Who doesn’t like a good LEGO model & vignette predicting the dystopian future of unsanctioned household google robot fights? These particular LEGO robots built by Finn were programmed to nurse and beat each other up.
Finn fashions these robots out of a menagerie of small elements such as slopes, 1×1 circular tiles, 1×1 cheese slopes, and my favorite, the voodoo balls in red, which look like boxing gloves. The robot builds are definitely the highlight of the scene, but the rest of the arena is also brick-built using a number of common elements for the fighting ring. While an underground world of bot battles seems cool, I definitely wouldn’t want to be the target of those machine fists of rage.
The ninth and final film in the Skywalker Saga is due in movie theaters in about a month and a half, and we continue to look at the first wave of LEGO Star Wars sets released in advance of the film. So far, we’ve looked at 75248 Resistance A-wing Starfighter, and today we’re reviewing the largest set in the first wave, 75257 Millennium Falcon. The set includes 1,353 pieces with five minifigs and two droids, and is available now (US $159.99 | CA $179.99 | UK £149.99).
Not counting the monumental UCS Falcon released in 2017, this is the third Millennium Falcon released since Han & Chewie’s Falcon The Force Awakens (2015) and Lando’s Kessel Run Falcon for Solo (2018). Other than minifigs, let’s find out what’s new about this latest iteration.
Read our hands-on review of LEGO Star Wars 75257 Millennium Falcon from The Rise of Skywalker