The Falcon is another of my favorites. I think it has that perfect blend of simplicity and design. It's pretty quick to fold so when I'm asked for a figure from my book, it's usually the one I'll make.
This is Peter Meyhew who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy and again in Revenge of the Sith. I have met him several times and always found him to be very sociable with his fans. On a previous occasion I made the Falcon for him and took a picture with him. Unfortunately the picture didn't come out. I was rather depressed about it but life goes on. The next time I had a chance to meet him I made another Falcon. I asked if he remembered the other one, and would he mind if I took another picture. He told me the original was at home in his display case. I can't tell you how proud that made me feel
As an embarrassing side note. A week before Phantom Menace opened, my local theater started selling tickets. I was standing in line with about 100 Star Wars fans, so naturally I was making figures from my book for everyone. Now the book has never been published and only a few family members even have a copy of it. There was a young boy, I'd guess 11 years old, standing next to me. Every time I made something he would make some comment indicating he'd seen that before. I took this as the usual childish attitude. But after the fifth time, it became annoying. So I finally turned to the boy and said, "Look, there is no way you could have seen these before. I invented them." The boy said, "well my friend at school has the book". To which I said, "Right. He has a copy of a book I haven't published yet". And he said, "Yeah, Andrew showed it to me" You know that sinking feeling you get when you realize you goofed? All I could say was, "Ummm... Andrew Hogan?" I had forgotten I had given a copy to my friend's son. So as a silent apology I asked the boy his favorite ship and made the Falcon for him.