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UK The Millennium Falcon, in a galaxy far far away.... May 2016

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As a Star Wars fan since my childhood and hearing rumours of the Millennium Falcon landing nearby I knew it was my destiny to explore it. We took a BBQ and some beers into the forest of Endor and set up camp. After fending off a few horny ewoks and getting ourselves a couple of hours sleep we woke up to the sound of the Imperial March music coming from my alarm clock. We set about our quest nervously but knowing “fear is the path to the dark side......”

 

Thanks and kudos to @bauhausgirland friends for some helpful tips, lifts and for getting in here first, also thanks to Ash for having the foresight to remember his Jedi cloak, and everyone else who came along for the ride, definitely one of the most fun places I've had the pleasure to explore!  Enjoy

 

1. “You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?"

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2. "It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs." 

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3. "She'll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself."

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4. "It's true. All of it. The dark side. The Jedi. They're real".

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5. "Chewie, we're home...."

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6. On entering the ship you would hope to find it like this and maybe sit down for a game of hologram chess or something but it's not quite like that 

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7. "It's a trap!"

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8. The reality is that it's made mostly out of wood and is held together with scaffolding poles

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9. However you can just about get into the cockpit

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10. "Laugh it up, Fuzz ball." 

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11. "Punch it"

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12. "This bucket of bolts's never gonna get us past that blockade."

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13. "Would it help if I got out and pushed?"

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14. "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought ..." (This one sounds a bit strange out of context.... :o)

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15. The level of external detail is amazing

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16. Even the ground on which the ship is sat is fake 

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17. "What a piece of junk"

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18. "She's the fastest ship in the fleet."

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19. "She's the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!"

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20. Ahch-to, the planet where Luke Skywalker was living in exile at the end of The Force Awakens

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21. Other vehicles sit waiting to be uncovered, a land speeder amongst other things, not sure what else yet.....

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22. "The Dark Side of the Force is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be… Unnatural."  

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"Remember...the Force will be with you, always."

 

That's all folks :thumb 

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Top photos mate and great write up. Sounds like you had a bloody good night/morning. Really well done and the best set of photos ive seen from here

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2 words for that mate; Fucking Epic.

 

You suit the darkside buddy i must admit :thumb

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This is what exploring should be all about mate,laughs a few beers no doubt and having fun,and fuck me its a fricking spaceship

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22 minutes ago, Wevsky said:

This is what exploring should be all about mate,laughs a few beers no doubt and having fun,and fuck me its a fricking spaceship

Totally agree, think people have forgotten this along the way.

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Just now, Lenston said:

Totally agree, think people have forgotten this along the way.

 

Some take it all way to seriously mate,there is a time and a place for being serious and there is time for fuckery...this being the latter

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I'm going to give you the only 2 words that going to mean the most. Yep that's right @the_raw m8ty Holy Fuckballs That's epic bloody cracking report many thx for sharing.... 

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Thanks everyone, the force was indeed strong on this outing! I'd also like to extend a warm welcome the noobs on the forum @bauhausgirl and @bigbadash. Welcome to oblivion State, if you need any help putting up a report please don't hesitate to ask :D 

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Although I'm totally not a Star Wars fan, you've made some cool shots overthere :thumb

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