This amazing Lego Millennium Falcon took a year to build – CNET
Lego Chewie, we’re home.
Han Solo and his trusted Wookiee and best friend Chewbacca would definitely feel right at home on this Lego Millennium Falcon, which was painstakingly planned and built over the course of a year by Star Wars fan Hannes Tscharner.
Tscharner writes on Flickr — under the moniker Marshal Banana — that he thinks the Falcon is the “coolest spaceship in the galaxy” and that he’s always wanted to build a Lego version of the starship for himself. So over the past year, he designed the ship, secured the 7,500 bricks needed and built what looks to be the slickest and fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
Tsharner’s Lego Falcon measures 32 inches by 21 inches by 7 inches (82 centimeters by 54 centimeters by 18 centimeters), and weighs in at about 22 pounds (10 kilograms).
The build isn’t the largest we’ve seen — Lego’s build for May the Fourth definitely tops it — and it doesn’t have an intricate interior like this Malaysian build with 10,000 pieces. But it does have a detailed cockpit with four seats, a gunner’s platform and a lowering ramp.
And if you look closely, you might just spot an older Han Solo in the cockpit with Rey, one of the main new protagonists in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” There are about a dozen more pictures to gawk at in Tshcarner’s Flickr gallery.
And if you still haven’t yet seen “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” you just might have heard that it’s out in theaters worldwide. You can read our spoiler-free review here.