A Flickr user by the name of Marshal Banana put some serious Star Wars devotion into production with his Lego version of a Millennium Falcon. The legendary starship from the Star Wars saga was piloted by Han Solo and his Wookiee co-pilot, Chewbacca.
According to the Brothers Brick, the Lego Millennium Falcon took over 7,500 pieces to construct. The final product is visually stunning, with a cockpit big enough to seat four Lego figures and engines that light up. The final product took a year to build, and while it may not make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, it is still quite impressive.
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The Lego Millennium Falcon weighs 10 kg (22 lbs), and while that is not terribly light, it was light enough to get the angles that Marshal Banana wanted to ensure that it seemed as though the Lego Millennium Falcon was in flight. There is no full interior for the Lego Millennium Falcon as a result.
The Lego Millennium Falcon measures 32 inches long by 21 inches wide and seven inches deep, and it uses 50 percent more pieces than the 5,195-piece official 10179 Ultimate Collector Series’ Millennium Falcon. Marshal Banana said that the year that it took him to construct the Lego Millennium Falcon also included the collection of pieces and how the final structure should ultimately look.
The Lego Millennium Falcon also features gun wells and a lowering ramp. The Brothers Brick said that Marshal Banana’s version of the Millennium Falcon is significantly more detailed than the official Lego Millennium Falcon, which has, from the Brothers Brick’s description, “a fairly bare belly.”
The more reasonably-priced Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon features a scant 1,329 pieces by comparison and costs around $150 on Amazon. According to Missopen, the Ultimate Collector Series Lego Millennium Falcon costs around $6,000.
Various websites have praised Marshal Banana’s version of the Millennium Falcon, which he said he was proud of on Flickr. Moviefone proclaims that the model is “perfection” while Missopen says that Marshal Banana’s Lego version of the Millennium Falcon is better than both the Ultimate Collector Series and the official licensed version of the Lego Millennium Falcon.
Even Marshal Banana’s greebling was worthy of praise by the Brothers Brick. Greebling is fine details added to the overall structure of something in order to make it more visually appealing, and certainly, this Lego version of the Millennium Falcon does not skimp on anything. Clearly, Marshal Banana took the time to research the finer points of the Millennium Falcon and included detailing such as the square radar dish and detailing on the laser cannons.
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The Brothers Brick suspected that Marshal Banana took the time to look at The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels, which came out in 2003, according to Amazon. That version of the book has been one of the books long considered to be the definitive one when it comes to Star Wars vehicles like the Millennium Falcon.
Marshal Banana was definitely effusive in his praise for the Millennium Falcon in posting his handiwork on Flickr.
“The millennium falcon is still the coolest spaceship in the galaxy!” he wrote.
It seems few would disagree with Marshal Banana as Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to have a commanding presence at both the box office and in the retail world, where items like the Lego Millennium Falcon continue to be in hot demand by kids and grown ups alike.
At nearly three feet long, though, Marshal Banana’s Lego Millennium Falcon dwarfs both the Ultimate Collector Series and the officially licensed version of the Millennium Falcon through Lego. Regardless of its size and scope, though, this tribute to Star Wars most famous vessel – and the impressive images that highlight the sheer detailing that Marshal Banana included in the construction – will stand the test of Star Wars time.
[Image via Lucasfilm]