As a kid in the eighties, my favorite toys were Star Wars figures and all of their accoutrements. Between me and my two brothers we had a huge collection, but I was lucky enough to own the piece de resistance--the Millennium Falcon. That one toy was like an all-access backstage pass at a music festival--everyone would want to play with me if I brought the Falcon along. I still have it, and plan on bequeathing it to my daughter when she is old enough. Until then, a version of this Millennium Falcon will do quite nicely.
The Karpiuks are a couple of die-hard Star Wars fans with a penchant for craftiness and one very lucky little boy. After observing how much fun their son Liam was having with a large cardboard box, as opposed to the toy that came in it, they decided the next logical step was to make the box into a replica of the Millennium Falcon (these are my kind of people). Four months, a bunch of packing tape, some paper-mache and a can of silver paint later and their living room became the spaceport at Mos Eisley.
What is not to love about this project? From Liam's little black Han Solo vest to the Chewbacca bandolier worn by the family dog, everything about this screams fun.
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