If Han Solo can survive carbon freezing with only temporary side effects, surely the ol' scoundrel can endure being turned into solid gold. Right?
JerryRigEverything puts that to the test with a LEGO Star Wars minifigure, under Darth Vader's watchful eye, of course. In the video below, the jeweler shows how he encased the tiny Corellian pilot in plaster, in a scene reminiscent of The Empire Strikes Back, then vaporized the figure in a 2,000-degree furnace. Luckily, that last part never occurred to the Sith Lord or Jabba the Hutt.
What remained was a ghostly mold in which he poured molten gold, creating a 14-karat Captain Solo. There's even a charming little tale to accompany the process.