StarWars.com has an article up today about 7778 Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon including a short interview with design manager Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and a couple of higher resolution pics than we've seen before. Of note, is the fact that the set is a Walmart exclusive scheduled for a July 1 release.
I don't know how well this new "midi-scale" thing will bode with buyers, as nifty as this looks. Granted, it captures the look of the Falcon very well. However, people accepted the mini scale because it was affordable but still looked decent- in my opinion, this "midi scale" is too close to minifig scale to truly carve a niche in the market, and of course minifigs are half the fun in a set after all. When I heard some time ago that a "midi-scale Millennium Falcon" would be released, I assumed it'd be a retooling of the minifig-scale Falcon we got in 2004 (since we have a bag charm falcon, a mini Falcon and the UCS falcon in those other categories). I'm not sure how well these might sell, as it seems display (and limited swooshing) might be the only purposes they serve.
This seems like a cool build, and I really like all the "hopefully" printed parts. But, considering all the "other" Lego purchases I'm going to have to be making this year, this is probably a "NO GO" for me.
Ahh, finally a picture! That looks pretty fun to play with ! Im guessing it'll be about $30-$35. I really hope it fits in the Home 1 landing bay, that'll make me wanna buy it even more! I am definitely getting this set!I really dislike that it's a Walmart exclusive, though. I hate going to Walmart !
It's a bit smaller than I expected, but it still looks like a fun build. The key element that I like is the swooshability. Most versions of this ship, even the old Kenner version, were hard to fly. So something a little substantial in detail but still swooshable is welcome.
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Personally I think that the Falcon has been milked a bit much over the years. I have both of the mini-fig scale falcons so I doubt that I'll be getting this one, just seems like a waste of shelf space.
Was wondering the same thing. Will it be u.s only or avaliable in uk, through shop at home since i cant afford the ucs falcon i would love this one, unless anyone cares to sell me a v cheap earlier verson lol .also any idea what the uk price would be?