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Constructing the Falcon: My Unboxing & Building Journal for the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon [75192]

Constructing the Falcon: My Unboxing & Building Journal for the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon [75192]

Unboxing the Set

The box in which the set was shipped

As soon as you lift the top tabs of the box, you'll encounter a very sleek Millennium Falcon in motion graphic. Once inside the box, the first item sitting on the top of the contents is the very large building instructions neatly housed within custom-fitted cardboard. Underneath the building instructions you'll find the stickers sheet. 

Once you lift the cardboard which houses the building instructions and the stickers sheet, you'll find four boxes which house all of the LEGO pieces for the set. The tops of these four boxes create a LEGO Millennium Falcon graphic when placed next to each other.

The complete sticker sheet for the set includes 15 stickers in total

When you remove the four boxes which contain the LEGO pieces from the main set box you'll see that each box of pieces has a lot of great design details. For instance, the front of each box includes a unique quote from Han Solo from the Star Wars: A New Hope [Episode IV] which references the Falcon. Below is a breakdown of each quote, which Star Wars characters says the quote, and from which film the quote has been pulled

Box #1: "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid." - Han Solo from A New Hope [Episode IV]

Box #2: "I've made a lot of special modifications myself." - Han Solo from A New Hope [Episode IV]

Box #3: "It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs." - Han Solo from A New Hope [Episode IV]

Box #4: "She's the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy." - Han Solo from A New Hope [Episode IV]

The set includes a total of 64 individually-sealed bags of LEGO. That’s a lot of LEGO.

The instruction booklet is 495 pages, and it takes 1,379 steps to complete the Falcon. The booklet is 2/3 of a minifigure thick! The instructions include a great intro, play-feature images, and displays the proper way to lift and transport the Falcon when fully built.

The front of the building instructions

The back of the building instructions

Original concept art for the Millennium Falcon created during the making of the original 1977 Star Wars film

Pictures showing off the play features of the set

The correct  way to lift the completed set

The last step of the building instructions  - step number 1,379

The building instructions are 2/3 of a minifigure thick!

Building the Set

* Session 1 - September 29th - 90 minutes - Step 76
* Session 2 - September 30th - 60 minutes - Step 130
* Session 3 - October 3rd - 40 minutes - Step 149
* Session 4 - October 5th - 60 minutes - Step 190
* Session 5 - October 6th - 80 minutes - Step 259
* Session 6 - October 14th - 100 minutes - Step 439
* Session 7 - October 15th - 120 minutes - Step 646
* Session 8 - October 20th - 80 minutes - Step 727
* Session 9 - October 26th - 60 minutes - Step 824
* Session 10 - October 31st - 120 minutes - Step 999
* Session 11 - November 12th - 90 minutes - Step 1,135
* Session 12 - November 20th - 300 minutes - Model and *Stand Complete

Total Time Spent = 12 days/20 hours


Daily Build Journal

Day 1 - September 29. 2017


    * Time Spent: 90 minutes
    * Step Reached: 76 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 1.5 hours


Day 2 - September 30, 2017


    * Time Spent: 60 minutes
    * Step Reached: 130 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 2.5 hours


Day 3 - October 3, 2017


    * Time Spent: 40 minutes
    * Step Reached: 149 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 3.1 hours


Day 4 - October 5, 2017


    * Time Spent: 60 minutes
    * Step Reached: 190 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 4.1 hours


Day 5 - October 6, 2017


    * Time Spent: 80 minutes
    * Step Reached: 259 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 5.5 hours


Day 6 - October 14, 2017


    * Time Spent: 100 minutes
    * Step Reached: 439 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 7.1 hours


Day 7 - October 15, 2017


    * Time Spent: 120 minutes
    * Step Reached: 646 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 9.1 hours


Day 8 - October 20, 2017


    * Time Spent: 80 minutes
    * Step Reached: 737 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 10.5 hours


Day 9 - October 26, 2017


    * Time Spent: 60 minutes
    * Step Reached: 824 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 11.5 hours


Day 10 - October 31, 2017


    * Time Spent: 120 minutes
    * Step Reached: 999 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 13.5 hours


Day 11 - November 12, 2017


    * Time Spent: 90 minutes
    * Step Reached: 1,135 of 1,379
    * Total Time to Date: 15 hours


Day 12 - November 20, 2017


    * Time Spent: 300 minutes
    * Step Reached: Model and *Stand Complete
    * Total Time to Date: 20 hours

Efferman's Vertical Stand for Millennium Falcon 75192

* The stand which I built and attached to the back of the Millennium Falcon is built out 100% LEGO and was designed by Efferman and was posted by Lucioswitch81 on Rebrickable. You can find information regarding the stand, including building instructions and a piece inventory at the following link: Efferman's Vertical Stand for Millennium Falcon 75192. I can verify that the stand works and is very sturdy when attached to the bottom of the Falcon. Note that you do need to remove the landing gear of the Falcon in order to attach the stand.

LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon VIP Card Has Arrived

LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon VIP Card Has Arrived