Millennium Falcon Cockpit from JazzInc Dioramas

In 2015, Hot-Toys showcased some of their Star Wars 1/6th scale collectable figures within a diorama of the Millennium Falcon Cockpit. Unfortunately they let the collecting community down by not producing this truly epic piece. Some talented modellers have chosen to build their own, but I am nowhere near clever enough to consider taking something like that on.

Fortunately, JazzInc have their own range of Star Wars diorama’s especially designed to show off your 1/6th figures and have decided that they will recreate the Cockpit after the success of their hugely popular “Cargo Hold” Truscale diorama.

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As you can see from these CAD drawings, they have certainly put in a lot of work into their product.

Screen grabs from their Instagram feed show just how truly massive this diorama is.

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Highly detailed and boasting LED lighting (up to 100 on the deluxe version), I have to say that I am incredibly impressed with what they have shown of it so far and have decided to take the plunge and pre-order, (despite not owning any 1/6 scale figures). 🙂

Those that have already pre-ordered are able to upgrade to the deluxe version for a discounted price. (I will do this as soon as I see how.)

Priced at approximately £1,000 (USD$1, 200), The kit will contain:

  • The Classic Millennium Falcon Cockpit (suitable to display figurines from both the Original and Sequel movies)
  • Two Captain seats and 2 Nav seats.
  • Full bulkhead wall
  • Cockpit Canopy.
  • Light-up features.
  • Back Wall.
  • Hallway Ring.
  • Opening and Closing Cockpit Door.
  • Total weight of 15 kilos.
  • Size is 47 x 47 x 74 centimetres.

Due to be released in June 30th 2020. Prepare for a pretty large shipping costs.

I suppose that I’d better get some 1/6th scale figures now.

If you are a 1/6th collector, you should check out the JazzInc website. They have many excellent dioramas for every budget. Even Luke’s Landspeeder. Their Youtube feed has a lot if nice videos of their dios too.

JazzInc are a father and son team  who started out building these dioramas as a hobby project, working in their spare time to produce very limited edition collectors pieces.

29/02/20:

I thought I’d update this entry as Jazzinc have now got their Delux version on their website, along with some photos of  their prototype. Naturally, I have upgraded.

 

 

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Hyperspace Jump Experience from Magic Jump Inc.

Chris Trevas posted that some of his rear circuitry art had been repurposed for this Millennium Falcon “Hyperspace Experience” bouncy house by Magic Jump Inflatables. I thought it was well worth posting here.

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It takes 12 “passengers” at a time and is a whopping 35′ by 30′ by 15′ and weighs in at a hefty 1, 136lbs. Price is $11, 495 (although you can buy it now at a discounted price of $9, 495). Alas, barring a lottery win, I will not be adding this to my collection at any point in the near future. 🙂

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I think that it is really nicely done and includes tons of details. The outside is a really nice detailed graphic. Chewie waits outside the entrance to receive his new crew and the inside includes a built in R2 D2, bunk and the Dejarik table too.7A736029-CDB3-4C46-AAE6-F3441F9B7D0B

The holomap on the left shows a graphic of the Death Star. The cockpit features gears, switches and buttons, but I have yet to find any photos.

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Item number is 93716s

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“Over The Mountains” by Bryan David Snuffer

I came across this original acrylic painting called “Over The Mountains” by Bryan David Snuffer on his StoreEnvy shop.

“Han Solo cruises over the mountains of Tatooine to his new employment with Jabba the Hutt.” I think that there’s a real sense of flight and motion in this painting. The sense of a new adventure about to begin.

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I think that It’s rather nice and I am quite taken with it. Unfortunately, I’m still paying off my wonderful Death Star Escape original painting, so with an asking price of $1, 200, I can’t afford to pick it up just yet.

The painting itself is signed by the artist and is 12″ by 24″ and ships unframed.

I think It’d be a wonderful companion piece to Kevin Weber’s Kashyyyk Homecoming.

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It kind of wraps the Original Trilogy. Pre “A New Hope” and post “Return of the Jedi”. The two would display nicely together, don’t you think?

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Star Wars Warmer from Scentsy

I thought this Empire Strikes Back warmer by Scentsy was pretty nicely done and I have added it to my Christmas gift list.

A simple, but well done porcelain jar gives off a warm yellow glow when lit and has three cloud city images around it. Very reminiscent of Bespin’s warm orange colours.

The wax warmer dish is Han Solo in Carbonite and the Millennium Falcon makes up the rim if the jar. It’s priced at £79.

