Millennium Falcon: Minifigs

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Huw has completed his detailed assessment of the build so we are now turning our attention to the figures found in 75192 Millennium Falcon.

The focus of the set is most definitely upon the freighter, but it is complemented by an array of minifigures and creatures based on both the Original and Sequel Trilogies. Some collectors have expressed disappointment that a few members of the Millennium Falcon’s crew are absent from this set and I certainly share those sentiments, although those that are included look to be of the high standard we have come to expect in recent years as minifigure design continues to improve.


The Millennium Falcon would not be complete without Han Solo and it is pleasing to see two versions of the character included. The first is based on his attire as the vessel passes through the asteroid field during Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, featuring a dark blue jacket and dark brown trousers. These designs are fairly simple but they look great in relation to the movie and I particularly like the belt printed across the hips.

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A unique hair piece was introduced specifically for Han Solo last year. It is used for a fourth time here and includes some lovely textured detail. The new head is similarly detailed, including a confident smirk as well as a breathing mask like that worn during Han’s brief excursion within the Exogorth. This is a fun detail which has not appeared on any previous Han Solo minifigures.

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Princess Leia also sports a printed breathing mask along with an insulated jacket and a pair of gloves. It is remarkable that Leia has only appeared in minifigure form wearing this apparel twice before, despite its prevalence in The Empire Strikes Back. Past incarnations have worn tan jackets but this version is white which is an improvement in my opinion, although the true colour lies somewhere in between and is not represented in LEGO’s current colour palette.

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The diagonal striped design looks brilliant, covering both sides of the torso as well as the hips and legs. I like Leia’s dark brown hair piece too and her wry smiling facial expression certainly seems appropriate as she succumbs to Han Solo’s charms while making repairs to the Falcon.

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Here is a comparison with the previous version from 2011's 7879 Hoth Echo Base:

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Chewbacca was updated for 2014’s 75042 Droid Gunship and his design remains the same on this occasion, featuring matted dark brown fur with medium dark flesh highlights. I think the colour combination works well on the whole, although perhaps a smattering of reddish brown printing might have improved the figure even further.

However, the detailed face and metallic silver bandolier are perfect, as is Chewbacca’s unique stud-shooting bowcaster which strikes a good balance between play and display value in my opinion. It would have been wonderful to see Chewbacca wearing a breathing mask to match Han and Leia, as he does in the film, although that would probably require a brand new element and is certainly not a necessity.

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Like Chewbacca, C-3PO received a considerable update in 2014 so now features intricately detailed printing on both the torso and legs. This particular design was introduced in 2015 and looks superb, including bright yellow eyes and a row colourful powerbus cables which are visible within the droid’s abdomen section.

The silver right leg is a satisfying detail but it would have been nice to see this continued onto the foot and a dual-moulded component would therefore have been preferable. I was also hoping to see some arm printing which would distinguish this figure from others which have gone before but this is unfortunately absent. Nevertheless, I think C-3PO looks pretty good on the whole and the crew of the Millennium Falcon would not be complete without him. After all, he managed to isolate the reverse power flux coupling!


The Millennium Falcon model can be altered to reflect its appearance in either the Original or Sequel Trilogies and the set includes appropriate minifigures for both time periods. The older version of Han Solo sports a light bluish grey hair piece and a new dark brown jacket with a row of detonators in the breast pockets and an untidy shirt beneath.

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This head has only appeared once before in 75180 Rathtar Escape and is printed on both sides with frowning and grimacing expressions. It looks splendid and I like the holster adorning the legs too, ready for Han’s trusty DL-44 blaster.

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Rey has appeared in several Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets, always wearing the same simple attire which consists of layered fabric over a grey shirt. The torso and leg printing is perfect but it would have been nice to see dual-moulded arms, replicating Rey’s exposed shoulders in the film. However, the dark brown hair piece is absolutely perfect and I like the freckles printed on both sides of the head along with a smile and a frown. Rey is often equipped with a black staff but here she wields a pearl silver NN-14 blaster pistol, not shown.

