Production stops for set 10179-1: Millennium FalconPosted by brickapolis, 30 Oct 2009 16:53Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon10179-1 Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series 2007 ©2007 LEGO GroupToday, LEGO announced that it has stopped production of set 10179 Millennium Falcon™. They're still available from Shop at Home, but not for long I suspect. 42 comments on this article By CheeseyBricks in United Kingdom, 30 Oct 2009 17:11Shame, I'd always dreamed I'd get the Millennium Falcon some day. Nevermind, now it'll have to stay a dream... By chrisdog121411 in United States, 30 Oct 2009 17:34If your old enough there's always Bricklink (only lego buying/selling website) By jumper3485 in United States, 30 Oct 2009 17:43I wonder why? But people can STILL buy it from other sites. Like ebay. why did they stop it! :-( By james3426 in United States, 30 Oct 2009 18:14I am with CheeseyBricks. I was thinking I would get it some day. Oh well, the Republic Attack Gunship looks like it is becoming similar now. And jumper3485, I think they are stopping it because it takes a lot of money to make them. By iabstract in United States, 30 Oct 2009 18:22Just got the email for this. Glad I ordered mine some time back. The email also said you can get it with free shipping while it's available, which is a decent deal.I'll be curious to see how much this one eventually goes for on eBay and Bricklink. Hard to see it having the appreciation of the last Falcon (2004 had an MSRP of $100, but goes for $200-$400 on eBay) given how expensive this one already is. By legowiz102 in United States, 30 Oct 2009 18:43Just got the email for this, luckily I bought mine some time back. By Batmaniam in Canada, 30 Oct 2009 18:54WHAT!! That is crazy! I wonder why, maybe they will make an even larger ship, like a Super Star Destroyer, that would be cool. By GameOn99 in United States, 30 Oct 2009 18:58Better get em' now, the same people that got rogue shadow are gonna sweep these up in three days, max.Batmaniam: maybe, hopefully not as expensive, I would like to own the set with the most pieces without breaking the piggybank, always a sad thing to do. I bet it will be something other the star wars theme. By HobbesFan08 in United States, 30 Oct 2009 20:28cost of making a 4000 peice set is probobly expensive! wouldnt be surpised if other large sets followed By iabstract in United States, 30 Oct 2009 20:59I would guess it's the overall cost of the set that's prohibitive and have kept people from purchasing it. Most of the pieces involved are fairly standard pieces, so I can't imagine it's that much more to manufacture from a parts standpoint. They already have a few large sets right now with the Death Star. I would like to see a Super Star Destroyer at some point, though I certainly wouldn't want to pay more than I did for the MF. By jonbuddy in United States, 30 Oct 2009 21:40But think about it guys (and possibly girls), the production must've cost Lego a FORTUNE. Just like HobbesFan08 said. By GameOn99 in United States, 31 Oct 2009 01:25jonbuddy/HobbesFan08: not really, probably about $60 which is nothing to them. Like heabstract said, hahaha just kidding, but really, like iabstarct said, most are regular pieces, there's just a bunch of detail. Has anyone even seen the inside? Is it detailed? Guys, this is not a big deal, maybe they'll make a DVTF (Darth Vader's TIE Fighter) set that can fit 25 vaders and is even more detailed. calm down.................I'm still rooting for the castle. By Dentarthurdent in Australia, 31 Oct 2009 04:01Finally. It is moments like this that make my life worth living. By OhioBobcat555 in United States, 31 Oct 2009 04:47It will be back. I would bet a few of my sets on it. Not too many though! Seriously though I would imagine that as long as Star Wars is greatly popular and Lego has the ability to sell Star Wars products, it will return one day. By StealthNinja999 in United Kingdom, 31 Oct 2009 05:09There is a shop near me that sells them for £100 each, brand new in box. By goldfish in United Kingdom, 31 Oct 2009 05:27I doubt these are available at £100 when they are £349 from Lego. On a related point about deleted Lego sets, I have noticed there seems to be a whole cottage industry on ebay of deleted and older lego sets being sold at increased prices. I don't have a problem with this, as I suppose it is people giving the market what they want. Does anybody have any thoughts on this? I have a lot of sealed lego sets in my collection, and it makes me wonder if I should stick a lot of them in the loft for 5 years and watch them appreciate at a greater