If you're a combination LEGO-obsessive and Star Wars nut, and you've got about $1,500 to spare, you can be the envy of all your fellow LEGO+Star Wars superfreaks by hoarding the complete Star Wars Ultimate LEGO Collectors Series. They are pricey — but also gigantic. For example, the Death Star II model seen to the left (complete with orbiting Star Destroyer and active superlaser) retails for a mere $299.99, but it's neither the largest nor most expensive member of the series. That particular glory belongs to the Ultimate Collector Millennium Falcon, which is the largest and most expensive LEGO set ever sold. For a mere $499.99, you get the 5,000+ pieces necessary to build a 33" x 22" x 8" scale replica of the most famous YT-1300 Corellian freighter ever to smuggle Hutt contraband. For some reason, LEGO limits purchase of the Falcon to five per customer, so those of you looking to field a fleet of these better start working on your fake addresses and alternate eBay accounts right now.
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