Lego Millennium Falcon (Titans Creations/Facebook)
Luke Skywalker once called the Millennium Falcon a “piece of junk.” But even he would have to be impressed with this intricate and exhaustive Lego version of the famed ship.
Last week, a group of dedicated brick builders from Singapore that operates under the moniker Titans Creations unleashed a scale model of Han Solo’s freighter that’s made of over 10,000 Lego pieces. Unveiled for Singapore Legoland’s Star Wars Day event (on May 4), the ship measures at 110 cm by 85 cm (or, about 43 inches by 33 inches). That is massive for a Lego model; to put it in context, the Lego company’s official Ultimate Collector’s Series version of the ol’ rust bucket is made up of “only” 5,195 pieces and is 40 percent smaller than Titans Creations’ new toy.
The official, limited edition Lego toy came out in 2007 and sold for $500 at the time, and sets are now being auctioned on eBay for around $5000 (and up).
Han and Chewie in the Lego Millennium Falcon (Titans Creations/Facebook)
Titans Creations used the movie and online reference tools to help map out the entirety of the ship, including the complicated internal wiring that tends to smoke before Chewbacca pounds at it with a wrench.
Close-up photos also show that the Falcon’s pilots and most frequent passengers are all aboard; Han and Chewie are at the controls while Luke, Obi-Wan, Leia, R2-D2 and C-3PO all hang out in the lounge. Luke even works on his early Jedi training, placing this ship squarely in Episode IV.
It would be a true catastrophe if this thing broke, but the good news is that it’s outfitted with 24 LED lights, so anyone stumbling around in the dark will be able to avoid tripping over it… unless they’re closing their eyes and trying to use the Force.