We love this vehicle so much the wife and I went out and bought a new coffee table for the Falcon to sit on. The coffee table, with its circular metal frame and clear glass top even looks like a hangar deck or landing/take-off pad. It had to be big enough to accommodate the Falcon and now takes pride and place in our living room.
Han Solo won the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian in the Cloud City Sabacc Tournament and together with his buddy, Chewbacca used it to transport Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker and his two droids to Alderaan. And the rest, as they say, is Star Wars history!!
The cockpit, closed.
The cockpit, closed.
The interior lights up with accompanying sounds when you press a button to start up the engine. There's even a "fail" mode where the engine cranks but doesn't start up, like an old car on a cold morning.
Sensor dish or sensor rectenna or radar dish - you rotate it by turning the knob (seen at the bottom right hand corner)
The heat exhaust vents hide the battery compartment. This time, all the exterior parts are molded and painted - no stickers required
The interior has opening doors, lowering ramp and hidden compartments - all accurately reproduced, so unlike the old Falcon
The main hold with Dejarik table (comes with playing pieces resembling creatures from throughout the galaxy) and training probe (connected to the radar dish and rotates when the dish is turned)
When you press the button located on the starboard port docking ring or loading port, the ramp lowers with lights and sound effects - way COOL!!
Another view of the quad-laser canon controls located below the dorsal quad-laser canons as well as a view of the very detailed interiors
It opens with sound and reveals a mini fighter (not featured in the movie nor in any official blueprints of the Millennium Falcon - purely for play value)
The Millennium Falcon lifting off!! There are lots of light and sound effects plus movie dialogue accompanying this ship that brings back memories. If it was just lying there, it'll be a model kit. The fact that it has all these goodies makes it one heck of a toy and the ultimate Star Wars vehicle to date IMHO
There's also a review by Heroes producer Jesse Alexander (it convinced me to get mine!)
Updated December 19, 2008: The Star Wars Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon makes it to the 2008 Top 10 Fave Toys list (No. 8)
Updated September 19, 2009: "Training on the Falcon" boxed set
Updated September 20, 2009: All Aboard the Millennium Falcon