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A Star Wars Fan Spent a Year Building 7,500-Piece LEGO Millennium Falcon

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Some people spent the long wait for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens re-watching the previous films (maybe not so much the prequels) and harassing their pets with the adorable BB-8 droid toy. But one diehard Star Wars fan seemingly busied himself in the lead up to the movie's debut by meticulously constructing one of the franchise's most beloved spaceships, the Millennium Falcon, out of thousands of LEGOs.

Millennium Falcon (Starwars VII)
Marshal Banana recently shared several images of the finished project, which measures almost 3ft long and even includes sublight engines that actually light up. In all, it's composed of approximately 7,500 pieces, many of which had be ordered from galaxies far far away. 

"It took me a whole year to accomplish this build (including planning and collecting bricks)," he said in a description for the photos. "My main goal was to present the model in a flying position, which was a huge task." Han Solo would be proud, Marshal.

Check out a few more photos of the LEGO light freighter from Banana's Flickr account below. As Yoda once said, "Pretty goddamn awesome, it is."

Millennium Falcon (Starwars VII)
Millennium Falcon (Starwars VII)
Millennium Falcon (Starwars VII)
Millennium Falcon (Starwars VII)

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and thought his LEGO pirate ship at age 4 was impressive. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.