Is the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon™ (75192) a Good Investment Set?
26th February 2023
When the UCS Millennium Falcon was released back in 2017 it took the LEGO world and Star Wars fans by storm, such a large and detailed set had never been seen before and it still remains the largest LEGO Star Wars set ever produced.
With an estimated retirement date of December 2024 you still have plenty of time to add it to your collection or investment portfolio. In this article we'll do some analysis to answer the question "Is this a good investment set?".
Consisting of 7,541 pieces and standing at 21cm high, 84cm long and 60cm wide, the Millennium Falcon is an impressive display model that will look great in any home. We've never heard a negative word being mentioned about this set other than people not having the space to display it!
The exterior features highly detailed and removable panels, a cockpit with space for 4 minifigure, boarding ramp, cannons and 7 landing legs. The interior also doesn't disappoint with a main hold seating area, engine room, escape pods and gunnery station to name just a few.
Last year the UCS Millennium Falcon was one of the sets that was included in LEGO's price hikes and now has a RRP of £734.99 / $849.99 / 849.99€, which equates to price per piece of 9.7p / 11.3c / 11.3c.
The 8 included minifigures are where this set falls short as only Princess Leia is unique, with all of the others appearing in other lower priced sets. Also it should be noted that only Princess Leia's head piece is unique, her hair, torso and legs can also be found in other sets.
This is a little disappointing considering the premium price tag and may harm the Millennium Falcon's potential ROI.
The UCS line of Star Wars sets has been incredibly popular and with LEGO increasingly trying to target more adult customers we can only see this trend growing. The Millennium Falcon has the added benefit of being the most iconic spaceship in the Star Wars films so it will surely be at the top of the wishlist for anyone that either missed out on it when it was on sale or who came into the hobby after it has retired.
We can also compare the Millennium Falcon to the Imperial Star Destroyer which retired at the end of 2022 to get an early indication of its post retirement value. Sales recorded in January show the Imperial Star Destroyer has already gone up in value to around 10% over RRP.
If you want even more reason to be confident of a good ROI it should be noted that in December 2022 the Millennium Falcon was being bought for around 20% higher than RRP on the secondary market as no doubt everyone was rushing to secure one in time for Christmas.
One problem the Millennium Falcon faces is that even at current retail prices it's already a very expensive set which mean there's a smaller pool of people who can afford it. However for those than can, and are able to justify spending one months mortgage payment on a LEGO set, they'd probably be willing to splash out an extra hundred bucks at least.
Investment opportunity: GREAT
Ultimately despite a lack of exclusive minifigures and its already high price tag there looks to be little holding the UCS Millennium Falcon from achieving a healthy post retirement value. If it does retire at the end of 2024 I think around £1,000 / $1,200 seems like a realistic target in mid to late 2025.
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