It took me a little over 9 hours to complete the build of this set. Once completed, I had a headache which lasted for about 4 hours and a knots in my neck and shoulders which lasted for two days.
The fun of building this set wore off after the first 2 hours of the build. Once completed and looking back at the time I spent, I feel like it was a complete waste of time. More importantly – it is so big that I wonder what the heck am I going to do with this thing?
Overall, I am in awe at the Lego engineers and designers. When constructing this kit you have to respect the engineering and design that goes into any Lego kit, especially ones as large as this. Not only do they have to come up with a design, but they probably spend a lot of time pouring over the instructions and the fun factor of the model as well as decisions about using current pieces vs. designing and creating new pieces. I would love to see the factory where these kits are assembled and how they are able to make sure that the correct pieces go into the right packages. Just look at the parts list.
I will give careful re-consideration of my desire to purchase and build the USE Millennium Falcon. Its bad enough that I have limited space for one of these models, what would I do with a second one of similar size.
Here is what a completed set of over 3100 Legos looks like:
Feel free to stop by my office and check it out.