Make-A-Wish Rebuilds the Millennium Falcon

Make-A-Wish Rebuilds the Millennium Falcon

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation has replicated the ship of Star Wars' most wanted bounty.

Over the years, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted the utmost desires of nearly 200,000 children with life threatening diseases, sometimes bringing them into contact with their favorite celebrities or allowing them to get behind the scenes of World of Warcraft. This time, the organization has assembled a fort topped with a highly detailed Millennium Falcon replica from Star Wars.

Forts by themselves are cool enough, but a fort topped with the vehicle of choice of Han Solo and Chewbacca hits it out of the park. The replica was designed and built by Little Mountain Productions for a 9-year-old named Christian. Brandon of Little Mountain Productions told Geekologie that its Millennium Falcon even has "solar powered LED interior and exterior lighting." Awesome!

To get an idea of the Falcon's scale, well, it's wider than an SUV. It looks as if it was made so that young Christian can climb up through the fort and stick his head into a plastic bubble on the top to pretend that he's piloting it through the Death Star. Whether the rest of Christian's fort is as cool as its topper remains a mystery for now, but I think you can bet that the kid's parents are going to have to pry him away from the thing. He might as well just move the whole family in and make them the ship's crew.

Source: Geekologie

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The make-a-wish foundation keep doing brilliant things. Good on them.

Stuff like this makes me wish I was going to die from a life threatening illness and under 10.

What happened to the days when sick kids got ice cream? Grumble grumble cliche old man talk...

That is quite possibly the most awesome thing I have ever seen. I really wish I had that as a kid, pretending I'm Han Solo, shooting down Enemy Tie Fighters in every direction. That could have made me have so much more of an interest in Star Wars. Instead, it was just one of those films I really liked. Which is fine too, I guess.

Calumon: I hope that person gets better, so he can play with that all day!

Sparrow:
Stuff like this makes me wish I was going to die from a life threatening illness and under 10.

What happened to the days when sick kids got ice cream? Grumble grumble cliche old man talk...

Read that back again, some people could take extreme offense to what you just said.

Baneat:

Sparrow:
Stuff like this makes me wish I was going to die from a life threatening illness and under 10.

What happened to the days when sick kids got ice cream? Grumble grumble cliche old man talk...

Read that back again, some people could take extreme offense to what you just said.

Relax. Think of me as an English Frankie Boyle who is far more PC. And I'm not PC, so that'll give you an insight into how UN-PC he is.

I'm all for what these people do, so don't look at me like that. Please don't try and get high and mighty with me.

...Can I get a terminal sickness?
These guys are awesome, seriously. Going through all this so a kid can be happy. Props, fellas.

Have a hard time dragging him away from it? Hell, I'm 28 years old and they've have a hard time dragging ME away from it.

Sparrow:
Stuff like this makes me wish I was going to die from a life threatening illness and under 10.

I was kinda thinking along the same lines.

But I appreciate what the Make a Wish Foundation does. They're good people, no matter what I may say about them behind their backs....

VitusPrime:
The make-a-wish foundation keep doing brilliant things. Good on them.

Yeah they helped somone who had cancer in my school...
It was ace...
Those guys are well... Words can't describe how cool they are.

Thats pretty cool! Talk about wishes coming true! Heh, I need to borrow that team!

Warms my hart a little bit, okay, warms it a lot.

May this make that little boys days magical and fun.

Ah what a wonderful thing to do. Surely that kid will have good days. :)

Jack and Calumon:
That is quite possibly the most awesome thing I have ever seen. I really wish I had that as a kid, pretending I'm Han Solo, shooting down Enemy Tie Fighters in every direction. That could have made me have so much more of an interest in Star Wars. Instead, it was just one of those films I really liked. Which is fine too, I guess.

Calumon: I hope that person gets better, so he can play with that all day!

I totally agree with this!
I think it's fantastic that a little boy who loves Star Wars gets a chance to be Han Solo and have fun imagining he's battling the Empire.
Good on the 'make a wish' foundation for making things like this happen for kids who might not have long left or can't always take advantage of things that we take for granted.

I hope he get's better, and if not I hope he enjoys every minute of his time left 'cos that's all we can hope.

Brilliant and such generous thing to do.

I applaud them. I assume the only thing they need to keep going is the genuine smile of a kid that got his/her wish being reality.

God bless these people!

See, this is charities I can get behind. Not ones that deal with all the suffering, but ones that actually help people.

THis is great!!!!!

Now make me a LIFESIZE version!!! Please? LOL!!!!

thats awesome
Make-A-Wish is the greatest charity ever!

For a fraction of a second, reading "interior lighting" made my brain think the thing was lifesize.

Oi...

Wonder how Aperture Science's Take a wish would do it?
(Sorry, gaming news site it was only proper!)

This is the only charity I know of that actually does a damn thing.

Good for them! At least they're more productive than fucking PETA will ever be.

4 Words:
THAT IS F--KING AWESOME.

how nice of them. to bad they only get kids they can market for the most part. sure they help terminal kids but mostly they help terminal kids they can market. still, it's better than alot of other organizations we know. so good on them.

Sparrow:
Stuff like this makes me wish I was going to die from a life threatening illness and under 10.

What happened to the days when sick kids got ice cream? Grumble grumble cliche old man talk...

Is it wrong of me to agree with you? I'd know what to wish for in half a heartbeat.

So friggin' cool man! Make-A-Wish really is a noble cause, my hats off to them for making yet another kid's wish come true.

Roboto:
Wonder how Aperture Science's Take a wish would do it?
(Sorry, gaming news site it was only proper!)

According to GameInformer, they'd buy the wish from the kid and resell it to someone else, probably the highest bidder.

IxionIndustries:
This is the only charity I know of that actually does a damn thing.

Good for them! At least they're more productive than fucking PETA will ever be.

Yeah... why do I get the feeling these guys and PETA are the only charities you even know by name?

Fuck PETA, this is the best charity foundation ever!

Make a wish deserves a pat on the back :)

Sparrow:
Stuff like this makes me wish I was going to die from a life threatening illness and under 10.

What happened to the days when sick kids got ice cream? Grumble grumble cliche old man talk...

I can't help but read that in David Tennant's voice.

Make a Wish rocks. Everytime I read about something like this I have a little bit of my faith in humanity restored (until the next time a politician opens his or her mouth)

Paksenarrion:

Sparrow:
Stuff like this makes me wish I was going to die from a life threatening illness and under 10.

What happened to the days when sick kids got ice cream? Grumble grumble cliche old man talk...

I can't help but read that in David Tennant's voice.

Sadly, I sound nothing like him. I have his hair though!

I have the feeling I'm going off topic here...

Sparrow:

Paksenarrion:

Sparrow:
Stuff like this makes me wish I was going to die from a life threatening illness and under 10.

What happened to the days when sick kids got ice cream? Grumble grumble cliche old man talk...

I can't help but read that in David Tennant's voice.

Sadly, I sound nothing like him. I have his hair though!

I have the feeling I'm going off topic here...

What do you mean? Make-a-Wish Foundation kids have hair*. Completely related.

*Except for the ones going through chemo therapy. In which case, a bacta tank is needed.

On one level I appreciate that it's good for the kid...

On another level... There's something that strikes me as a little off about it.

I recently did some work for a charity that buys 10 grand wheelchairs for severely disabled children... And I can't help but think that maybe the money could be better spent.

The charities that go to helping people in third world countries often help far more people per pound, can you really say that building a kid a millenium falcon is worth more then providing an entire village with clean water?

I don't have the figures, but it makes me wonder.

 

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