Han’s Solo’s main claim to fame, before becoming embroiled in the Skywalkers’ family drama, was making the Kessel Run in just 12 parsecs.
“I’ve outrun Imperial starships” Solo brags. “Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I’m talking about the big Corellian ships now. She’s fast enough for you old man.”
However, the movie universe is yet to make clear what the feat entailed or even what a parsec is. You needed to consult the expanded universe for those tidbits.
*Potential spoilers below*
Now it seems, the forthcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story spinoff won’t just fill in the knowledge gaps, but it’ll show us exactly how it was done.
A new Solo LEGO set has just been revealed (via Popular Mechanics) and it’s the awesome ‘Kessel Run Millennium Falcon’.
Wait. Does that name count as a movie spoiler?
While many people figured it would be a explored, this pretty much confirms the old pirate will be making the fabled Kessel Run at some point during the standalone flick.
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The new set also gives us a look at the Millennium Falcon in its original glory before it became, as Luke so deftly put it “a piece of junk!” that’s somehow still capable of making .5 past light speed.
The 1,414 piece set is going on sale in April for $170 and also features Han, Chewie, Lando, Qi’ra, a Kessel droid and two yet-to-be-revealed characters.
It’s not quite as the over-the-top Ultimate Collector’s Edition Falcon, but it’s still pretty damn capacious.
One thing we still don’t know is how the run was made in 12 parsecs, given a parsec is a unit of distance rather than time. Online theories suggest it has something to do with being slingshotted through space via black holes. Perhaps Solo will clear that up for us too?
You can see the latest trailer below:
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