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I know the 2017 LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon is the biggest set in terms of piece count, but what is the biggest box a regular set ever came in?

By regular set I mean produced for the mass markets, and not something like The ultimate battle for Chima (just an example, not saying that it is the biggest box).

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    "Biggest" by what measure? Volume? Front area? Length? By volume <i think the MF will win (based on wat I've seen, so clearly not an answer), but 'I've bought an old First Lego League box, that was quite a bit longer, because the mat was rolled up on it. – Henrik supports the community Dec 12 '19 at 8:27
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    youtube.com/watch?v=h2VFD7STq_8 - Possibly useful – Valorum Dec 12 '19 at 21:05
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As far as regular sets go (ie. no furniture or big-boxes like that Chima combo), the current UCS Millennium Falcon does appear to be the largest box by total volume.

75192-1 Millennium Falcon - UCS (2nd edition)

54 x 45 x 39 cm = 94770 cm3

54 x 45 cm = 2430 cm2

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The original UCS Millennium Falcon box was actually larger in 2 directions however, though the total volume is smaller.

10179-1 Millennium Falcon - UCS

64.39 x 47.63 x 19.69 cm = 60387.176333 cm3

64.39 x 47.63 cm = 3066.8957 cm2

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There appear to be a number of sets that are larger in at-least one direction, see this answer for the longest one identified so-far.

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    The Star Destroyer 75252 comes in a box that is similar in size to the large Millennium Falcon, but I can't find dimensions for it at the moment. – JPhi1618 Dec 13 '19 at 14:52
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    Bricklink lists the box of 75252 as being 53.5 x 46 x 38.7 cm = 95240,7 cm^3. – Henrik supports the community Dec 13 '19 at 15:15
  • The box for the star destroyer from way back in 2002-ish (10030) comes in at 21 x 50 x 58.5cm, so 61425cm^2, beating the first falcon box in volume. Still nowhere near the 2nd edition falcon. – Tom Carpenter Dec 13 '19 at 18:05
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Maybe straining the definition a little (although not too much, as at-least some of them did come with LEGO pieces), LEGO has in the past sold furniture.

I think all of these items were shipped disassembled, and I can't find much information on exactly how large the box they came in was and can't be sure what I did find is accurate, but I would imagine one of these items takes the cake (depending on your definition of largest).

4509g - 3-Seat Playtable (101.5 x 74.5 x 18.5 cm)

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5004063 - 3-Seat Playtable (probably about same size)

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5003468 - 3-Seat Playtable Creative Play Station Center Pack (probably about same size)

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5003483 - 3-Seat Playtable Creative Play Station Center Pack Duplo (probably about same size)

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IF-LTW2C - Activity Table and Chair Set (67.8 x 66.8 x 27.94 cm)

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Straining the definition a little less than Alexander, some of the First LEGO League challenges came in boxes with the mat folded, making the box unexceptional, but some came in boxes with the mat rolled up.

According to bricklink the 2015 challenge came in a box that was 117 cm long. That is quite a bit more than any of the dimensions of the Millenium Falcon, which according to bricklink came in a box that was 54 x 45 x 39 cm. As I haven't seen other boxes that thick I'm going to guess that takes the price according to volume. (possibly discounting the furniture).

Another regular set that has a large box is 71043 Hogwarts Castle, according to bricklink that box is 58.5 x 48.5 x 18.5 cm, that is a larger front then the Millenium Falcon, but under half the thickness.

I also believe the Millenium Falcoon wins on weight, if that is what you meant by size, and can come in a "trolly box":
Millenium Falcon wheelie box - Zhaph - Ben Duguid

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    I'll have to go and measure my Robotics Invention System and LEGO Studios boxes, I think they're under 117cm, but would be good to confirm ;) – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Dec 12 '19 at 9:49
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    The 42082 all terrain crane is 57,8 x 47,8 x 19 cm. (Mine arrived earlier today.) About the same as the Hogwarts castle. I think the white Liebherr R9800 excavator model (42100) may have a slightly larger box, but I haven't seen that one for real. – Tonny Dec 12 '19 at 17:05
  • I'm sure there are plenty of sets having boxes of about that size, probably even some in my piles. Hogwarts was just the first one I spotted, and going by part count it's second to the MF. Looking at the list of sets order by part count (it's trivial to get on bricklink), made me discover that the box of the original Taj Mahal is listed as 65.3 x 47.6 x 12.2 cm (the reissue is about the size of Hogwarts et.al.) – Henrik supports the community Dec 12 '19 at 18:33
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    @Zhaph-BenDuguid: Thanks for adding that picture. Funny enough one of those trolley boxes was the first way I saw the MF. And that was also surrounded by other people who had been shopping LEGO, as on that picture. – Henrik supports the community Dec 12 '19 at 18:40
  • Well, that was taken on my visit to the LEGO house AFOL open day so we'd all been LEGO shopping ;) – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Dec 12 '19 at 20:47

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