Finished last night! Instead of my usual write up, I've decided to interview the builder.
1. What was your initial reaction when you found out that Lego was releasing the super gigantic version of the Millenium Falcon?
[At this point I stopped and asked him if all of his answers were going to be one or two words long ... which would make for a pretty boring interview.]
2. You must have been rather impatient waiting for it to arrive. How long did you have to wait?
I had to wait 7 months and it was agonizing. About once a week, I would log in and look at the pictures.
[Towards the last week, he would call me at least once a day to ask if it had arrived yet. Drove me crazy.]
3. And what went through your mind when you found out it had arrived?
I was thinking - "hmmm, I wonder if I can leave work early".
[He did leave work early.]
I call this photo: Anticipation.
4. Describe opening the box.
[He directed a snotty glance in my direction before snorting...]
I don't know anything about opening the box. I was wondering if it would be set up the same way as the Imperial Star Destroyer.
[What he doesn't remember is that there was a lot of Ooohing and Ahhhing when all the bags tumbled out.]
5. Describe your organizational system.
Well, I knew that if I left it all in the bags then it would be too hard to find the pieces. It took a lot of time but it was worth it and it was kinda enjoyable in itself.
The ship in progress:
Millennium Falcon: Side View
Millennium Falcon: Front view (can you see Han Solo and Chewy in the cockpit?)
6. So, what do you think now that you've finished?
It was fun. Umm. My fingertips are sore. It looks great and was well worth it. I'm kinda sad that it's done - it was 7 months of waiting and 2 and half weeks of building. And now I'm going to have to wait 2 years before the next UCS comes out.
7. How awesome is your wife?