Lego Millennium Falcon: How fast can you build the Kessel run?

Snap it together, fuzzball! A new playset tied to "Solo: A Star Wars Story" might reveal some movie spoilers.

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You can build the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon this spring.

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(Possible spoilers ahead for "Solo: A Star Wars Story.")

How quickly can you build the Lego Kessel Run Millennium Falcon? On Wednesday, Lego introduced a new playset coming in April and tied to the upcoming film "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

The Kessel Run Millennium Falcon set (is that very name a spoiler?) comes with 1,412 pieces and will be priced at $170 (£121, AU$214).

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The Lego version of the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon has some very familiar features to the version seen in the original Star Wars trilogy, but is it the same ship?

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It includes a young and dashing Han, prior Falcon owner Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke's character Qi'ra, a Kessel droid, and two characters yet-to-be-revealed.

Since the Lego set comes out a month before the "Solo" movie, looks like hard-core fans will be able to sneak some spoilers off the toy-store shelves.


Young Han and Chewie are ready to fly, in Lego form.

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It's not cheap, but it's nowhere near as pricey as the $800 Lego Millennium Falcon (£650, AU$1,008) that came out in October. At 7,500 pieces, that set is the biggest in Lego history, and includes two generations of minifigs, so "New Hope"-era Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO can rub elbows with older Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" comes out May 24 in Australia and May 25 in the US and UK. Here's everything we know about the film so far.


Panels on top of the ship lift off to reveal the inside of the Millennium Falcon.

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First published Feb. 14, 2018, 1:06 p.m. PT.
Update Feb. 19, 10:56 a.m. PT: Adds photos of the ship from Toy Fair 2018 in New York.

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