As Star Wars celebration draws near, all eyes (and ears) are peeled for any morsel of news regarding to the much desired, and highly probable, re-release of the Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) Millennium Falcon.
Zusammengebaut managed to get a sit down interview with the LEGO Chief Marketing Officer, Julia Goldin and pretty much asked her point blank if there is a possibility of a re-release of the UCS Millennium Falcon (10179), the elusive holy grail of any LEGO Star Wars collector.
The chatter for the re-release of the Millennium Falcon has reached a fever pitch this year. Especially since it is the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars in 2017 which I’ve covered extensively in a previous article.
There are a lot of great reasons why 2017 is a good year to re-release the coveted “10179” as
What has been rumoured so far is that the set will feature two satellite dishes, one round (Original Trilogy) and a rectangular one (New Trilogy).
It supposedly will be around the same piece count as (10179) and will be priced around SGD1,000 ~ SGD1,500. Pundits place it’s release some time in September, in time for Force Friday.
I will reiterate that this is still all “speculation” right now although having Julia Goldin coming forward to say that it is a possibility is edging in the right direction. Take it for what you will but frankly, I would say that it is about time.
You can check out the full interview here (it starts at the 4:30 mark):