No, I’m not talking about Reylo…I mean real spaceships, lol.
I’ve never been much of a “ship nerd,” memorizing designations and specs, etc. In fact, all I know is the Empire has Star Destroyers, and the Rebellion has X-Wings, pretty much. Okay, I know a little bit more, but not much.
I do have some favorite ships, though, and I thought I’d share them here.
- Jedi Vectors. These are cool little ships. What I love about them is that they are connected to the Jedi who fly them: the Jedi pilot uses the Force to fly it. Also, the weapons on them can only be accessed by a Jedi’s lightsaber–they must insert the lightsaber into the vehicle like a key. This serves a couple of purposes: the ship can never be used as a weapon by a non-Jedi; and the Jedi must make a conscious choice to use weapons instead of a non-lethal way to solve problems. So cool. And they look like mosquitos buzzing around.
- Padme’s Naboo Royal Starship. This is one sleek, shiny ride. I just love how this ship looks: luxurious but sharp as a needle. This one’s totally based on looks alone.
- Poe’s Black One X-Wing. X-Wings are cool, but Poe’s modified black X-Wing is even cooler. I don’t know much about its “specs,” but I do know from The Force Awakens novelization that BB-8 has a hard time dealing with it because it’s so fussy. I like when ships have (literal) personalities. And it’s one-of-a-kind. I was sad to see it blow up in The Last Jedi.
- The Ghost. This one’s more of an emotional attachment than anything else, although it’s a nifty little ship. It represents my love for its crew more than anything else, but it can do some amazing things with Hera at the helm. And I love that its shuttle is called the Phantom (and that each crew member is called Spectre One, Two, etc. See what they did there?)
- And of course, the Millenium Falcon. But particularly when it belonged to Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story because it’s so shiny and new, with all kinds of bells and whistles. I love its long nose which is the shuttle (that Han ejects for some crazy escape, to Lando’s despair. Oh Lando, it’s just beginning!) But it’s also lovely inside, with a wet bar, a “love nest” that is Lando’s bedroom, and a huge closet for his capes! And I love learning that L3-37, after her death, is incorporated into the ship. It gives the Falcon’s rather funky personality some context.
So those are my five favorites. I don’t have any Imperial ships on the list; they just don’t interest me as much. I thought about including Mando’s Razor Crest but honestly, it’s pretty ugly, lol.
What are your favorite Star Wars ships? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!
2 thoughts on “My five favorite ships in Star Wars”
Hello Tina, the Imperial ships do seem a little less inspiring as most are probably military/naval in design so are more utilitarian and functional designs than aesthetical ones – no character or “soul” to them (and who likes grey painted interiors?).
The Millennium Falcon is an amazing ship considering (in legends) it was built 60 years before the Battle of Yavin, so saw the Clone Wars era. It then went on in service (with the Organa-Solo family) until the Second Galactic Civil War – mostly as a diplomatic transport for Leia at first then as a travelling home for her and Han.
Personally I like the Naboo J-Type Star Skiff as used by Padme to get to Mustafar in ROtS. Slightly smaller than the Naboo Royal ship you mention and more agile, it would fit my style of flying quite nicely.
Finally, as you may have noticed I have branched out from designing lightsabers recently to include other props and objects from the SW galaxy and I have redesigned/modified a ship which I will be showcasing soon, so keep your scanners peeled for that.
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I definitely will, FT! Thanks for the info and for reading. 🙂