The Millennium Falcon is a fictional starship in the Star Wars franchise. Designed by Joe Johnston for the movie Star Wars (1977), it has subsequently appeared in The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
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The Millennium Falcon was a YT-1300 light freighter of the YT-1300f variety. Its basic shape was defined by two convex saucers welded together, a pair of front-facing mandibles and an outrigger-style, side-mounted cockpit with transparisteel viewports. Apart from the shape of its chassis, the Falcon retained very little of its off-the-dock instrumentation. Because its successive owners either upgraded or downgraded every system according to their personal specifications, the freighter ended up becoming a unique ship. These customizations, however, came at the price of reliability, and the Falcon was known to suffer frequent breakdowns in the heat of battle. After the circular military-grade sensor dish was lost during the Battle of Endor, the dish was replaced with the base rectangular model which was originally supplied with the ship. Additionally, the Falcon had a dejarik table featuring creatures found throughout the galaxyfor the amusement of passengers and crew.
The YT-1300f light freighter designated unit YT 492727ZED was built at CEC orbital 7, a Corellian shipyard owned by the Corellian Engineering Corporation more than 90 years before the Battle of Starkiller Base. As was intended, the ship began its career as an intermodal tug pushing container in orbital freight yards. It once worked in the galaxy's busiest spacelanes. Just after the Battle of Coruscant it was docking in the Senate Office Building. Inconsistent records from the Bureau of Ships...
It was speculated that the Millennium Falcon would make an appearance in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith to further tie the prequel trilogy to the original trilogy, and the ship did indeed make a cameo in the movie. At the beginning of one shot closing in on a docking bay on Coruscant, a YT-1300 freighter is seen flying in to dock. George Lucas confirmed that it was the Millennium Falconand not just another ship of the same class. For the Star Wars Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story, the interior Falcon sets were the same ones used in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, although they were redressed. These sets were augmented with the addition of extra sets depicting Lando Calrissian's quarters and cape closet. For Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections, the author Jason Fry intended for the book to include information about the freighter series being able to act as a cargo pusher, but was unable to get t...Tor 8 December 2014 - How Fast is the Millennium Falcon?
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An extensively modified Corellian light freighter, the Millennium Falcon is a legend in smuggler circles and is coveted by many for being the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. Despite her humble origins and shabby exterior, the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs has played a role in some of the greatest victories of the ...
The Millennium Falcon, original designation YT-1300 492727ZED was a YT-1300f light freighter most famously used by the smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca in the 2370s. Its aged appearance belied numerous advanced modifications to boost the ship's speed, weapons, and shield, including a hyperdrive engine among the fastest in the entire galaxy, enabling it to outrun Star Destroyers.
Lego . Lego first released a Millennium Falcon set in 2000, shortly after licensing the "Star Wars" merchandise franchise in 1998. Like many first attempts, the model left much to be desired: Off ...
The first LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon came out in 2000. It was a 663 pieces set with a removable roof, enabling you to reenact scenes with Princess Leia, Luke and Chewbacca. The starship had many flaws, but the 2004 and 985-piece Millennium Falcon showed some great improvements: more detail, a more streamlined cockpit and more unwanted structures made invisible.
- The original design wasn’t a hamburger. The initial look for the Millennium Falcon was much different. What was planned actually became the prototype for the Tantive IV.
- The dice are there for a reason. A pair of dice can be seen in the Millennium Falcon‘s cockpit in A New Hope. They were given a canonical explanation in Greg Rucka’s new novel Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure.
- Some special modifications included Ferrari and tank model parts. The first Industrial Light & Magic facility in Van Nuys, California, was located near a model-kit distributor that the crew used to fill the shelves of their creature/model shop.
- The Falcon was built in several different sizes. Complete models of the Millennium Falcon ranged from very small — small enough to fit in the palm of a hand — to over four feet.
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The YT-1300 light freighter designated unit YT 492727ZED was built in 60 BBY by the Corellian Engineering Corporation at Orbital Assembly Facility 7. While still on the assembly line, an accident with a fuel droid sent the freighter rocketing out of control, and the ship almost destroyed the entire assembly line before several workers were able to regain control of the vessel. The ship remained in stock state for several years, and it was first owned by the Corell Industries Limited shipping...
Under the ownership of both Lando and Han, the Falcon underwent countless modifications and rebuilds. Lando had hidden cargo sections installed under the Falcon's deck plates that proved to be crucial. They provided both Lando and Han easy storage for their smuggled cargoes and hid the crew when the ship was captured by the first Death Star. Lando also increased the ship's shields and installed a pair of smaller blasters on the bow mandibles.The Falcon featured duralloy plating over most of t...
Over the years, due to the clandestine nature of its operations, the Falcon's owners have given it numerous false designations. Han Solo alone had given it over a dozen false names by 8 ABY. Known ones include: 1. Argos 2. Close Shave 3. Sunfighter Franchise 4. Sunlight Franchise 5. Regina Galas 6. Longshot 7. Sweet Surprise 8. Shadow Bird 9. Princess of Blood 10. Victory Ring 11. Naboo Duckling 12. Star Tripper 13. Star Princess 14. Thrall's Tale
1. Lando Calrissian (captain) 2. Vuffi Raa (co-pilot) 3. Nien Nunb (co-pilot, Battle of Endor) 4. Chewbacca (co-pilot) 5. Airen Cracken (gunner, Battle of Endor) 6. Blount (crewman, Battle of Endor) 7. Unidentified Rebel navigator (navigator, Battle of Endor) 8. Ace Azzameen (Battle of Endor) 9. MK-09 (gunner, Battle of Endor)
The Millennium Falcon was a recurring element in the Star Wars franchise. Its design was derived from various World War II planes, more specifically the Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
1. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga 2. LEGO Star Wars: Microfighters – \\"video game\\" 3. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron 4. The Flight of the Falcon 5. \\"In the Beginning\\"—Star Wars Tales 11 6. Tag & Bink Are Dead 7. LEGO Star Wars: Microfighters – \\"Episode 1: Bantha Shakes\\" 8. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy 9. Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars 10. \\"The Rebel Club\\"—Star Wars Tales 19 11. Star Wars Infinities: A New Hope 12. Star Wars Infinities: The Empire Strikes Back 13. \\"Ghosts of...
1. Episode III Easter Egg Hunt on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link) 2. A Millennium of Gaming: A Look Back at the Falcon in Video Games on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link) 3. The Last Corellian Shipyard on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link) 4. Drawing a Millennium Falcon Battle on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link) 5. Drawing the Millennium Falcon on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link) 6. \\"Obsolete Boarding Ramp\\" on Hype...
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