I adore Bill Madia’s Movies in Miniature micro paintings and have a few in my collection. This one is his best yet, I think and Bill himself is quite rightly very pleased with it. The colour and lighting is fantastic and the Millennium Falcon is just right.
Like his other art work, this painting is oil on canvas and is 2” by 4”. I’ve messaged to ask if it’s still available, but I suspect I would’ve missed it.
Rob Bishop recently had his solo show at the MP Gallery in Hertfordshire and this etched maple wood Millennium Falcon image was one of the images for sale.
A cabinet maker with an education in Graphic design and a full time artist since 2015, Rob’s work is a little unusual in the sense that each of these images is manipulated and engraved on to a piece of maple wood and then personalised so that every version is slightly different from the others. Rob calls them “Original Variations” and his Millennium Falcon has a run of ten and I feel bloody lucky to have snagged one as Rob said that this is his fastest selling work, so far.
68 by 97 centimetres in its frame, they’re £995 each. I think it’s bloody gorgeous and I love that Rob makes each frame with each individual image in mind. To finish them off, Rob signs each piece with his thumb print in the bottom corner.
Check out the MP Gallery website as there are a lot of Rob’s Star Wars, Marvel and DC art there. I especially liked his Heath Ledger Joker artwork. Follow Rob’s Instagram and Website.
I have a couple of challenge coins in my collection and i love them for being quirky items in my collection. They’re mostly US law enforcement or military and although Star Wars is a popular theme, Millennium Falcon ones are few and far between. I saw these black and silver Challenge Coins for the Florida Highway Patrol on Ebay. Unfortunately, i was only able to snag the silver one.
I wonder why they didn’t go with the dish? I also think adding the “thin blue line” is a nice touch.
I’m making some assumptions that they’re from 2022 and that the black one is rarer than the silver one, but i think i prefer the clarity of the silver one. They look to be about 5″ in length and 4″ wide.
I bloody love cross section artwork and stumbled across this lovely infographic style poster by Toni Santos on his Artstation page.
I haven’t seen this before, but it’s a nice looking image and I like the way that its been done. It looks to me that it was laid out as a gatefold image in the magazine that was spread across perhaps four pages. There is another image that i think might be the reverse side.
Created around 2017 for a Brazilian magazine called Mundo Estranho which literally translates to “Strange World” in Portuguese. It was aimed at teenagers as a diversities and fun fact magazine. Unfortunately, the magazine ceased publication in 2018. I imagine this would’ve
Toni is a freelance illustrator based in Sao Paolo and has been in the industry for 17 years. Below are some slightly better images.
Magic Bands are essentially an adjustable, wearable ticket for the Disney parks and allows you access to those areas and rides that you’ve paid for. I think they’re a good idea and very handy. I have seen a few Star Wars magic bands, but I’ve not really seen one that I felt that I just had to get, yet.
This Millennium Falcon one was released last week and I think it’s quite nice.
The Falcon cockpit on the face is a nice touch and an improvement over the silhouette Micky Mouse head. Although you can’t see it here, the other side of the strap is embossed with “Millennium Falcon”. This particular magic band is an open edition and you can buy them from the Disney store for $45.
These two straps are a bit older and I’m led to believe that one of them was limited.
Finally, this limited Han Solo, Chewbacca and Millennium Falcon one is my favourite, I think. Perhaps because I have a bias toward the Original Trilogy Falcon.
You can still get some of these on Ebay, but with shipping I’d be looking at around £60 to £70 and I’m not sure i want one that badly. It’s a shame they can’t be programmed to work as an access control badge as that would be be quite useful in every day life.
I love this limited edition pin celebrating 45 years of Star Wars.
A scene from A New Hope set in the Millennium Falcon cockpit on a Millennium Falcon shaped badge. What’s not to love? I’m not sure what these are limited to, but Disney pins are usually around the 2, 500 mark. You can get them on Ebay for around £20. Its a shame its not a Jumbo pin.
There’s also a nice Darth Vader one which i think has quite a clever perspective about it.
This 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle is rather nice. On one side is an image of the Millennium Falcon and on the other, a blueprint. The packaging is especially good in my opinion, but i do hope that the lid is changed to black.
Due for release on 14th October 2022 for £20, i’m on the wait list. I don’t know how big the completed puzzle is, but the Death Star is a decent 68 centimeters.
The model is a massive 5.7 metres long and 4.2 metres wide and was built in two halves. Here she is in her Docking Bay 94 diorama.
Outpost one looks really interesting. There are full size section that includes mock ups of nearly 30 scenes and includes several Star Wars ships, such as the Tie Fighter and X-Wing as well as various costume replicas used in filming.
There is also a huge 1:6th scale set up of Mos-Eisley spaceport which include Docking Bay 94 (obviously). In the photo below, you can see Slave 1 (also built by Geek1138) with Ben and Luke in the foreground.
A companion to Nigel Sade’s “Punch It” is “Twelve Parsecs“. Essentially a very similar image but using Lando Calrissian’s Millennium Falcon as we see her in Solo.
Again, this print is available in four sizes. The Petit, (6″ by 10″ for $22.50), the Standard, (10″ by 20″ for $55), the Grande (16″ by 30″ for $110) and the Texas, which is a huge 24″ by 60″ for $300). The Grande and Texas prints a limited to an edition size of 10 and 5 pieces respectively.
I find myself wondering whether he’ll go for a triptych? (I suppose that the Sequel Trilogy Falcon’s already been done in Garbage and Welcome Home. Still, I’d love to see the Stellar Envoy as i think the paint job would really suit Nigel’s artistic style.)
Check out the website as there are a lot of really nice SF ships from Star Wars and other well loved franchises including Mass Effect and Doctor Who. I’m quite enamoured by a few of his prints. Bounty is Nigel’s take on Slave One and I think it’s bloody lovely.