Vlog: 50 Years of LEGO — Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon Time-Lapse Video

Today on BBtv, a vlog from Boing Boing Gadgets editor Joel Johnson:

Here are several evenings of my life condensed into 3:38 of time lapse footage as I assemble the “Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon LEGO set, the largest yet sold, with over five thousand individual elements.

My thanks to Matt Goodell for cutting me a great deal on this set. It was even better than new, since he even sorted out all the pieces for me. Thanks also to Judson “Cicada” Cowan for letting me use the track “Earth’s Assault on the Enemy A.I.,” one of my favorite tracks of 2007. Finally, thanks to Brian Lam and Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo who had the idea first but were kind enough to give me permission to run my version before theirs to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Thanks, everyone!

I captured one frame out of every 150. It’s a great set; much more fun to put together than the giant Star Destroyer. Far fewer repetitive sections. Now the ultimate question: keep it on my shelf to scare potential dates, sell it, or press its parts into service to build more ships of my own design?

(Don’t miss: My snazzy sweatpants with the hole in the knee, then my realization that I have a hole in the knee after, like, a day of filming.)

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.
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4 Responses to Vlog: 50 Years of LEGO — Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon Time-Lapse Video

  1. catsend says:

    Okay, so how big is the “Giant” Millennium Falcon, anyway?

  2. Dunechaser says:

    The Falcon may be the best parts pack ever. I vote for more ships of your own design.

  3. Anonymous says:

    great video
    it looks like Judson “Cicada” Cowan’s website was mis-linked. should be
    http://www.cicadacom.com/

  4. aleks says:

    There is an episode of the Facts and Technology video podcast that goes into why the Millennium Falcon Lego Set is a really bad idea. Short version: Where’s the creativity? Try to make one out of an old-school Lego Set.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxacu_0TL8Y

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