For those that don’t care or may be living under a rock, Disney are a few months off releasing their second non-jedi focused Star Wars movie called “Solo”. The premise to chronicle Hans Solo’s (also Chewbacca and the legendary Millennium Falcon) early life before Star Wars Episode IV. Like shoes (keep with me on this thought) you can never have enough and it appears LEGO has adopted this approach with the Millennium Falcon announcing yesterday that they will release a new Kessel Run edition of the Millenium Falcon to tie in with the movie.
Our newest addition to the Millennium Falcon LEGO family looks to be based on the same scale and rough design as our last non-UCS Millennium Falcon released in 2016 (AATB Review). However, this variant sports an interesting livery adding a splash of blue throughout the armor plating.
The Millennium Falcon will be the largest set in the dedicated Solo movie release wave, coming in at an element count of 1,414 and will retail at $169.99 (USD). The set will come with 7 x minifgures ranging from a youthful Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Qi’ra (new character) and Kessel droid. No my math is not terrible the other two minifigures haven’t been released in an attempt to avoid any spoilers. LEGO has pencilled in a 20th April release date, so not long to wait if you’re keen to get you hands on this beautiful piece of Corellian freighter junk ;).
Official Press Release from LEGO:
75212 – Kessel Run Millennium Falcon™
Piece Count: 1,414
Outsmart the villainous overseers and escape the Kessel Mines aboard the amazing Millennium Falcon! Pull amazing maneuvers from the cockpit. Jump in the laser turrets and fire back at pursuing craft. Then check the hyperdrive and get ready to jump to safety! After all that excitement, kick back with Han and his friends with a drink from the bar, while you let Chewbacca win at Dejarik. Then it’s off to bed for a well-earned snooze in the bunk aboard the fastest ship in the galaxy!
Characters: Han Solo™; Chewbacca™; Qi’ra™; Lando Calrissian™; Kessel droid and two additional characters!