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(Pocket-lint) - You probably fall into one of two camps. The ones that have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the ones that are waiting to see it a second time.

The Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon is a reworking of the original Lego Millennium Falcon launched to celebrate the new JJ Abrams movie in cinemas at the moment.

Because of that, there are slight differences to the ship that can do the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs, namely a square satellite dish (remember the last one got knocked off at the end of Return of the Jedi) and some other minor changes too like a slightly tweaked design.

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Guiding you through the build is a very instructive 104 step manual, although you might struggle with the fact that every piece is a variation of the colour grey.  

The spaceship is fairly easy to build - it took our office toast boy (aged 8) around 5 hours to build the Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon, and there were only a few moments where he needed assistance.

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Once finished there are plenty of cool details to keep even the oldest of Star Wars fans entertained. The detachable cockpit allows for two pilots: Han Solo and Chewie for example, while there is a rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure to fire them.

The front of the Falcon features dual spring-loaded shooters that can fire a good couple of meters so be prepared, and there is an entrance hatch on the side to get inside. If you can't fit the minifigs through the hatch, don't worry you won't, you can lift the lid of the spaceship as it opens up via 12 hinged doors revealing all inside.

In the hold there is the famous holochess board, secret stowaway hold, hyperdrive, computers, and other cargo junk and plenty of space to have a minifig party. The attention to detail is lovely.

Completing the set are six minifigures to allow you to continue the adventure. Included minifigures are: Rey, Finn, and old grey haired Han Solo, an older looking Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid that's been sized perfectly to match the movie.

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Each of the characters gets a weapon, and Chewbacca's even fires small round single piece Lego pieces. 

First Impressions

At £139.99 the set is considerably more approachable in terms of cost and build than the previous outing from Lego. It's a big set, with plenty of pieces and as always the build quality is very good.

This is a set that will make any Star Wars and Lego fan happy to build and play with afterwards.

Writing by Stuart Miles. Originally published on 24 December 2015.