Travel the dunes with the LEGO� Star Wars™ Ultimate Collector Series Sancrawler™

FBTB - From Bricks To Bothans

Follow us: RSS
News? Questions? Comments? Email!

Posts Tagged ‘10179 Millennium Falcon’

Ace Kim | February 28th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

jmfbtb’s Death Star Docking Bay 327 for UCS Falcon

DockingBay327_Ver16_HighQualityRender_NoPlate

If you haven’t been keeping up with this interesting thread, Recreating expensive UCSset by purchasing individual pieces?, it discusses exactly what the title suggests, recreating UCS sets by sourcing the parts individually. Forum user jmfbtb has done just that for 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon. But he’s not done with it just yet. He’s doing what I’m sure many of us have considered doing: building a special display case for it. And not just any old display either. It’s a display recreating the escape from the Death Star scene from A New Hope. The render you see above is from LEGO Digital Designer and he has plans to build it and put that here:

DB327_Table1_Small

It’s still a work in progress and you can follow his progress in a dedicated thread here. I have plans of my own to build a special table for mine, low profile, and one that I’d like to put in the living room to use as a coffee table. We’ll see if I ever get off my lazy butt to do it.

Ken Robichaud | September 27th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars

LEGO Death Star II Stop Motion Animation

I enjoy stop motion style animations like Francisco Prieto’s work with 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon, so I thought I’d pass along his newest since he took the time to share it in the forum. It took him over 1500 hours to render the animation, but the smooth continuous flow of the single camera sweep makes it all worth it, to me at least. I wonder if he takes requests…

Ken Robichaud | February 22nd, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars

UCS Millennium Falcon Virtual Build

If you liked the virtual stop-motion build of the 10019 Blockade Runner I posted at the end of January, you’ll love this one of the epic UCS Millennium Falcon created over three years by Francisco Prieto. If you didn’t like it, too bad.

Thanks to grizzzzlies for the heads up!

Ace Kim | October 31st, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Dave’s UCS-scale Escape From Docking Bay 327

MOC Pages user Dave aka F2 posted his MOC of Docking Bay 327. It’s built around 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon and is just chock full of details. He’s also integrated about 67 LED lights to make it glow at nicely at night. Check out his full gallery of images for more.

Ken Robichaud | October 15th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Ask And Ye Shall Recieve…

After seeing this post about the wall mounting of etcknight’s customized USC Millenium Falcon people were understandably curious about how he did it. Wonder no more, because he’s posted this video in the forum and says there are more details to come about this incredible creation.

Thanks for the update etcknight!

Ken Robichaud | October 10th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

“I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.”

If you’ve ever wondered what your UCS Millenium Falcon would look like mounted on the wall, here’s your answer! Forum Member etcknight had been toying with the idea for some time even asking if anyone else had tried using a TV wall mount to hang one before. Eventually he bit the bullet and got to work on not only mounting it, but tricking it out by cross breeding it with a Hasbro Millenium Falcon toy. Even if you aren’t a fan of the non-LEGO customization, you really have to give etcknight credit for a mounting solution that’s just this side of genius.

Ace Kim | May 2nd, 2011 | News

May The Fourth Be With You Promotion

LEGO Brand Retail

Shadow ARF Trooper

… which actually starts May 3rd, which is kind of odd if you ask me. Why not start May 4th and continue to May 5th?

Anyways, got the official word about LEGO Shop@Home’s promotions for the unofficial Star Wars Day quasi-holiday.

First up is a FREE exclusive Shadow ARF Trooper minifigure with a purchase of $75 or more in LEGO Star Wars products from LEGO Shop@Home or LEGO Brand Retail. You’ll also score FREE shipping if you shop online.

Next is a FREE LEGO Star Wars poster commemorating 10 years of LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector sets, picture below.

LEGO Brand Retail

And the rumors were true: for North American customers only, with every purchase, you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing for a 1st Edition 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon. The 1st edition run came with a numbered certificate.

You get 10% off these sets:

and 20% off these:

May the force be with you. And may your wallets and spouses forgive you.

Star Wars Poster

LEGO Brand Retail

Ace Kim | October 30th, 2009 | Sales News

10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon Discontinued

Got an email from LEGO Shop@Home stating that production has ceased for 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falconicon.

Make sure you own the largest LEGO® Star Wars™ set ever produced. The production line has stopped on the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon™ – get one while they last…Plus FREE shipping!

This is the biggest, most spectacular LEGO® Star Wars™ model ever! Straight out of the classic Star Wars movies comes the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s famous smuggling starship.

Every detail of the modified Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 freighter is here, all constructed to scale with LEGO minifigures. At almost 3 feet (90cm) long, it’s the ultimate centerpiece to any Star Wars collection!

LEGO Shop@Home offers FREE Shipping until 11:59pm EST December 6, 2009. Normally, Amazon.com would be a better place to order this set from to order this set from, but their lowest price with free shipping seems to be $623.95, and I’m not even counting last one in stock for $576.99.

If you missed out, this may be your last chance to get the best possible deal for this set forever. Make someone really happy for the holidays, be it a loved one or yourself. Once it says Sold Out, you’ll be paying an arm and a leg for it on the after market. Hit the image below to buy one now!

icon
Ace Kim | May 2nd, 2009 | Sales News

Special Discount On 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon

I got another email with some more May 4th goodies. Right now, you can order 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falconicon at a discount of 25% off, $374.99.

The email also states:

Plus, on May 3rd and 4th only, be entered in a chance to win a first-edition Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon

But there’s no other information as to how. This may be a LEGO retail brand store effort. The first-edition UCS Falcon came with a special first-run certificate that was only available during the first production run of the set.

Update: I got yet another email with more details:

Place an order through LEGOshop.com on May 3rd or May 4th and you will receive an exclusive LEGO Star Wars poster, each individually numbered up to 15,000, celebrating the LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary and featuring over 160 minifigures that have appeared in a LEGO Star Wars set in the last 10 years. You will also automatically be entered to win a first-edition LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon – number 5, 6 or 7.*!

Hit the image to go directly to their promotion page.

Ace Kim | March 6th, 2009 | Off Topic

Epic Win: 10179 Millennium Falcon… Built By Minifigs!

Courtesy of Gizmodo, here’s one amazing stop-motion video of the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon being built by minifigs. Be sure to watch all the way to the end, there’s plenty of hilarity throughout! Kudos to David Gunstensen for making such an amazing film!

Building the LEGO Millennium Falcon from Gizmodo on Vimeo.