Screenshot: Google Earth

Recently, some keen-eyed fans discovered that the storage system for the most iconic ship in the galaxy is far less glamorous than they expected. Near a golf course in Surrey, U.K., a stone’s throw from Longcross Studios where it was used in the filming of The Last Jedi, the Millennium Falcon is currently hiding in an empty dirt lot, behind a few well-placed storage containers. Needless to say, Han is going to be pissed.

Clearly at a loss for what to do with the massive prop spaceship until it was needed again on the set of Episode IX, the Star Wars producers decided to cleverly conceal the freighter under some plastic tarps inside a circle of storage containers, no doubt thinking it would keep local teenagers and pesky Jawas at bay. But it took no time at all for some dedicated nerds to identify the ship’s unmistakable shape via Google Earth’s bird’s-eye view.


Nestled on the outskirts of a scrap yard, the Falcon hasn’t looked this bad since its tenure on Jakku where it was not-so-lovingly referred to as garbage. But, now that its location has been revealed, it’s only a matter of time before someone drives up the M3 and takes this old bird for a joy ride to the spice mines of Kessel. Unless of course the Star Wars producers get wind of this first and go throw a few more tarps on it.