The biggest ever LEGO Star Wars set, 75192 Millennium Falcon, has been unveiled. The Ultimate Collector Series set has had the Internet abuzz with anticipation. Included in the mind-blowing 7,541 pieces are ten figures – or for the pedantic, seven minifigures and three brick based characters.
No-one is going to be spending £649.99 just for the figures – even those fans who patiently part out sets – but it is still important to know which minifigures come with the new set and whether they live up to expectations.
How much fans are pleased to see the Hoth specific minifigures will depend on whether or not they own 10179 Millennium Falcon. Those who do will probably be delighted that the LEGO Group went a different route to the A New Hope crew, whereas those who don’t may have preferred to get farm boy Luke and Ben Kenobi included.
The unique Han Solo minifigure’s highlight is the alternate face expression, that features the goggles he wears when heading outside of the Falcon to remove Mynocks from the ship’s exterior.
It seems about time for an updated Hoth Leia minifigure, so here she is with white, gloved hands completing her perfectly printed Hoth outfit. Like Han, she features the switchable face with breathing gear covering her mouth.
C-3PO and Chewbacca
Han Solo (The Force Awakens)
Wait a minute, this is the same minifigure that appears in 75105 Millennium Falcon and 75180 Rathtar Escape… the more experienced Han Solo included in the box represents the character as seen in The Force Awakens.
Rey, Finn and BB-8
Like the aged Han Solo minifigure, these characters off nothing new from their previous appearances – most recently in 75178 Jakku Quadjumper. BB-8 does not exactly change costume, so the usual version is acceptable here.
These are the most appealing figures in the set by far, as the characters are from The Last Jedi and have never appeared in a LEGO Star Wars set before. But what is completely baffling, is that if this set is based on The Empire Strikes Back and The Last Jedi, why is old Han Solo here, and why are Rey and Finn wearing their The Force Awakens outfits? It seems that the Porgs may have been included purely for the marketing boost, and may appear in a less expensive set by January 2018…