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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Vehicle

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Vehicle

Growing up I loved Star Wars. What am I saying, I still love Star Wars (Jar Jar Binks - not so much). When I was a kid, my cousin had a ton of Star Wars stuff and I always wanted the Millennium Falcon. I can't for the life of me remember what I traded my cousin, but I swapped him something for an original Millennium Falcon.

Fast forward about 10 years and while I was college, my mom decided to clean out the basement. Unfortunately she did not understand how valuable that Millennium Falcon was. She gave it to Goodwill. Yep. She gave it away. *sigh*

Well, now I can once again own the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. You can own one too for around $200. Maybe I can even get my mom to buy it for me. Um. probably not.

STAR WARS™ Invades LEGOLAND® California

I can't tell you how much I'd love to live in California right now. Never mind the insane cost of living (thank you Northeast Ohio for being some reasonable!) or the fact the the State is broke. LEGOLAND® in Carlsbad willing be unveiling the new STAR WARS™ Miniland area in March of this year!

LEGO™ Millennium Falcon

Photo: LEGOLAND™ Media Relations

The Miniland will consists of 7 different scenes, one scene from each movie and one from THE CLONE WARS.

Episode IV: Tatooine
This LEGOLAND scene focuses on famous structures of the desert planet: Uncle Owen’s Farm, where Luke Skywalker lived as a child; the Cantina, with a view inside of the animated Cantina Band, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2 and others; as well as the starport with an impressive model of the Millennium Falcon, the famous spacecraft of Han Solo.

According to the LEGOLAND® site tickets for Adults are $69 and Children 3-12 are $59 - so it's a pretty expensive family outing - but it may be worth it. Although I may be tempted to just spend that money on Star Wars™ LEGO® kits and admire them (albeit in a much smaller scale) at home.

Star Wars Millennium Falcon – Remote Control

Remote Control Millennium Falcom

from Amazon.com

I originally saw this at a Target store before Christmas last year and added it to my wish list, but it sold out very quickly. It's currently available at Target.com for $49.99. It's a styrofoam model of the Millennium Falcon that really flies. I haven't had a chance to play with it, so I can't tell you how well it's made, but I have to expect you are paying more for the licensing to Lucas, than you are for top notch avionics. Recommended Ages 8 and up