More than three decades after first falling in love with "Star Wars" in theaters, Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki is bringing the franchise's most beloved ships and fighters to planet Earth.
Lehtimäki dug up his old scale models from the 1980s and carefully photographed them in the great outdoors, so the ships appear to be parked on Earth. The results will delight any aspiring Rebel pilot.
"I saw the first [movie] in its theater run back in 1977," Vesa Lehtimäki tells Tech Insider. "For my generation, that's like Woodstock."
As a kid, he bought scale models and built them. Later, they made their way into cardboard boxes where they collected dust for three decades.
In 2009, the Finnish photographer began photographing his son's “Star Wars” LEGO toys and rediscovered his passion for the franchise. He dug up his old scale models.
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