"I used to walk through Trafalgar Square nearly every day as a London tour guide and I was astonished with the detail they've managed to squeeze into this scaled down version. Memories came flooding back as I pictured a miniscule me walking around the square. There are some really neat building techniques, no stickers whatsoever and the final product is very visually pleasing. My only gripe is that the paintings inside the National Gallery appear to be random printed tiles from other sets, including a control panel from the Star Wars line and a bright unicorn. This was a little disappointing as the Gallery is not famed for its stock of modern / pop art and I would have loved to have seen tiny versions of JMW Turner's Fighting Temeraires or Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers instead. However this is a minor thing and once you've built the model you won't be looking inside the gallery that often anyway. Overall I'm very pleased with the build and it sits proudly on my desk where I can reminisce about the years I spent in London as often as I like."
"I remember asking one of the employees at the Leicester Square lego store back in 2016 if the rumours were true about the UCS Falcon coming back. He grinned and said that though he was but a simple retail employee, all signs pointed to yes. Sure enough, this magnificent set was announced. I had been setting aside savings literally since 2017 and I'm so glad I did.
Make no mistake, this is the greatest set Lego has ever released. The build is an incredible experience. It's a joy to put together the different sections and there are some truly masterful techniques used. I could have bought 8 or 9 different big sets for what the Falcon cost but to me this is the best money I've ever spent. The finished product - there is nothing else like it.
If you're still on the fence I would highly recommend buying this set, but I would also recommend not rushing through it. Put on a few Star Wars movies and take your time, ENJOY the build. Stop every once in a while and marvel at it. It is almost disappointing to finish in the knowledge that there are no more bags to finish, but finishing it is absolutely a triumph.You will not regret this purchase."