[Update Nov 11 2017] Click here for the review on Lepin 05132 which is the 2017 version of the UCS MF.
When Lepin cloned the Lego 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon, it created a stir in Lego collectors circle. Poor AFOL who can’t afford the sky high original set finally had a chance to own the coveted set though it is a knockoff version. The price of original set started to fall as well. Lepin didn’t advertise the set as 100% replication, we can’t tell which steps or parts they have changed. It’s simply too big to be accounted for every steps and parts. A dream come true for many of you out there. Order Lepin 05033 UCS MF from Aliexpress.
The box of Lepin 05033 Millennium Falcon
The set had four inner boxes of parts without any numbering bags! It would take a while to sort all the parts out.
A ring bind instruction manual.
Sticker for the UCS MF which reads Star Wnrs. You could replaced it with one that custom made in Ebay.
The minifigures. They are horrible and could head straight to the bin. Alternative would be Pogo Star Wars minifigs.
Building the MF. The technic parts by Lepin are quite stiff. If you have plenty of spare Lego ones, you could substitute them and make the building process a bit easier.
If you are good with LED kit perhaps you could add lighting here to simulate MF in flying.
Completed Lepin 05033 Millennium Falcon.
This radar dish cost a bomb in bricklink. However Lepin version is not the full size.
A bit squeeze here but the cockpit could sit four minifigures.
No clear parts to cover the cockpit.
Turrets on top of MF.
Lots of detailing to make the ship look “busy”.
Top view of the Lepin 05033 Millennium Falcon. If you don’t mind owning a KO version of the UCS Millennium Falcon, this is for you. Great for display and collecting wow wow from the visitors. You may order Lepin 05033 from Aliexpress. Happy building.
[Update Nov 11 2017] You may check out Lepin 05132 which is KO version of Lego 75192 the new 2017 UCS Millennium Falcon.