Just when we were ready to proclaim the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon model (75192) as the pinnacle of LEGO creating a model of the famous space freighter, we got introduced to the Kessel Run version (75212); while not a UCS set, you can’t say no to the “newness”.
Really, at times it feels like the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212) comes across as the better model in part because there’s enough of a difference to it compared to the “worn-down” ship as seen in the original trilogy. One Star Wars character’s actually a fan of it: Chewbacca himself.
At least that’s how this little skit from The Star Wars Show plays out. Chewie returns “home” to the online show’s Lucasfilm HQ set with a box of the Kessel Run Falcon (75212). He assembles it, with difficulty. Hilarity ensues. It starts at around 1:33 at the video down below.
This latest episode of The Star Wars Show features an interview with director Ron Howard about Solo: A Star Wars Story, and shout-outs to both a new Solo featurette with cast interviews and news about the new and upcoming anime-style TV series Star Wars: Resistance.
The latest LEGO happening with the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212) is that it’s still available at The LEGO Store and shop.LEGO.com, as according to the LEGO Star Wars-themed May promotional calendar. The “Kessel Run Adventure” is still up on the LEGO Life app, from April 23 to June 24.
While the LEGO Star Wars rendition of the then-new Falcon is totally impressive, we also invite fans to check out the actual ship in action, when Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives in cinemas later this month, on May 25.