The Millennium Falcon

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mugshot, 19 Nov 2016.

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  1. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-38031540

    As in the report above the Millennium Falcon was built in Pembroke Dock, not a million miles from where I live now, before being transported to the film studio. What it doesn't tell you in the report is that the contract for moving it was with a firm from Newport called Wynns. My dad was their number 1 driver at the time and it was him that drove the lorry. So, a long time ago in a town not very far away it was my dad, not Han Solo or Lando Carlrissian that took the Millennium Falcon on it's maiden voyage :becool:
     
  2. TVC

    TVC Guest

    Yehbut, how long did it take him to do the Kessel run?
     
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  3. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

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    Nice story
    But could your dad do the Kessell run in 12 parsecs . Hans solo could
     
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  4. TVC

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  5. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

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    Beat me to you stars stars geek
     
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  6. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    FTFY :okay:

    ...and yes, my inner geek has been unleashed.
     
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  7. TVC

    TVC Guest

    ^_^:okay:
     
  8. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    Don't want to p!ss in Mugshot's chips but... that one was built for The Empire Strikes Back in '79... so there must have been another built for Star Wars in '76/77. Cool story through... my dad drove a milk float :smile:
     
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    Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    There was, but this (so far as I'm aware) was the first complete mock up, for Star Wars they built bits of it. For Empire they built the whole thing complete with gizmos to make it "fly" :smile:
     
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  10. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    There's another full size mock up in Donegal. Whilst Stormtroopers have been seen frequenting a few of the bars in Tuangraney & Scarriff.
     
  11. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

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    Donegal, a wretched hive of scum and villainy? Surely not!
     
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  12. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Did your Dad know a few tricks to shake them off?
     
  13. Markymark

    Markymark Guest

    One of the greatest movie scores ever. However I feel it's best recreated with dum dum duuuums rather than a jolly whistle.
     
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    Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    I would imagine, although even he got boarded sometimes.
    BTW, I assume this was asked concerning my dad and not MontyVedas.
     
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  15. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Cheaper there.
     
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