The LEGO Group told fans to ‘Get ready! #LEGOStarWars is assembling its biggest set yet! ? We just can’t wait for October 1st!’ along with a teaser video. But when Facebook fans shared the LEGO Star Wars video, the title was revealed to be ‘MF – UCS MF 15 sec HERO Teaser video’, with UCS MF clearly an acronym for Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon.
4Sci shared a screengrab on Twitter, showing what the Facebook share revealed:
MILLENNIUM FALCON CONFIRMED! WOO! pic.twitter.com/Ra6g07ta8H
— 4Sci (@4Sci_) August 15, 2017
Brick Fanatics has been unable to verify the video’s original title as it appears to have been changed shortly after social media users discovered the information, but other fans on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit also report having seen the revealing title.
With the many rumours that have been swirling this year, including hints provided by a LEGO designer, it is possible that this is not an accident at all – but a piece of viral marketing designed to fuel speculation within the fan community.
10179 Millennium Falcon was released in 2007 and was at the time the largest ever LEGO set to be released. Since then, it has become emblematic of the soaring value of certain retired LEGO sets, increasing in value ten fold.
The Star Wars: The Last Jedi range will launch a month ahead of this new set, on September 1. Brick Fanatics recently gathered all of the 75192 Millennium Falcon rumours so far together in one handy guide.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is due for release on December 14 in the UK and December 15 in the USA.
Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education.
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