Docking Bay 327. You might not remember the numerical designation, but you’re almost certainly familiar with the location. It’s the bay aboard the Death Star that the Millennium Falcon is tractor beamed into when our heroes are attempting their heroic rescue of Princess Leia, and it’s the location Luke is in when he sees Obi-Wan cut down by Darth Vader. As parking spots go, it’s one of the most important ones in science fiction history. And now it’s been digitally created by Lysander Chau in a scale suitable to house LEGO’s UCS Millennium Falcon (10179) from 2007. The first thing you’ll register is the sheer size of the model, but this thing is as detailed as it is massive.
The hangar is divided into two levels. Up top is obviously where the spaceship sits, and down below are several rooms and hallways worthy of interest.
Up top, the stormtroopers are searching the ship for passengers as Darth Vader marches into the hanger bay followed by an Imperial Probe Droid and reinforcements to aid in the search.
But just where are our passengers? Well, Obi-Wan is hiding out amongst some smuggled goods.
And it looks like Chewbacca has gotten himself captured. Although there’s something familiar about those Stormtroopers. One of them’s a little short. Maybe he’s not in as much trouble as it looks…
The build even has some details we didn’t see in the movie, but which fit right in as part of the Death Star. These include an Imperial tram system, to move personal around, as well as what appears to be the generators for giant green planet destroying laser blasts.