After many years of waiting, I finally added the LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon 10179 to my collection. It’s a used set, which is the only way I would want to buy it because a new set has so much value, I wouldn’t want to open it. So far, all looks good, everything looks to be in great shape.
This set has become legendary in the LEGO community, fetching incredible prices on the aftermarket. Mint in box sets sell for more than $1,800, and opened sets such as the one I received sell for somewhere above $1,000. I was lucky enough to not have to pay nearly that amount.
When this set was on store shelves, it went for $500. Evidently, LEGO had a hard time moving a set at that price, and discounted it to $375 on a number of occasions. From my understanding, this is the second largest set LEGO produced, at 5197 pieces. It seems to become more and more common for LEGO to put out large sets costing hundreds of dollars.
From the photos I have seen, the set is HUGE. I’m actually concerned about where I can display it. But, that’s a problem I welcome! In the coming weeks, I will post photos of the completed model, but for now, take a peak at what I received: