Rob’s UCS Millennium Falcon project.


There’s a guy on Rebelscum called btoTHeg who has started a project to put together Lego’s UCS Millennium Falcon by buying individual bits and pieces. Yes, that’s correct, A 5, 000 piece Lego model built by individual purchases of individual brick. A truly unique project, i think you’ll agree, and a worthy one. Natually, i’m fascinated by it and really wish him the best of luck. So far, he’s managed to get approximately 75% of the pieces so far. That’s no small feat IMO. That said, those last pieces will be a bitch to get together. I’ll post a new list when i get it. 🙂

Now, if anyone would like to donate some Lego pieces to this cause, (maybe you’ve had an extra piece or perhaps had your one destroyed or damaged and isn’t quite sure what to do with the rest of it 🙂 ) Please let me know and we’ll see if we can pass these bits on.

I shall keep you posted on Rob’s progress as i hear it. Anyway, here’s a list of items still to source.

Well, Rob has managed to track down all the pieces and can now start putting it together. WOW i have to say that i didn’t think that he’d do it, but i’m very pleased to see that he has. Well done Rob, i applaud you. 🙂

Click on the link below to Robs page on the Rebelscum forums detailing his build. 🙂

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=4330814&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=93&fpart=2#Post4470935#4330814

About mffanrodders

A keen Star Wars collector since 1977, my collection focus seems to have taken on a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship. Why the Millennium Falcon? No one else seemed to have one at the time and it was fair to say that i had difficulty resisting the higher end models. My friend, icruise from Rebelscum has a superb blog for his Jabba the Hutt collection, I thought that i'd start this blog to chart my own collection of Millennium Falcon related collectibles as it increases.
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11 Responses to Rob’s UCS Millennium Falcon project.

  1. Rob says:

    Thanks for featuring my “little” project Rodders. Beginning to think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew so any help is greatly appreciated!

    • mffanrodders says:

      Oh, you are without a doubt mental for trying to take this on. 🙂

      Still, what an amazing project. I shall do whay i can and i really hope that this goes well.

  2. btoTHeg says:

    Just wanted to say justabigkid from Rebelscum has donated over 500 pieces!!! Thanks very much, your donation is very much appreciated. I’ve now got only a little over 1900 pieces to go!

  3. btoTHeg says:

    Now got all the pieces I need, let the build commence!

  4. Josh Capistrant says:

    You’re not the only one. I’m trying to put one together too. My son is just nuts about the set. It will be a cool surprise for him someday, If I do it. btoTHeg, if you have any advice or sources, I’d love a little info.

  5. Rob says:

    Hi Josh, most of the parts were from Bricklink. My main tip is that there are a lot of pieces that are part of the infrastructure which are not visible when the Falcon is built. Some of the “official” colours are quite expensive per piece so by going for a different colour then the cost drops drastically.

    Also as you buy the parts check if the Sellers have a smaller amount than you need of the parts you have left to buy and put them in with the order to save on postage. These are part-orders and believe me when I say it makes life alot easier (and cheaper)

  6. Josh Capistrant says:

    Thanks Rob, I’m sitting down tonight with 10 new gallons of random….There just ain’t enough grey. Wow. I’m getting a good bite out of this though. I appreciate the advice. What was the hardest/absolutely cannot find stuff? I’m thinking there’s no way to find that big dark red piece.

  7. btoTHeg says:

    The Dark Red 6 x 14 plate is easy to get hold of and all of the parts are relatively easy / cheap(ish) to get. The only part which is super hard to get hold of for a decent price is the Light Bluish Gey Mast Rigging Long 28 x 4. These things are £10 each!!!! and you need 2!!!! I went for the Black Mast rigging, £0.37 for the 2 pieces I needed, might not be the right colour but I’ll get round to replacing it sometime 🙂

    Also when buying the Light Bluish Gray Hose, Rigid 3mm pieces the longer ones are actually cheaper than the ones designed for the Falcon so go for those as they are really easy to cut to size using a craft knife.

    I will be posting detailed build photos including all the alternate parts used however this will not be till the New Year as the Senate has decreed that I will not have the time until then.

    Rob (btoTHeg)

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