So, I’ve got several of the LEGO UCS Star Wars sets, and by far my favorite (so far?) is the UCS Millenium Falcon.
Shortly after I finished putting it together:
In it’s current display location (hanging in my office):
I got mine about 10 years ago when they went out of production, and they were running about $500 retail (I found mine for $400). At the time, it was the second largest (in terms of piece count) set (first was a Taj Mahal set, I believe). This new set is a couple thousand pieces larger, but essentially the same physical dimensions. It looks like most of what’s new is detail pieces around the skin and, of course, the interchangeable dish. There’s been speculation since Episode 7 came out about an updated Falcon set with the rectangular dish – i have to admit I wasn’t expecting an ‘interchangeable’ set.
One piece of trivia: the only piece on the original set that cannot be purchased individually is the large, round dish. I’ve seen that single piece go on eBay for around $100. Original, un-opened sets are (were?) going for up to $2000 – I imagine this set will hurt that aftermarket for awhile.
And yes, I’ll be buying this one, too, though that price tag is gonna’ sting for awhile!