The DeAgostini Millennium Falcon model is a 1:1 scale replica of the 32-inch studio model from the “Empire Strikes Back.” The model is 1:43 scale of the full-size ship. The entire kit is subscription-based, and each issue comes with model parts, tools, and a small magazine that doubles as instructions.
The first package arrived exactly one week after ordering the subscription. The box was small, and everything fit just right.
The magazines are standard sizes as far as magazines go, and are only 13 pages long. Issue 2 arrived damaged, with a bent corner and a small tear, but nothing to really complain about. I foresee these things getting a lot of use over the next two years as I rifle through them for reference.
In all, I am having a blast putting the Millennium Falcon together! I find myself not only looking forward to my monthly packages (which can’t come soon enough), but also looking forward to paying for the next package. How weird is that?
This month’s box marks a milestone. First, it sets itself apart by arriving in pristine condition; there were no crushed corners, open flaps, or torn packing tape.
The magazines were even pristine and freshly printed. I did notice that these four issues were printed on slightly heavier paper stock. That could be related to the fact that there are fewer pages in these issues—the instructions are only 2-3 pages long.
The builds have been lacking in things to do. They’ve been pretty straight-forward: attach more metal framework and hull plating. But, extra parts are accumulating quickly for future builds that promise to be much more exciting.