LEGO to Rerelease Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon

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Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon

Billund, Denmark - In a surprising development, The LEGO Group (TLG) announced today that production of The Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon (10179) would recommence later this month. Via a telephone interview with media outlets, Vice President of Manufacturing, Louis Friend said that, "(we) definitely keep an eye on the secondary market and it's just astounding how this set is performing. It just made too much sense to revisit." This announcement comes as quite a surprise to the community as this was one of the few sets ever that TLG had ever actually predicated its departure with a notice of discontinuation. Many collectors are sure to greet this news with skepticism if not animosity as the value of the first run sets is sure to drop with any rerelease. This response from the community, though, was not unforseen by TLG as Louis Friend made sure to point out in the news release. "We do realize what effect this could have on the aftermarket and we did not come to this decision lightly or quickly. That being said, and to quote Spock, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. I have been, and will always be, your friend," writes the VP.

62 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

Now if only they'd do the same with Green Grocer, Cafe Corner and Town Plan......

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By in Germany,

Is this an early April's Fools, or do i have to make room for this monstrosity and prepare the missus for impact? ;-)

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By in United States,

April fools?

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By in United Kingdom,

Ha Ha !!!

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By in Canada,

My heart! Fool's Gold indeed! LOL

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By in United States,

Cruel joke. I already texted a bunch of people before I realized it's probably aprils fools

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By in United States,

Wow, count me as one of the ones taken in by the joke... I was SO excited and now my dreams are dashed...

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By in United States,

If this is a joke it is very cruel. I got so happy till I saw the date. But if it is real I will be picking up a few of them.

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By in Switzerland,

nice...had me for about a minute or two!

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By in Italy,

April's Fool??
If yes,it is a bad joke,and i take my car,i find where this web site is in Europe,and i come to kick you in the A**!!

If no....Very good news....I wait for this!!

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By in New Zealand,

Good one, almost fell for it... :-)

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By in New Zealand,

Oooh, I might be getting my second star wars set after all.

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By in United States,

I hope this isn't an April Fool joke, I really want my dream set to available again even though it's near impossible that I could get one.

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By in Germany,

What a nice April Fools joke. :P I did believe it for a minute, though... :P A give-away is the Dr. Spock reference. Senior management figures don't use such expressions in interviews... :P

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By in France,

I really hate April Fool's day.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hmm... Not sure if it's a joke or not, in Denmark, their time zone is only an hour a head than the UK's.

Probably is though.
At least I still have satisfaction of owning one of the first runs made.

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By in New Zealand,

I still got mine. Box and all. Still, have no need for those nasty stickers. I wish Lego would print them with ucs models (like the nice printed tiles for the recent planets) ...Ah, yes, Its nice, so nice. So sweet, sticker-less and grey....I Might go and have a little play.

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By in China,

You had me until the Spock quote. Cruel, Brickset, cruel :(

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By in Germany,

As we say in Germany:
"April, April!"
:-)))))

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By in United Kingdom,

April Fool's arr the tradition of it...

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By in United Kingdom,

that is one annoying joke. oh well.

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By in United Kingdom,

You... ******'s!

Arrrrrgghhhhhhhhh!

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By in United States,

This joke is not funny! Shame on you! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

LOL, was sat with a smug look on my face when I realised selling my old set for £1,200 last year meant I could get another one.......then I stopped smiling!!! Good April Fools.

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By in Germany,

Had me fooled for a minute, too!
The name Louis Friend seemed a bit too odd, just googled it: apparently it's an anagram used in the Silence of the Lambs" => Louis Friend = iron sulfide = pyrite = (april's) fool gold ;)

Cheers
Frank

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By in Hong Kong,

I wish.... very funny!

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By in United Kingdom,

I must admit it had me fooled until I started reading the comments. Although the value of these sets keeps rising, I would never sell my 1st batch set with unopened certificate.

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By in United Kingdom,

You had me for a minute or two... Well done though, nice idea!

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By in Spain,

I think it's an April fool and any way, the smaller Falcon still exists at this time.

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By in Denmark,

What will yellowcastle do if this is responsible for a crash in the market in the UCS section as people panic sale. Worlds most wanted man by angry collectors

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By in {Unknown country},

A Good one ..... BUT a CRUEL ONE !!!!

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By in Canada,

I was about to get really excited then I realized what day it was.

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By in United States,

Galidor is coming back too.

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By in United States,

This one actually makes sense.

But if it DID come back, I still wouldn't be getting it. :P

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By in United States,

I still don't get this, but I would be shocked if it was really true. It wasn't on the first, though.

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By in United States,

I hope this isn't an April Fool's joke

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By in United States,

yup. Lego have news on a sunday morning.

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By in United States,

April fools jokes shouldn't be so cruel, please joke about less significant things like discovering alien life and the apocalypse.

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By in Italy,

Ha ha,!

I ha te you (jokin' :P ), these are news that provoke strokes :)) .

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By in United States,

Even if it were true.. i would still have trouble stomaching $500

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By in Belgium,

^ 10188 and 10221 are still in production, so why wouldn't you be able to buy them? The UCS MF is out of production years ago.

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By in Canada,

Incredible April Fools joke. I literally just read some of the ThinkGeek April Fools posts before this one, yet I feel for this story hook line and sinker.

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By in United States,

If only they would do this for the 2003 Cloud City. If they did, I swear I would buy 2 of them. So please Lego re-release the Cloud City!!!!!

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By in Netherlands,

Definitly april fools, no official website link.
Good one though!

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By in United States,

I don't like you, AT ALL.

not even funny.

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By in United States,

^ It would be funny, if you had a sense of humor.

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By in United States,

this was rude. I want this set so badly

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By in United States,

I thought this was true and I was about to unload my set on ebay...that would have sucked!....lol

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By in United States,

This was posted on the 31st...

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By in United States,

nope 1st top date

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By in United States,

"Eyewitness reports are coming in from all over the globe as astonished neighbors describe the furious public frothing fits of usually quiet and subdued people. Gnashing, wailing, and rending of garments is widespread, but some have fallen into an eerie catatonia, arrhythmically chanting 1-0-1-7-9-1-0-1 etc. Authorities believe it has something to do with the shocking return of a beloved space ship the victims of this hysteria inexplicably want to stay away. Still others are seen waving $500 in the air begging for the mysterious deity known only as 'Leg Oh' to deliver on its promise..."

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By in Germany,

@Brickarmor: ROFL!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

I agree with Alemas!

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By in United States,

So funny if not real

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By in Australia,

Some brilliant comments, people! Well done!

KernelPanic
Galidor is coming back too.

greg.titcomb
April fools jokes shouldn't be so cruel, please joke about less significant things like discovering alien life and the apocalypse.

Brickarmor
"Eyewitness reports are coming in from all over the globe as astonished neighbors describe the furious public frothing fits of usually quiet and subdued people. Gnashing, wailing, and rending of garments is widespread, but some have fallen into an eerie catatonia, arrhythmically chanting 1-0-1-7-9-1-0-1 etc. Authorities believe it has something to do with the shocking return of a beloved space ship the victims of this hysteria inexplicably want to stay away. Still others are seen waving $500 in the air begging for the mysterious deity known only as 'Leg Oh' to deliver on its promise..."

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By in Canada,

I'd be ok if they re-released the UCS Falcon, but only if they set a price tag of $2,000 or more on it, the actual 'value' as determined by people buying it now a days.

Funny joke though

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