Official Images of Star Wars Lego 75212 The Kessel Run Millennium Falcon 2018 Set | Breakdown
Star Wars Lego set 75212 The Kessel Run Millennium Falcon is a new set to launch with the release of Solo A Star Wars Story. The movie drops on May 25th, 2018 but lego fans are just now getting their first official look at images of this millennium falcon. This set is the 13th lego incarnation of the ship.
The first image we have from lego is a view of the front of the ship with Han and Chewie in the cockpit. You notice the white/light silver color of the ship with blue accents across the ship. You notice the two mandibles in the front are sealed. Now there is no explanation so far as to why this is. It’s assumed this is how the ship first looked and it’s assumed we will get an answer when the movie releases in theaters. My hunch is that it holds cargo and maybe is connected to Greedo’s conversation with Han in the Mos Eisley Cantina in the original 1977 film. Han dumped cargo at the sight of imperial ships…maybe this is where those goods were kept. Just a theory. We also see there is a single canon on the top of the ship and new radar dish pointing up. It will be interesting to see how this lego model and function compares to what we witness in the movie.
On the back side, everything looks as we expect. You get a better look at the blue paint job that wraps around. I will say the bright blue tiling does make the blue engine tube look not as blue. I still think it looks fairly accurate. The issue with the gaps on the panels are even more problematic here on the rear. Maybe Lego was trying to go a different route than the previous model….but the previous model achieved the dome look a bit more successfully.
Really, this is just the last falcon we got in 2015. 75105 Millennium Falcon (2015) It came in at 1,329 pieces. The set released in fall 2015 for $149.99. It included Han Solo, Rey, Finn (Star Wars), Chewbacca, BB-8, Tasu Leech and the Kanjiklub Gang Member.
Real quick, let's look at the mini-figures. We get Han, Lando, Qi’ra, Chewie, and this red protocol droid. Han looks incredible. The hair piece is perfect and I really dig that look of the brown belt and jacket on black. Maybe not a color mix that works in our world but it’s quintessential star wars.
Lando is in his yellow shirt we have seen in set images. He has a shorter cape and a black scarf. This is exactly what Lando looks like in the footage we have seen so far. Awesome!
Qi’Ra is kind of basic. All black with a cream jacket. There is a necklace, not sure if that will have any significance in the movie. Really hoping for her character to be incredible.
Chewie looks terrifying? I dig how his belts and sack are on the figure but the paint job is rough. Kind of reminds me of the way they do the ewoks now. I guess it’s an effort to make Chewie look younger…have you noticed he looks younger in The Last Jedi than in return of the Jedi?
We also get this red droid. No clue. Looks cool. No idea what its about.
While I do like the overall look of this set, it still has the weaknesses of its predecessor. Too many gaps in between the panels that make the upper dome of the ship. There just seems to be no good way to attach the cockpit to the ship either. It’s possible my thoughts change if I buy and build the set for myself. Now gain, Right now there is not a piece count confirmed but we are confident this set will cost 170-180 dollars in the United States. Just not sure where this ship makes it worth 20-30 dollars more than the previous model. Maybe the piece count is higher but looking at these images, I don’t see it. - David A.