Return of the Millennium Falcon?

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Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon

Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon

©2007 LEGO Group

10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon represents the core of the enormous LEGO Star Wars range and was released in 2007 to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars. Now, ten years later it seems increasingly likely that an updated version of the famous freighter will soon be announced before becoming available in September.

This news will be well received by many, including myself, as the original UCS Millennium Falcon remains very popular today and accordingly demands an exceptionally high price on the secondary market. However, the standard of updated Ultimate Collector's Series sets has been fairly mixed as while some represent a considerable improvement, others advance very little. Improving upon the tremendous 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon presents a particularly difficult challenge but I think there is the potential for some exciting innovation.

Minifigures:

The minifigure selection seems sure to be updated. 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon included Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and Obi-Wan Kenobi, representing most of the occupants of the vessel in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope but excluding R2-D2 and C-3PO. It seems certain that all seven of those characters will appear in a new model, perhaps alongside Lando Calrissian and Nien Numb, the latter of whom would be making his minifigure debut! I would also be very pleased to see Lieutenant Blount to accompany General Cracken who first appeared in 75050 B-wing, although this seems unlikely given their relative obscurity.

Perhaps versions of Han and Leia wearing their cold weather fatigues from The Empire Strikes Back will be included too. I would be glad of an updated Leia minifigure as six years have passed since the most recent edition was released and there is scope for significant improvement. A few characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will presumably appear as well. An older version of Han Solo along with Rey, Finn and BB-8 would be required and might feature a couple of new printed designs to differentiate them from previously released minifigures, much like Boba Fett from 75060 Slave I.

Display:

10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon is displayed with its landing gear extended. These structures are quite fragile on the original model so I would expect to see that improved upon, assuming a new Millennium Falcon also included landing pads. It would be wonderful to see them retract into the hull but that seems very unlikely so seven removable legs would be fine in my opinion.

However, it would also be nice to display the Millennium Falcon in flight so a display stand, complete with the standard Ultimate Collector's Series plaque, could make a great addition to the set. The substantial weight of such a large model may make this difficult but I think a sturdy Technic stand could be created for the purpose. The designer might even include multiple stands supporting different areas of the craft, perhaps allowing you to display the model at a dynamic angle like 75144 Snowspeeder!

Exterior:

The Millennium Falcon appears famously scruffy throughout the Star Wars saga, with hastily applied armour plates covering innumerable modifications and additional systems. I think this chaotic exterior was recreated very effectively on the original model but there is still room for improvement, particularly where the joints between plates are concerned. A few unsightly gaps are present in certain areas of 10179, due primarily to the limited selection of angled plates which were in production before 2007.

A much wider range of angled plates is available today and I anticipate a more authentic exterior as a result, with fewer gaps between different sections of the hull. It should also have been easier to include many more mechanical details as LEGO's current parts palette includes a vast array of modified tiles and clips ideal for greebling. Hopefully the designer has taken full advantage of the extensive reference material available for the Millennium Falcon so will have focused attention on even the subtlest details.

Rectenna:

A large rectenna is situated on the port side of the Millennium Falcon and this was effectively recreated using a uniquely printed 10x10 dish in 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon. I am sure a similar element will be used on the updated model and hope that a shorter component, perhaps a 2x2 truncated cone, will represent the emitter in the centre as the 2007 version employs a 2x2x2 cone which is considerably too long.

Furthermore, I am confident that a rectangular rectenna will be included to represent the vessel as it appears in The Force Awakens. This might only occupy about 100 pieces and would provide a perfect opportunity to customise the Falcon depending on whether you wish to display the ship as it appears in the Original Trilogy or the Sequel Trilogy. Some further external differences are visible between the two trilogies but it seems unlikely that the subtler changes will be depicted. Personally, I think an alternative rectenna would be sufficient.

Cockpit:

The unusual shape of the Millennium Falcon's cockpit module presents a challenge for the designer of a model at any scale and I think the entirely brick-built version from 10179 is very impressive. However, the absence of glass between the window panes is unfortunate and the accuracy of the forward viewport could certainly be improved upon so I expect to see a newly printed 6x6 dish included at the front.

