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Episode 19 · 1 year ago

LEGO Solo A Star Wars Story

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

On the season 3 premiere of Brickology, LegoLee329 flies deep into the history of the LEGO set based off Solo A Star Wars Story and recounts the muddled history of the films troubled production. 

Good morning, good afternoon, goodevening, whenever, wherever you are listening. Thank you so very much ricking mea part of your day. My name is leeparmy. Might know meas Lego Lee or Lego Lee three to nine from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube page, trening, name it, I'm all over the Internet and thisis the brick Ology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. Howare you doing today? I sincerely hope you are doing well and welcome tothese season three premiere of Brick Ology and episode twenty three, the Jordan episodeof Brick Ology. Over all, thank you guys so much for help meget here. We are now two seasons into brick ology. In season threehas begun and this season is going to be bigger and better than ever.I have a lot of great stuff planned for this season. I hope youguys are excited for the future of this podcast. The podcast will continue withweekly episodes. They are all scheduled. I have a whole schedule laid outnow. There might be something that comes up in the future that I don'tknow about right now that will push back an episode or delay something. Ican't guarantee you every episode will come out every Friday. But the plan isfor right now every Friday new episodes of brick oology. And one little thing. I also have another podcast and development. It's not going to be Lego centric, but I have another podcast in the works. So I can't sayanything else about it right now, but stay tuned for a new podcast announcementcoming at some point here in the near future. And also, I hitover six thou streams of brick oology and I believe last week I talked abouthow I just hit five thousand streams. So the streams are going super,super well and thank you all so much for supporting this podcast and if youreally want to continue to support me, go find me online. I hadto do my shameless plug for my various social media sites. You can lightme on Facebook, you can follow me on twitter. They especially follow meon instagram. I Post daily content over there. Also subscribe to my YoutubeChannel where I post reviews of Lego videos and I post all the podcasts invideo format as well. I just tried reviewings on the lego Super Mario.Stuff really exciting to get. Also catch those reviews on my ig TV.And if you really love Lego, lie if you really love brick Ology,maybe consider becoming a patreon supporter. Literally, giving me like one dollar a monthgoes a long way to supporting my accounts and all that I am doinghere. So if you really love me, maybe consider subscribing or supporting me onPatreon. Now, without further ado, let's jump into the topic for thisweek's episode of Brick Ology. And if you're a long standing fan ofthe show, you know that my season one premiere, the Premiere episode,first ever episode of this podcast, was about Lego Star Wars episode one,sets from the Phantom minace. The premiere for season two was stuff from LegoStar Wars episode two, attack of the clones. Now I mixed up thechronological order because I did the clone wars episode episode for Brickology, which isstill, to this day, my most strained episode of this podcast. Bydid the clone wars episode when the clone wars new season came out back inFebruary. So I had to mix up a little bit and I kind ofbroke the chronological order there. But since then we've been doing star wars episodesin chronological order that they happen in the films and TV shows. So we'regoing to continue on on chronological order. I do wish that I had,you know, already done the episode three episodes. I continue saying the PremiereSeason Three is star wars episode three, but I already did the episode threeepisode last season. So that means the next film and Chronological Order for StarWars is so low a star wars story. So the next few star wars episodesof brick ology are going to be kind of those weird bridges between theoriginal trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy. So we're going to do solo, we'llbe doing rogue one and Star Wars rebels.

