"I'll start by saying that I was intimidated by sheer size of this build. However, I knew I needed to to this. Over the holidays I spent approx 3-4 hours each day for 9 days building the Falcon (see photos). I have to say the experience was amazing and seeing the Millennium Falcon come together was a truly fantastic experience. I found a piece that was puzzling and wondered if the LEGO engineers and designers made a mistake - would loved to know if this is true. It is part 4211444 and installed on page 136 (section 297). Not sure why its there, anyone? BTW - the amount of time could have been reduced, however, I elected to make my Falcon read LEGO straight down the middle and LEGO read left on the leftside and right on the rightside. It made the build longer but I just had to do it :-) Having finished this was by far the best LEGO experience I have had and I want to give thanks to the LEGO designers and engineers that put this set together. Awesome!"