After a week of building the Millennium Falcon 7965, we were nearing the end. My son became excited and literally started jumping for joy. As a result, he accidentally landed on the model and thus caused major portions of the super-structure to pop out of place.
I attempted to reinsert the bricks but found myself having to gently stretch out a section of the hull in order to snap the brick into place correctly. Of course this action caused more bricks to pop out. Of particular difficulty is the 'girdle section' that encircles the outer hull.
Now it seems I have been left with a very expensive pile of gray, dark gray, and yellow Lego bricks and a very fragile super-structure into which they should go. We threw the bags away, and don't know at which construction stage the various pieces belong to. Of course we have the manuals.
I was minded to consign the whole project to the rubbish bin, but this would create a heart-broken child...
For those with experience in this sort of thing, what is a recommended strategy? Are we talking about a reboot from square 1 without the bags as a sequential guide?