Explaining Han Solo’s Gold Dice in Star Wars (No Solo Spoilers)

Note: With Solo: A Star Wars Story about to hit theaters, we figured this was the perfect time to take another look at Han Solo’s dice and the importance they have to his history. Warning: Full spoilers for The Last Jedi follow, but this article is spoiler-free for Solo: A Star Wars Story!

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Han Solo’s chained gold dice play a small yet important role. Here’s a rundown of where they came from, what they mean, and where we expect to see them again.

The dice originally appeared in a A New Hope, hanging in the cockpit the same way people hang those fuzzy dice from their rearview mirrors. The dice were probably just put there as a joke and weren’t considered an important detail because they were not there in Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi. You have to look closely to spot them – in the photo below, they’re hanging in the middle above Luke and Obi-Wan’s heads.

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