We know the Millennium Falcon has saved Lando Calrissian’s life “quite a few times” by the time of The Empire Strikes Back, and in Solo we may find out why he says that. And, most interestingly, it looks likely that Han and Lando will do the infamous Kessel Run together.
On Thursday, new Lego images emerged that mostly confirmed that more Star Wars Legos are coming out and will never not be coming out. However, the interesting thing about the photos is that they confirm that a Lego Lando and Lego Han are both included in a playset about the Kessel Run. The descpriton says Han, Lando and Chewie will “outsmart the villainous overseers and escape the Kessel Mines aboard the amazing Millennium Falcon!”
So, this seems to mean that Lando and Han will both be involved in this daring stunt, whatever it turns out to be exactly. For decades, physicists and Star Wars fans have pointed out that Han’s boast about the Falcon making the Kessel Run in “12 parsecs” is confusing since parsecs are a unit that measures distance not time. The author of The Physics of Star Wars, Patrick Johnson, told Inverse in 2017, that he doesn’t think the parsecs thing is that big of a deal, and that similar time and distance swaps happen in our own language on Earth. But, other fans have jokingly theorized that it’s possible Han Solo uses a black hole to actually change the fabric of space, thus allowing the distances between different points during “the Kessel Run” to be shortened.
In Solo we’ll get a definitive answer on all this Kessel Run stuff no matter what. But, the one wrinkle in Star Wars mythology is that it’s possible that Han Solo and Chewbacca will share the credit for making this historic run with Lando. Which would explain why Han said the Falcon is famous for making the run, not that he was personally the guy who was totally responsible for it.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is out everywhere on May 25, 2018.