Lego 7965 – Han’s Millennium Falcon Lego Set
If I had to choose just one or two Lego sets as all-time favorites, then the Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7965 set would be one of those, and probably the second would be the Republic Gunship. In my opinion Lego 7965 really is one of the best, must-have sets for any fan of the original movies.
With over 1,200 Lego pieces, Han Solo’s ship from Episode IV “A New Hope” weighs in at over 2Kg and is both highly collectable and really fun to play with.
“You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon Lego set?” – Han Solo
Lego 7965 is the sixth version of the Millennium Falcon released by Lego, if you include the mini and midi size sets. This kit came out in 2011, and there is really no comparision with the early 7190 set from 2000, but it is fairly similar to 4504 released in 2004.
New and Improved Lego 7965 Millennium Falcon
The ship is built onto a sturdy base using technic bricks, and may be a challenge for less experienced builders, and fun for the more experienced. The shape soon comes together and with the second bag of bits it quickly gets more interesting, with the central computer, holographic chess board and floor hatches.
When built you have a really nice looking model that can take center stage in your collection. Lego have done a great job creating this set, it looks the part, and there is plenty of detail to make it playable.
The cockpit of the Falcon detaches so Han and Chewie can sit inside, it’s just big enough. There are turbo laser turrets top and bottom of the ship, flick-fire missiles underneath too. And then the upper hull sections fold back to give you full access to the interior. There’s a boarding ramp, smuggling compartment and lots of other great detail, but one odd bit is putting Han and Luke back-to-back inside the laser turrets, you can’t see them!
R2-D2 where are you?
Now for the minifigures, and what is immediately obvious is there are no droids! No R2 and no 3PO! For the price I think they could have been included. However, you do get six very cool minifigures: Darth Vader with red lightsaber, Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi both with lightsabers, Han Solo with blaster, Leia with a blaster and Wookie Chewbacca with his bowcaster.
Both Luke and Leia have two faces, just twist them round. Luke’s second face is for the helmet, from the scene where he is practicing with his lightsaber. His hair looks better than the previously released minifigure, and the same goes for Leia. Darth Vader is exactly the same as in the 8017 TIE fighter, with a grey scarred head. Chewie is OK, could be better I think. Same as in the 7127 AT-ST walker set.
So for me the Millenium Falcon Lego set is a great collectable set, you can still find this New In Box from places like Amazon because Lego still produce it, but in limited numbers. And there are a few second-hand ones on Ebay, but beware of paying over the top.
Collectable: 10 out of 10
Playable: 10 out of 10
Aidan’s Opinion: Lego 7965 Review
This must be one of the best sets in the world!
Looks great, great minifigures (but I think it is missing R2-D2 and C3PO, and maybe even some Stormtroopers) and well built and designed. Though it doesn’t have an escape pod like one of the other ones, it has many other really cool things: the computers inside are really cool, it has the chess board from out of the film and even has the secret hiding hole, but only one person can fit in it. In the center of the ship, there is a pillar were, in the film, there is the ladder that leads to the two laser gun turrets, but in this set, the top turret comes off to reveal a platform that slides out of the pillar were you can put Han and Luke, so that when you put it back in, it will be like they are controlling the two turrets. According to a lot of people, the flat pieces that lift up around the sides are a lot better held on in this set, so they don’t fall off when opened. Overall, Lego 7965 is a great set and it’s a must-get for any Star Wars collector.