In September 2022, a behemoth of the LEGO Star Wars theme turns five years old. The most ambitious of the LEGO Group’s Millennium Falcon models, 75192 Millennium Falcon recreates Han Solo’s legendary freighter at an absolutely unprecedented scale.
The Millennium Falcon is an iconic part of the Star Wars franchise, and has received several different versions in LEGO form. While 75192 Millennium Falcon isn’t the first LEGO Millennium Falcon at this scale, it is the most ambitious – offering both limited interior detail and parts to recreate its sequel trilogy version. It’s also enjoyed an unusually long shelf life, with a current scheduled retirement date of 2024.
Join us as we take a closer look at this phenomenal LEGO set, explore its ins and outs and shed a light on its many innovations.
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon at five
To celebrate 75192 Millennium Falcon turning five years old, we’re looking back across the history, impact and influence of this formidable set. Dive into the latest stories below for everything you need to know about LEGO Star Wars’ biggest set in 2022, or check them all out here.
LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon
|Set name||Price||Pieces||Minifigures||Release date|
|75192 Millennium Falcon||£734.99 / $849.99 / €849.99||7,541||7||September 14, 2017 (VIPs only); October 1, 2017 (general release)|
Few icons from a galaxy far, far away are so inextricably intertwined with the LEGO Star Wars theme as the Millennium Falcon. Since the very first Falcon flew on to shelves in 2000, we’ve been treated to countless interpretations of Han Solo’s freighter at every conceivable scale, from microscale models through to Ultimate Collector Series extravaganzas.
It made absolute sense for 75192 Millennium Falcon to burst through the glass ceilings of LEGO Star Wars budgets and piece counts in 2017, then, shattering previous LEGO records all-round to become the company’s biggest and most expensive set to date. In the five years that have followed, the Falcon’s legacy is undeniable: from the LEGO Group’s focus on adult consumers to its increasingly massive (and wallet-busting) sets, 75192 Millennium Falcon has effectively ushered in a new era of LEGO.
No LEGO Star Wars set has come close to breaching its piece count yet, but 2021’s 75313 AT-AT has at least matched its price, and indeed its ambition. Would that towering walker exist without 75192 Millennium Falcon first proving that LEGO sets can sell with £700 price tags? Probably not. It’s just one example of how the UCS Falcon represents a paradigm shift for the LEGO Group as a whole, and why it’s still worth your attention a half-decade later.
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon history
Star Wars Millennium Falcon LEGO sets take their cues from the ship of the same name, which has featured prominently in the Star Wars franchise. Its first appearance was in 1977’s Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, under the command of smuggler Han Solo and his Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca. The ship is designed to carry cargo across the galaxy, although Han tends to use it as a smuggling vessel.
As the original Star Wars film trilogy progresses, the Millennium Falcon is used in service of the Alliance to restore the Republic – commonly known as the Rebel Alliance – which seeks to topple the Galactic Empire. The ship’s onboard armaments and powerful hyperdrive allow it to take part in many dogfights and daring escapes. The Falcon survives to the sequel trilogy (albeit with some modifications and a change in ownership) and an earlier incarnation appears in Solo: A Star Wars Story as well.
Despite its importance in Star Wars (and the popularity of the LEGO Star Wars theme), a Millennium Falcon LEGO model wouldn’t arrive for some time after its first on-screen appearance. The LEGO Star Wars theme debuted in 1999 to accompany the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, with the first Millennium Falcon LEGO set (7190 Millennium Falcon) following in 2000. Since then more than two dozen LEGO Millennium Falcon sets have appeared, in every conceivable scale.
LEGO 75192 Millennium Falcon arrived in 2017, and remains the most impressive model of the ship to date in LEGO form. The set is part of the Ultimate Collector Series product collection, which recreates LEGO Star Wars ships, characters and locations with larger part counts and higher detail than usual.
The ship actually appeared in this product collection a decade prior, via 10179 Millennium Falcon (above). This LEGO UCS Millennium Falcon remains an impressive tribute to the vessel, with a striking profile and inventive parts usage. That said, several parts of it look pretty crude by today’s standards. It also lacks any interior detail besides the cockpit.
