If you are an StarWars fan who also collect Lego Starwars sets then you probably know Lego Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon 10179 means to a Lego Starwars item collector. It's basically the holy grail for Lego Starwars fans. This is one of the 3 biggest Starwars Lego sets as well as one of the biggest among all Lego sets out there. Also one of the most detailed sets which makes it more than simple toy brickset. Also this is an collector item which you can't buy less than $1000 even a used set. There's a high demand for even various specific pieces of this set since these are limited edition custom made brick sets.
This model will be the center piece for Any StarWars Lego set collector. I think only two other Lego StarWars sets which are this grand are Lego StarWars Super Star Destroyer and Lego StarWars Imperial Star Destroyer. But even those two can match which it comes to rarity and price of the set. Which makes this lego set is ultimate Lego set for any collector.
So far the only other Lego model which has more pieces than this Lego Millennium Falcon is the Taj Mahal (10189). The whole ship is over 3 feet long and around 8 inches tall. This Lego set as 5195 pieces while Taj Mahal Lego set has 5922 pieces. Falcon model is more expensive and hard to find because it has been grabbed by collectors from the first day it arrived at shops.
Also it comes with Mini-figures Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. Its guns in top and bottom turrets can rotate and the top gun turret can be removed to sit mini-figure. Cockpit top can be removed to access mini figures. Radar dish rotates and elevates and boarding ramp extends. the whole Model is built completely to mini-figure scale.
It's hard to find a set which is in mint condition and will cost you more than $3000. But you can find many new sets at Amazon for around $1500 - $2500. You can find these sets in E-bay and many other places where sellers try to get rid of used sets but the catch is these used brick-sets might missing pieces. Since some of these brick pieces are custom made only for this and only limited number of these were produced you might think hard before going for one of those cheap used sets.
You are interested in this great Lego StarWars set then you might want to see this video. It's an 3d animation of building the ship piece by piece nonstop. It will show you why people spending $3000 for this Lego set and how fun building this thing,