I have some awesome models of the Millennium Falcon and some incredible art, but one of the best things about focus collecting are the weird and wonderful items that you find along the way. Take this Millennium Falcon drum by Native American artist Dallin Maybee (loosely translated as “Thunder Sound Comes Down”) is seen on Uncle Paulie’s World website.
Dallin says that the shape of the Falcon easily lends itself to being immortalized as a drum.
The drum itself is made with with a maple wood frame and a carved basswood extension covered by elk rawhide. Dallin then painted it with a metallic base and augmented it with ink. “Of course, it was easier to take the round hand drum and adapt it rather than to try and stretch the rawhide around the shape of the Millennium Falcon,” says Maybee. The Death Star drumstick is a brain tan buckskin ball attached to a handle which Maybee painted with acrylic.
Very cool, very unusual and i would imagine, very expensive. Alas, not an item that I’ll be in a position to add to my collection.
This Millennium Falcon Cake tin by Lakeland is a variation on the Kotobukiya ice trays. Quite a fun little item, i thought.
The pan itself is 14″ long by 10 3/4″ wide by 2 1/2 tall and is £16.99. Delicious!
Rebelscum recently posted this image of Hugh Fleming’s cover for Star Wars #19 comic that’s due for release later this year.
A great cover IMO and it looks like it’s painted too.
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Tagged Art, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Hugh Fleming, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Millenium Falcon, Millennium Falcon, Star Wars
This Millennium Falcon print by Craig Drake is both stylish and absolutely stunning in my opinion.
Check out his work at the Hero Complex Gallery. The image is 36″ by 24″ and available in three variants. Prints are available for a very reasonable $55 and the edition size is limited to 200 prints. The Variant has an edition size of 40 copies and is $250. It’s printed on metal, which really makes the colours stand out. Then there’s the “Mega Variant“. At a cool $750, it’s printed on brushed Aluminium and limited to an edition size of 10. It sounds expensive, but the actual size of the print is a whooping 60″ wide by 40″ tall. These have already sold out but they’ll be quite the conversation piece.
Well, I’m definitely getting the paper print. I would inquire about the Mega Variant, but i feel that shipping to he UK would be prohibitive.
Here are a couple of detail photos courtesy of collider.com. (Click on the picture to see them full size.)
The Hero Complex Gallery is also hosting an exhibition called “Righteous Rides And The Dudes Who Ride Them” on the 3rd May. Be sure to check it out for more examples of Millennium Falcon artwork.
15 April: shipping on the Mega Variant is $750, but on such a large item! I can see why. They’ve agreed to sell an Artists Proof to me and let me pay in installments of $375 a month for 4 months. Great news!!!
This image by DJKopet (Christopher Kawagiwa) is available on Redbubble as a tee shirt.
He’s also done one for Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and they’re pretty cute.
Unfortunately, i have a lot of Tee shirts now so I’m not really in a position to get anymore.
Posted in Art, Tee Shirts, Things that i don't have yet...
Tagged Art, Christopher Kawagiwa, DJKopet, Han Solo, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Millenium Falcon, Millennium Falcon, Star Wars
This Chewhuahua Tee Shirt by Yortsiraulo is available on TeePublic for $20. I won’t get one yet as i have tons of tee shirts, but it is a lot of fun IMO.
This 2014 Disney Pin featuring Chewbacca has the Millennium Falcon embossed in the background and i think it looks awesome.