Star Wars triumphantly returns to the month of May, with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story in cinemas this week. Few characters in movie history are as beloved as the smuggler who becomes a hero, demonstrated by just how many LEGO builds are inspired by the character. To celebrate the latest movie in the growing saga, Brick Fanatics has invited talented builders to share their Han Solo models and explain what it is about this iconic character that connects with them.
Han Solo with DL-44
What do you like about Han Solo?
I like Han for quotes like, “you like me because I’m a scoundrel”. He’s a child in an adult cowboy body, it is very fine to identify with him.
What do you think is the key aspect of Han Solo’s character?
Han is an egomaniac, but he’s got the heart in the right spot. If you really need him, he is there – at the end of A New Hope for example.
How did you decide to build Han Solo in this way?
I saw that fantastic early version of the tiny DL-44 Blaster by Manny Jasus. So I decided, I need Han for it.
What do you like about the finished build?
I am very happy that enough parts like the 2×2 inverted tiles are available, so I can display Han in many differnt iconic positions.
What is your favourite Han Solo moment?
The Return of the Jedi scene with the “fly casual” quote – as if that would work. It is exactly my sense of humour.