“She’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.” – Han Solo, Pilot of the Millennium Falcon.
Behold! A Geeky Toy for a Geeky Dad!
This totally awesome shiny spaceship was built, filmed, and posted by Geeky Dad.
Once upon a time, in a cute little novelty toy store not so far away …
I ran across this totally awesome, shiny model kit of the Millennium Falcon. When I was but a wee Padawan, I used to enjoy making models … sort of. My bedroom window was bedazzled with a handful of plastic constructs lovingly put together in a somewhat haphazard manner, and not a sticker or speck of paint to be seen. A gray aircraft carrier here, a naked stealth bomber up there … some kind of yellow Russian helicopter off to the side. All ghosts of an interest I tried to nurture but lacked the patience for. After all, Legos were so much more dynamic, quick to build, and satisfying to smash.
Now I find myself, a mere two decades later, again enjoying modelling; and this time I can call it done after the building is complete (insert fist-waving Wookie cheer). This here beauty is brought to us by a company called Fascinations and it’s from their Metal Earth line. They have a fairly large variety of models ranging from real and imaginary spaceships, to vehicles, to buildings and bridges. They even have a golden colored Golden Gate bridge. The Millennium Falcon comes in a small thin package containing two light metal sheets. All the pieces were stamped into the sheets and easily removable. The parts are joined in a tab A into slot B fashion… a good pair of tweezers definitely helped here.
These little gems are now all over my Pinterest like Ewoks on Stormtroopers.
Beyond Metal Earth, Fascinations also has an interesting collection of fun and educational toys, gifts, trinkets, and fixtures such as hovering lamps and artificial jellyfish aquariums. The company’s website is linked below. Search your feelings, strap in, engage hyperdrive, and check em’ out. Punch it Chewy!