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Believe it or not, LEGO might not be around today if it weren't for Star Wars. It was in the late 90s that sluggish sales threatened to shutter the decades old Danish toy company until the Lucasfilm license proved that Star Wars and LEGO were two great tastes that tasted great together. Now, LEGO is set to celebrate the December release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with its single biggest set to date. Featuring 7,541 pieces and an $800 price tag, a new Millennium Falcon set celebrates the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Check it out.
Measuring 33 inches long, 22 inches wide and standing eight inches tall when fully completed, the new Millennium Falcon bests the last largest LEGO set by more than a 1,000 pieces. You can see additional images of the fully built Falcon over at. You can take another look at the set, below.
The new Millennium Falcon set boasts a detailed interior and quite a few minifigures. Master Builders can replicate The Empire Strikes Back's famous space slug belly sequence with Han, Leia, Chewie, C-3PO and even a parasitic Mynock. If you'd rather play in the world of the new trilogy, though, you're also supplied with The Force Awakens version of Han alongside Rey, Finn, BB-8 and even a few porgs from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The new Millennium Falcon claims the biggest LEGO set ever title from a 5,992 Taj Mahal set that was released in 2008. Before that, the number one biggest set was actually an earlier, smaller version of the Falcon. It clocked in at 5,195 pieces and, retired some time ago, now goes for quite a bit on the secondary market. Since this new set appears to be an upgrade all around, it's likely that anyone looking to unload the previous LEGO Falcon version may have missed their opportunity.
On the list of LEGO's biggest sets ever, Star Wars is very represented. There is already a 3,803 piece Death Star, a 2,396 piece Sandcrawler and both regular and Super Star Destroyer sets that hit 3,096 and 3,152 pieces, respectively. LEGO has also released massive sets for other licensed movie properties. Recently, the company released a 2,996 piece S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as a 4,634 piece Ghostbusters firehouse.
Not only does this new set allow fans to recreate their favorite Star Wars moments, it doubles as a LEGO Movie set. A LEGO Millennium Falcon makes a memorable appearance in the Phil Lord and Chris Miller film with Will Arnett's Batman stealing the Falcon's Hyperdrive unit. Unfortunately, the massive upcoming set does not seem to include a Lando Calrissian minifigure despite Billy Dee Williams' clever cameo in the 2014 release. With the still-untitled Han Solo movie less than a year away, it's a bit surprising that LEGO isn't holding off a little longer to deliver this ginormous new Falcon design.
While Han Solo might claim that the Millennium Falcon "may not look like much" in A New Hope, it's hard to say the same thing about this new LEGO version. It looks every bit as massive and detailed as it should. A price tag of $800 is still pretty steep, though, and you could buy quite a few LEGO ships for that price, including a significantly smaller 1,329 piece version of the Falcon that retails for $125. But who's gonna build it, kid? You?