But I don't really think of myself as an absolutely 100% Star Wars fan. I know precious little about the expanded universe, I couldn't have told you (until yesterday when I found it in one of those cross-sections books) that the X-Wing is a T-65, and whilst I adore the Ewoks because I think they're cute and basically teddy bears, I think Boba Fett is overrated. Judge me, I don't care.
But...the spaceships. They're bloody awesome. I mean, the Millennium Falcon is just so iconic and beautiful, but all of them are wonderful. Perhaps the biggest mistake made by the prequel trilogy was abandoning actual models in favour of CGI.
Which is why I'm positively gob-smacked by this page: detailed close-ups of Star Wars spaceships. It really does exactly what it says on the tin. Warning: click on that link and you won't be leaving the page in a hurry. The level of detail that went into some of those models - some of which were seen only fleetingly on screen, often before being blown up - is just astounding.
Marvellous, beautiful stuff.