Lego Timelapse: Millennium Falcon

There is one thing I like to do to keep the kid inside me alive. Okay, well there’s probably more than one thing, but whatever! Yes, I still like to buy Lego sets every now and then. It’s fun to take a break from everything else and simply build something awesome.

Now that I’m older though, I have certain self-imposed rules I follow. I only buy the Technic sets because they are more intense, and I only get the Star Wars sets from the original trilogy. Yes, I have standards when it comes to building Legos…what a nerd right?

I’ve wanted this Millennium Falcon for a long time now. It reminds me of the giant toy my friend had when I was a kid. If you’re a guy you know it. The top came off, you could stand your men up inside. It was the bomb.

So when my wife asked what I wanted for a belated birthday gift, this was the answer. I started to build it on Monday night and then realized…this set is huge, with 1254 pieces…so why not timelapse it?

I took it apart, got everything ready and started shooting a frame every 10 seconds. It took three and a half hours to complete! Lyla helped a little bit and Eli was there to cheer us on a few times.

I hope you enjoy this. The music is from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Also see some stills below of the final product.

  • http://www.jennvphotography.com Jenn Valluzzo

    Very cool Mike. I loved the shots with the kids “helping” you!

  • http://jasonaclark.com Jason A Clark

    Super Cool!

  • Eric

    Sweeet! Very well done, this one will go viral.

  • http://www.dkphoto.co Didier Kaade

    OMG That is so awesome!! The best part besides the cool Millenium Falcon is Eli looks like he’s dancing in the frames. Lol Love it!!

  • http://www.chrisnitz.com Chris Nitz

    Loved the section where you were building one handed while holding Eli. Now that was skill and love in one bundle. Hope you enjoyed putting that together. And I am still envious you got this!

  • http://www.chrisfrailey.com Chris Frailey

    Pretty cool Mike. I noticed that Diet Coke was not far from your side the whole time.

  • http://www.lussierphoto.com Bob Lussier

    Awesome! Loved Eli in the chair. He was totally into it!

    Great job!

  • Bryan Snider

    That looks sweet! I see the thing tools off at the end, have you tested out the hyper-drive?

  • Matt Kendall

    Well done Mike! Your photography skills never cease to amaze me!

  • http://www.goldenhourstudios.com Jesse

    Came out great dude! Buy me that Eli chair!!!

  • http://hdrexposedphotography.com Dave DiCello

    I’ve been waiting for you to post this! Rockin’ work Mike!

  • http://blog.jsambrose.com/ jsa

    came out awesome! i’d like to meet the designers for these.

  • http://www.cdeangelisphotography.com Chris DeAngelis

    Awesome dude!

  • Avena

    That is SO cool! Thanks for sharing!

  • Josie

    I’m pretty sure I have to come over and get little smushy hugs from little Eli now. What a cutie! Oh, and the legos are cool, too. 😉

  • http://www.doephotog.com A.Barlow

    That’s freaking sweet man, nice job!