So those are going to be thenext few episodes for brick oology themed on star wars and like the lasttwo seasons, there will be two star wars episodes a season of brick ology. I Know Star Wars makes of a big chunk of my fan base,so I think doing twenty percent total my episodes of brick alogy about star warsis fair. I don't want to do too much star wars. This isa Lego podcast, it's not a star wars podcast, so I don't wantto spam too much star wars. But there will be two star wars episodesof brick ecology this season and that means we had to start today. We'retalking about stuff based off the Lego sets, based off the movie solo a StarWars Story. Before it gets started, I apologize if the air conditioning ismaking way too much background noise. Normally I turn off the AC whilerecording brick ology because I don't want there to be background noise, but it'sliterally like ninety eight degrees outside right now. Turning off the AC means I'd probablybe melting during this episode of Brick Ology, so the AC will stayon. Hopefully I can edit that out, but there might be a little toomuch background noise for this week's episode. But the further ado. Let's starttalking about the history of Solo Star Wars story on brick ology. Ialways do this. I gave little history lessons about what about the talk aboutand of course star wars has lots of history. Every star wars film hasa ton of stuff that goes into the film getting produced, but no starwars film, in my opinion, has quite the history solo a star warsstory does. This movies history is so bizarre and weird and different and I'mexcited to talk about it and kind of tell this story from my perspective andsome of the mistakes that were made that ended up in this movie being somewhatof a disaster from certain points of view. So let's talk about that right now. We'll start off by talking about Disney Buying Lucasfilm in two thousand andtwelve. Obviously, I think all of us knew that happen. But Disneyspin I think, like over four billion dollars paying George Lucas for Lucasfilm,and they announce that they're going to make new star wars movies, a NewStar Wars trilogy, starting in two thousand and fifteen. Now, speaking oftwo thousand and fifteen, that was the year that they also announced that theywere going to make spinoff star wars movies. They announced I believe it was likeMarch two thousand and fifteen. I remember I was on spring break whenthey announced that. It was March two thousand and fifteen. They announced they'regoing to do these spinoff films and they announced that the first spinoff film wasgoing to be rogue one about, you know, stealing the death star plans. The rogue one episode of Brick Ology will occur in the future. Thatshould be, if I'm falling the correct pattern, the season four premiere ofbrick ology. So we won't talk much about rogue one today, but rogueone was the first ever star wars movie that wasn't part of a trilogy.It was its own standalone story. They since gave them the subtitle a starwars story, kind of a weird thing. I'm not really sure why they chosethat particular vernacular for it. It sounds very odd if you ask me, but that's just what they call them. So it's rogue one, a starwars story, and they announced a couple years later that the next starwars story would be so low a star wars story, technically speaking. Thename for Solo wasn't announced until like late two thousand and seventeen, early twothousand and eighteen, if I remember correctly. But we knew we were getting aHans Solo spinoff, prequel film about a young Han Solo in his earlys before the events of the original trilogy and the Sequel Trilogy. Now thedevelopment of Solo is really weird. This is a very complicated history that I'mabout to get into. So Solo. The directors they hired to make thismovie were Phil Lord and Chris Miller, a directing due out now. Ifyou recognize those names, even if you're not, you know, a bigmovie Fan, you don't follow the sort of thing, you might recognize thosenames as a Lego fan because these are the guys that directed and wrote theoriginal lego movie. The lego movie from two thousand and fourteen was made byPhil Lord and Chris Miller. They also did cloudy with a chance of meatballsand like two thousand and nine, I believe they did twenty one and twentytwo, Jump Street and two thousand and twelve and two thousand and fourteen respectively. And they're also heavily involved with the...

...more recent spider man into the spiderverse. So these guys know what they're doing. I would say that theirgeniuses. Fun Little fact, I believe it was Phil Lord actually went tocollege at Dartmouth, which is an Ivy League school, very good school,with my high school pre Calculus teacher. Weird Fun facts. So Phil Lordwent to college with one of my teachers from high school. Tangent over,these guys are really good directors and really gifted riders. Now they were moreknown for comedy and doing things that are kind of Zany and a lot ofanimated stuff as well. They weren't really known for their live action stuff.But even though you know, they did do Twente, twenty two jump tree, but those are Ragi comedies. But even though they weren't really super experiencedin the field of doing like a blockbuster movie like Star Wars, I wasstill super hyped that they were announced as the directors for this movie because one, the lego movie, is one of my like top twenty favorite movies ofall time. Every other movie they've done has been good, like pretty muchevery project they touch seems to be really good, and I had utmost faiththat these two were going to make a great film. And then in twothousand and seventeen it was like, I think July on summer two thousand andseventeen, at some point Phil Lord and Chris Miller got fired from directing Solo, a star wars story. Now, directors getting fired off movies is notsuper weird. It happens a decent bit, especially with blockbuster style films. StarWars has had a lot of directors get fired. Garrett Edwards reportedly kindof got fired midway through production of rogue one. They fired Colin Trevarro fromdirecting episode nine. They also fired josh trunk from doing one of the spinoffmovies. I mean, Star Wars has fired a lot of directors under Disney'sregime and Kathleen Kennedy as president. That's a whole nother thing that could probablymake a an entire episode. This about just complaining about how horrible Star Warsis produced right now. But Phil Lord and Chris Miller, they were fired, and you know, it's one thing like Colin Trevarro was fired, buthe was fired before production of episode not even began. He was working ona script and he was fired a few years in advance. It wasn't likea huge deal that he was fired. Fil Lord and Chris Miller were reportedlyeighty percent, eighty percent of the way through filming Solo, a Star Warsstory, and we're less than a year moved from the release date in twothousand and eighteen and they're fired now. That is very bizarre. That doesnot happen usually, and usually if you're that far into production, you justfinished production. Either bite the bullet and keep the directors on the rest ofproduction and's kind of cut ties of them afterwards, or you have like asecond unit director or somebody step in briefly and finish up the scenes and thenyou just, you know, kind of cut your losses and release that.That's not what they did with Solo, a star wars story. They actuallyhired veteran director Ron Howard. Now, Ron Howard, he's made some badmovies here and there, but he's also, you know, he want an Oscarproducting, a beautiful mind. He did Apollo Thirteen. He didn moviecalled Rush From Two Thousand and thirteen, which is about Formula One racing starand Chris Himsworth and Daniel Bruhl. That is a fabulous movie. If youhave not seen rush, I would highly recommend watching that film. Ron Howardis a seasoned veteran director. So they hired Ron Howard to direct the resta solo. But they did some major reshoots on the solo and I believesomething like eighty five percent or so of the movie was ultimately reshot and RonHoward actually got full directing credit for Solo. Lord and Miller were still listening thecredits as writers for the film, but ultimately Ron Howard was the onlyperson credited as a director for Solo Star Story. I know there's a weirdthing with like the film association where you have to direct a certain percentage ofa movie to get full directing credit, and Ron Howard did that amount ofSolo and the reasons Lord and Miller were...

...fired were apparently they're making it toofunny, it was going off the rails and the way they're directing Alden AaronRech, who stars as Han Solo in the film, which is wasn't working. People hated it and it was terrible. I don't know how much of thatis true. I would have loved to have seen their version of thefilm. The version we got, I'll talk about here in just a second, was still pretty good, but ultimately it was just kind of this weirdcluster for Solo and it was a very troubled production. And now let's jumpforward to the release of the movie in May of two thousand and eighteen.So, like I just said, solo was released in May. Now,may was the original release month for Star Wars. The original six star warsmovies were all released around the same time in May. Usually around Memorial Dayweekend. However, after a delay for episode seven, Disney decided to releaseepisode seven and December of two thousand and fifteen. Then rogue one and episodeeight also came out in December and they were making billions of dollars on eachfilm. December was turning out to be a very profitable release date for StarWars. But Solo went back to star wars roots and was released in onme in May of two thousand and eighteen, so the first film since episode ofthree to be released in May. And that also means that we hadtwo star wars movies released in theaters in a sixmonth time frame, because thelast Jedi was released in December of two thousand and seventeen, just six monthsearlier, and of course the last Jedi is a very infamous movie. SomedayI'll do an episode about Lego Star Wars and the last Jedi and I'll givemy full thoughts on that film. Then Lus should I obviously wasn't super wellreceived by Star Wars fans and I think people had the combination of the lastJedi wasn't good and we're kind of fatigued of so much star wars content thatthere was definitely a star wars fatigue going into solo and it came out verysoon after the last Jedi. And then Disney approached marketing for solo very strangely. They made a decision they did not want the marketing for the last Jediand for Solo to overlap, which one doesn't make a whole lot of senseto me, because Disney has all these marvel movies that always have marketing thatoverlap with one another. So I'm not really sure what their thought process wasthere. But they didn't market Solo until the last should I had come outand was pretty much out of theaters. The first trailer for Solo was notreleased until Super Bowl Sunday in two thousand and eighteen. This was a fullthree and a half months, just three and a half months before the releaseof the film. To put that into perspective, the first trailer for thelast Jedi came out in April of two thousand and seventeen, about eight monthsbefore that movie was released. This is kind of ridiculous to me. Itseems like they easily could have made a trailer for Solo and attached that tothe last Jedi, which could have you know, you know market it will. People seen the last Jedi. Want to have been a full six monthswith maybe it comes out and I think most people understand that solo is aPrequel, not connected to the last Jedi and really any way. So Idon't really understand the thought process there. But all of these components that aretalked about, trouble production, weird marketing release, Star Wars, fatigue,last should it just wasn't very good, came together and made Solo, astar wars story. Hu Mongus box office bomb. This movie made less thanfour hundred million dollars worldwide on a budget about two hundred million. And theway that movies make is usually it's considered you need to double up your budgetto break even with this kind of film because all the money they spend onmarketing and things of that sort. So ultimately Solo Lost Disney a ton ofmoney. It's a huge box office bomb and distant kind of lost their confidencein the Star Wars spinoffs after this. They've actually canceled pretty much any futurea star wars story films because of how badly solo bombed. That's a realthing. They had a movie James Mangold...

...was producing or directing. Spokes todirect a Boba Fett movie that was announced, and there's also an obiwan movie that'snow been turned into a Disney plus show. We're so we're still kindof getting that. But all these reported spinoffs have just been canceled because ofhow badly solo performed. And the solo toys also performed pretty poorly as well. They sat on shelves, people weren't buying them, they weren't super popular, and that includes the Lego sets. A LEGO sets didn't sell super well. The ever super hard to find and you can probably still find them atsome local places as well, and we might not ever see more sets fromthis film. Like for Real, this might be the only time we eversee solo sets. I could see Lego remaking something like the Kessel UN MillenniumFalcon at some point in the future, but for the time being we're notgoing to get any more solo sets or products based off Solo a star warsstory. And before we talk about the sets, I think I should sharemy own personal opinions on the film. I went into this movie, becauseof all the production issues, with very low expectations my expectations were incredibly,incredibly tampered because of all the issues. I had very low anticipation for thismovie and the movie was definitely better than I thought. I saw it fourtimes and theaters and it was a really enjoyable movie, a very entertaining starwars story, and I was really impressed with Alden aarn Reich, the starof the movie, who played Han Solo. I mean this guy had to stepinto the shoes of one of the most iconic characters in film history,played by Harrison Ford, and one just just not simply replace Harrison Ford.He didn't replace Harrison Ford. He'll never be as good as Harrison Ford,but he was able to capture the essence of the Hans Solo character all whilenot doing a Harrison Ford impression. I was really impressed with Alden Aaron Reich'sperformance in this film. I was also impressed with the plot. It wasa fun high splot with a lot of really cool scenes and overall and enjoyablemovie. I had some issues with the film the lighting in the movie.Ron Howard is kind of known for some dim lighting and he kind of broughtthat to this film as well. The lighting is really bad. It's likeliterally just hard to see some of the things that are happening in the scenes. I also was not a big fan of Donald Glover's Lando. I LoveDonald Glover. I recently been watching the show community. Donald Glover is greatand that show, although to me Donald Glover's performance as Lando. This iskind of a hot take. Most people disagree with this opinion, but heseemed like he was doing a Billy d Williams impression and not really bringing hisown flare to the character. So I personally didn't love Donald Glover's performance inthis film and his droid sidekick l three, as one of the most annoying droidsand just characters and all the Star Wars. I thought she was prettyawful and in the movie had some dumb things to explain things. You knowhow I kind of like people didn't like the explanation for the forest being Midichloreans in the prequels. The way they explain things like Hans Solo's name wasso stupid. That was just so, so dumb. There were some reallyeyrolling moments like that in the film. So not every time the movie wasgreat, but overall I think it was an enjoyable movie in a solid starwars story and definitely not offensively bad and I don't think it deserved to bombin the way it did. But those are my personal thoughts about Solo andthe history of Solo out of the way. We can now finally jump in totalking about the Lego sets based off this film. So lego released fivesets based off solo in April of two thousand and eighteen, about a monthbefore the movie was officially released. Now, for the previous three Disney star warsmovies and for the rise of Skywalker last year, they did these biglaunches and the events they called forced Friday, where stores opened up at midnight.You could go to the store and get this stuff at first on forceFriday. That did not happen for Solo.

Disney didn't seem to care. Theydidn't mark it the solo toys at all. There was no force Friday. There was nothing special about the release of these Solo Toys. It wasvery unceremonious and the wave is kind of small. It's a very interesting wavefive sets, and a lot of the sets are very small sets and we'lltalk about them here now. The first set from Solo Star Wars story willtalk about is the imperial patrol battle pack. I find it very interesting there wasa battle pack in this wave. They've done a battle pack for everyNew Star Wars movie. That's just kind of tradition at this point, however, the battle packs are all the other movies. Has Been in a followlow up second wave, but the first way for solo got a battle pack. This was a fifteen dollar set that had ninety nine pieces and the figuresincluded were an imperial patrol trooper. You got two of those with a brandnew helmet mold. You also got an imperial officer and you got an imperialimmigration officer. Now the imperial immigration officer is supposed to be the one thatkind of keeps Han, solo and Kira from going through the gate at thebeginning of the film. It's not a very accurate figure to her appearance inthe movie, but it she is titled as an Imperial Immigration Officer. Thebuild for this set here was the imperial patrol speeder, and this is actuallya really accurate build to the speeder that we see in the movie. Itlooks a lot like the thing seen in the film and this is weird.Most of the time with battle packs, Lego just make something up, man, they just make up a vehicle. For this one they actually base itoff something that appears in the movie. So this served as a battle packbut also just served as a pretty solid small set of getting a vehicle thatis seen in the film, which I really appreciate. Making this actually areally good small set, and they don't really make you a fifteen dollar sizelego sets anymore. So it's a breadth of fresh air to see a setkind of like that. Even though it did have the battle pack logo andall that, you know, kind of like title, it still was differentenough and I do like that about this set. The next step in theline for thirty dollars and three hundred and forty five pieces is on Solo's landspeeder. This had included Han Solo an exclusive variant wearing his white kind ofcamouflage fast from Corellia. That was a really cool variant of the figure toget, and all the Han Solo figures in this wave used the relatively newat the time Han solo hair piece with the parked in the middle, verycool hair piece. Also in this set you got Kira. The first versionof her we're going to see this is Emilia Clark, the actress from gameof thrones who places an areas on game of thrones. This was her characterand she had a nice brand new shorter hair piece. That looks really cool. And you also got a Karelian Hound here, who will also see inthe next set from this line, which was one weird looking piece they madefor that creature from the movie. The build of this set, you onlygot one building. That was Han Solo speeder. It's a dark blue speederwith some white accents, two seats towards the back, really great interior.They had lots of controls or's like a throttle. All these control two seatsare really well built up and there was a lot of storage space on thisthing as well. You can lift off the entire hood to store some springa little launchers to activate the extra ones if because there were ones on thebottom of this speeder. There was like some engine detail space to stored theirweapons as well, and at the back you could pull out a small littlecrate to store what was supposed to be hyperfull fuel, quiet quasium. Sorry, that's a hard, hard decim Quiak Quiaxium, quasium, coaxiumqax Um.It's a hard work to say and I'M PROBA gonna miss it up more throughoutthis review. And additionally, this thing also had wheels on the bottom,so it looked like it was hovering and you could rolled around for playability.This was a fantastic set, a seriously great set. It's really accurate tothe film. It has a great design. It was a good price piece allaround, a fantastic set for forty with four hundred sixty four pieces.Another good pressure piece is Moloch's land speeder. The figures include with this set whereMoloch, who is an alien from the film, and this was,I believe, the first Lego set to featured the new dress piece. Beforeleguor just used a simple slope piece as...

...a dress piece, but this wasa brand new dress piece that's the same length, that's a normal minifig legs. Before characters that were dresses were actually a little bit taller because these slopepiece wasn't the same size as Minifig legs and it has the normal Lego minifigattachment to their legs. So a new dress piece from Moloch, you alsogot his sidekick character rebolt, holding a Black Indiana Jones whip, and yougot to Karelian Hounds, the same piece that we saw in the last set. The build this set here was just moloch speeder, a really big,ugly gray speeder that had a six stud shooter towards the front. It alsohad like a cage for the Karelian Hounds, which is accurate to what we sawand the film. There was a cockpit from Moloch that was really deep, so you could put moloch in there, even with his dress piece and hisability to not be able to sit down because he had a dress pieceon. And there were storage in the back. You could pull a littlething that had storage for some weapons and some bones for the Karelian hounds,and this one also had wheels on the bottom so it could chase around HanSolo speeder. And speaking of chasing around, you had this set, the HanSolo speeder set and the battle Peck set. You could now recreate theCrelia speeder chase from the beginning of the movie. All through these sets kindof went together to make a not super expensive would have been what eighty fivedollars total, little chase scene. I think that's really cool. All thesesets are pretty good values. They had good figures, good playability and theylooked like the vehicles from the movie. Very respectable sets to kick off thisline of Solo Toys. Now the next set is the imperial tie fighter.This was a seventy dollar set with five hundred nineteen pieces. Big Oof onthe pricer piece right there. The figures in this set were great. Yougot a simple thie fighter pilot, which is expected. You got a MimBand Storm Trooper that actually had a new helmet mold. Very cool looking stormtrooperand it's kind of gray and has camouflage. You also got Han Solo in hismud trooper disguise. He had a very nice looking helmet piece would goggleson the top. I wish you had a very ark actually put his gogglesdown, but it's still looked very cool and he had a cool piece onthe back for his Cape. The main band storm trooper also use and youalso got Tobias Beckett, Woody Harrelson's character from the film, and his imperialdisguise from midband. Great selection of figures for what otherwise is literally just atie fighter. Now Thie fighters are great. I love Thaie fighters and I thinkLego should always try to strive to have some form of thie fighter onthe market, but the same time I have lots of Thai fighters I getlike a new lego tie better every year, it seems. It wasn't super excitingto get a new tie fighter set, but the design of this set wasreally good. It's the first time he got the classic imperial tie fighterfrom the original trilogy with the new tie fighter cockpit piece they released in twothousand and fifteen to coincide with these sets from the Force Awakens and Star Warsrebels. So good set overall. It's just a little bit boring and it'sthe only set in this line that was something that was just like not newwhatsoever. Speaking of not really being new, the biggest set in this line,of course, is the Kessel run Millennium Falcon. Now the Minnium Falconhas been drilled into the ground. Lego released one two thousand and nineteen.The cusser one version talking about came on two thousand and eighteen. The UCSversion came out two thousand and seventeen. A version from the force awakens cameout two hundred and fifteen since they started making set space off the new Disneyera star wars, they had made so many mini Millennium Falcons and it's gettingvery appetitive and I sincerely hope they don't make another one for at least afew years now. But the Kesser Million Falcon is a bit different and we'lltalk about why and just a second. But first of course the price wasa big oof. One hundred seventy bucks, that is that is not good price. The LAST MONEY IN FALCON FROM FORCE AWAKENS just three years prior,was one fifty s, so that price jump was definitely not ideal. Thisset had fourteen hundred and fourteen pieces. Nice piece count, but not great, a great of a piece count for a one hundred and seventy dollars set. The set, though, had a...

