A Cardboard Box Millenium Falcon

The Karpiuks

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.

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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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