LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon rides around New York for May the Fourth

To celebrate May the Fourth, the LEGO Group is offering commuters a ride to work in the Millennium Falcon.

With Star Wars day an ever growing event on May the Fourth, the LEGO Group has built a Microfighters style upsized Millennium Falcon around a pedicab, Space reports. Anyone passing in New York who happens to be passing by can take a free ride around Manhattan’s Bryant Park in the unique vehicle, perhaps seeing if they can beat the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

This recreation of the iconic Millennium Falcon measures 9 by 6 feet (2.7 by 1.8 metres), requires a cyclist and can seat two passengers. It took 396 hours to put over 20,000 bricks together to bring the not-so-micro Microfighters starship to life.

LEGO Star Wars pedicab

Rides are running from 9am (EDT) until 7pm (EDT), on a first come first served basis, and last ten minutes. Departures are from Sixth Avenue between 40th and 41st streets, with Chewbacca also set to be hanging around for photo opportunities.

Plenty of promotions are currently running to celebrate Star Wars day at the official LEGO website, including 20% off selected LEGO Star Wars sets, so anyone who has not yet purchased last year’s Ultimate Collector Series 75144 Snowspeeder can get a good deal on that. Today also sees the launch of the latest Ultimate Collector Series release, 75181 Y-wing Starfighter, that recreates the memorable bomber using an eye watering 1967 pieces.

These May the Fourth LEGO Star Wars promotions promotions will run until Sunday, May 6, with 40288 BB-8 available until that date or while stocks last.


Graham was the 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. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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