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Millennium Falcon Pedicab Cruises Around NYC

by Conner Flynn
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May the 4th was a hot day in New York. It felt like Tatooine. Luckily, fans who didn’t want to walk around in the heat had the option to take a leisurely ride around Bryant Park in a LEGO version the Millennium Falcon. Sadly, this version would suck at the Kessel Run, but it’s a great way to take in the sights of the city at a slow pace.

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This 9-foot long, 6-foot wide ship took 20,300 bricks and 396 hours to build. That’s 16-and-a-half days. I wish I could have taken a ride in this thing. Aside from just being fun, this was also to raise awareness for a great cause. The guy pedaling this thing really should have been dressed like Han Solo though.

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The LEGO Group is also helping to promote charitable campaign Roar for Change, which “supports UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world.” Until May 25, Star Wars: Force for Change will donate one dollar for every public “post, like, or share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that includes #RoarForChange,” up to one million dollars. Pretty awesome.

 

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