It’s not the most glamorous vehicle to ever travel through hyperspace, but it has sure been to some interesting places.

The Millennium Falcon may be the most iconic starship in our world and beyond, but when J.J. Abrams and Co. set out to return to the Star Wars universe with The Force Awakens, they considered (and abandoned) some more radical transformations for Han Solo and Chewbacca’s ride.

In this third of four behind-the-scenes Star Wars videos, EW examines the changes they did make — and why. We also detail how they built the life-sized version, and explore what Harrison Ford himself wanted the production design team to finally fix on that old Corellian freighter.

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