A pair of representatives from Goodwill of Orange County surprised the veteran teacher on Thursday with a brand new, fully assembled Lego Millennium Falcon, which is generally regarded as the crown jewel of the Star Wars Lego fleet.
Adding to OCDE’s One Billion Acts of Kindness tally, Goodwill’s Taylor Harkins and Scott Gano logged 46 man-hours snapping together the kit’s 7,541 pieces in time for the big reveal, according to the newspaper.
“You guys are my heroes!” an emotional Bassett, 72, said after the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs emeged, presumably without a scratch.
Meanwhile, support continues to pour in from Concordia parents who have offered to reassemble Bassett’s vintage sets. The Register says a team of Lego master builders is even scheduled to help with the rebuild.
Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca could not be reached for comment at press time, but it’s easy to imagine what he’d probably say.