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Review: 75030 Millennium Falcon™

  • RRP $15.99
  • 94 Parts ($0.17 per part)
  • 1 Minifigure

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I am going to start this review with a confession – I am an AFOL that does not buy Star Wars LEGO. From what I have seen it appears that this is actually quite rare. When I got back in to LEGO I was tempted because I do like Star Wars. There were a few reason why I decided not to buy into the theme; Star Wars sets are generally more expensive per part than other themes and the Star Wars range covers 6 different films, so I knew I’d never have a complete collection.

Hopefully you’ll have a better sense of where I am coming from with this review. I am a Star Wars fan, but not exactly the biggest Star Wars LEGO fan.

First Impressions

As part of the Microfighters range 75030 is certainly one of the smallest versions of the Millennium Falcon that has been produced by LEGO. This Star Wars sub-theme replaced the Planet Series as LEGO’s low-cost Star Wars range. The Microfighters sets are essentially the novelty go-kart version of classic Star Wars vehicles.

When I first received the box I couldn’t help but think that the set was cute. There is something adorable and funny about seeing tough guy Han Solo sitting in a tiny Millennium Falcon.

The Build

This is a small set, so there aren’t really any surprises when cracking open the box. Parts are divided between two bags, with one bag containing all of the smaller pieces.

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The build starts off with the assembly of the Han Solo minifigure. As somebody who doesn’t have a Star Wars LEGO collection I was impressed with the minifigure, but I’m not sure how we compares to previous versions. I always appreciate the added detail of leg printing, which is present on this minifigure. Han also comes with a blaster, which is handy for those times when you have to shoot first.

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Once you have put Han together you start on the Falcon, and I was surprised by how quickly it becomes a recognisable shape. Within just a few steps you are looking at something that is clearly going to become the Millennium Falcon.

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LEGO have done a great job of capturing the lines and curves at such a small scale.

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There are also slide shoes added to the bottom of the set, which helps it glide around. This inclusion is obviously more for the younger fans, or as LEGO calls them “the target market”.

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I appreciate the inclusion of a printed brick to capture the cockpit. It may sound strange but without that little extra bit of detailing I think the set would lose some of it’s overall resemblence.

Speaking of the overall look – I am not a big fan of the two flick-fire missles added to the top of the set.

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The Final Verdict

I was really impressed with this set. The final product is quite a solid little build, something that would handle being played with well. The only complaint that I do have is very minor (the flick-fire missiles) and does not really have that much impact.

I also feel that the RRP is just a little to high for this set. Yes it does have 94 pieces, but all of those pieces are on the small side. It’s definitely a set that I wait to get on sale. At 20% I think this would be better value for money.

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So should you buy this set? This is a small, quick and simple build but the final product has a lot of charm to it. I think whether you buy this set really comes down to what you think of the style. If the pictures of this set have you interested then I do recommended it. If you have a huge Star Wars collection and find this set to be a bit unimpressive then I don’t think there is anything here that would change your mind.

Check out the full build gallery below

Check Out The World’s Largest LEGO Darth Vader

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For those of you who couldn’t make it to the event themselves LEGO has just posted a video of the giant LEGO Darth Vader and Yoda models.

In case you missed the news about the event; these models were built by LEGO Master Model Builder Dan Steininger with help from Ryan McNaught (and a whole heap of Australian LEGO Fans) to celebrate Star Wars Day yesterday.

When we heard they were building a 4 metre Darth Vader we had no idea just how huge that actually was.

For those of our readers in the Penrith area – the models are still on display. You may have missed out on the build but you can still enjoy the finished product.

May The 4th Be With You – Happy Star Wars Day!

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A very happy Star Wars day to all of our readers!

Be sure to check out all of the Star Wars offers currently available at LEGO Online 

 

Those readers in the Penrith area may want to go help build the worlds biggest LEGO Darth Vader

If you see any great LEGO Star Wars offers let us know in the comments!

Interview With Dan Steininger – LEGO Master Builder

This weekend is Star Wars day, and as we previously reported LEGO Australia is going all out with a record breaking Star Wars event in Penrith.

As part of the event Bricking Around was given the chance to chat to LEGO Master Builder Dan Steininger. Dan is one of only 7 master builders in the world and is clearly living the dream of any AFOL.

Our chat with Dan covers a heap of topics including Star Wars, new LEGO themes and even other building block brands.

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Check out the interview below.

75059 LEGO Sandcrawler™ Now Available

LEGO Star Wars 75059 Now AvailableTo coincide with May The 4th promo, LEGO has officially released the Ultimate Collector’s Series 75059 Sandcrawler set. The set will cost Australians $449.99.