rate than my actual home. lol. Does seem luck of the draw a bit on how the value of certain sets appreciate though. For instance, Cloud City has gone ballistic if you want a MISB set, yet some of the smaller sets, like the landspeeder etc, you can still get for not much more than the original price. Same with Harry Potter, where sets like the Castles, and the Shrieking Shack are very expensive and routinely go for over £150 if they come up mint. By DrDaveWatford in United Kingdom, 31 Oct 2009 06:18goldfish, you're right - it's almost impossible to predict which sets will rocket in value and which won't. I've spent the last year trying to complete my Lego Star Wars collection, and I've been astonished at how expensive some older sets are now, and how relatively cheap others are. I think that the number of minifigs in the set is one factor, and also the rarity of the minifigs in the set. It's one reason why Cloud City sells for such elevated prices I think - the unique Boba Fett with the printed legs, Lando etc.. The set itself isn't particularly exciting, but the minifigs push up the price. Same with Imperial Inspection which is frankly no great shakes - you can buy the shuttle alone for a fraction of the price. It's the number of figures, and particularly the stormies with the printed legs, that push up the price. I'm not specifically a minifig collector, so it's been frustrating having to pay huge sums for a set just because the minifigs are in demand. Still, that's how it goes, and I have to confess that I like the figs, even though the actual building experience and the models themselves is the main reason I buy up all these sets.If I had more space at home I'd buy a couple of the last UCS MFs and store them MISB somewhere safe with a view to selling them one day. Same with the Death Star which I think is a 100% guaranteed future classic - definitely my favourite set, and one to make the minifig collectors excited as well due to the huge number of figures.I don't read much into Lego discontinuing the MF - they do it with all the sets eventually, and the MF has been around longer than most. I have a feeling that we'll never see another Star Wars set as big again, however - it's a one-off. I predict that Lego will increasingly focus on the playsets such as Venator, the new Tantive IV, Home One, Endor etc. from now on which have minifigs. I think we've seen the last of the huge, spectacular "realistic" sets like the MF, UCS Imperial Star Destroyer, UCS X-Wing, UCS Y-Wing, UCS Blockade Runner etc.:-( By StealthNinja999 in United Kingdom, 31 Oct 2009 07:04The shop wasnt selling any and they had to get rid of them, they kept reducing the price and now they're selling them for £100. By keithkram in United Kingdom, 31 Oct 2009 07:32Supply and Demand, Lego Sets always have a short shelf life, so once they are discontinued the price will go up if people still want them. And yes I think its down to the minifigs in the Star Wars sets, I collect Minifigs and have had to pay a lot of money for the older rarer ones. I dont think the UCS MF will go up in price as its overpriced for the standard parts and not so rare minifigs. But I may be wrong and they may go up in price, but if people can not afford £350 now to buy one, I doubt they will pay much more in the future. Now do I buy a couple and put them in storage just in case I am wrong.btw, I tried to order one and you dont get free shipping in the UK? By DrDaveWatford in United Kingdom, 31 Oct 2009 10:45Which shop is that, stealthninja ? By bluemoose in United Kingdom, 31 Oct 2009 10:46This set is a LEGO Direct exclusive - AFAIK it's only ever been available from LEGO Store on-line & LEGO stores (other than people selling-on sets they've bought). It's been out for a little over 2 years, which is a little longer than most LEGO sets, but shorter than many of the other exclusive UCS sets. They have still been selling a few per month in the UK LEGO Brand Stores, at full price, which is good for such an expensive set. By eddy847 in United States, 31 Oct 2009 11:10apparently, it will be available October 19 through 11:59pm EST December 6, 2009, so you can still get it in time for christmas. By StealthNinja999 in United Kingdom, 31 Oct 2009 11:39@DrDaveWatford, some small shop in Bournemouth, not well known. I doupt they would have any left anyway. By supertails387 in United States, 31 Oct 2009 14:26(apologies to bluemoose, you will soon see why) before this gets out of hand, brickset is not a discussion forum, if you want to discuss something with other brickset members, visit the tabletown forums, (now I am kicking myself for having to look for bluemoose's comments, Just to find out how discussion is spelled, =P =) ) By Hammerman405 in United States, 31 Oct 2009 14:57Darn....why so soon????? By Obi-wan Legobi in United States, 31 Oct 2009 15:22These big ship sets usually don't last. I just hope that they don't do this to the Death Star. By VWBeetle1626 in Poland, 31 Oct 2009 16:46It's great set, but... it have SO HIGH price. If I will have money for Lego Exclusive I won't buy this set, I'll buy other Exclusive. By bluemoose in United Kingdom, 31 Oct 2009 17:09Keep it on topic folks - the topic strictly being that production of the UCS Falcon has ceased.