the force awakens, star wars, millennium falcon, lego, star wars fan, millennium falcon model"Star Wars" fans are known for their dedication to a galaxy far, far away, and one enthusiast took that devotion to another level with his uncanny LEGO replica of the Millennium Falcon, which took 7,500 bricks and a year to complete.

Flickr user Marshal Banana said that he was inspired to create the model because Han Solo's iconic vehicle "is still the coolest spaceship in the galaxy." Thanks to the recent success of "The Force Awakens," a brand new generation of moviegoers is inclined to agree, and Marshal's model is a cool bit of fan art that's sure to impress "Star Wars" diehards and neophytes alike.

Marshal explained that it took him about a year to finish the model, with that timeframe including both planning out the execution of the design and collecting the approximately 7,500 bricks necessary to make it all possible. That serious devotion to time and detail comes across in the finished product, which lights up throughout (notice the sweet tail lights), and features "a detailed cockpit (with 4 seats), gunner's platform and a lowering ramp." The whole thing measures approximately 33 inches wide.

Check out a few shots of the impressive model below, and head over to Marshal Banana's Flickr stream to see the rest.
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Photo credit: Disney; Marshal Banana/Flickr