Chris Lee’s first thought after seeing the Millennium Falcon was a bit different from Luke Skywalker’s.
“When they walk down the stairs into the docking bay and Luke looks up and goes, ‘What a piece of junk!’ — as soon as he said that, I had the opposite reaction,” Lee said. “I was like, ‘It’s not a piece of junk. It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve got to have me one of these!’ ”
Lee’s dream, hatched when he was a 12-year-old watching the first “Star Wars” movie at the old Cinema North theater near RiverGate Mall in 1977, wasn’t simply a boyhood fantasy. It just might come true one day.