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Finn is equally detailed and wears a medium dark flesh jacket over a black body glove which covers the torso and legs. A splash of red on the right shoulder introduces some welcome colour and I like the zipped pocket on the left as well as the creased fabric shown on the back of the figure. The head is printed with two faces showing angry and determined expressions while the hair piece, which was created specifically for Finn in 2015, looks great, as ever.

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BB-8 consists of two specialised elements which were introduced in 2015. Each one is printed with some orange and silver panels and the head is particularly detailed, featuring a black photoreceptor and a holoprojector. Four tool discs cover BB-8’s spherical body and each one is unique, just as they are in the movie.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens concluded with the Millennium Falcon landing on Ahch-To, an aquatic world inhabited by Luke Skywalker as well as a flock of inquisitive Porgs! Two of these little creatures are found in 75192 Millennium Falcon and both make good use of BB-8’s domed head, decorated with a new feathered design.

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The printing looks great in relation to the source material and I like the tiny 1x1 quarter circle tiles representing their wings too. A unique element would perhaps have been more accurate but I find the brick-built figures quite charming. Hopefully they will soon appear in a smaller set so we can collect an entire colony!


A lone Mynock completes the selection of figures. This parasitic animal is constructed fairly simply around a light bluish grey video camera element but it looks marvellous, including two dark tan wings which are new in this colour along with a brown tail and a mouth which can fit into a studded surface. Displaying the Millennium Falcon with a Mynock attached looks great and I am glad to see one finally depicted in LEGO.

Note: I'm aware thast its beak/nose is connected the wrong way round in this photo.

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The absence of certain characters such as Lando Calrissian and Nien Nunb is disappointing but the quality of the minifigures that are included is impressive. The new versions of Han Solo and Princess Leia are perhaps the highlights of the selection, although I very much like the little brick-built Porgs too and look forward to seeing them in Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

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Keep an eye on the Brickset homepage for the next section of our review in which I will discuss the completed model and provide my overall views on this enormous set.

Thanks to Huw for the photos in this review.


Thanks to LEGO for providing the set for review. The review is an expression of my own opinions.

38 comments on this article

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By in Finland,

I NEED THOSE PORGS.

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By in Norway,

It sucks that Han doesn't have his second class Corellian bloodstripe running down the sides of his legs! also printing on the sides of C-3PO's arms and legs would be nice

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm enjoying these reviews.

"The absence of certain characters such as Lando Calrissian and Nien Nunb is disappointing"

Well, if they don't release them in regular sets soon, hopefully they will be part of the exclusive offerings with the black VIP card.

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By in Canada,

A shame that characters from Disney's films are included, though of course I understand why. Would much prefer to see Luke, Artoo, and Lando. Nien Nunb would have been a great bonus.

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By in Ireland,

^ it would have been silly not to include TFA characters as the set can be modified to this version of the MF

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By in Portugal,

I just wish that Princess Leia was available in more sets (especially the cheaper ones). From the database: Luke Skywalker is in 47 sets, Han solo is in 38 sets, and Princess Leia is in 20 sets.

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By in Norway,

You can get Lando in the newest A-Wing, and all of the crew from "Star Wars" in the Death Star set (and most of them in other cheap sets as well). I only hope Han's dark brown pants appear in a cheaper set soon, as my 2010 flight jacket still holds up, while the reddish brown pants don't.

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By in United States,

Great article!

Well, I'd much prefer Luke, Ben, and Artoo over Nien Numb and Lando. Also, I was thinking the exact same thing: this would have been the perfect opportunity to include a dual-molded leg for C-3PO! Dual-molded arms for Rey, like you said, would have been nice, too.

Also, I can't check the instructions to be sure yet (they're not online as of now), but I think the brown part for the Mynock's mouth is on the wrong way, according to the designer video; the other way looks better and more accurate, anyway, like its big mouth is plastered over something.

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By in United States,

So cool! But what's with old Han's gun in that last picture??

