If you are a big Star Wars fan like me then you are probably eagerly awaiting the new movie Solo: A Star Wars Story. This film will go back to when Han Solo was a young man and his early adventures with his sidekick Chewbacca and of course the Millennium Falcon.
LEGO have announced that their first set to tie in with the new movie is the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon. This isn’t the old ‘Falcon’ that we know from the other Star Wars movies. This one is the Millennium Falcon before it got modified and beaten up, all shiny and white!
The last LEGO Release of the Millenium Falcon was the biggest LEGO set ever with a massive 7,541 pieces in total. It also came at a price. This one has 1,414-pieces and is much more affordable.
The Kessel Run of course is something we have heard Han Solo boasting about in other Star Wars films. He claimed to have made the run in less than 12 parsecs. We are guessing this Hyperspace smugglers route will be featured in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The set will come with 7 minifigures these include the young Han Solo who will be played by Alden Ehrenreich. Of course there is a Chewbacca minifigure, which looks a little different than the older Wookie we know from the later films. We also have a new character Qi’ra who is played by Emilia Clarke you will probably recognize her as Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons in the TV Show Game of Thrones. Next up is a Lando Calrissian figure, Lando was the owner of the Millennium Falcon before Han. Lando is a popular Star Wars character and the minifigure looks good. The Film will show how Han and Lando first met up. The other figures include a Kessel droid and other important characters from the movie.
As we mentioned the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon is how this space freighter looked before it was put through its paces in the future. As with previous LEGO Millennium Falcon sets this one can easily be opened up with its flip-up panels to see the interior and importantly the cockpit.
Inside the Falcon you have a bunk and bar for the guys to relax in and they also have the iconic Dejarik table if they feel like a game.
There is also another small ship that looks like some sort of escape pod. We are not sure what it actually is as yet but we are sure all will be revealed in the film.
We are looking forward to this set and the other Solo: A Star Wars Story sets that will be hitting the market soon. The Millennium Falcon while not the one we know from the previous films, looks good and should be a fun build. The minifigures of the younger Han, Chewie and Lando are well done and we are interested to find out more about the new characters in the film. All in all a good set to add to your Star Wars LEGO collection.