Millennium Falcon Drum


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.

Drum

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.

 

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About mffanrodders

A keen Star Wars collector since 1977, my collection focus seems to have taken on a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship. Why the Millennium Falcon? No one else seemed to have one at the time and it was fair to say that i had difficulty resisting the higher end models. My friend, icruise from Rebelscum has a superb blog for his Jabba the Hutt collection, I thought that i'd start this blog to chart my own collection of Millennium Falcon related stuff as it increases. Well, that was the plan but it now seems to be more about cataloguing any Millennium Falcon item in general now so that i can come back to them later.
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