Solo: A Star Wars Story had its world premier on Thursday in Los Angeles and Hollywood rolled out more than just the red carpet. A giant Millennium Falcon was parked on Hollywood Boulevard, blocking traffic.
Aerial photo journalist, Stu Mundel, captured this image of the ship:
70 minuets Of flight. Four highlights… pic.twitter.com/iIQi6Bwjdk
— stu mundel (@Stu_Mundel) May 10, 2018
Best known as a smuggling vessel piloted by Han Solo and his first mate, Chewbacca, the ship was originally owned by Lando Calrissiana before Han won it in a card game. The modified YT-1300 Corellian light freighter (in geek speak) is so iconic it’s practically a character in its own right.
This latest installment of the Star Wars franchise (widespread release: May 25th) offers a glimpse of the ship when it was still new and owned by Lando.
Of course fans are stoked to see it parked on Hollywood Blvd:
That’s worth blocking traffic for!!!
— TheValuesVoter (@TheValuesVoter) May 10, 2018
— Janelle (@JanelleKendraa) May 11, 2018
I know where I’m going after work tomorrow night.
— James H. Dargie (@JHDargie) May 10, 2018
Here’s a side view of the ship, under construction:
Just another Millennium Falcon being built on Hollywood Blvd… pic.twitter.com/rxYPAJ3Qm3
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) May 10, 2018
— John Paysor (@JohnPaysor) May 11, 2018
— tammykirby (@tammykirby) May 10, 2018
I was looking at the webcams on Earthcams and I was wondering what this was now I know
— Samantha Jackson (@samrlr) May 10, 2018
Now this a premier:
— Digital LA (@DigitalLA) May 10, 2018
Damn! And me stuck here in FL!
— Jennifer B Jenkins (@Jensin520) May 10, 2018
I’m here!!! Nerd heaven! pic.twitter.com/3zXXop7VAu
— SP Rail (@jason_rail) May 10, 2018
Fantastic you can go down the Boulevard and watch them build the Millennium Falcon. Just another Thursday!
I ❤️ LA
We love It pic.twitter.com/kS8jI3DOJh
— Principessa Sandra (@bobswife64) May 10, 2018
— Rachel Wyld (@rawyld) April 9, 2018
Since this is the young Han Solo shouldn’t his ship be called the #MillennialFalcon?
— BongBong (@BongBong) May 10, 2018