You may have seen this “Millennium Falcon” on May the 4th, Star Wars Day, plying Bryant Park in NYC. If you have and had ridden it, I am green with envy. This LEGO Millennium Falcon Pedicab (AKA cycle rickshaw) is, as the name suggests, a pedicab spruced up with the image of young Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon created by LEGO Master Builders with LEGO elements. I wouldn’t say it is a ride-on toy because, it is obviously a tricycle. So, this ain’t no child’s play.
It was created to celebrate the release of the newest Star Wars movie, Han Solo: A Star Wars Story this month and Star Wars Day on the May 4th, 2018. The pedicab was deployed to Bryant Park where folks can hitch a ride from 6th Ave between 40th and 41st and dropped off at the same place after going round the park leisurely once (which lasted for about 10 minutes). Yes. Only once, which kind of makes photos more memorable, don’t you think?
Once is obviously never enough. I want to take this ride home! Sadly, that’s just wishful thinking. It took the LEGO Master Builders a good 396 man hours to design and build, using no less than 20,300 LEGO bricks. So I was thinking… maybe we could build one ourselves? Just a thought there. Not that I will do that. Then again, it appears to have no instructions.
For those who happens to be a LEGO genius, perhaps you can try deciphering what goes into this land-going Millennium Falcon with the time-lapse build video below, after a few more looks. Man, I just can’t stop thinking about this LEGO Millennium Falcon Pedicab.
Images and source: FBTB.