The Millennium Falcon underwent a long and arduous number of conceptual iterations before its final iconic shape emerged; the one we now once again see blasting its way across the big screen. In fact it wasn’t even known by its famous name until well into production, having up until then gone under the much mundane moniker: Pirate Ship.
Go make yourself a hot drink and go read “A Complete History of the Millennium Falcon”.
Thanks for the link, Rian!
Image credit: Millennium Falcon by Sylvain Gamel, licensed CC BY NC 2.0
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