BUILD

This Fanhome studio-scale Star Wars Millennium Falcon partwork model can be purchased by signing up online for a monthly subscription. It is currently available in numerous countries around the world via these links:

Fanhome US | Fanhome UK

Each month over the span of about 2.5 years, Fanhome will deliver 100 ‘issues’ that each contain a few parts of the model along with a magazine that contains the build instructions, images, and information about the Millennium Falcon and the Star Wars universe. The first package contains two issues and the remaining packages will contain four issues each.

The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card/debit card/Apple Pay/Paypal each time the next package is about to ship.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time by calling or emailing Fanhome. This subscription version includes some FREE gifts along the way, which I will include below.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so I may only be painting a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2023


September 2023
  • Issue 01 – Hull Plating/Frames, Cockpit Base/Bulkhead, Rear Cockpit Instrument Panel, Laser Cannon Barrels/Mounting Plates/Yoke
  • Issue 02 – Hull Frames, Quad Laser Turret, Control Console, Instrument Panel, Hologame Table/Game Board, Connectors
October 2023
  • Free Gift #1 – Collector’s Binder (back ordered)
  • Issue 03 – Hull Plating, Cockpit Door/Panel, Control Yokes, Throttle Levers, Pilots’ Seats, Passenger Seats
  • Issue 04 – Hull Frames, Cockpit Console Front Panel, Connectors
  • Issue 05 – Cockpit Bulkhead Lighting Panel, Left/Right Instrument Panels, Passage Tube Upper/Lower Sections
  • Issue 06 – Cockpit Instrument Panels/Displays, Control Levers, Link Ring/Shells/Front Window, Lounge Seating Support, Plant-On Details
November 2023
  • Issue 07 – Main Hold Floor, Lounge Seat Frame, Bunk Frame/Base/Top, Seat and Bunk Cushions
  • Issue 08 – Technical Station Console, Light Fitting, Hold Alcove End Panel, Hold Starboard Wall, Fittings, Cushion and Hold Details
  • Issue 09 – Hull Plating/Frame, Battery Box, Wiring Connector, Hold Door Pads/Liners, Hold Alcove Back Panel
  • Issue 10 – Hull Plating/Frames, Hold Forward Wall, Connector, Radial Stiffening Rib
  • Issue 11 – Hull Plating/Frame, Hold Rear Wall, Radial Stiffening Ribs, Rib Connector
December 2023
  • Free Gift #2 – Cap
  • Issue 12 – Hull Plating/Frames, Main Hold Pipe Support, Connectors
  • Issue 13 – Hull Plating/Frame, Main Hold Pipes, Floor-Level Pipes, Frame Members, Fixing Studs
  • Issue 14 – Hull Plating/Frame, Hold Port Wall, Circuitry Bay Door Lining, Hold Door Pads/Liners, Radial Stiffening Rib
  • Issue 15 – Hull Plating/Frame, Radial Stiffening Rib, Rib Connector, Cushion Pads, Corridor Arches
  • Issue 16 – Hull Plating/Frame, Starboard Connector Floor/Base

2024


January 2024
  • Issue 17 – Hull Plating/Frame, Starboard Corridor Top/End Ring/Cushion Pads, Connector
  • Issue 18 – Hull Frame, Corridor Arches, Cushion Pads, Assembly Jig, Connector
  • Issue 19 – Port Hull Recess, Reinforcing Beams, Plant-On Details, Corridor Arch, Cushion Pads, Passage Tube Floor/Base
  • Issue 20 – Hull Frames, Non-Slip Pads, Assembly Jig, Connectors, Corridor Liners, Cushion Pads
  • Issue 21 – Hull Plating/Frame, Cushion Pads, Connectors