 

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Adidas X Ultra Boost Trainers

I’ve been seeing these new Adidas Millennium Falcon Ultra Boost trainers a lot lately. I’ve never been a lover of training shoes and while I’ll confess that they look pretty good, I think the retail price of $190 is a little pricey.

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Still, I know that trainers are quite collectible in their own right, so I suspect these’ll only increase in value once they’ve sold out. 

There are a few nice details on these. Not only do you get a blueprint image on the sole and sympathetic white and grey colouring, there’s a nice piping at the back to match the bright glow of the Millennium Falcon’s engines along with Han Solo’s “Never Tell Me The Odds” line from The Empire Strikes Back.

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There are also left and right plan blueprints in the inside of each of the shoes and the tongue of the left one has a nice decal of the Falcon on it.

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There are several other nice Star Wars designs that are worth checking out and you can pick these up from the Adidas store for $190 (approximately £160 in the UK).

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“That’s No Moon” by Max Dalton

This print of the Death Star by Max Dalton was released by the Spoke Art Gallery for the NY Comic Con this year.

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Entitled “That’s No Moon“, and I thought it was a cool print that showcases all of the areas on the Death Star that we saw in Star Wars: A New Hope. Of course, we can see the Millennium Falcon in the docking bay, so I thought I’d pick up a copy.

The print is limited to an edition size of 350 and is 12″ by 24” and is priced at $50 plus shipping.

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Abstract Painting by Karol Cieslak

About two years ago, someone started displaying some really colourful, abstract (cubist?), paintings near where I work. Over the course of the next few early mornings, I noticed his work in the doorway of a local shop and saw that he was sleeping rough.

He approached me, one afternoon and asked if I wanted to buy one. Initially, I didn’t, but I asked him about his work. His name is Karol Ciesluk and he came to the UK from Poland. After a run of bad luck, he was made homeless but didn’t want to beg for money, so he decided to paint and sell what he could. I really admired his attitude and I knew then that I wanted to get a painting but one for my collection, so I asked him to paint me his version of the Millennium Falcon.

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It took a while. Karol had some problems from time to time. He’s also not familiar with Star Wars and didn’t really know how to approach something like this and I was adamant that I wanted it in Karol’s own style.

The painting is oil on canvas and is 36″ by 24″. I have a place picked out for it.

He got quite a lot of attention from passers by while painting this and he says that he will be creating more Star Wars art in the future. It isn’t to everyone’s taste, but you’ve got to admire the gumption of someone to do anything other than beg for money.

I wish him the very best of luck.

 

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Rise of Skywalker Millennium Falcon by Lego

This week on The Force Friday, Lego released their first sets for the Rise of Skywalker film due out this year. Set 75257 is their latest incarnation of the Millennium Falcon.

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It’s a handsome addition to any Star Wars collection. As you’d expect, the set comes with seven characters (Finn, Lando, Chewbacca, C3-P0, R2-D2, Boolio and D-0) from the movie and it’s really nice to see Lando Calrissian again.

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I don’t know what that Orange thing is, but the set has quite a few playable features, including a removable cockpit, two spring loaded shooter, a playable gunnery turret and a hidden smugglers compartment. The interior looks to be pretty detailed, too.

The set is 44 cm long, 14 cm high and 32 cm wide and consists of 1, 351 pieces and retails for approximately $150. Dads and sons will have a ball putting this together. I still need to get the Lego Solo Millennium Falcon, so maybe this is the right time to pop to my local Lego store.

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Millennium Falcon Anglepoise Lamp

Some time ago an Anglepoise lamp based on the Tie Fighter was released. It was pretty cool, but outside of my collecting focus, so I wasn’t going to pick one up.

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Fanthatracks posted on their Instagram page that Paladone had followed this up with an anglepoise lamp based on the Millennium Falcon.

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The lamp is approximately 60 cms tall and retails for £50 in the UK. It comes with a 3 metre USB cable. I will be adding one to my collection, of course.

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Rebels for Victory by Brian Miller

I’ve been seeing teasers of Oktopolis‘s Return of the Jedi print for Mondocon 5. I knew I wanted it, but I was very worried that it’d be collection only. I am very pleased that Dark Ink have finally revealed the full print and I have ordered it.

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Called Rebels for Victory, it is a very nice print of the Millennium Falcon at the battle over Endor. I must say that it’s really nice to see all four of the Rebel fighters together.

Limited to 250 pieces, and signed by the artist. The print is 18″ by 24″, so it should be easy to find a frame. The price is $50. Naturally I have ordered one.

Artist proofs are also available on the Oktopolis web site, here for $99. (There are 9 available.)

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