...fantastic lineup of mini figures. YouGot Han Solo in his brown jacket. This was an exclusive very into thisset, as is kind of the outfit that he was known for from thefilm. So definitely a desirable version of the character to get. There wasChewbacca include this set, which I believe is the only figure. That's it. That's not exclusive. Well, actually it might have been. Notice itbecause it Chewbacca. He actually had a brandnew moll because he had two differentbandeliers. I'm sorry, I mess it up. CHEWBACCA was different and exclusiveto this set. You also got Kira and a different outfit in a differenthairpiece, who was exclusive to this statues actually used a rubbery Lego friends hairpiece, which is interesting. You Got Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian. Young Lando wascompletely exclusive to this set. Lego loves putting Lando and hard to get Legosets. For some reason he is always seems to be an expensive ones,like the episode nine version of Lando only came in the Minnium Falcon as well. You also got quait Tullsite, who was one of the people from thecrime syndicate on Kessel. Very cool looking figure with a brand new mold forhis helmet. He had a very interesting gold printed face underneath his helmet.You got a Kessel operations droid that was just kind of a red droid andthen you got dd bed, which was a kind of Astromech Gonk droid lookingcombination that used the Lego Ninjago skeleton leg pieces in a different color, whichis a very interesting figure. All of these figures, though, were fantastic, great designs, great details, pretty much all exclusive to this set.Awesome figure lineup and of course, the build is the Kessel run Millennium Falconitself. And this Falcon is different from the versions we see and other moviessimply because it is white and blue. It's supposed to be Lando's pristine MillenniumFalcon with a new paint job. It's like the Pristine Falcon. It's thebrand new Falcon. It's supposed to look different from the versions from the originaltrilogy and the Sequel Trilogy, which is like the run down Falcon, andit also still features the escape pot at the front. That's obviously a littleplot point in the movie when they're being kind of pulled into that gravity.Well, they had to launch the escape put off, which explains what theFalcon's front looks like it does in the original trilogy, and it's a prettycool design. But it's the same design that had been used for the twofifteen version and the two thousand and eleven version that introduced with the two thousandand four version of winning and Falcon, where it has the like pizza sliceof people call them the pizza size panels that fold up on the top ofthe Falcon to reveal the interior, and it makes for a lot of gapsat the top of this ship. So it's a design that was pretty goodthat Lego did actually change until thousand and Nineteen Falcon, thankfully, but atthe same time it was still a cool thing. It was still a coolset to get and this set was voted on by my fans on Instagram asthe best set from Solo a star wars story. Not Really surprised it wasvots the best head because it's the biggest set. People love getting the biggestthing from the movie and it's a cool set and I do enjoy having thisset. I had a lot of fun building this set and I remember it'sjust a bad price. It was a really bad price and definitely not Ididn't feel comfortable spending one hundred seventy bucks on a Kessel run Millennium Falcon.But it was still a good set that came with a fantastic selection of minifigures. So that's it for the initial wave of Solo a star wars storysets, but there actually was a follow up way of just a few monthslater, in August of two thousand and eighteen, when the normal kind ofsummer sets come out for Lego Star Wars, and three new solo sets are releasedin that way, the first of those being the thirty, three hundredand fifty five piece cloud riders swoop bike set. The figures included with thisset where IMFI's nest, a very interesting character from the film, with abrand new helmet mold. You also got the psychic imfies nest, played byWarwick Davis in the film. We Zel very interesting character as well, who'ssupposed to be the same character rock Davis played in the Phantom Minace, justkind of tie those two movies together. And you also got Tobias Beckett,Woody Harrelson's character. This time was his normal outfit he wears the movie,not the imperial disguise we saw in the tie fighter set. The build ofthis set, which there are two builds of this set, were two separatespeeders. Emphasis Nest had a speeder that...

