Millennium Falcon Build Journal

Millennium Falcon Build Journal LogoJoin Trader Sam as he builds and customizes the DeAgostini Millennium Falcon studio scale model, a replica of the 32-inch model used in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”

The journal entries are presented here in chronological order.

Millennium Falcon Build Journal No. 01: Preparation

Posted July 9, 2015 by Trader Sam


DeAgostini Millennium Falcon FeaturesThe DeAgostini Millennium Falcon model is a 1:1 scale replica of the 32-inch studio model from the “Empire Strikes Back.” The model is 1:43 scale of the full-size ship. The entire kit is subscription-based, and each issue comes with model parts, tools, and a small magazine that doubles as instructions. Read More

Millennium Falcon Build Journal No. 02: Issues 1-4

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The first package arrived exactly one week after ordering the subscription. The box was small, and everything fit just right.

The magazines are standard sizes as far as magazines go, and are only 13 pages long. Issue 2 arrived damaged, with a bent corner and a small tear, but nothing to really complain about. I foresee these things getting a lot of use over the next two years as I rifle through them for reference.

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Millennium Falcon Build Journal No. 08: Issues 25-28

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This month’s box marks a milestone. First, it sets itself apart by arriving in pristine condition; there were no crushed corners, open flaps, or torn packing tape.

The magazines were even pristine and freshly printed. I did notice that these four issues were printed on slightly heavier paper stock. That could be related to the fact that there are fewer pages in these issues—the instructions are only 2-3 pages long.

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