Swarovski have had their Star Wars licence for a few years now and they released two lines. A series of lovely collectible figurines which were in the mid range price bracket. These were about the size of the Kenner/Hasbro action figures at about 4″ tall. They also released three crystal covered helmets, which were much more expensive at around $8, 000 each. A few weeks ago a crystal covered Millennium Falcon was released.
Covered in 25, 611 hand set crystals which takes the artisans at Swarovski about 160 hours for each one. The black metal base has been designed with a fully reflective mirror effect to showcase this collectible fully and is individually numbered.
Limited to an edition size of 100, it’s 26 by 16 by 18.5 centimetres and It looks like the engine lights up, too. Priced at an impressive 19, 900 Euros, it is way out of the price range of a modest collector such as myself. Would I buy one? Yeah, if I won the lottery, I think I would but I’m still holding out for one of their Figurines.