Dress to impress at the launch of the Millennium Falcon

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As we mentioned last week, London's Leicester Square LEGO store will be opening at midnight tomorrow for the launch of 75192 Millennium Falcon. Are you going? If so, why not dress up for the event!

LEGO would love to see you dressed as your favourite Star Wars character, or even just wearing a LEGO Star Wars T-Shirt, to create a bit of theatre around the launch.

I'm told that Melvin Odoom (presenter of the LEGO Masters TV programme) will be opening the store at midnight, so there's another reason to go along.

I'll be in London at another event in the evening but probably not at the midnight opening: the last train home won't allow it. I've dug out my eight-year-old LEGO Star Wars 10th anniversary T-Shirt specially!

Let us know in the comments if you're attending and what you'll be wearing.

30 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

"Melvin Odoom will be opening the store, so there's a good reason not to attend"
FTFY
(Nothing against the guy personally, just bugs me on that show)

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By in United States,

I so wish I could go but I live in the U.S and I definitely don't have enough money for the falcon.

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By in Norway,

I won't be coming, because it's a weekday and because i'm too far away. midnight launches are always a bad idea!

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By in United States,

I won't be going...Probably because I live 3,500 miles away!

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By in United Kingdom,

Midnight launches are great for free publicity. Gets them a chance of some coverage on the breakfast news before anything else happens that day.

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By in Puerto Rico,

Ironically, Melvin Odoom sounds like the name of a Star Wars Character.

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By in United States,

Geez, Lego is really gonna clean up from this event. Good timing for them, I guess.

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By in United States,

Was trying to be there for this event, but I don't get to London till the 15th. Hopefully they'll be perks left still like the VIP exclusive card. Besides, the fund I've intended for this won't be available till the 14th or 15th. -_-

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll be there, probably queueing in the rain! Not sure I own any star wars clothing though.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll be flying into London from L.A. on the early evening of the 13th, but my goal is to make it to a store 300 miles away by the time it opens at 9am without falling asleep at the wheel.

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By in United Kingdom,

I must be missing something: the *pre-launch* event? Is this something just for press?

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By in United Kingdom,

"Melvin Odoom (presenter of the LEGO Masters TV programme) will be opening the store"

There's another good reason not to go, along with the parking issues, availability, possibility of being mugged as you wheel your new baby home.

Sorry, daft idea by LEGO this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

The only way I'd go into central London at midnight to a packed shop surrounded by the London night walkers is if they were giving the falcons away for free.
" we are pleased to announce that we sold all of our 200 Millennium Falcons and are delighted that at least 4 people made it safely home with them "

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By in United Kingdom,

@Terry Wright, yes

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By in United Kingdom,

My office is just a 10 minute stroll from Leicester Square. So presumably I shall be attending?..... Not a chance. There will be two or three thousand queuing, guaranteed, for just 200 Falcons. I shall be ordering mine online.

I attempted queuing for the opening of the Leicester Square store, and it was chaos. It may be the largest LEGO store in the world, but given that it is also somewhat of a tourist attraction now, it is simply not large enough to host events like this.

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By in United States,

Does anyone have confirmation that they will be going on sale online at midnight 9/13? I have seen speculation but no confirmation of sales other than this one at the London store.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks, Huw.

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By in United States,

@Huw, will BrickSet be represented/ in attendance at all for the Midnight Event?
Would love to see an article on it. This is a truly once in a decade or more event.

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By in United States,

Well, the last train home may not allow it, but what about the FIRST train home? ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

I was going to wear my green Classic Space t-shirt, but I guess I could wear my TFA minifig t-shirt instead...

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By in United States,

Huw, I saw that picture of the t-shirt before reading anything and was hoping this was a new release! But still this sounds like fun. I would definitely be going if I didn't live "across the pond." :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

If I spend £650 on a personal bodyguard and £650 on the set that makes sense right?

I still think no one quite thought this through logistically, leaving most likely London residents as the only audience - anyone driving in from further away good luck to you because that's commitment! I suppose if you were staying overnight and had a hotel room in central London too, you could probably cab it back - even the clubbing cab fare probably wouldn't seem like much in comparison to what you've just spent! But even if you ignore the travel, there's a lot of uncertainty about quantities - both number of attendees and sets available. I'd hate to go and then find out it was too oversubscribed. But equally, it could be easier pickings than some of us thought.

I hope one of you guys above maybe writes a piece about attending the event for Brickset representation? I'm certainly interested to see how it goes.

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By in United States,

Will the set be available for online ordering at midnight?

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By in United States,

"Melvin Odoom" sounds like a Star Wars name.

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By in United Kingdom,

Its 0830 and people are already forming a que. Currently about 10 deep. Its going to be a long day for some of us!!

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By in United Kingdom,

I was going to go, Im in London tonight for the Spurs game, but, cannot get home, as no tubes or trains, and also, not carrying a big box with me that says, please come and take 650£ out of my hands as I cant defend myself carrying a huge box. Shame, as Id love to go :(

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By in Germany,

I think this is the most stupid idea by Lego ever. Correction, I think it is a very clever idea by Lego, but I would have to have lost my marbles to attend. Even if I was from London, even if I had the disposable funds at the ready, even if I had a car in a car park nearby and even if it was a dry and warm summer night.

Why?

Because I can order the set online and get it delivered conveniently to my door. And there is guaranteed to be another Star Wars giveaway/Double/Triple VIP points or some other promotion at [email protected] in the next few months, so at least the blow of forking out so much money will be softened a bit. Quite a bit actually, if the promotion is Double/Triple VIP points.

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By in United Kingdom,

For any middle aged man wanting 15 minutes of fame, go dressed as Slave Leia. It's guaranteed you will be on the local news.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll be attending the 75192 - Millennium Falcon signing today, cannot wait! I'll attempt to do full coverage of the event and a set review if everything runs smoothy.

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By in United Kingdom,

I would but I can't for 2 reasons 1. I can't afford the set 2. I can't go couse i live in the uk and not near londen!

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