...was long and had a big fanat the back in one seat for that character. They had a really coolcolor scheme of kind of gray's tans, blacks and dark reds. It lookedlike a very cool color scheme for these speeders. And then Weazel speeder actuallyhad a Sidecar, very cool looking speeder, even though there was no figure toput in the Sidecar to side car still was there and it was acool looking speeder bike. Both of these swoop bikes looked very cool. Itwas a good design and it was a great value for thirty you couldn't reallyget much better of a value than this set. The next set which wasnot a good value was the six hundred twenty two piece imperial conveyus transport.That retailed for Ninety Bucks and actually, I believe about seventy of the piecesincluded with that set were treads, which makes the peace count seem even worse. This was a really horrible value. But this set was a set thatI really wanted to be good and then I got it and it just wasn'tthat good and it's definitely disappointing set because it's one of the more memorable partson the movie. But we'll talk about the figures. We're talk about thebuild here first. The figures included with this set where Hans Solo, andthis is the version of Han Solo wearing goggles and you also got chewbacca wearinggoggles printed on the chewbacca piece. Both really cool exclusive variants of these charactersavailable. And just this set you also got the imperial gunner, who literallywas not in the movie. This imperial gunner does not appear in the film, so kind of a weird inclusion there. And you got two different versions ofthe range trooper, which was kind of like the new marketable stormtrooper fromthis movie. It's like a stormtrooper with a lot of like I see gearon and very heavy magnetic boots. So kind of stuck on the side ofthe imperial conveys. Those figures did both look very cool and had a verycool kind of like shoulder pauldron piece and a nice new helmet mold. Now, the build for this set was is the convey x train, the conveyus in the movie. I'm not really entirely sure why the imperials use trains. It's kind of a weird thing. I don't really feel like you needtrains when, like, you know, spaceships and speeders exists, but whatever, I digress. They have a train that goes through these icy mountains andit made for a very cool high sequence in the movie, but the trainLego designed it just wasn't accurate. Man, it wasn't. It was not avery good design. First off, it's an inaccurate dark gray color.From what I can tell, the movie that train looked very light great tome, so I'm not sure why I, like a built it in dark gray. Now, the main car, the Lego version, has these bigtreads going through it and the one, the second car that Lego had wheelson the bottom so it could roll around, which is a cool play feature.But in the movie the train is on tracks and the tracks are likedouble side it, so there's one car on top and kind of one carin the bottom and it kind of goes on these tracks like that. Sothere's like parallel mirrored versions of the cars in the movie, but the Legoversion is came with the top one and not the bottom one, and I'mnot sure how they would have designed that and if I would have had tobeen a very expensive set. So I kind of get kind of the decisionsthey made here, but ultimately it just was not accurate to the film andit doesn't look very good. And it did not help that this was sucha bad value. Now, the secondary car had some storage for the coaxium, I think I said it right that time, and the back and youalso had some places to put your mini figures in. The first car hada cockpit for a couple of figures to drive it. But it's just twosets of cars. Didn't have the bottom side, no tracks or anything.Had these weird treads that there's not seen the movie. It was overall,I think, not a super good design of a cool looking vehicle in themovie and I think it could be a really cool set, but Leo kindof dropped the ball here. Finally, from this second way for one hundreddollars, with eight hundred and twenty nine pieces, was the imperial eighty Holler. I remember I bought this set at brick fair two thousand and eighteen withmy friend Austin. I went to briaktray with him. Shout out to Austin. Austin, two cool dude and a fan of the show. Love you, man. Now, the figures included with this set work here at thisversion. Had A fur coat in the...

