Lockdown Project - Millennium Falcon

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So I didn't just do my aquarium breakdown and rebuild this lockdown. I also took on this 8,500+ piece, 1500+ step Millennium Falcon. It took about 24 hours of actual building time across a number of weeks (when our baby daughter was sleeping!).

Main frame and landing gear:
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Internal rooms:
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Remaining frame taking shape and the famous engines added:
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Outer hull sections being added. The detailing is ridiculous:
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The cockpit is complete and the upper and lower gun turrets are added:
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Fully complete with all external details added:
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Final touches, add some characters. Han and Chewie in the cockpit with other New Hope figs playing in the 3D 'chess' room and Rise of Skywalker in the engine room:
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And finally, just for fun, an LED strip was added into the engine (having to remove quite a section of the rear hull) to create the famous glow or, if you are feeling a bit Darth Vader, the red dark side Falcon!
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It was great fun to build and my wife and I are eyeing up our next project. An 12,500 or 16,000 piece Star Destroyer! Both are custom designs from some very clever people. Trouble is trying to find some space for them - my wife does remind me that the Falcon wasn't supposed to be living on the dining room table! Oops. Too late now!!
 

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@hypnogogia Look up 'ISD MOC Aggressor' to see the 16,000 thing a guy built! He also did a 30,000+ version. It boggles the mind how they do it! And then they translate it into instructions, which is a task in itself, for people like me who want to attempt it!
 

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That is amazing, to be able to build something like that and produce detailed plans. Very clever. We subscribed to Disney + during lockdown and watched all the films in order. First time. The story is even better that way , rather than trying to constructive it in my mind from the order in which they were filmed.
 

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Haha, that's awesome. I'm a closet LEGO fan, especially Star Wars LEGO; my sons are growing up and are rapidly loosing interest so I don't really have the excuse it's for them any more ;)

I've seen LEGO's new UCS Millennium Falcon in the LEGO shop, it's huge as big as a dustbin lid. Have you seen Efferman's Vertical Stand for Millennium Falcon 75192 it's a good way to get the model to fit on a shelf.

It looks like you bought an LED light kit for it too.
We subscribed to Disney + during lockdown and watched all the films in order. First time. The story is even better that way , rather than trying to constructive it in my mind from the order in which they were filmed.
And that's exactly what we did as well 👍
 

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Haha, that's awesome. I'm a closet LEGO fan, especially Star Wars LEGO; my sons are growing up and are rapidly loosing interest so I don't really have the excuse it's for them any more ;)

I've seen LEGO's new UCS Millennium Falcon in the LEGO shop, it's huge as big as a dustbin lid. Have you seen Efferman's Vertical Stand for Millennium Falcon 75192 it's a good way to get the model to fit on a shelf?

It looks like you bought an LED light kit for it too.

And that's exactly what we did too 👍

Funnily enough I also bought the stand at the same time! Whilst I no longer need a dustbin lid sized space I now need somewhere with a shelf deep enough and one that can hold 13kg. From memory I need about 45cm of depth.

Lots of places offer full LED kits that include the engines, cockpit, turrets, front lights etc. But they are expensive. I bought a cheapo LED strip off Amazon for about a tenner and fitted it as a bit of a DIY job with the battery pack stored inside an empty space inside the ship.
 

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Whilst I no longer need a dustbin lid sized space I now need somewhere with a shelf deep enough and one that can hold 13kg. From memory I need about 45cm of depth.
Just copied and pasted this from Efferman's description of the stand, the total width is around 34 cm, but the stand itself needs only 27-28 cm to lay completely on a shelf. The height is around 57 cm. So fortunately, you don't need a shelf quite as deep as 45cm ;)
 

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Just copied and pasted this from Efferman's description of the stand, the total width is around 34 cm, but the stand itself needs only 27-28 cm to lay completely on a shelf. The height is around 57 cm. So fortunately, you don't need a shelf quite as deep as 45cm ;)

I'll start hunting for a location. The wife will be most pleased. Although I may hold fire till our loft conversion is done and have it up there. She would love that... Hmm...
 

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A little selection of my Lego. I built the Assembly Square modular building at the start of lockdown and that is a dangerous route to go down



I have seen several tanks with Lego which always makes me think the Harry Potter Quiditich set seems to go pretty well but I have also seen some tanks with a few star wars ships suspended mid fight that look pretty cool. Would need a big tank for the UCS Star Destroyer though
 

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I've seen videos of people with entire rooms of that modular building stuff. Entire cities! The level of detail that some people go to is astounding. I dread to think what would happen if I bought one of those and got 'addicted'! :p
 
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