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Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon

Home Sweet Millennium Falcon

The first "character" we see from the old movies isn't a person, droid, or even a Wookiee.

It's the Millennium Falcon, rusting in the Jakku sun and ready to rock and roll when the heroes need a fast getaway. We're betting the crowd you first saw the movie with gave out a big cheer when it popped up on screen—and it's not hard to see why.

Star Wars is a universe constantly on the move. New planets, new crises, new giant ships the size of Manhattan running your rebel butt down. Nothing is permanent, and nothing stays the way it is for long...except the Falcon. Its interiors haven't changed, from those smuggler's compartments in the floor to that funky stop-motion chess game we're praying someone's actually developed rules for.

With the heroes constantly on the run, it becomes home for them: the place where they can feel safe and secure, one able to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs—you know, should that be needed.

In a universe full of chaos, it represents permanence...and we're betting the new Star Wars superfans will come to love it just as much as the old ones do.

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