Published: Fri, November 10, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Millennium Falcon spotted in England by fans using Google Earth

Millennium Falcon spotted in England by fans using Google Earth

After travelling to galaxies far, far away for decades, the Falcon is now parked metres from Barrow Hills Golf Club.

The location of the falcon was not revealed to the public - until one eagle-eyed fan spotted it on Google Earth. But film bosses moved it off site and hid it with plastic sheets and freight containers.

Parts of "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi" were filmed at Longcross Studios, according to the London Evening Standard.

However, thanks to the birds-eye-view of Google Earth, it's clear that it's the shape of Han Solo's ship now in the hands of Chewbacca and Rey following the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Longcross has been the subject of avid fan speculation throughout The Last Jedi's production, so the Falcon's presence at the studio hasn't exactly been a secret.

The Falcon is just off the M3, near Longcross Studios.

The humble vehicle has a long history, owned by Lando Calrission before he lost it to smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, the owners best known to Star Wars fans.

The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, picks up exactly where JJ Abrams' The Force Awakens Left off: with Rey handing Luke the lightsaber he lost battling his father above Bespin in The Empire Strikes Back.

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