After all the fun of watching Solo – A Star Wars Story this week, we had incredible fun recreating all our favourite parts with the new Kessel Run Millennium Falcon from Hasbro.
First things first this toy is big. Its a big ship. So thats the first plus from the boys, when it comes to toys and vehicles its usually the bigger the better with my two.
Luckily even though its big theres hardly any assembly. Theres a few flaps and bits to clip on but not much. However there are a few fiddly stickers to negotiate.
Not having the best dexterity, and suffering from close up double vision at the moment my placement of the stickers was not great. I did my best and its not too bad. I really detest putting the fiddly stickers on toys. This is one job that I just wish would come already done.
Thankfully once the stickers and plastic flaps are attached your all ready to rumble, and I mean that literally. One of the big draws of the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon is all the amazing lights, sounds and rumble effects you get whilst playing.
On lifting up the Millennium Falcon you get a realistic lift off noise, next whilst you whizz the ship around in the air you get whizzy flying sounds (honestly cooler than I made it sound). There are buttons on each side of the ship. The button on the left side will make blaster sounds, and lights down the ships side. Over on the right the button is a bit more complex,
- First press sends the Millennium Falcon into Hyperdrive with lights and sounds
- Second press activates the rumble pack, so you get accelerated lights and sounds plus rumble
- Final third press makes you enter Hyperspeed, so more lights and sounds and then with a final flourish the blast panels at the back and the front fly off spectacularly.
As well as all the great lights and sounds, and the aforementioned surprise blast panels. Theres lots more to discover.
It comes with the Kessel version of the Han Solo Forcelink 2.0 action figure, which looks awesome in all black.
The front of the ship houses the removable escape craft with moveable cannons that Han can use to escape the bad guys. Theres also a secret smugglers hatch which houses a container of Coaxiam, that becomes visible when the blast panels blow away.
A massive part of the new Millennium Falcon is it’s Forcelink 2.0 connectivity via Bluetooth.
I didn’t personally have a chance to check the Forelink 2.0 out as it’s a separate add on but from what I’ve seen on Youtube it looks like a very cool addition. With the Forcelink 2.0 starter set you get the wearable Forcelink 2.0, and a Han Solo figure (different to the Han in this Millennium Falcon set as that one is the Kessel Han Solo)
When you scan over a Forcelink compatible action figure whilst wearing the Forcelink on your arm, the figure will activate authentic phrases and sounds from the movies. If you have multiple figures they can respond and interact with each other. When you use the Forcelink 2.0 App on your smartphone, you can level up the characters you own and unlock new phrases and sounds.
This all sounds really awesome and i’m sure kids everyone will get a real kick out of making Han and Chewie talk to each other, or getting Luke and Darth Vader to interact with sounds during an epic play session.
We have had some great fun playing with the brilliant Kessel Run Millennium Falcon, and highly recommend it to young Star Wars fans throughout the galaxy. Thanks so much to the Hasbro Toy Tribe for letting us review this product.
Unfortunately my camera has decided not to play and I couldn’t get any photos or video of us playing with our latest toy.
However another blogger from The Brick Castle who is also a member of the Hasbro Toy Tribe has kindly let me use her brilliant video review. So here it is: