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Build & Play Millenium Falcon from Revell

The Force Awaken Millenium Falcon from Revell

A legendary starship despite its humble origins and deceptively shabby exterior, the Millennium Falcon has played a role in some of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest victories over the Empire. On the surface, the Falcon looks like a worn down junker. Beneath its hull, however, she packs many powerful secrets. Its owners have made “special modifications” on the freighter throughout the years, boosting its speed, shielding, and performance to impressive — and downright illegal — levels. The Falcon pays a heavy price for these tricks and add-ons. It can be unpredictable, and its reconditioned hyperdrive often fails. Its current captain, Han Solo, has even been seen to restart a failed start-up with a hard knock on a bulkhead with his fist.
[Source: Star Wars Databank]

2015 Star Wars Celebration (Picture: Getty Images)
2015 Star Wars Celebration (Picture: Getty Images)

Directly from the movie “Star Wars™ Episode VII – The Force Awakens!” SnapTite® Build & Play™ kit with all-new DuraMod™ Snap Design. No tools, paint or glue needed for assembly.

KIT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Product ID: 85-1633
  • Battle action lights and sounds
  • Retractable landing gear
  • Movable Laser Cannons
  • Positional antenna
  • Lighted Hyper Drive Motivator
  • Model type: SnapTite® Build & Play
  • Skill Level: 1
  • Length: 8-1/4″
  • Parts: 19
  • Batteries: 3 LR44 included
  • MSRP: $19.99 [US]

As a huge fan of the of the Fastest Hunk of Junk of the Galaxy, I couldn’t avoid getting the new Force Awakens Millenium Falcon Snap -Tite from my local Hobby Shop. Already pre-painted and with just 19 parts, you can have a nice display on your desk or your son or daughter could be flying the Millenium Falcon around the house.

The kit which measures slightly over 6” long comes with movable cannons, rotating antenna, retractable landing gear and lighted hyper drive engine that lights up. Since this is a ‘Dura Mod’ kit, the constructions is very sturdy and does resist a fair share of impacts. One of the engine grilles is the module in which the battery (included) goes in and the sound module is encosed. To avoid a muffle sound, the kit has small openings on the bottom as you can see on the pictures. There are some small openings on both escape pods. The flyby sounds are very nice and clear.

The landing gear in the extended position has some play. It snaps into place without problems though.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

Take this kit for what it is,  as the name implies this is a Build & Play *toy* and you can’t ask for more for its price. This time this build wasn’t provided by Revell but by my own wallet and I’ve got what I paid for. With a little TLC this model can be brought to a next level like I did with the Pocket Millenium Falcon.

Highly Recommended for the young model builder and Falcon fans.

George Collazo
George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.

  • Ariel Chvz

    Hi! I have this model/toy, and want to paint it. But, what means TLC? Im newbie in model kits, and i have no idea how to do it. Thank you!

    • Hello Ariel, thanks for visiting.

      We often use the TLC term with models that has the potential to be taken to a next level of beautiful detail and overall finished look. TLC as you have probably heard before is Tender Loving Care.

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