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Patrick Mallon
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Posted: 20 May 2018 at 3:26pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

When you first saw the Millennium Falcon in STAR WARS, did you really think she was a piece of junk or did you just take Luke's opinion as reasonable?

Personally, I never understood Luke's exclamation...the Falcon looked OK to me...

Somewhat related, has anyone bought and assembled the large-size Lego Millennium Falcon set? 

It is expensive but it intrigues me (I am not a Lego-head)...

Also, somewhat related, did anyone purchase the Master Replica Millennium Falcon prop from about 10 years ago? How well as it held up? 

I've heard the USS Enterprise prop has not fared well over time...
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 21 May 2018 at 2:14pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

The Millennium Falcon was meant to look cool to us viewers. Luke's exclamation was a way to signal to the audience,  though,  that in the world of Star Wars,  it was looked upon as an old junker.
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Luke's exclamation is one of the most brilliant parts of the original movie. The audience gets a beat to go WOW!! and then...!

As to your question about the models, I have both, and they're doing fine.

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Thomas Woods
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I really loved the life sized sets they built for the
first two movies.

Even as a youngster I was annoyed at Jedi for using
matte paintings on the falcon.

I also remember, as a seven year old, thinking the
Falcon looked odd or unbalanced with the symmetry being
thrown off by the protruding cockpit ... but I quickly
got over that.

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Bill Collins
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Didn`t Leia say something along the lines of `You came
in that? You`re braver than i thought`?
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John Byrne
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Posted: 18 June 2018 at 11:29am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Yup. The Falcon was indeed a "piece of junk" to anyone who knew what they were seeing. That was part of the fun.

Unfortunately...

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Michael Penn
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Posted: 18 June 2018 at 1:42pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

It was perfect, in the original. This little tiny motley crew flying on in a piece of junk -- and they free the friggin' Galaxy!

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I learned the no wiki rule ... sorry for the miss-step.

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Posted: 22 June 2018 at 10:46am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

>> Somewhat related, has anyone bought and assembled the large-size Lego Millennium Falcon set?

I have -- spent the better part of a week putting it together over the holidays. Fatigue set in during a couple of repetitive spots, but for the most part it was great fun. And I love the look of the finished product (though it still amazes me how massive it is).

 


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"What happened to Lego?"
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