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By in United States,

Love the masks on Leia and Han, although a new mold that went around the neck with a hose akin to the First Order TIE pilot helmet would have looked even better. I do not agree with the sentiment that this set should have had more minifigures, as the ship is the real star of the show, but I do wish that LEGO had incorporated arm and leg printing on some of them, as arm printing is much rarer on Star Wars figures to begin with (compared to say Marvel or DC Super Heroes).

Anyone else think the printed 1x1 round tile from the Disney Castle (98138pb057 on Bricklink) would look great as a mynock mouth when not having it attached to the Falcon? Will definitely do that with mine whenever I get my Falcon.

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By in United Kingdom,

@myscrnnm , the star of the show maybe the ship, but a ships no good without a pilot. Sure One pilots good, twos better, threes great. Then you want characters to man the gunning turrets appropriate to each era. I also want two storm troopers to have their outfits stolen by Han and Luke as well as an R2 unit to put out the fires and fix the hyperdrive. Some figures to hide in the secret compartment and some more figures to play holo chess.
Plus for £650, you would want more when you think that you can get 4 figures in a battle pack for £12.99.
I think about 30 figures would have been perfect, however the sets so awesome anyway it doesn't matter tooo much. (Although at some point Inwould like to see a original trilogy Leia mini fig in a set cheaper than £400!!!!)
Great article once again @CapnRex101

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By in United States,

^How in the world could this set have had 30 figures? There weren't even 30 people that were on the Falcon at some point, and that's counting different outfits.

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By in United Kingdom,

Point taken. @Coson. I was just thinking price wise compared to the Death Star. Granted, they are completely different styles of sets, one much more for play, the other for display.

In a more realistic world I do think that with each characters outfit from the each movie, the odd background character (like Garindan) as well as a few more Porgs there could be a relevant selection of about 20 mini figs at least don't you think.

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By in United States,

Why do the breathing masks have nose guards when the minifigures don't have noses? :P

Nice selection of minifigures.

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By in United States,

Huw, it looks like you may have made a building error with the Mynock? I'm not sure, maybe the building instructions vary from the official pics, but in the official pics and designer video, the mouth piece is attached to the body by the pin end rather than the antistud end, giving it more of a suction cup look and making it easier to attach it to the Falcon.

I actually like the brick-built Porgs quite a lot! They have enough of a balance of curves and straight lines in my eyes to feel like "real creatures" and not just statues, plus I've always been of the opinion that printed eyes help bring LEGO creatures to life.

The minifigure selection in this set is quite nice in my opinion. It might have been nice to see increased printed detail on C-3PO like the Episode 7 promotional version, but overall I think the level of detail is satisfactory.

Given the amount of complaints about stickers on the Falcon, I do kind of wonder how many people would have been willing to sacrifice some of these new printed minifigure elements in order to put more printed elements elsewhere in the set. That said, some of the stickered elements in the Falcon are ones LEGO might not have the equipment to print, so it's not an exact 1:1 cost relationship.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ You are right, although I prefer the hummingbird look :)

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By in United States,

The Mynock's mouth is on wrong

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By in United States,

I really just don't understand why lego didn't put more minifigures in the set, especially considering it is now the biggest set ever made. Other than that, the set is awesome! Thanks for sharing the build process with us Huw!

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By in United Kingdom,

I am pretty sure that the figure selection for the OT minifigures were selected purely based on them being the main crew throughout the bulk of ESB. Hence the mynock and the breathing masks. Still on that basis Lando & a Luke with one hand in his Bespin gear would have been extremely welcome.

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By in Canada,

Thanks Huw for sharing the pics! Good thing they didn't include Lando or the price of this set would have surpassed $1,000 US

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By in Norway,

@jlsd. it already is over 1000$ in Norway (and a couple of other countries). You're lucky to be in Canada!

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By in United States,

Yeah, I agree that Lego should have included more mini figures for their biggest and most expensive set. They could have at least gave C-3P0 and gold finish to make him shine and molded some bodies for the Porgs. I'm not a fan of brick build figures.