Excellent though the brick-built cockpit is, a couple of large printed elements could represent the shape more accurately. This might disappoint some people but seems quite probable to me, particularly since a seemingly ideal component has just been introduced in 70616 Ice Tank. A pair of 5x10x6 conical panels would be perfect, allowing plenty of room for a detailed interior and ensuring the utmost authenticity when viewed from the exterior.

Interior:

10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon includes very little interior detail, with four seats and a few control panels in the cockpit as well as gunner positions for a couple of minifigures in the centre of the model. There is definitely the potential to improve upon this aspect of the Millennium Falcon, most notably in the cockpit where more accurate flight controls and details on the rear walls are vital.

However, much of the interior remains unexplored in a UCS model and I would be very excited to see more detail inside. The lounge area is very well known and has appeared in several smaller versions of the Millennium Falcon so might also be present in a larger scale model. A section of the hull could be removed to reveal the dejarik table, some seats and the maintenance bay briefly occupied by Rey, Finn and BB-8 during The Force Awakens. Any additional interior such as sections of the corridor or the medical bay would be delightful, although including too much internal space might compromise the stability of the model.

Functions:

The Ultimate Collector's Series range should be focused upon accuracy and display value above all else but some play features are welcome, assuming they do not interfere with the appearance of a model. 75144 Snowspeeder struck a perfect balance in my opinion and I hope a new Millennium Falcon will do the same. The original model included a lowering boarding ramp and articulated quad laser cannons which are a necessity for the updated design but a few new features would also be very welcome.

For instance, I would love to see a deployable Ax-108 blaster cannon slung beneath the Millennium Falcon. The model might also take inspiration from 75144 Snowspeeder by including moving seats as the quad laser cannon turrets change direction, much like the control yoke which moves in conjunction with the harpoon launcher on the Snowspeeder.


Updating and improving upon a beloved model is very challenging but I think there is room for considerable improvement over certain areas of 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon. I would therefore not be at all surprised to see some of the changes described here appear in an updated UCS Millennium Falcon, particularly if the increased piece count which is rumoured is to be believed. I very much look forward to seeing official images of the model, assuming it does indeed exist, that is!

What are you hoping to see in a new Ultimate Collector's Series Millennium Falcon? Let us know in the comments.

88 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Darn it! You made me think it was confirmed! :P

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By in United Kingdom,

I bet we're going to see lots of key build changes that'll completely alter the set's loo-

*remembers last year's UCS Death Star*

Oh. Right.

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By in United States,

Nice article, I don't buy the UCS sets but I can see why they are well received.

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By in United States,

@Ayliffe: I'm afraid of that too, but at the same time, they're hyping this one up way more than the second death star, so it seems more likely to be really different from the first one.

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By in United Kingdom,

The one thing I hope is added is a way from the boarding ramp to the cockpit, that and maybe a lounge somewhere in the ship without compromising the model strength would make me happy :)

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By in Australia,

It would surely be a sequel trilogy design and minifigure range this time. Old Han & Chewy, Rey, Finn and BB8, and the new rectangular radar dish. Hopefully it will be more than just a rehash, and a reinvention of the design. Possibly incorporating play elements and detailed interiors. Time will tell...

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By in Belgium,

The hype is real! :)

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By in Belgium,

I really hope they will give it a proper interior full of nifty details everywhere... The Ghostbusters Headquarters has spoilt me XD

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm hoping LEGO will have mercy on us all and sell any UCS Falcon for no more than £200.

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By in Netherlands,

It will probably also include a load of stickers

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By in United States,

@Terry Wright

I wouldn't hold my breath to see lego competing with lepin pricing :)

And when mentioning lepin, they have so many mf ucs sales on ebay it is insane, maybe that motivated lego to re-release this set.

