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As a kid, there was a period in my life when I saw "Star Wars" in everything around me and I tried a lot of things to make it real. (This 'Tree-Top Falcon' photo depicts Han Solo's Millennium Falcon in a real world environment. After several years and experimentation, Lehtimäki says he realized he could finally create his boyhood vision by borrowing techniques from famous photographers like Michael Paul Smith and Cédric Delsaux. Photo: © Avanaut)

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January 22, 2014

Decades after "Star Wars" set his imagination in overdrive, one photographer has brought his boyhood visions to life. These small-scale "Star Wars" models have been made to look like they're really among us here on earth. —by Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki, who offers his commentary below.