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By in Canada,

@ELH2806. Yes I am lucky to live in Canada. At minimum wage here, it will take 4 weeks pay to purchase this set. It is all relative to where we are in our comfort zone with our finances. I appreciate the set. Really do. I do not believe the price point. It is ridiculously priced. License and all, I don't understand how they can charge us this amount. I, in Canada, can purchase the Ninjango City set, the Disney Castle set (licensed) and Arkham Asylum set (licensed) all for less than this set. More minifigures and 2,500 more parts. For less than the cost of this set! This is truly messed up. And to add insult to injury, those that can afford it can't even purchase it. its completely mad!

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By in United States,

It's been a great week for articles on www.ucs-falcon-set.com

:p

(But seriously I've been enjoying it a lot so don't stop!)

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By in France,

Hmm, you listed Nien Numb and Lando Calrissian, but I think there's more important: no Luke in such a big set? He was quite much on the Falcon, even if it's not his ship. Plus, old Luke would have been appropriate with Porgs. For me it's really a missing fig. Obi-Wan, R2 (C-3PO but not R2 is a bit weird) would have been also appreciated minifigures in a such big set. And why not one Stormie or Vader. With 15 figs, it would have been perfect.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's really annoying that that version of Han is included in this set because I really want it and Lego is unlikely to put it in another set.

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By in United Kingdom,

I do agree with the selection of minifigures. The original trilogy ones are clearly from Empire so that is why there is no Luke, Obi-Wan, R2-D2, Lando, Nien Numb or any others. Also many of these are in other sets e.g. Luke's Landspeeder, A-Wing, Death Star, etc.

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By in United States,

@Dark Yada Luke was only on the Falcon for a few minutes at the end of ESB, spending the rest on Dagobah, and immediately after his rescue from Cloud City, on the medical frigate.

@Judgeguy But it wouldn't really make sense for Han to be in any other set, as the only time he wears the mask is in the exogorth. We're quite lucky that LEGO decided to make a new ESB Falcon in that regard, otherwise we would never see Han in that variant.

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By in United States,

Some of the torsos and legs of these minifigs look chewed up. I like the selection of the characters.

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By in United Kingdom,

I came here for space puffins.

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By in United States,

Though I consider the new Princess Leia face to be a vast improvement over the last version, I'm incredibly disappointed with the one used for Han Solo. His mouth is too close to his eyes and it just looks all wrong.

With minor alterations, the figure looks infinitely better: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146654109@N08/37101221676/in/dateposted-public/

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By in United States,

@legoDad42 Why would this set have Endor Rebel Troopers? The Millennium Falcon was only used in the space battle above the forest moon during the Battle of Endor.

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By in Canada,

Han and Leia look great, the rest of the minifigs are meh...

For the ultimate UCS Falcon, it would have been great if they included figures from all four SW movies that the Falcon appeared in.

ANH - Han Chewie, Ben, Luke, and R2
ESB - Done!
ROTJ - Lando and Nien Numb and mabe a Rebel crewmember
TFA - Done!

Then again, I guess they didn't need to add a thing to sell em' all out!

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By in United States,

I think the minifig selection is okay, it does feel like they could've fit one more character somewhere, but I can't think of an obvious candidate?

Nien Nunb really deserves a minifig though after his appearance in TFA.

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By in United States,

Thanks for the review (again). I'll get mine eventually. I saw someone on ebay asking $100 for a Porg! 5 small common Lego parts and 1 exclusive part. REDICULOUS!

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By in United States,

When compared to the Death Star, this set really should include 40+ minifigs but that is just plain ridiculous. I do feel that Lando and the team from episode 6 as well as Luke, R2D2, Obi-wan, and overall even more advanced orinting detail. But this is decent at least.

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By in Singapore,

Great set! BUT... Should have had at least 10 more minis and ALL should have had exclusive arm and leg printing. End of story! If single issue, LEGO Collectable Minis can have arm / leg printing, so too, can a group of minis in a $800 USD set.

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