how much of the falcon can i build before installing the lights?
Because there is a large amount of open space inside the LEGO set even after it is fully built, you don't need to wait to build your Falcon. Installing our light and sound kit after your Falcon has been fully built is easy to do.
Do I need to take my falcon apart to install the lights?
Some disassembly is needed to mount some of the kit parts, but in general this means removing the Falcon's top panels. For parts like the passageways between sections and the edge lights, you will need to do more disassembly, but thanks to the modular nature of the LEGO set, disassembly is minor and you can get your Falcon back together quickly.
Do I need to modify any of the lego parts that came with my Falcon set to install your kit?
No, this is why we provide genuine LEGO parts with our kit. Any parts that need to be modified have already been modified by us during manufacturing, so all you need to do it swap your original kit parts for the ones we provide in our kit. This also allows you to keep the original parts from your set in case you decide to sell your Falcon in the future.
Why does the kit need two separate power supplies?
Because of the number of lights in our kit, and also because of the power consumption of the two sound modules, two separate power supplies are needed. One powers the lights and the other primarily powers the sound modules. This allows us to make sound that is really LOUD, which makes the kit even more awesome.
i bought the USB powered kit. what else do i need?
Our USB cables work with any iPhone/iPad type charger that plugs into the wall. If you have two spare adapters of this type, you can use them to connect to the USB cables and power your kit. If you do not have two spare iPhone/iPad type chargers, you can buy any two standard mains USB adapters for your country's plug type and voltage, as long as they have a standard USB output connector and as long as each provides at least one amp (1A) of power. We also sell our own mains adapters, though these have a US-style plug. Our adapters will work with any global voltage, so if you live outside the US, you would just need to buy two plug converters to adapt the US plug style to your country's plug style.
I already have extra USB cables. Why do I need yours?
Our USB cables have our custom power connector on one end, so this is the only way to connect a USB output to our lighting system.
i bought the power functions powered kit. what else do i need?
You will need two LEGO batteries. The rechargeable battery (LEGO part #8878) provides the most power, but the AA battery box (LEGO part #8881) will also work. Based on discussions with customers who have used the AAA battery box (#88000), we've found that the small batteries don't provide enough power to keep the set running for long, so we don't recommend the AAA battery box. NOTE that with the rechargeable battery box, the box has a built-in timer that will turn off after 90 minutes of use. The AA battery box has an "always on" switch.
If I still need to buy batteries from LEGO, what does your Power functions kit include?
Our PF kit includes two of our PF power supplies (see this link for photos and a description), which convert the approximately 9 volts of power provided by the LEGO system into the 5 volts of power that our system uses. Our PF power supplies also convert the LEGO PF plug to our standard power connector.
Can i switch power options at a later date?
Yes. If you buy the USB-powered kit, you can upgrade later to the Power Functions version by purchasing two of our Power Functions power supplies. If you buy the PF kit today and decide to switch to USB later, you can buy two of our USB cables.
Which power option is best? Which do you recommend?
All other things being equal, the USB power option provides more flexibility than the Power Functions option. USB power banks can be purchased for less than the cost of the rechargeable LEGO battery, and they can be purchased with larger capacities than the LEGO battery provides. Depending on the type and size of USB power banks you purchase, it may also be possible to conceal the USB batteries inside the Falcon along with the USB cords, though for the longest runtime, you should look to purchase USB power banks with at least 15000mAh of capacity (which will likely need to be situated outside the Falcon due to their size).
I see you keep changing the delivery dates. WHy?
To date we have fulfilled hundreds of orders for customers around the world. We make kits in batches, usually one batch per month. If you see an updated delivery date on the website, that does not mean we're missing deadlines and pushing back the delivery dates for everyone who has ordered. It just means that we're opening a new batch of pre-orders that will ship beginning on a specific date for that batch. When you place your pre-order, you are in that "batch" and we will begin shipping kits in your batch in the timeframe specified.
I don't want all the parts in your kit. Can i just order one part, like the guns?
Eventually we may offer individual components from the kit for sale individually, but during this initial time of pre-orders, we will only be selling the SKUs that are listed on this website.
I have the old UCS Falcon from 2007. How about a kit for that set?
We're working on creating a kit for the 2007 UCS Millennium Falcon, with the hope of re-creating as many of the functions from this kit as possible. Please send us an e-mail through our Contact page and let us know you are interested in being added to the mailing list for this product.