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By in United States,

@Terry Wright. Any UCS Falcon at that price would not be worth buying, considering the System scale Falcon is nearly $150. The rumored price of $799 gives me hope that the new Falcon will be larger and more detailed than 10179. The supposed box shown on social media seems to confirm this.

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By in Belgium,

$799??? who the f is paying that much money for a TOY???
250€ is a 'magical limit' for me for any set (CHILDRENS TOY!!!)

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By in United States,

@tomenadi

I will buy it a year after launch as then some discounts will be available.

Funny thing is that lego will totally destroy resale value of 10179 and this new version will be sold in such amount that it will never reach remotely similar value of the old one.

As for who will buy it- folks that were too young 10 years ago to afford it and resellers hoping for some value increase once set becomes discontinued.

But indeed, with such pricing I anticipate lepin keeping their sales strong.

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By in France,

Are we really sure of the price?
I was dreaming of this set for ages but with such a pricing (almost as expensive as a modern smartphone), I'm still wondering what I'm gonna do...

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By in United Kingdom,

I still think it will be a full UCS Cloud City. That box looks about 1.5 times the size of the Death Star to me.

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By in Finland,

I just wish it would hurry up and be released, putting an end to the countless speculation articles.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think no more than £499. LEGO knows there is a limit on its pricing, and also understands the concept behind selling at cost or near to cost. They will be trying to lure in new Lego fans through the publicity gained. I hope!

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By in Sweden,

@Venunder if you use photoshop you can see the cockpit of the mf behind the white blanket.

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By in United States,

Needs spring shooters

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By in United States,

Love to see this come back in a big way! First...I hope the price doesn't jump tooooo much ;) I'm guessin' it'll be like a $600 set tops. I can't see them hitting the $700 range.
My wish list would be (IF they do hit that $700 mark)...
-landing gear that retracts.
-a sturdy but detailed display stand (w/terrain for example, a desert terrain, a moon/asteroid surface, etc). Should be able to display it in flight, tilted.
-ALL graphics PRINTED (I've written Lego a couple times requesting this on high price, high end product)
-holographic/trans colored nano figs for the chess table.
-light-up functions especially for the engines.
-Wind screen for cockpit.
-Swap out elements to display as classic Millenium Falcon and current Force Awakens Falcon.
-Figures from original movie and current...so like original Luke, Han, Chewy, Leia, C-3P0, R2-D2, Obi-Wan, then older Han, Leia, Luke, Chewy, Rey, Finn, BB-8, and why not a Nien Numb, Lando and even 2 Mynocks plus Hoth Han, Hoth Leia with their respirator accessories.

I can dream can't I? ;)

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By in United States,

^i guess you are being sarcastic? I don't mind spring loaded missiles as long as the tails aren't in plain sight.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is rumoured to be a £799 set... so can't see where people think that it will be sub £200 are coming from.

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By in United States,

With 10179 used prices already plummeting (as I saw couple sales ending at ~1000 used) we just might be able to purchase original one for similar price as new model will cost.

Btw 799£ is really a lot but I have no doubt that it will have solid sale numbers.

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By in New Zealand,

^ Wouldn't it be great if the one thing that they *don't* update is the price?

I don't think anyone could begrudge a reasonable increase in line with inflation, but if the "updated" Death Star is any sort of guide the it's clear TLG have lost the plot completely.

Unless they throw in Neymar for free. And not as a minifig....

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By in United Kingdom,

A £200 UCS falcon? You've absolutely no chance!!! Triple that might get you somewhere near unless you buy Lepin.

One thing that 10179 didn't have that this needs is numbered bags!!! I'd also like a detailed interior, a display stand and a good minifig selection. A piece count of more than 6,000 would be great as it would then overtake 10189 as the highest piece count in a set.

Come on Lego, announce it!!'

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By in Canada,

Seems like it will be both a fantastic set with a fantastic price. Obviously there are those willing to spend that cash on a single set however I can't. Now if this will become the largest set Lego has produced it might be tempting as I definitely would love to own such a set. I would rather buy a Creator Expert set with a massive piece count.