 

LEGO Star Wars Day Offers Available Now

LEGO always celebrates Star Wars Day (May 4th) with special offers, and this year there are a few. Click on either of the images to view more details of these offers.

LEGO Star Wars May 4th PromoFirst up we have offers available to everybody;

  • Free Darth Revan minifigure
  • Free Exclusive Poster
  • 15% Off selected LEGO Star Wars sets

Unfortunately it looks like the Sandcrawler and Ewok Village sets aren’t included in the sale. The Ewok Village can still be purchased from Amazon.com fairly cheaply though.

May 4th VIP Prize PackageLEGO VIP club members also have the chance to win an awesome collection of Star Wars sets;

To enter, simply make a LEGO Star Wars™ purchase as a registered LEGO VIP in a LEGO Store or via LEGO.com/shop, 28th April to 4th May.
If you are not yet a LEGO VIP, learn more about how you can join, and secure an entry with your first purchase!

 

Help Build World’s Largest Darth Vader Model

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SYDNEY IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE YOUR SIDE THIS MAY THE 4TH

LEGO® Master Builder Calls On Sydney-siders To Help Build World’s Largest Darth Vader™ Model from LEGO Bricks

This May the 4th weekend, Jedi and LEGO® fans alike are invited to come together and celebrate the world of LEGO® Star Wars™ with a building event like no other.

US LEGO Master Builder, Dan Steininger, will land in Sydney to join Australia’s own LEGO Certified Professional, Ryan McNaught, in an attempt to build the world’s largest model of Darth Vader™ from LEGO bricks.

Taking place at Westfield Penrith from Saturday May 3rd to Sunday May 4th, Dan and Ryan will be calling on members of the public to help them build the huge model of Darth Vader. Set to scale at close to 4m
in height and using more than a quarter of a million LEGO bricks, the model will be one of the biggest ever seen in Australia.

But the fun doesn’t stop there, as fans will be invited to choose their side, like Anakin, as Dan and Ryan also build a giant model of the Jedi Grand Master himself, Yoda, made from LEGO bricks, standing over
2m in height.

In addition, there will be exciting new sets from the extensive LEGO Star Wars range on display. Over the two days, there will also be Star Wars trivia and LEGO speed building challenges offering plenty of
prizes for everyone.

So come dressed as your favourite Star Wars character for the chance to win a LEGO Star Wars goodie bag, or just bring the power of the Force with you to join in on all the fun… and May the 4th be with you!

WHAT: LEGO Star Wars Building Challenge
WHY: To celebrate Star Wars day (May the 4th) and the launch of the 2014 LEGO Star Wars collection, LEGO fans of all ages have the chance to assist in the building of a giant model of the Dark Leader Darth Vader and the Jedi Grand Master himself, Yoda.
WHEN: May 3rd, 10am to 5pm
May 4th, 10am to 4pm
WHERE: Centre Court, Westfield Penrith – 585 High St, Penrith NSW 2750
COST: Free

LEGO 75059 Sandcrawler™ Priced For Australia

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The latest LEGO Star Wars UCS model, 75059 Sandcrawler™ has finally got an Australian price.

You will be able to pick up this set from the 28th of April for $449.99

The mark-up on this set is actually not as bad as we initially predicted. Of course we will still be keeping an eye out for international deals.

When the set is released you’ll be able to pick it up from here 

LEGO 75059 Sandcrawler™ Unveiled

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The latest large scale Star Wars model has just been unveiled by LEGO. This huge re-creation of the famous Sandcrawler looks great.

The set features 3,296 Pieces and comes with 7 minifigures including Luke Skywalker, Uncle Owen, C-3PO and of course R2-D2.

There is currently no Australian pricing but the set is scheduled for release in May this year. With a US price of $299.99 don’t expect this set to be cheap in Australia.

Check out the design video and some more images below

On Sale – 20% Off Star Wars And Superheroes At Target

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From this Thursday 13th of February Target is taking 20% off of all their Star Wars and Superheroes LEGO sets.

Some of the new sets are actually featured in the catalogue at prices lower than 20% off.

76011 Man-Bat Attack for $30, save $9
76013 The Joker Steam Roller for $59, save $20
75037 Battle On Saleucami for $23, save $6
75040 General Grievous Wheel Bike for $30, save $9
75038 Jedi Interceptor for $30, save $9

The sale ends on Wednesday 19th February.

You can check out the catalogue here