As such, the arrival of an updated version was always to be expected. Despite its large size, difficulties with transport and three-figure price point, LEGO 75192 Millennium Falcon remains a hotly anticipated model and the holy grail of many a LEGO fan.
LEGO Star Wars 75192 Millennium Falcon set
75192 Millennium Falcon is a significant step up from its predecessor. While it’s very similar in scale to 10179 Millennium Falcon (measuring 21cm high, 84cm long and 56cm wide), the new version uses 7,541 pieces. In contrast, the original uses 5,197 – a difference of around 2,300.
Since it was released in the wake of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, 75192 Millennium Falcon pays tribute to both the original and sequel trilogies. Each era boasts a different set of characters, and a few parts of the Falcon can swapped out to reflect its long history.
The exterior of this Star Wars LEGO Millennium Falcon captures the shape of the freighter with impressive accuracy. Its hull is covered with various small elements (like phone handsets, bars, and even caterpillar tracks) to represent various mechanical details. Naturally, all the main features of the ship (like its maintenance bays, docking rings, and glowing blue drive exhaust) are preserved.
To shift the Falcon from its original trilogy guise to its sequel trilogy guise, you can replace its round rectenna dish with a rectangular one. However, since this is subsequently replaced by a round one in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, an argument can be made for either. The set also includes two much smaller builds. These depict enhanced tractor beam projectors, and sit on top of the mandibles.
Other notable exterior features include a working boarding ramp, a deployable blaster cannon (which appears in A New Hope) and landing gear. This cannot be retracted, although this isn’t exactly a model for swooshing around. In fact, the instructions include a diagram on how to pick it up safely.
Four interior sections of the Falcon can be accessed by removing exterior assemblies. Unlike most LEGO Falcons, the ship’s cockpit is large enough to hold four minifigures (as well as a porg if you’re a sequel trilogy fan). Printed elements are used to represent the cockpit’s various consoles and readouts.
Removing the hull plates on one side reveals the main cargo hold and engine room. The former includes familiar features like a dejarik table (complete with seating) and a computer console. There’s also a stickered element depicting one of the Falcon’s curving hallways.
The engine room includes the hyperdrive, a cargo compartment and two escape pod hatches. The cargo compartment’s hatch can be removed to recreate Rey and Finn’s attempt at concealment in The Force Awakens, although it’s not large enough to properly hide a minifigure. Another section of the engine room can accommodate Han and Leia, allowing you to recreate their conversation in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Finally, the panel atop the Millennium Falcon can be removed to access the gunner station. This includes a small, detailed seat for a minifigure to sit in, although there’s no counterpart beneath the ship.
The minifigure selection focuses on The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens – two movies where the Falcon has a prominent part to play. For the former movie Chewbacca, Leia, C-3PO and a middle-aged Han Solo are included. This Han and Leia are particularly desirable, as each one includes an alternate expression with a breathing mask. This references their unwitting journey into the mouth of an exogorth.
A single, brick-built mynock accompanies these minifigures, and can be positioned outside the Falcon. These creatures live inside the mouth of the exogorth, and the LEGO version serves as a nice nod to the scene.
The Force Awakens features minifigures of Rey, Finn, BB-8 and an older Han Solo (Chewbacca is, presumably, suitable for either time period). A pair of porgs is also included. These birds first appear in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and take a liking to the Falcon, with a few making their home aboard it.
Like other LEGO sets of this type, a display plaque is included. This features information on its in-universe characteristics like its manufacturer, length and weapons systems.
In short, it’s a fully-featured LEGO set (albeit with a few compromises here and there). Such a large set naturally means a large price tag; the set’s current RRP is £734.99 / $849.99 / €849.99. As such, LEGO Star Wars 75192 Millennium Falcon is a LEGO set for the true diehard Star Wars fan only.
LEGO 75192 Millennium Falcon Black Friday deals
If you want to take some of the sting out of 75192 Millennium Falcon’s price, check back around Black Friday, when we’ll bring you all the best discounts from retailers across the web. The set has been a regular contender in LEGO Black Friday sales in years past, and we’re expecting some great LEGO Black Friday deals on the set this year, too.