...same piece we saw fair piece wesaw with the Kessel run Falcon. We also got Thandy Newton's character, veryunder utilized character from the movie Val who had a cool afro piece, andwe got Jon Favreau's character, or his voice character from the movie Rio Durant, the four armed monkey like character who had a brand new arm piece thathad just to Lego arms in the normal one arm socket. Very cool armpiece that I hope we might see again on a future lego figure. TheRio Duran figure was really cool, another character that was just criminally underutilized inthat film. But I love the name of Rio Durant because I'm pretty sureit's a reference to Duran Duran, the popular band from the s British rockband, because the band Duran Durand has a song called Rio so Rio isone of their songs songs, and his last name is Durant, like KevinDurant or the Pokemon Durant, and it's Duran is durant, just without thetea. So I think that's a reference Duran Duran. I can't confirm that, but I'm pretty sure I'm right about that. Also included here were twoof Dryden's and forcers who had brand new molds for their heads. Cool lookingfigures however, Dryden Vass, the main villain of Solo, played by PaulBettany, who I thought was actually a pretty cool villain in public. Hegave a good performance that movie, is not an any solo set and hewas never made into a figure. I really wish like I made a polybagor something for him, because we never got this character and Lego form,which is a big disappointment. Now the build this set where there are couplebuilds. The first one, of course, is the AL terrain Haller, theeight Haller, which is a interesting looking vehicle. It does kind oflook like an Atat head, but it is a spaceship of sorts, andthis vehicle was made in white and Brown. I think the color White was aninteresting choice. I might have liked it better if it were made inlight gray, but white wasn't too bad. The Brown was definitely accurate and thevehicle has two arms and those arms can move up and down and hadfeatures on the arms, some claws, and it could pick up things andyou actually got a storage crate included with this set for it to pick up. Now in the movie it doesn't pick up storage crates, it picks upone of the cars full of quasium from the convey us and you actually coulddo that with this set. You could literally pick up the second car fromthe aforementioned convey a set and pick it up with the arms from this set, which is a really cool feature to have, kind of intertwining two setslike that. Now in the movie they use like these ropes to pick itup, so actually it wasn't really a very accurate feature to the way it'sdone in the film, but I still like the effort from Lego for that. And the arms could also fold up and some landing gears could fold outand you could land this vehicle, which was cool as well. There wasa nice little walkway on the bottom where you could fit figures and Han Chewbaccaactually have a talking scene and the movie down there, even though those figuresweren't included in the set. And this also had a small cock pitch,which the cockpit was pretty awful. You could only fit one Moni figure onthe inside and had pretty much no detail. Like I really dropped the ball onthat cockpit. But besides that, it was a pretty cool set anda pretty good representation of that vehicle from the movie. And finally, forSolo sets. There's a couple of polybags are not going to talk about here, but there were two poly bags that actually came with figures. They're likepromotions. One was a Kessel mine worker, this worker that had a very likebananash yellow colored outfit, pretty cool looking figure. The other one,I think the cooler of these two, was the Han Solo mud trooper.Now, it did get the mud trooper Han in the tie fighter set.This, though, was the version of him literally covered in mud when he'sthrown into the pit with Chewbacca, and the figure was in light Tan andit had like mud dripping off of it on his face and even his haircolor was change to look like it was covered in mud. This as anawesome figure. I love that figure and it made for a very cool polybag. So that's it, y'all. Those are all these solo a star warsstory LEGO sets. I would love to...

...see more stuff from this movie.I'd love to see Triden VOSS's yacht be made into a big set. Ilove to see a remake of the of the convey acts, but better.However, I don't think we're ever going to see any more sets from Soloa star wars story, which is definitely sad but just kind of the truthbecause of how badly this thing bomb what do you guys think about these?Please tell me the comments willow. We were listening on Youtube or an instagram. You can comment. Shoot me at DM and if you have any questionsabout this podcast, you can email me at Lego, lead through to nineat GMAILCOM and also go find me online all those pages I much in thebeginning, like facebook, twitter, instagram, Youtube, Patreon, you name it. Go check me out online. Thank you so much for listening tothis podcast. Thank you for three seasons now of brick ology. This thirdseason is going to be great and I have some big stuff planned. Nextweek's episode is going to be awesome. I have a new podcast coming soon. There's seriously some great stuff here happening in the future. Thank you forthe unconditional support of this podcast and for listening today's episode of Brick Ology.I hope to catch you guys next time. Piece out, bubby.

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