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.

  • Jenn Valluzzo

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

  • Jason A Clark

    Super Cool!

  • Eric

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

  • 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!!

  • 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!

  • Chris Frailey

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

  • 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!

  • Jesse

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

  • Dave DiCello

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

  • jsa

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

  • 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. 😉

  • A.Barlow

    That’s freaking sweet man, nice job!