#945 SET REVIEW: 75257 Millennium Falcon
Updated: Feb 25, 2020
Today we're reviewing the latest and greatest Millennium Falcon set! We were kindly sent this set by The Lego Group but all our views will be as unbiased as possible.
In general, we loved the upgrades the designers made in terms of building techniques - especially closing the gaps between the roof sections - but the set could do with some more unique minifigures and a definite reduction in price.
But let's really breakdown this set - the building techniques, unique and useful parts and last but not least the minifigures.
Firstly the techniques; as mentioned there's a big improvement on some aspects of the design due to new techniques and parts. The most noticeable change is the removal of the gaps in the roofs that don't actually utilise any new parts, just the 1x4 swivel plates which position wedge plates directly next to on another. Because of this, when folding out the roof to access the interior there is now 1 connection point instead of 3, although that's not necessarily a bad thing.
As well as that technique, the classic techniques used in other falcons are worth mentioning - using clips and hinges positioned sideways to create the different angles of the classic ship:
Other noticeable mentions go to the utilisation of several new or unique pieces as shown below, with a nice upgrade to the turrets using ski poles: