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 BrickHeadz – Hoth
What do you like about Han Solo?
When I was a kid I mostly liked him because he was played by Harrison Ford. That’s still true but as an adult I like his charm, snark, and loyalty.
How did you decide to build Han Solo in this way?
I wanted to make a Han Solo BrickHeadz and went with a version that gave me the opportunity to give him a lightsaber.
What do you like about the finished build?
I like the way his coat turned out. Incidentally this figure made me realise it is actually brown! I originally built a dark blue version (which I still sort of prefer) and I guess I missed all the previous conversations the internet had about the ‘true’ colour.
What is your favourite Han Solo moment?
His flight through the asteroid field in The Empire Strikes Back.
You can find more of Jo’s work on Flickr, under the handle Josephine Monterosso.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released on May 25. The LEGO Star Wars sets based on the film are available now at [geot exclude_country=”United States”]shop.LEGO.com[/geot][geot country=”United States”]shop.LEGO.com[/geot].