Does Lego’s upcoming ‘Solo’ Millennium Falcon set contain a big hint about the movie?

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Lego's new Kessel Run Millennium Falcon comes out in April, a month before "Solo: A Star Wars Movies" releases in theaters.
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Think you know everything there is to know about Han Solo’s legendary Millennium Falcon? Think again.

At New York Toy Fair, we got a sneak peek of the famed space freighter as we’ll see it in Solo, back when it belonged to Lando Calrissian. Serious fans will have the opportunity to build it themselves in Lego form — and let’s just say O-M-G!

Lego’s released several brick versions of the Millennium Falcon before — there’s the $800, 7,500-piece version and 1,400-piece edition from The Force Awakens — but this new “Kessel Run Millennium Falcon” coming out in April for $170 is the first time we’re seeing it with its original paint job.

Presumably, the Solo: A Star Wars movie premiering on May 25 will reveal more about the Falcon’s origin story, but otherwise we don’t know a whole lot about the ship. The name offers a huge hint, though: Will will see a more youthful Han make his much-boasted-about Kessel Run in the May 2018 movie?

In the the movie trailer, we see the Falcon doesn’t have its iconic front-facing “mandibles.” On the Lego version, the space that fills up the mandibles is a removable cargo bay hatch. Whether this will be something we see Solo is unclear. 

Pop the trunk, I mean frunk, open, Lando!

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What happens to this cargo bay after Han wins the Falcon from Lando?!

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Opening up the Falcon’s various top flaps, we get to see the interior. There’s quite a few chairs for passengers and even the HoloChess table, from that famous scene in A New Hope, is present:

This set has 1,414 pieces.

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Peering inside of the new Lego Kessel Run Millennium Falcon set.

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The Lego Falcon’s about the size of a personal pizza.

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The ship comes with a Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Qi’ra, Kessel droid, and two more yet-to-be-revealed minifigs, but they were all mysteriously missing during our hands-on. So don’t you worry if you were thinking the ship would come without any comrades. 

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/02/18/lego-kessel-run-millennium-falcon-solo-movie/