Sunday, December 30, 2007

C'est Fini

After about 30 hours of labor..

And over 5,000 pieces...

The Millennium Falcon has arrived!

It is amazing. I don't know how he does it :)

These guys are pretty excited too, (can't ya tell?)


Zenmomma said...

So cool! Congrats Alec. But NOW what do you do with it?

kelli said...

Hehe, sit and admire it ;)

They are huge and not sure where they're gonna go, but for now we have a counter in the basement for the Star Destroyer (first one he did) and this table for this one. If we want to use the table we're gonna have to get creative :)

Alec said...

Moving it would be hellish.. first you'd have to remove a lot of the exterior, then move the very heavy frame to the new location (Along with the parts you took off), and then put all those parts back on. Not fun. Trying to move it without removing a few sections of the exterior would result in a broken ship.

If anyone was curious, the ship is 33 inches long, 22 inches wide, 8 inches tall and has 5195 pieces.

Deanne said...

Awesome! I like the muffin tin sorter idea.

Rachel said...

Envy, admiration, excitement! What fun you had! What an accomplishment!

My 3 and 6 year old asked Santa for the Millennium Falcon (they had been asking for it for the last couple of months and we told them it was too expensive and a bit too complicated for us to complete right now...little did I realize they were going to take matters into their own hands and on Christmas Eve, they would write the request to Santa, "who could just make them one, and it wouldn't be too expensive for him"). Luckily, they weren't too disappointed on Christmas morning, since they got lots of other Star Wars Legos. Much smaller, simpler sets.

Looking at your pictures makes me feel very good about the decision that we all made, to hold off on that few a few (maybe for more than a few!) years. ;)

But, wow, I'm very excited for you guys that you did it. And now what will they do with it? Do they have to make sure the pieces all stay together, do they place it on a shelf, or will they play with it? Will they reassemble the pieces to make other things? Just curious how this amazing "toy" will be used.

Happy New Year to you all!

Schuyler said...

Wow! I am so impressed. And I like the muffin tin's alternate use.

Mrs. G. said...


Happy New Year, Guys.

mesmith said...

That's impressive! Even moreso when we looked it up and saw what he was dealing with. Yikes!

Oh, and noticing that you have a Foosball table... when exactly will you be moving to our timezone!!???!!!

Happy New Year!

Laura said...

Just amazing -- I think that I would celebrate by kicking back and watching a Star Wars DVD. :)

I wonder if you could make an acrylic display case that fit over top to keep it somewhat safe and dust out. ? Another project!

Laura said...

hey Kelli -- Have you guys seen this stop-motion youtube vid of the building of the lego Millenium Falcon? It gives me an even better idea of what went into Alec's work.
Awesome. :)

kelli said...

Rachel-- nope not a whole lot of playing with this. Alec is pretty protective of these sets. You can rotate the dish on top and take off the little top part, but not much more. It's a Collector piece. :)

Craig--we're working on it :)

Laura-- we hadn't seen that video, thanks! A case is a good idea, we'll have to look in to that.

Stephanie said...

WOW! How awesome :)