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It’s a safe assumption, given the ever-increasing popularity of quadcopters, that once The Force Awakens marketing blitz gets underway later this year, we’ll be seeing lots of Star Wars-related flying toys. But until then we have to settle for drooling over custom creations like this detailed light-up Millennium Falcon from YouTuber Olivier C.
So how did you spend the last four years of your life? No matter how you answer that question, it was a complete waste of time compared to Bernard Szukiel who spent four years creating this absolute masterpiece of a Millennium Falcon model using nothing but paper, glue and more patience than any single human being has ever had to muster before.
Don’t have room to build yourself a massive 1.5m long model of the Millennium Falcon from cardboard? How about a papercraft Falcon made from cardstock that’s no bigger than a business card instead? That’s what Caleb Kraft managed to pull off using impressive hobby knife skills comparable to a neurosurgeon.
Fortune got to work with ILM on their December cover story, featuring Disney’s CEO Bob Iger. The cover itself has Iger against a computer generated version of the Millennium Falcon. The opening photo, however, it’s a shot of Iger composed over a photo of the set with the real Falcon. Pretty damn cool.
The Millennium Falcon is the king of cool when it comes to classic sci-fi spaceships. The vessel is a kitbashed masterpiece and a bold image that screams Star Wars. It’s also a “piece of junk,” a “bucket of bolts,” and constant headache for Han Solo and company, but hey, she’s got it where it counts.
First revealed earlier this year, Hasbro’s latest version of the most iconic spaceship in the Star Wars universe is finally available to add to your collection. The 76cm long Millennium Falcon toy (if you can even call it that at this scale) is packed with details and believe it or not is powered solely by imagination — no batteries required.
Most people are happy to clean a basement by just tossing or recycling the mountain of cardboard boxes that always seem to accumulate down there. Thomas Richner took the road less travelled, though, and stretched his Saturday afternoon chore into a multi-week project building a 1.5m long model of the Millennium Falcon using nothing but cardboard and glue.
Why yes, that is a LEGO Millennium Falcon perched inside a diorama of Docking Bay 327, the scene of Obi-Wan and Darth Vader’s battle. It was created by German builder David Wagner and measures an impressive 90cm x 100cm. The project required roughly 10,500 bricks, four months, and 1,000 € to complete.