More information about 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

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The New York Toy Fair has opened its doors and Zusammengebaut has started posting images from the event on their live ticker as well as on Instagram. Images of many spring and summer sets should therefore emerge over the next few hours and we will be reporting on them all.

LEGO revealed 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon earlier in the week and those images inspired considerable speculation about the design of the mandibles which is quite different to the Original Trilogy vessel. A photograph taken by Zusammengebaut at the Toy Fair now confirms that the central and forward section can be ejected, as some comments suggested, leaving behind the more familiar twin mandibles of the classic Millennium Falcon.

33 comments on this article

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By in Russian Federation,

Well. You definitely don`t need this one, if you have 75105:)

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By in United States,

Of course the front could be ejected! Great to see it in the photos!

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By in Australia,

Those interior pictures are really good. First thought on seeing the new edition was ugh, but now seeing how the top opens out to show the inside it's looking much more appealing. One of the issues I've had with the UCS from last year (other then the $1300 Australian price tag and availability issues!!) was that for all that money and all those pieces, the interior sections are very disappointing. Why have such a large build and not put more inside!! I'm not into Technic and have only come across it in building some of the cars and Star Wars sets, but surely they could have used it more to strengthen the model and allow more inside spaces.

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By in Germany,

I knew it! This is splendid news and makes me like the new Falcon ever more!

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By in United States,

If this happens to the case with how the ship in universe works, I’d be willing to bet the removable front section is some sort of cargo hold. It probably gets removed, loaded with cargo, and then attached again. I’d also be willing to bet that Han loses it at some point during the film.

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By in United States,

From the second pictures came out of this bad boy I imagined their be a scene in the film where it ejects the center of the mandibles/they break off, probably to increase speed. The fact that the LEGO set can do that is promising, we may be able to see the classic in the movie after all!

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By in United Kingdom,

Shame they did not redo the canopy with a white print rather than the grey, it looks a little out of place in the new (older) colour scheme.

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By in United States,

This suggests to me that we may see the scene where Han dumps his cargo at the first sign of an Imperial Cruiser, thus angering a certain gangster and setting in motion a chain of events that would change the galaxy forever...

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By in United States,

That's better.

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By in United Kingdom,

I did wonder if it was removable, I thought it may have been added to be more aerodynamic for when doing the Kessel Run.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Jacob1998 Aerodynamics doesn't matter in the vacuum of space ;)

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By in Brazil,

@RedSoxFan1991 except that this Han looks way too young to fit in the ANH timeline.

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By in United Kingdom,

@paperballpark - good point :)! Apparently, there's a theoretical thing called photodynamics which comes into play at light speed, where light photons act the same as air. But I'm not going to pretend i knew that before hand!

If it is for cargo, I wonder how this fits with YT-1300 freighters being designed as cargo pushers?

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm rather charmed by this version...

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By in United States,

Alright. The Falcon's cameo in Revenge of the Sith is still legit. Also, what if the detachable compartment is the place where Han transported Jabba's cargo prior to New Hope? Since he dropped the cargo and fled imperials, naturally we never got see Falcon with the frontal compartment in the OT.

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By in United States,

$170 for a cargo pod in the front, a color scheme change, and some interior redecorating? Does nobody see the problem here, or are we just too distracted by the "newness" and shininess? It's the same design as the last two Falcons released for the System scale, and really not a far cry at all from the landmark 2004 Millennium Falcon. Am I the only seeing this? Is everybody taking crazy pills? (lol, I kid) I'm glad the kids and recently re-emerged adult fans will have an opportunity to get an "affordable" Falcon, but sheesh. Think about it before you run out there in April to buy this on day one of release.

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By in United States,

Maybe in the film that thing ejects and it's some sort of escape pod, but then they lose it so they're stuck with the mandibles?

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By in Puerto Rico,

Not my cup of tea but it has a beautiful color scheme and it looks great.

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By in Ireland,

Whatever about the merits of the white / blue color scheme, the cockpit in grey is out of place and sticks out badly particularly since the under section of the cockpit is white.

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By in United Kingdom,

What the hell happened to the seating area, it looks so boring, compared to what we got in the 2015 edition.

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By in United Kingdom,

Having bought 75105 the other year I can't justify the cost of a near identical set and more important a very similar build experience.

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By in United States,

Wow, I was't sure about this set when they revealed it but man that interior is fantastic.

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By in United States,

Wow. That makes so much more sense. It's probably a cargo pod with something less than above board inside it...

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By in United States,

I'm much more interested in this now having seen additional pictures, but only at a significant discount!

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By in Australia,

Whilst this is interesting ..... any danger of LEGO addressing the availability issues of 75192, it took about 6 months to address the issue with Saturn V, similar timeframe

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By in United States,

@Somnium Yeah, that’s true, but we don’t know how long before ANH he dumped that cargo. We will see in May,

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By in Singapore,

While I am not a fan of spending USD 170 for a $100 set, I’d not mind as much if it were more accurate to the film. The exterior is great, provided the cockpit glass is white as it appears on the box vs gray as it appears in these photos. That aside, I like the overall design a lot. BUT - Why are the interior seats yellow when they should be white? LEGO and Lucasfilm need to start communicating better on designs / colors, if they want us to continue buying these overpriced IP sets.

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By in United States,

Whorf

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By in United States,

I'll be getting it! But then, I "only" have the 2000 and 2015 versions... so clearly I need another. I'll bet the canopy printing will be white in the actual product. At least I hope so. And it needs to include Lando, regardless of whether he was on the Kessel Run or not.

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By in Australia,

An official Hasbro description of their Kessel Run Millennium Falcon toy states that it "Comes with an exclusive 3.75-inch scale HAN SOLO figure and removable mini ship", so it's probably a pretty safe bet that the removable section on this Lego set that sits between the mandibles is that mini ship.

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By in United States,

The removable section is an escape ship of some sort. See this video of the New York Toy Faire.

https://youtu.be/8bghC0uIJTA

Still too expensive and not impressive. Maybe I will just download the instructions and build a light bluish grey version of the escape ship for my UCS Falcon! :)

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