75193; Episode VIII Microfighter by Lego

Back in 2014 Lego released a series of ships called “Microfighters”. The Millennium Falcon with Han Solo was among the first to be released. They’re not large sets and only take about half an hour to complete, but I must confess that I had great fun putting it together.

This year, Lego are releasing another version, this one for the Sequel Trilogy which features new rectangular dish and a Chewbacca figurine.

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It looks like Lego have made a few changes outside of the dish. Due for release on 15th January, it retails for £8.95. I’m going to get two and I can’t wait to build it.

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EA35; Egg Attack Episode VIII Millennium Falcon

Some time ago Beast Kingdom released their Egg Attack floating Millennium Falcon. It’s a nice little thing, if a little expensive, but the floating feature makes a nice talking point for anyone that hasn’t seem it before. They are now releasing a version for Episode VIII; The Last Jedi with an Ahch-To base to float on.

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Due for release in July 2018, it retails for about £250.

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I have both the regular and the chrome versions of the Original Trilogy Falcon, so I might just get this version as well. The inclusion of landing gear is a really nice touch IMO.

 

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Dejarik Figures from X-Plus

Japanese collectibles company X-Plus have announced a release of eight Dejarik figures based on the recreation of the original figures for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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No information on size or price, but they’re expected to start shipping at the rate of two per month between April and July.

The original rubber puppets used for Star Wars: A New Hope had degraded over the past 40 years. But Phil and his team were able to scan them using a process called photogrammetry to create accurate new 3D models which were then 3D printed, cast, and molded in silicone to be animated, again by hand, for the new trilogy. An original armature used for “Mr. Big” (that guy in the lower right of the photo) was used to scale the new puppets to the same size as those made in the 70’s.”

I’m seriously considering getting these as the link to the Falcon is too strong. However, I would like a scaled Dejarik table to display them on. Maybe even a set of rules.

 

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Lego 75212. The Millennium Falcon from Han Solo

With the new Han Solo movie coming out this summer, there’s a lot of speculation on what the Millennium Falcon will look like for this prequel. There has been a leaked photo showing the Falcon in Blue and White livery, a flatter dish and no mandibles.

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I’ll wait to see the movie before I make any final judgement, as this version may still capture my imagination. However my first impression is that it’s too far removed from the Falcon has we saw her in Lucas’s original trilogy, (My trilogy). I’m not a fan, so I doubt if I will collect this version unless there is something new or spectacular to add to my collection.

I am rather hoping that we’ll see her transformed into something we recognise throughout the course of the movie.

Negativity aside, Lego are releasing a set of the new Han Solo Millennium Falcon this April. Rather interestingly, this set’s called the Kessel Run, so it looks like we’ll be witnessing this famous chapter of our favourite Smugglers history.

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I may get one of these, If only because Lego is just so awesome. 😎

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No idea on how many pieces, size or price point, but I would estimate that it’ll be around £120 retail.

Thanks to Rebelscum for the heads up.

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1:12th Paper craft Cockpit by UHU2

You’re all aware of Hot Toys Stunning Millennium Falcon cockpit diorama that was showcased last year? Alas, for whatever reason, Hot Toys decided not to release this awesome piece, so I have had to whet my whistle elsewhere for this.

Japanese Paper craft modeller and designer UHU02 has released this 1/1:12 paper craft model of the cockpit on his website.

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You can download the eight PDF files from his website, but be warned, these files are pretty large and some of them exceed 93MB with the total file size being 441MB. Still, the attention to detail is fantastic and you can see why the documents are so large.

I’m not a modeller and there is no way that I’d have the skill and patience to do this justice, however, I would strongly suggest that you download the PDF’s and keep them as UHU02 is known for releasing his designs for a short time only. I have tried to attach them here but with the files being so large, I’m not sure if they’ll display properly.

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Also on the site are seven guides with step by step instructions on how to build this model.

There has been something of a surge in retail paper craft modelling recently, so perhaps we will see this along with a nice accompanying book in the stores sometime soon. 🙂

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Star Wars marble furniture by Nathan Yong

Not for my budget, but I thought that these pieces of functional art by Singapore artist Nathan Yong were well worth posting here, as one of them is the Millennium Falcon. Not only designed to be pieces of art, these sculptures are also designed to be used for seating, or as a side table.

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Interesting, isn’t it?

Limited to an edition size of only 3 pieces, they’re $6, 195 each.

The size of the Falcon is 40 cm by 40 cm by 20 cm. (15.7” by 15.7” by 7.9”)

There are four differential sculptures, the Millennium Falcon, a  Tie Fighter in Black Stone, an AT-AT in grey and a Sandcrawler in a beautiful red stone. (I have to say that this one is my favourite.)

The artist has this to say about his work.

Announcing an exclusive collaboration between Disney and Grafunkt to commemorate the much anticipated film release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this December, Nathan Yong — Co-Founder of Grafunkt has come up with a series of 4 stool / side table designs available in limited runs as a Star Wars collectible edition.

The Millennium Falcon and TIE-Fighter were chosen to represent the duality of the Light and Dark side, whilst the AT-AT and Sandcrawler were chosen for their strong visual and architectural aspects respectively.

“I am stoked to have the opportunity to collaborate with Disney on this collection as Star Wars is very much a part of me and my generation’s life with its imperative pop culture impact and influence. Being a classic film while its contemporaries fade into obscurity, Star Wars remains timeless, accompanying us from boyhood through adulthood,” says Nathan.

“I hope to immortalise this journey of our evolving aesthetic sense as well, with this art and design-centric collection being a reflection of our current pop culture — one that challenges people’s mindset and perception of what film merchandising can be.”

 

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Reading Light from Think Geek

I’m a big fan of Think Geek. Their stuff is alway a little weird but always a little cool and very geeky. Their latest offering for fans of the Millennium Falcon is this rather cool (and useful) reading light.

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Features include;

 

  • Adjustable clip-on LED book light featuring the Millennium Falcon (post Battle of Endor)
  • 3 white LEDs where the C-Beam Lamps are and on the front of the cockpit
  • Has a little pad on one side of the clamp to avoid marring your book
  • Capacity: Easily clips to stack of pages 3/4″ thick or smaller
  • Could probably hold up to 1 1/2″ thick, but we’re not going to guarantee that
  • If you’re reading something large, just clip it to the cover
  • Batteries: 2 CR2025 button cells (included)
  • Automatic timer shuts off after 30 minutes to preserve battery (but will flash to warn you so you won’t get left in the dark)
  • Dimensions: 11″ long flexible neck + 3 1/4″ wide x 4 1/4″ long Falcon
  • Weight: 2 oz.
  • Price is $14.99

I hope that a OT version is released as well. I know i’m not really collecting sequel trilogy versions of the Falcon but i think that this is unique enough to warrent getting one.

The clip is a nice touch.

 

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