Next time you’re looking to buy a new phone, consider instead spending that $800 on a massive Lego set. This new Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon set was announced by Lego this weekend.
If you just did a double take conversion of the price… You’re right. At about R10 000, this set costs as much as a month of rent for a decent flat in a major South African city. But who needs a home when you can own these gleaming Lego – all 7 541 of them.
The new Millennium Falcon set is by far the biggest and most expensive the company has ever sold. And we bet it’s not a cinch to put together, either. But for hardcore Star Wars fans, this thing is a must have. The details on it are incredible, from the accurate interiors to the swappable deflector dishes that allow the ship to match either the original films or its use in The Force Awakens.
For your R10 000 investment, you’ll also receive 10 minifigures. These include two porgs, Han Solo, C-3P0, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, BB-8, old Han Solo, Finn, and Rey. Staff your ship to match the original films or the new films – or mix them up to create an alternate timeline of your own. Just kidding, that’s not canon.