The History of Lego's Millennium Falcon: A Photo Timeline

2015: Christmas Toys


The Falcon also reappeared in Lego's 2015 advent calendar, which sold for $40, and it appeared to be very similar to its 2011 incarnation.

2017: The Ultimate Millennium Falcon


Ten years after Lego first released its impressive Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon, and just in time for the release of "Star Wars: The Las Jedi," the company blew away its previous model with the new, 2017 Ultimate Collector's Series set. Despite remaining the same size as the 2007 model, the 2017 set comprised 7,541 pieces, making it the largest Lego set sold to date. All those extra parts went into making a much more accurate, impeccably detailed representation of the classic ship. This time, the design team also included removable roof panels that revealed interior compartments — a prominent feature in all previous minifigure-scale versions of the ship, but one that was conspicuously absent in the last UCS model. 

This version of the Millennium Falcon could also transition between its appearances in the original trilogy and the sequel movies by simply swapping a few parts. As the largest set offered by Lego, the 2017 UCS Millennium Falcon also carried the largest price tag — a whopping $800. [25 Lego Sets You Need In Your Collection]

2018: Micro Fighter Falcon (Chewie Edition)


The forthcoming release of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" this year (2018) has given Lego a splendid opportunity to add two sets to its growing fleet of Millennium Falcons. The Millennium Falcon microfighter has again cruised onto store shelves, this time sporting co-pilot Chewbacca on the sequel version of the ship. Aside from featuring new stud launchers, the ship appears to be almost identical to the previous microfighter, including its price and part count: $10 and 92 pieces, respectively.

2018: Kessel Run Millennium Falcon


Meanwhile, the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon set made its debut in April, depicting the old pile of junk as it appeared when Han Solo won it from Lando Calrissian: a gleaming, state-of-the-art starship fit for the classiest individual in the galaxy. It has a sleek paint job and forward cargo bay that slips between the ship's famous mandibles. This set still features the unfolding roof panels that have become a staple in Lego's representations of the Falcon. This model includes 1,414 pieces and costs $170.

With "Star Wars Episode IX" scheduled to come out May 24, 2019, fans likely haven't seen the last iteration of the Lego Millennium Falcon.

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Harrison Tasoff
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Harrison Tasoff is a science journalist originally from Los Angeles. He graduated from NYU’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program after earning his B.A. in mathematics at Swarthmore College. Harrison covers an array of subjects, but often finds himself drawn to physics, ecology, and earth science stories. In his spare time, he enjoys tidepooling, mineral collecting, and tending native plants.