The latest object of lust for hardcore fans of both Star Wars and Lego is the $799.99 Lego Millennium Falcon. The kit is 7,500 pieces, and is sold out just about everywhere.
The official description stops a few steps short of pornography when describing the model:
This amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solo’s unforgettable Corellian freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. Remove individual hull plates to reveal the highly detailed main hold, rear compartment and gunnery station. This amazing model also features interchangeable sensor dishes and crew, so you decide whether to play out classic LEGO Star Wars adventures with Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO, or enter the world of Episode VII and VIII with older Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8!
But what if you can’t afford that massive beast, or just can’t find one? One fan’s homemade take on the design is making the rounds on Reddit again, and it’s both beautiful and very, very colorful. This is what it looks like when you try to stay as close to the design from the movies as possible while using whatever colors you happen to have around the house.
And it’s amazing.
Even without trying to coordinate the colors, the creator of the design said that it cost $500 to get the pieces he needed from various sellers. These images were originally published in 2015, but feel timely once more due to the frenzy around the official model ... which now feels remarkably boring in comparison to this beautiful beast.
I mean, the cast of Back to the Future won’t be flying the new, official version, right?
And you probably won’t find Harry Potter manning the guns.
This is what Lego is all about, and there’s something so great about seeing a ship this iconic rendered in colors this ... vibrant. May the Force be with us all.