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By in United Kingdom,

I strongly suspect it will be $799 / £599.

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By in United States,

@Block-n-Roll

Absolutely but one thing I learned in business is that you sell product at price market is willing to buy. So why charging it less if it can be sold for more? If they felt it could be sold for more, they would charge it hundreds poundsover 799£ :)

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By in Germany,

I love your article. Now I can't wait for the UCS Millennium Falcon they will release for the 50th anniversary of Star Wars. It will probably cost £1500 and have a piece count of over 10000.

For this year's release I'd love to see an updated build cockpit with a round gateway/fuselage(?) leading to it. Fingers crossed!

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By in United States,

It might just be "updated" like the death star and only have its price updated.

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By in Belgium,

Although i would like to have it, i think it's a lack of imagination to make a new MF.
30th birthday = MF
40th birthday = MF
50th birthday = ...
There is already a DS, DS2, ISD, SSD,...
Why not create Yavin IV base, Cloud City,... in the style of Taj Mahal and Sydney Opera House?
So many possibilities, so many poor choices.

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By in United States,

Anything higher than $500 USD is too much for a Lego set. Btw, I would rather see a new USC ISD.

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By in United States,

@tomenadi: who would spend $800 on that? A console and a few games worth playing is up around $800 too. Plenty of people would.

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By in United States,

I'm looking forward to it. I won't be able to afford it but even if I did I'm not sure I'd be able to justify it.

But yes, it will be around $800. And I don't see why so many are surprised by that? The original UCS MF was about $600 (adjusted for inflation), and if this new one is going to improve in any way (add an interior, add more details, improve the look), it's going to need another $100 or two.

Yes, not everybody's going to be able to pay $800 for a LEGO set, most people won't, but just like life, not everybody can afford everything. LEGO releases lots of sets of all price points. :)

Also, a new MF is not surprising. LEGO could make a UCS Cloud City or UCS Yavin IV base anytime, they don't need an anniversary year as an excuse for those.

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By in Norway,

Whatever it is, think I'll have to pass because of the price and lack of space at home. Wait and see I guess :)

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By in United States,

There has always been an mystique surrounding the Lego UCS Millennium Falcon as the premiere Lego set. In some ways, I think the excitement this set has generated has driven the sales of many other Lego sets. I believe a re-release of the MF will harm TLG more than help them...and I say this having never owned a copy of the original MF.

TLG released the original Death Star for $399, and the price was probably fair. But the re-release of a slightly tweaked Death Star for $499 killed that set for me. Another $100 for a few more pieces and upgraded minifigs isn't worth it and smacks of TLG being unoriginal and greedy.

The original Millennium Falcon was a special set and probably worth its $499 list price. I highly doubt a re-released MF will merit the list price TLG is sure to ask.

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By in United States,

@fatsomania36 If the box LEGO posted on social media is really the Millennium Falcon, there's no way it's going to be "updated." It's practically twice the volume of the 10179. There's no way LEGO would come out with such a cumbersome and ungainly box for a product unless the piece count actually justified it.

@Nixs1980 lol that's what I thought about the 10179 when it was in production; now it's my biggest regret when it comes to collecting LEGO sets. Ultimately, LEGO sets are worth what consumers are willing to pay for them. Both the success of large and expensive sets in recent years (eg. Sydney Opera House, Ghostbusters Firehouse, Disney Castle, et cetera) and the aftermarket prices for the 10179 should signal to LEGO that they can come out with a new UCS Falcon at a price point higher than that of the original and still sell a sizable amount. For me, $799 is a pittance for a new UCS Falcon given that the alternative is $2,000+ for an old one.

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By in United States,

The main thing that makes my mouth drop is the rumors of this set having 6000 to 8000 pieces!

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By in Norway,

@myscrnnm knowing myself I'll buy it anyway :D I'm trying to say no to exclusive sets every now and then (to give my bank account a break), but I'm a sucker for big sets :) Ninjago City is for example on my wishlist and I've never been interested in Ninjago at all! I believe I have a problem! :D

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By in United States,

If it is a UCS Cloud City -- I will buy.

