The Design of the Millennium Falcon Is Fully Customizable

The YT-1300 was customizable. Who knew?
The YT-1300 was customizable. Who knew?
Image: Insight Editions/Disney

When most people think of the Millennium Falcon, they think of one specific image: The way the ship looked in George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy. But in recent films, it has been hinted that the YT-1300 Modified Corellian Freighter doesn’t necessary have to look like that.

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For example, in The Force Awakens, the Falcon has an updated satellite dish, and in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lando Calrissian changed not only the color but the shape of the ship too. What you may not have known, though, is that was just the tip of the iceberg.

In a new book called Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual, authors and artists Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff, and Chris Trevas have created the ultimate guide to the YT-1300 ship and its most famous iteration, the Millennium Falcon. One of the most interesting features in the book is an image of alternate customizations and configurations YT-1300 customers could make if they purchased the ship. Here’s that page, exclusive to io9.

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The full page on YT-1300 Configurations from the Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual.
The full page on YT-1300 Configurations from the Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual.
Image: Insight Editions/Disney

Isn’t that awesome? It’s like the model kit version of the Falcon. And if you enlarge the image and read the text there, too, it gets a little into the story of how and why this all is.

The book is FILLED with cool stuff like that. Not only super-nerdy, specific pieces of trivia about the ship, but also its floor plan, tips on flying it, what all the buttons in the cockpit do (which, come on, you always wondered about, right?), some history on its predecessors, and much more. If you are a fan of the Falcon, it’s a must have. Here are a bunch of other pages to give you an idea.

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To preorder the book, which goes on sale November 27, visit this link.

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My view on the SW universe is still that they’re on a long decline from a super science civilization and they’re still working from ancient tech that was meant to be idiot-proof without fully understanding it. Which is why their newly-designed Giant Space Lasers keep getting blown up by groups of rag tag heroes yet an X-wing will work perfectly despite sitting on the bottom of a swamp for a few days/ weeks/ however long that was supposed to be since Empire wasn’t great at depicting time passing.

It also explains why they keep building Giant Space Lasers instead of just using mass-drivers AKA “Dropping rocks on them”. They’re too dumb to do the math.

So yeah, the Corellian Freighter being made of space Lego makes sense. It’s an old design.