Rise of Skywalker Millennium Falcon by Lego

This week on The Force Friday, Lego released their first sets for the Rise of Skywalker film due out this year. Set 75257 is their latest incarnation of the Millennium Falcon.

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It’s a handsome addition to any Star Wars collection. As you’d expect, the set comes with seven characters (Finn, Lando, Chewbacca, C3-P0, R2-D2, Boolio and D-0) from the movie and it’s really nice to see Lando Calrissian again.

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I don’t know what that Orange thing is, but the set has quite a few playable features, including a removable cockpit, two spring loaded shooter, a playable gunnery turret and a hidden smugglers compartment. The interior looks to be pretty detailed, too.

The set is 44 cm long, 14 cm high and 32 cm wide and consists of 1, 351 pieces and retails for approximately $150. Dads and sons will have a ball putting this together. I still need to get the Lego Solo Millennium Falcon, so maybe this is the right time to pop to my local Lego store.

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Millennium Falcon Anglepoise Lamp

Some time ago an Anglepoise lamp based on the Tie Fighter was released. It was pretty cool, but outside of my collecting focus, so I wasn’t going to pick one up.

Paladone Tie Fighter Lamp

Fanthatracks posted on their Instagram page that Paladone had followed this up with an anglepoise lamp based on the Millennium Falcon.

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The lamp is approximately 60 cms tall and retails for £50 in the UK. It comes with a 3 metre USB cable. I will be adding one to my collection, of course.

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Rebels for Victory by Brian Miller

I’ve been seeing teasers of Oktopolis‘s Return of the Jedi print for Mondocon 5. I knew I wanted it, but I was very worried that it’d be collection only. I am very pleased that Dark Ink have finally revealed the full print and I have ordered it.

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Called Rebels for Victory, it is a very nice print of the Millennium Falcon at the battle over Endor. I must say that it’s really nice to see all four of the Rebel fighters together.

Limited to 250 pieces, and signed by the artist. The print is 18″ by 24″, so it should be easy to find a frame. The price is $50. Naturally I have ordered one.

Artist proofs are also available on the Oktopolis web site, here for $99. (There are 9 available.)

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Millennium Falcon Lucasfilm presentation case

I saw this Millennium Falcon folder case on eBay. The seller claims that it was a Lucasfilm folder that he picked up in a house sale. It wasn’t cheap, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

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It arrived this morning and certainly appears to be genuine. The cover is quite dark and the presentation inside consists of 11 sheets of the blueprint of the Falcon with printed notes and appears to be a Hasbro presentation.

I love how the cockpit looks like it’s lit up. 

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The back of the folder is pretty bland.

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Unfortunately, there are no markings on it, but it seems genuine to me.

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Millennium Falcon Lanyard

I also bought this light up Millennium Falcon lanyard. I thought that the Falcon itself would be small, but it actually is about seven inches long.

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The face, engines and cockpit all light but, and there’s a small tube through the lanyard to light that too. I haven’t yet removed the protective strip covering the battery.

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Millennium Falcon candy vending machine

My collecting has slowed down somewhat while I take stock of my finances and attempt to clear some of the inevitable credit card debt that comes with a collecting hobby (habit). I bought this candy vending machine on Ebay. I thought it would be a nice addition to my collection.

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It’s about five inches tall, so the Falcon must be about four inches long. As always,  I am pleased that it is the Original Trilogy version.

It has sound effects, too. I have not tried it, yet. As you would expect from a novelty item such as this, there is only detailing on the top and bottom and nothing around the outside. The price on the ticket says $2.98, but had to pay an inflated cost plus shipping to get one t me in the UK. (I really should go to Euro Disney.)

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I am pleased that the candy is still inside. (Best before 2020) 🙂

I wonder if it’s refillable.

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Gentle Giant Millennium Falcon

Rebelscum have posted more coverage of this years San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and I was very pleased to see that Gentle Giant have not one, but two Millennium Falcon prototype statues on display.

The first is the Original Trilogy version, although I can’t really tell if it’s the ANH or the ESB version from this angle. (I have tried looking for other photos, but to no avail.)

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It looks nicely rendered and I’d guess that it’s maybe 14″ long. I wonder if the radar dish is interchangeable with a sequel trilogy version. Either way, this will be a definite addition to my collection.

The second is the Millennium Falcon as we see her in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Again, this looks well rendered and I hope that the escape pod will be detachable.

I’m really looking forward to seeing a painted prototype for both of these as they could be a good alternative to the EFX Falcon for those who missed out, or were unhappy with theirs. I for one am ecstatic about this as I’ve been hoping to add a Gentle giant item to my collection for some time. I expected a book end, but a statue is even better.

I will add to this page as I find out more information.

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