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Today we will be looking at the LEGO Millennium Falcon Polybag Promotional set. This set came out in 2017, has 20 pieces and was designed for people 6 to 12.
Target gave this set away for free, when you purchased 25 dollars or more on LEGO Star Wars sets. However, when I went to Target to get the Desert Skiff, a $29.99 set, it was coincidentally on sale for 24.99 and did not qualify for the 25 dollar minimum. I then noticed that all the sets priced a little over 25 dollars were now on sale for 24.99 or less forcing people to spend significantly more than the minimum purchase needed to get this “free” set. I bought nothing. When I came back the next week, the racks were filled with these sets for 4.99. I laughed and though Target got what they deserved. Months later I randomly found piles of these bags put on an end cap for a $1.98. I finally picked one up for my collection.
There had already been over a dozen different LEGO Millennium Falcon sets released when this set came out, so the vehicle itself is nothing special. While I appreciated the use of round brick and clear tile piece to create a new way to build the side cockpit, it felt a little too long and didn’t blend into the model. I did like how they created the core of this ship. The Travis Brick on its side and standard 1X1 brick put in the hole was a great way to get that slender look and the empty gap in front. The engines in the back are simple but well done.
For me, the best part of this set is the stand and the only reason I wanted it for my collection. I love the look of the white plate with Star Wars printed boldly across the front and the clear pieces used to lift the model up and create the effect of the model flying through the air. For those people who like to build their own mini Star Wars MOCs, it's a great way to display your work.
I usually don’t spend a lot of time on the packaging, but this polybag deserves special attention, because Target tried to sell this 20 piece set for the same price or higher than other LEGO Polybags that contain more pieces. The set came in a plain clear plastic bag that sealed across the top with glue. While this made resealing the package easy, it looks cheap. Rather than a colorful instruction manual, you got what looked like instructions printed in glossy paper from any home office printer.
The packaging is horrible, the model is okay, but the stand is amazing.