But if it is a UCS Falcon -- I will buy two.

;-)

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By in United States,

@Venunder

I hope you're right! UCS Cloud City would fill a much larger gap than yet another revamped Falcon.

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By in United States,

It's still not confirmed though. Hopefully we'll get something other than Star Wars for a change

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By in Australia,

Falcon or no falcon, star wars / lego fan will get them. Death Star 75159 is being snapped up at AU$799 and it is immensely popular over the Assault on Hoth (AU$399). So I think the price here will not quite be a factor but its playability, displayability, improvements/ retro homage to previous versions etc..

that said, maybe an UCS AT-AT.. taking hints from the release of snow speeder and the lack of it in any past UCS set. Motorised (remote controlled) AT-AT size of a 60L luggage. now that will be a sight to be hold..

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By in United States,

I'm praying its the Falcon. A UCS AT-AT would be about the only thing I'd want instead.

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By in Australia,


The mynocks are real and they are coming !!!!

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By in United States,

This thing is gona cost a fortune

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope this will be a true premium set with high quality box like the technic Porsche, smaller boxes inside filled to the brim with around 8,000 pieces (in numbered bags!!!), huge instruction manual with info on the falcon and designer interviews etc. However this would come at a huge price circa £500 I expect. The ultimate set!!!
My credit card will never forgive me!!! Do I really need food to live on?

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By in United States,

I'd really love to have this, but so many expensive LEGO sets have come out recently and I fear they'll dry up my founds.

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By in United States,

The two gigantic Lego Star Wars sets I want are a new AT-AT or a Geonosian Arena. The only sub themes I collect consistently are the Hoth sets and the Battle of Geonosis ets.

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By in Jordan,

Despite the fact I would not (or could not!) not spend more than $200 on any one set, I would be very excited just to see a new UCS Falcon!

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By in Taiwan,

If this secret big white box is going to be an updated version of 10179 + the features listed here + sitting at the top of the crown with highest piece count of any Lego sets made to date, I can predict that the current 10179 aftermarket value will drop tremendously. But on the other hand maybe not because the original set has retain the value and importance for such a long time.

Although I'm not a Star Wars collector, I'm interested to see this set being developed.

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By in United States,

^I think it depends largely on whether this is just the classic Falcon, just the version from the Disney fanfilms, or some combination of the two. If it's ONLY the fanfilm version, the original would be fine, but I also think it would be insane for TLG to limit it to the version from the Disney dreck.

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By in Germany,

I would rather see a huge non Star Wars set, like the Taj Mahal. But if it is a new Falcon, I sure hope the price of the old one will crash.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just to clarify: my earlier comment about a UCS Falcon being £200 was meant to be a joke. CapnRex asked, 'What are you hoping to see in a new Ultimate Collector's Series Millennium Falcon?' Well, I'd *hope* to see it go for a couple of hundred quid. I know it won't.

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By in Hungary,

Guess what. Thousands of people will buy it up, to make them rest for several years as an investment. Everyone saw, how 10179's price flew away like a rocket. So there will be a constant shortage on the market. Price will rise on the second hand market also. Everyone will imagine 3-4000$ price tag on their own set within few years and price tags will be unleashed.

For example: My toy store contact told me, that Hungary will receive total 7 pieces totally. Not sure if this information is correct (heck, it's 800$ price is more than a usual monthly salary for the majority) but if true, this amount is simply pathetic. If max 7 boxes per partner shops, than it's rather low also.

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By in Australia,

1. No stickers
2. No stickers
3. No stickers

Honestly sets at this kind of price point should never ever have stickers, Saturn V led the way for a premium product it is time for the rest to follow.

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By in Australia,

The price point for this re-release will be a test for Lego.

The Death Star re-release last year with little change, but a significant, much more than inflation mark-up was jarring. That coupled with the very lazy Insult on Hoth set, resulted in UCS last year having an Annus horribilis.