The following issues are next to be built…

  • Free Gift #3 – Mug
  • Issue 22 – Hull Frame, Cushion Pads, Connectors
  • Issue 23 – Hull Frames, Radial Stiffening Rib, Connectors,  Assembly Jig/Pads, Passage Tube Top/End Ring
  • Issue 24 – Hull Plating/Frames, Connectors, Radial Stiffening Rib
  • Issue 25 – Hull Plating/Frame, Assembly Jig/Pads, Gun Turret Access Panels, Cushion Pads
  • Issue 26 – Hull Plating/Frame, Radial Stiffening Rib, Assembly Jig/Pads, Port Corridor Floor, Access Floor/Ceiling
  • Issue 27 – Hull Plating/Frame, Radial Stiffening Rib, Rib Connector, Assembly Jig/Pads, Port Corridor Base, Cushion Pads
  • Issue 28 – Hull Plating/Frame, Corridor Arch, Port Corridor Top/End Ring, Cushion Pads
  • Issue 29 – Hull Frame, Radial Stiffening Rib, Turret Ring
  • Issue 30 – Hull Plating/Frames, Assembly Jig/Pads, Radial Stiffening Rib, Rib Connector
  • Issue 31 – Hull Plating/Frames, Assembly Jig/Pads, Radial Stiffening Ribs, Rib Connector
  • Free Gift #4 – Die-cast Millennium Falcon Miniature
  • Issue 32 – Hull Plating/Frame, Thrust Vector Plates, Actuators
  • Issue 33 – Hull Plating/Frames, Actuators
  • Issue 34 – Hull Plating/Frames, Connectors, Actuators, Fuel Drive Pressure Stabiliser Halves
  • Issue 35 – Hull Plating/Frames, Concussion Missiles Mount, Radial Stiffening Rib, Connectors
  • Issue 36 – Hull Plating/Frames, Connector, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 37 – Hull Plating/Frames, Connectors, Rib Connector, Radial Stiffening Rib, LED Lights and Wiring
  • Issue 38 – Ramp, Ramp Seals, Ramp Extension/Hinge, Ramp Hinge Mount/Arms/Plate, Hydraulic Rams/Cylinders/Mounts, Pivots
  • Issue 39 – Ramp Motor Unit, Pivot Pins
  • Issue 40 – Hull Plating, Cockpit Windows, Connectors, Turret Windows, Gun Control Details
  • Issue 41 – Hull Plating, Dorsal Turret Ring/Well/LED, Instrument Stickers, Magnets, Steel Pins, Landing Leg Cover Plates
  • Early Subscriber Gift – T-shirt
  • Issue 42 – Hull Plating, Thread-Cutting Tap, Starboard Hull Recess, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 43 – Hull Plating, Landing Leg Cover Plate, Plant-On Details, Magnets, Steel Pins
  • Issue 44 – Hull Plating, External Machinery, Plant-On Details, External Vane, Ventral Turret Ring/Well/LED, Instrument Stickers
  • Issue 45 – Hull Plating, External Machinery, Plant-On Details, External Vane/Housing
  • Issue 46 – Quad Laser Turret, Turret Mount/Window Frame, Mounting Plates/Yoke, Laser Cannon Mounts/Barrels
  • Issue 47 – *Rear Housing Details, Rear Landing Leg Covers, Plant-On Details, Magnets, Steel Pins
  • Issue 48 – *Hull Plating/Frames, Assembly Jig, Connectors
  • Issue 49 – *Hull Plating/Frames, Connectors, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 50 – *Hull Plating/Frames, Assembly Jig, Connectors
  • Issue 51 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Radial Stiffening Ribs, Connectors
  • PayPal Gift – Backpack
  • Issue 52 – *Hull Panels/Frames, Magnets, Steel Pins, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 53 – *Hull Frames, Assembly Jig, Connectors, Starboard Fore Access, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 54 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Battery Box Strap/Mounting Plate, Pad, Assembly Jig, Radial Rib, Connectors, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 55 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Ramp Bracing Straps, Assembly Jig, Connectors
  • Issue 56 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Plant-On Details, Connectors
  • Issue 57 – *Wiring Harness with External Power Socket and Main Switch, Socket Cover, Control Circuit Board
  • Issue 58 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Plant-On Details, Connectors
  • Issue 59 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Connectors
  • Issue 60 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Assembly Jig, Connectors
  • Issue 61 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Assembly Jig, Connectors, Radial Rib
  • Issue 62 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Radial Rib, Rib Connector
  • Issue 63 – *Hull Frames, Radial Ribs, Rib Connector, Port Rear Access, Recess Liner, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 64 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Assembly Jig, Connectors, Radial Rib
  • Issue 65 – *Hull Panel/Frames, Connectors, Radial Rib
  • Issue 66 – *Upper Hull Recess, Machinery In Recess, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 67 – *Hull Panels, Connector
  • Issue 68 – *Hull Panels, Connectors
  • Issue 69 – *Hull Panel
  • Issue 70 – *Hull Panel, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 71 – *Hull Panel, Concussion Missile Mount, Magnets, Steel Rollers/Pins, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 72 – *Bottom Frames, Rectenna Dish/Mount/Frame/Details, Support Jig
  • Issue 73 – *Bottom Frames, Connectors, Support Jig
  • Issue 74 – *Top Frame (Mandible), Bottom Panel (Mandible), Recess
  • Issue 75 – *Top Frames (Mandible), Recess, Connectors, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 76 – *Top Panels (Mandible), Recesses, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 77 – *Side Panels/Frames (Mandible), Plant-On Details
  • Issue 78 – *Side Panels/Frames (Mandible), Plant-On Details
  • Issue 79 – *Side/Bottom Frames (Mandible), Assembly Jig, LED Headlight, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 80 – *Bottom Panel/Frames (Mandible), Connectors, Jig Support Pillars, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 81 – *Bottom Panel/Top Frame (Mandible), Recesses, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 82 – *Top Panel/Frame (Mandible), Connectors, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 83 – *Top Panel/Frame (Mandible), Connectors, Recesses, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 84 – *Side Panels/Frames (Mandible), Plant-On Details
  • Issue 85 – *Side Panel/Frame (Mandible), Plant-On Details
  • Issue 86 – *Side Panel/Frames (Mandible), LED Headlight, LED Landing Lights, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 87 – *Starboard Sublight Drive Housing/LED Strip, Interior Supports, Battery Extension Lead, Pressure Switch
  • Issue 88 – *Port Sublight Drive Housing/LED Strip, Side Frame, Clips
  • Issue 89 – *Side Frame, Main Hold Support, Ring Corridor Support, Passage Tube Support
  • Issue 90 – *Side Frames, Interior Supports, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 91 – *Side Frame, Diffuser Strip
  • Issue 92 – *Side Panel/Detail/Frames, Turret Corridor/Ladder, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 93 – *Side Panels, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 94 – *Side Panels/Detail, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 95 – *Side Panels, Plant-On Details, Landing Leg Mounts/Parts
  • Issue 96 – *Heat Vents, Plant-On Details, Landing Leg Mount/Parts
  • Issue 97 – *Heat Vents, Plant-On Details, Landing Leg Mount/Parts
  • Issue 98 – *Fuel Drive Pressure Stabilizers, Deflector Shield Projectors, Plant-On Details, Landing Leg Mount/Parts
  • Issue 99 – *Actuators, Plant-On Details
  • Issue 100 – *Remote Control

* – The contents of these stages may vary. They will be updated when I discover the exact part names.