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Hasbro 36" Millennium Falcon Conversion

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Hasbro 36" Millennium Falcon Conversion

A few years ago my wife got me an awesome gift of a Hasbro 36" Millennium Falcon.  Its a model of the ship that out of the box has nice lines but can be so much more with some work.  I've seen versions of it that look as good as the De Agostoni Millennium Falcon when fully pimped out.  So, I finally busted it out of storage and got to work. A main objective was to have LED engine lights and sounds  that I could control from a mobile phone.  I'll get to that later but I did it with...

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Klipsch 75th Anniversary Lighted Signs

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Klipsch 75th Anniversary Lighted Signs

I recently completed a contract with Klipsch to produce lighted signs in celebration of their 75th Anniversary. Check them out: .   CCHobbyFun creates custom lighted signs. Reach out if you are interested in having something made for you, your company or event.

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Han Solo -My First Cosplay

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Han Solo -My First Cosplay

If you read anything on my blog it should be obvious I love Star Wars.  More specifically, I love the Millennium Falcon and its scruffy pilot Han Solo. I've wanted to have a Han Solo outfit since I was a little kid. I recently made a DL-44 blaster and that got me thinking, why not a Solo outfit. When my son reminded me Blerdcon was in a couple of weeks that's all the motivation I needed. I mean, how hard can it be to make a costume??? Yeah.... So, this blog post is going to be less of a how...

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Lego Millennium Falcon Landing Pad

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Lego Millennium Falcon Landing Pad

After getting the Lego Millennium Falcon table built, I decided to build a landing pad.  Most people go for Docking Bay 327 from the Death Star. I decided to go with my favorite Star Wars backdrop, Bespin.  The scene where the falcon flies through the clouds to the landing pad at sunset has always been a favorite.   I got the idea from a RPF build you can see here.  That one was a stand alone so I need to make some changes.  I needed the bottom to be flat so it would go in the table.  I decided to make...

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Millennium Falcon Electronics Update

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Millennium Falcon Electronics Update

My original plan was to put to lights and sounds in the Lego Falcon. However, I got sidetracked.  I started working on the 29" Hasbro Rebels Falcon conversion.  I finished up the CircuitPython code and it works well.  The electronics will go in the Hasbro Falcon first but a similar setup will also go in the Lego Falcon. The completed code currently has engine lights only because there really isn't a good place on the Hasbro Falcon to put gun lights.  The script has engine start, guns firing, hyperdrive, flyby and hyperdrive failure sounds.  I saw one of the commercial...

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