With the new Han Solo movie coming out this summer, there’s a lot of speculation on what the Millennium Falcon will look like for this prequel. There has been a leaked photo showing the Falcon in Blue and White livery, a flatter dish and no mandibles.
I’ll wait to see the movie before I make any final judgement, as this version may still capture my imagination. However my first impression is that it’s too far removed from the Falcon has we saw her in Lucas’s original trilogy, (My trilogy). I’m not a fan, so I doubt if I will collect this version unless there is something new or spectacular to add to my collection.
I am rather hoping that we’ll see her transformed into something we recognise throughout the course of the movie.
Negativity aside, Lego are releasing a set of the new Han Solo Millennium Falcon this April. Rather interestingly, this set’s called the Kessel Run, so it looks like we’ll be witnessing this famous chapter of our favourite Smugglers history.
I may get one of these, If only because Lego is just so awesome. 😎
No idea on how many pieces, size or price point, but I would estimate that it’ll be around £120 retail.
Rebelscum posted these photos from their coverage of the International 2018 Toy Fair.
It looks like a good set. It is interesting to see that the boxy shape between the mandibles is some sort of ship. Much like the Cargo Handler that Kenner prototyped in the 80s. Interesting.
Yah, at first I was shocked and hoped to be fake but it just looked way too good to be fake.
I speculate it either is a cover, like you have them on pickup truck beds or it is a mooring fixture that opens up and down in order to dock with huge cargo, like mentioned in the cross-section book. By the details of the LEGO set, I guess you will be able to dettach it
However, this gives a lot of impact on future conversations such as when Han said “I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself” or Lando said “What have you done to my ship?”
Oh, and who knows, maybe Lando will crash the dish(again but for the first time) because he’s not the best pilot. That would be fun on the “Not a scratch” moment between Han and Lando.