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At the time of release, it was recorded to be the largest set ever produced by LEGO, measuring 33" (84 cm) long by 22" (56 cm) wide and 8.3" (21 cm) tall. It has been designed to be to scale with the minifigures, unlike most other Ultimate Collector's Series sets. The model is very intricate in detail with many special SNOT (Studs Not On Top) techniques involved in the front "mandibles", mimicking Star Wars technology and architecture. Upon its release in 2007, the UCS Falcon was the largest LEGO set ever produced (a title later given to the 10189 Taj Mahal in 2008 and the 75192 Millennium Falcon in 2017) with more than 5000 pieces and a 311-page instruction manual. The first copies of this set sold through LEGO.com received a special first edition certificate of authenticity.
- This is the fifth largest LEGO set ever made, piece-wise. The 10189 Taj Mahal has the second highest piece count of 5,922 pieces. In 2017 the 75192 Millennium Falcon took this title with 7,541 pieces. Then, 10256 Taj Mahal with 5,923 pieces had more, and finally 71043 Hogwarts Castle contains 6,020 pieces.
- This set was redesigned and released in 2017 as the 75192 Millennium Falcon.
- According to the UCS Promotional Poster, this set retired in 2009 but wasn't fully discontinued (sold out) until 24 June 2010.
- This is the second most expensive LEGO set ever made, at $499.99. In 2017 the 75192 Millennium Falcon took this title at $799.99.
- This is the largest Star Wars set.
- In 2011, LEGO officially held a contest to win a first edition UCS Falcon.
Other sets containing the Millennium Falcon
- See a price and investment guide on BrickPicker.com
- In-Depth Review of LEGO 10179
- 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon on the LEGO Star Wars Wiki