For me £499 will be the test

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By in United States,

@HUN_Sector

Initially lego might play Nintendo style game of delivering limited quantities to keep desirability high but after half a year they will have to sell what they can sell.

Let's not forget that 10179 was struggling to be sold out and was in some stores discounted.

I expect it to be widely available and never to achieve even close resale value as 10179 due the following:

Much more buyers will get new so secondary market will be flooded
Patient ones will just wait for new version which will come at some point in like 10 years
It will compete with already existing copies of 10179 so quantity of Mf ucs will become even bigger when two versions combined
Lego will kill resale value of 10179 so much that a lot of folks will remember being burnt when estimating value of buying new ucs at ebay

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By in United Kingdom,

^^mirakle... you mentioned this costing almost as much as a smartphone. Well, we all know if you get the latest phone on contract for say £40 then at least £30 of that is paying for the cost of the phone. Just think if you put aside £30 per month for 2 years then that would pay for this 'lump of a thing'!! Mind you, everyone will buy it on credit won't they?! If you can't afford it, just think how much dust it will collect - that should put you off!!!

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By in Canada,

I will be in line at my local Lego brand shop on day-1 to purchase. My expectations:
-Numbered first production run
-Same size/scale as 10179
-Some added reinforcement and external detail
-A few interior features (not expecting much)
-Printed pieces
-Exclusive mini-figs
-Premium packaging and instructions
-Bonus points for engine light bricks and/or a display stand

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By in United States,

@Terry Wright

Like that's ever going to happen!

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By in Sweden,

I have thought for long time that a re-release of UCS MF was just a matter of time, but that it would probably just be an updated version.
That would of course satisfy a lot of people, but I've never really felt that I "wanted" to own that set. Mainly because its crazy size, and frankly not soo good looking (in my eyes:-)

But last days I have start to think that it's more of a remake, and more inline with the look of Marshall Banana's version (7500p)... That model blew me away when I saw it first time! I was just staring at it, and amazed that you could get a MF looking soo good with just LEGO:-)

Me and my wallet is getting a bit nervous now...

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By in United Kingdom,

@LegoLover58

I know!

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By in Belgium,

@Murstenson: That is an amazing MOC by Marshall Banana! If the UCS set looks like this, that would make a lot of people very happy!

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By in United Kingdom,

I will be picking this set up or ordering it from day 1, I am part of the generation that was in my early teens when the original was released and it was only a dream at that point of ever owning it.
I widely welcome a re-release or updated set and now I can afford it. Granted it's not for everyone but I know I am part of a big group that this appeals too.

My only hope for this set is being rewarded in some part for purchasing the first wave/line of this set. I believe the original first wave came with a certificate of authenticity, something like that I would absolutely love to go along side the set itself!

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By in Canada,

I own the 10179.
I hope a UCS MF will be released again! Identical or not.

If the set 10179 is re-released, it won't lower the value my set have for me.
There is a market for this, and it shouldn't be a secondary one! Compare to other games: for example a Monopoly game. It's still selling in stores after many decades, and people who previously bought it are not complaining that it's availability is lowering the one they own.

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By in United Kingdom,

So supposing you have one a couple of MISB 10179's do you sell now? or ride it out?

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By in United States,

Two groups of people must be mad now.
1. Those who just spent $2000+ on the 10179.
2. Resellers who still have multiple 10179.

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By in United States,

I'm hoping for a detailed interior!!

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By in United States,

@LegoSolo77

Not sure I care about interior as I plan to place it in coffee table.

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By in United States,

Would be hella cool if it were a Cloud City WITH a Falcon, Twin-pod and Slave 1 and that's why people have spotted the Falcon on the box. . . . . . a guy can dream right?

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By in Germany,

^ At least that would explain the rumored price tag ...

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By in Norway,

There are clearly a lot of people here who are loving the idea that 'evil' dealers will see their profit margins destroyed. But they are not thinking it through. Yes I believe margins will dip, maybe significantly but in two years when the new set is discontinued the price for both sets will soar again. There will always be a market for the original set because;
a) there will always be completest collectors
b) if there is one thing I have learnt about Star Wars fans is that a lot will never accept anything but the original.

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By in United States,

^ Nice jab at Star Wars fans. I might be the minority, but I actually really liked the prequel movies. Also as far as Lego sets are concerned, most of the time I prefer the new updated Lego sets as long as there are new figures and they actually made good improvements without raising the price though the roof.

Having said all that. I probably won't be buying the UCS MF, not because I don't want too, but because my budget probably can't afford it if I want to buy the regular retail sets.

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By in Canada,

I really don't fell bad for the folks who dropped huge sums of cash on 10179, nor the people who are hoarding sealed sets. The MF UCS remake rumors and "insider indications" have been pretty strong over the last 12 months. There was more than enough time to dump and run.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was a day one purchaser of 10179 and if there is an equivalent visual improvement as the UCS snowspeeder achieved I will be waiting at midnight for the shop online reset if no great change or just an extra 1000 cheese slopes may wait for in depth reviews do decide wether or not to go again. Great article in line with my general thinking especially the cockpit.

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By in Germany,

I'm really curious to find out whether they were "on a tight budget" and had to include 50 stickers instead of printed pieces ;-).

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By in Australia,

Unfortunately this set will most likely have stickers. Hopefully they keep them on the inside like the last one (it had stickers in the cockpit iirc). Just think if this: it can't possibly have more stickers than 10241

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By in United States,

Meh to all remakes. I certainly understand why Lego does them, however.

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't consider the original to be always the best. For example, if lego were to bring out a better, say, resistance x-wing in five years or whenever I'd ditch my original in a heartbeat. I don't let nostalgia get in the way of better quality.

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By in United States,

@magpie9 I think this only applies to certain products when it comes to Star Wars merchandise. For instance, the original 1978 Kenner action figures are definitely worth the most and will always hold their value because of their historical significance. However, I think the story is quite different when it comes to LEGO Star Wars sets. If you look at even the oldest Star Wars sets, their current market value is quite poor. If anything, Star Wars LEGO sets are more like electronics than fine wines when it comes to appreciation/depreciation. The majority of buyers want the latest and greatest (higher piece counts, greater detail, newer elements).

I do agree to a certain extent regarding your comment on completionists however. The release of the Red Five and 2017 Snowspeeder have not really destroyed secondary market prices for their original counterparts, but once the newer versions retire, I don't think there will be a significant difference in price, but the newer versions will probably be worth more in the long run.

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope this isn't going to be the new UCS falcon - 'cause if it is i'll have to buy it! Missed out on the original just at the end of my dark age.

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By in United Kingdom,

I spent a large chunk of cash on a MISB 10179 last year, simply because it's the one set I've always wanted, and I figured if I was going to buy one for daft money, I'd rather have a mint one than a bricklinked one or a pre-built one. I'm not bothered about the value - I bought it to build, not hoard, and if this does turn out to be a new UCS Falcon, then hey! I'll have two!

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By in Australia,

LEGO, especially for adult collectors is not made with the same ethos any longer. The notion of making a model based on the complexity of building Lego architecturally, not to stylised it in an infantile way exists no longer. The problem with the UCS Falcon set was that it's scale to too oversized. And like many models that have been released recently, the model builders now place more emphasis on economy rather than outright creativity. Perhaps producing a new lego piece to replace five older pieces would make a set cost less, at the detriment of making a Lego set appear like Duplo. The Lego models that everyone really would love to have are actually built by MOC builders.

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By in United Kingdom,

I feel like it has to be the MF, as anything else at that price point would be a risk. The price limits the customer base, and so making it something recognizable and iconic is probably the best choice business wise, but then again, it could be argued that a more generic build has more appeal. But I dunno, just random speculation.

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By in Netherlands,

Is it september yet ???? :)

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