Millennium Falcon lands in Northern Kentucky

Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon touched down Friday at Northern Kentucky University’s BB&T Arena

click to enlarge The cockpit of the Millennium Falcon - Photo: Colin Johnson
Photo: Colin Johnson
The cockpit of the Millennium Falcon

Celebrate Star Wars’ Day early in a galaxy not so far away. More specifically, just across state borders. A replica of Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon touched down Friday at Northern Kentucky University’s BB&T Arena.

In anticipation of Solo: a Star Wars Story, the Falcon is making stops across the nation, including L.A, Atlanta, Denver, Salt Lake City and Highland Heights, Ky.

Slide into Lando’s bar, take a seat at the Dejarik table and even get the chance to yell “Punch it!” from inside the cockpit.

The film, directed by Ron Howard and written by Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan, “navigates the perils of a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, forges new friendships that will last a lifetime, and reveals untold secrets from the hidden past of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes,” according to a press release.

In the upcoming film — which opens May 25 — Solo and Chewbacca, the most lovable pals in the franchise, meet for the first time (and Lando Calrissian). It will follow 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Solo and Chewbacca haven’t been spotted in their humble space abode (yet), but grab some blue milk and call it day, anyway.

The 40-foot replica will be open for perusin’ all weekend from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. In true rebel fashion, it’s free — but snag a spot fast because the free tickets are first-come, first-serve. The display opens for ticketing at 8 a.m.

Catch it before it switches into hyperdrive and flies to its next destination. For more information, check out on the franchise's website

click to enlarge Millennium Falcon lands in Northern Kentucky
Photo: Colin Johnson


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