[EDIT] Guys, *you* don't get to decide what is "on topic" & what isn't. Ranting about the impending doom of Lego because they've just retired a set, something that happens to all sets sooner or later, is NOT 'on topic'.[EDIT] This is not a discussion forum; if you don't like Lego's policies, talk to them about it. By GameOn99 in United States, 01 Nov 2009 00:51where did you guys find out about this??? By brickapolis in United States, 01 Nov 2009 01:50Many thanks to bluemoose for keeping up with the comments here. As for where I found out about this: Lego notified all S@H costumers about it through e-mail. Follow the link in the post to see what the message I got looked like. By christian builder of men in United States, 01 Nov 2009 01:42WHAT? Thats crazy! I wanted one for my birthday! By voyanui8768 in United Kingdom, 01 Nov 2009 02:16I reckon lego have stopped selling it because theyve probably only sold about 2 sets and its not worth them carrying on. By iabstract in United States, 01 Nov 2009 09:22@GameOn99:The interior of the MF is purely framing for the structure; there isn't any detail. By OuterRimTradingCo. in Australia, 01 Nov 2009 10:19Sad news to see the retirement of a great set, but hopefully this will allow the introduction of something new in the same UCS theme. I'm glad I have already acquired mine, and for the interest of Bluemoose K-Mart Australia had an extremely limited number of these available in a catalogue sale for about $200 off the RRP in 2008... By bluemoose in United Kingdom, 01 Nov 2009 10:43Thanks for the info about it being available at retail in Australia, I'll file that away for future reference :-) By basefoot in United States, 01 Nov 2009 13:16good thing I got mine when they came out. I got the 8,998 one. By darthdc in United Kingdom, 02 Nov 2009 10:40If they do another UCE, the Slave I would be a great model - especially if they do the wings correct. A model of Executor would be great but not if its on the same scale as the ISD - it would end up having around 20,000 pieces. By GameOn99 in United States, 02 Nov 2009 11:40Thanks iabstract. See, no detail on the inside, not hard to produce. it could be done. I hope the next UCS if there will even be one, will not break or match the record for most expensive set ever. By talorien in United States, 02 Nov 2009 14:07To me this set was always a failure. It is huge and perfectly to scale but terribly fragile. Additionally, with almost zero interior detail it is a shadow of the previous MF model that now goes for almost as much as this one. Since it is SO large, it is impressive as a table model, but I am always a sucker for playability and detail over size. Since this set going out of production, I hope it is to make way for new, more exciting sets that we can all afford. P.S. The Star Wars Death Star is the best set ever. If you can buy it you should get it. By rfheli in United States, 02 Nov 2009 15:47What happened to the drawing where Lego were going to give away 5 of the low number serial numbered sets? I am pretty sure I entered my name for that, but I have not seen who they went to.edit: this was the news story here from May when the poster of Star Wars minifigs was available: http://www.brickset.com/news/article/?ID=287 By apustow in United Kingdom, 02 Nov 2009 17:06I have never even considered getting any UCS of star wars vehicles, mainly because i am more into the ones of the prequel movies (Except the AT-AT!!!). the sooner they stop production of older models, the sooner newer ones arrive to replace it.I hope they bring out something from them (such as the AT-TE, AAT, MTT, Tribubble bongo [look that one up on wiki], Separatist ships) loads to choose from. By ShatteredGnome in United States, 08 Nov 2009 14:40I dreamed of getting this set one day, but it looks like they're going to be gone soon. Too bad. This one really didn't last long, did it? The Imperial Star Destroyer was out for, like, 8 years or so before they dicontinued it. Commenting has ended on this article.