Star Wars auction for Robbie Edwards


Robbie Edwards is a former ILM employee who has worked as a model maker on The Empire Strikes Back and other special effects movies. Recently, Robbie suffered a stroke and wasn’t insured, so ILM employees both current and former are holding auctions to raise money for his rehabilitation here. There are over 160 auctions of various film making memorabilia and works of art for sale.

This two inch model of the Millennium Falcon by Charlie Bailey caught my eye, so i have put in a bid. Whilst not an actual filming prop, it is an interesting piece.

Charlie_Bailey_2_inch_Falcon_in_case“Charlie Bailey worked as a model maker, chief model maker and model supervisor for George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic starting in 1979 with ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’. He has 32 movie credits and has worked on many more effects driven movies. This two inch miniature is a replica of the Falcon used in The Empire Strikes Back. It’s actual dimensions are 1.5 x 2 x .25 It comes in a 3.5 x 3.5 x5″ Plexiglas box. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Charlie competed this miniature in 2012.”

21/09/14: Well, my bid was for $400. Not a great bid, but it’s the top end of what I can afford. The final selling price was a whopping $1, 200. I know it’s for charity but that is a lot of coin. I’m disappointed, of course but I am pleased it raised so much cash.

Best wishes to whoever bought her, I hope you can send me a picture of her in your collection.  Best wishes to Robbie, too. MTFBWY.

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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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