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A little while ago, we reported on the moving, life-size R2-D2 refrigerator, which we thought was pretty darn cool. And now, it looks like we’ve found another amazing Star Wars item that’s sure to make fans’ mouths water. It’s a 1/43-scale model of the iconic Millennium Falcon, and the detail is unbelievable!

This impressive Star Wars collector’s item is actually a huge project to undertake, as you’ll be building it yourself with the parts made available in weekly installments from Japanese publisher DeAGOSTINI, known for their wide range of serial collectible magazines.  And just how big an undertaking is this Millennium Falcon series meant to be? Well, you’ll want to be prepared for some long-term commitment, because it’ll take you about two years to complete!

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The starship model you’ll be able to create with the parts from this “Weekly Star Wars” series will be 1/43 the size of the “real” Millennium Falcon and will also be a full-scale replica of the model used in the filming of the original Star Wars trilogy, Episodes IV to VI. When finished, it will measure 80.8 centimeters long (approx two feet, eight inches) and 59.6 centimeters wide (approx two feet), and weigh in at a hefty 7.5 kilograms (16.5 pounds).  It even has lights that turn on and some electronically movable parts as well, such as the boarding ramp and landing gear.

▼ She’s a beauty, isn’t she? Now, what Star Wars fan wouldn’t want to have one of these?

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▼ She’s looking even more impressive with the lights on!

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▼ The detail is absolutely incredible!

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Each part comes with an easy to follow instruction guide with plenty of pictures, so you won’t have to worry about being able to put the pieces together. And while there will be a large number of parts to assemble, you also won’t need to use glue or paint to complete the ship.

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The magazine that comes with the parts will contain information on not just the Millennium Falcon but on other spacecraft as well, again with many beautiful pictures for your viewing entertainment.

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But that’s not all. The first batch of parts will come with a poster featuring a blueprint of the Millennium Falcon. Plus, if you order online by February 14, you’ll receive a special work mat (pictured left below) which you can use while you’re building the model, and you’ll also get a 1/10-scale Darth Vader figure (pictured right) if you subscribe by the 25th issue.

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Now, tell us all of those goodies don’t whet your appetite! The very first issue of Weekly Star Wars will come out on January 5, 2016 at a special price of 499 yen (US$4), while each subsequent volume will be priced at 1,998 yen.

You can cancel your subscription any time, but if you’re determined to complete your very own Millennium Falcon, the entire series will last for 100 issues, and with an issue a week … well, you can calculate how long the whole process will take. Maybe you can comfort yourself that the Force should (probably) be with you while you’re working on this project!

Source: DeAGOSTINI website via Gizmodo
Photos: DeAGOSTINI website