review some of the other sets as well (e.g. the upcoming purchase and assembly of the Death Star).