I'd had the empty shell of a Star Wars Millennium Falcon in my 'to fix' pile for quite a while and thought it was time I did another charity auction. So over a few months and a few videos I went about taking the empty shell and restoring it to a fully working falcon.
With the help of the following people: Jon Rowlands, Tristan Howden, Rob Killingbeck, Paul Senior, Gary Barwell, Dean Howell, Steve Edmonds, and Jon Aspinall I was able to get all the missing parts.
Once I had all these it was just a case of getting the ship back together. The Falcon is one of the easier toys to repair, but there is a lot of it to do. It all needed cleaning, some repair work, getting the motor working, fixing the cockpit glass, the list goes on. The end result was a great looking Falcon. A little bit battered around the edges, but with a great story behind it.
I put the toy up for auction via my Toy Polloi Facebook page with all the money going to the Stroke Association. At the end of the week the winner was announced and with an amazing bid of £131.78 it was won by James Stroud. So a massive thanks to him for such a generous bid.
The money has now been sent to the Stroke Association and James is the proud owner of the Millennium Falcon.
So I'd just like to say a big thanks to all those who helped in restoring this ship and raising money for a great charity.