Star Wars Fans Building Full-Scale Millennium Falcon

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Star Wars Fans Building Full-Scale Millennium Falcon

She may not look like much, but this thing is going to be huge when it's finally finished.

What do you do if you're a die-hard Star Wars nerd with 88 acres of land and time on your hands? You build the Millennium Falcon, of course. And not one of those kits that you put together and set on a table somewhere, either. I'm talking about a full-sized model that's completely accurate, inside and out, from stem to stern.

Chris Lee is the founder and leader of the Full Scale Falcon project, which seeks to bring the classic Corellian freighter that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs to life in the real world. It's a big job that's complicated by the fact that research has shown "little coordination" between the interior and exterior scaling of the ship as it was presented in the films. Using the DK Ultimate Collection blueprints as a guide, the builders have settled on a length of 114 feet, width of 81.485 feet and height, not counting the laser turret, of 24.878 feet.

The project has actually been underway since February 2007, which would seem to cook the time-to-completion estimate of five to seven years, but believe it or not it hasn't fallen prey to inertia and inactivity. The last blog entry, from August, was an update of the quad gun build, and the Full Scale Falcon Twitter account, while not exactly buzzing with activity, is alive and kicking.

I'm not sure I'd want to bet the farm on the odds that this thing will ever actually be built, but the idea is undeniably cool - and maybe she will hold together after all. You can follow along with the Full Scale Falcon project as it (very slowly) unfolds at fullscalefalcon.com.

via: MTV Geek

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So what if it takes a little longer than 5 parsecs?
No one is Forcing him to get it done.

They build on that? They're braver than I thought.

This is cool, but in all seriousness how does anyone have the time and money to do a project like this? what's he going to do when he's finished, live in it? Boast? Smuggle cargo for the Hutts?

Agow95:
This is cool, but in all seriousness how does anyone have the time and money to do a project like this? what's he going to do when he's finished, live in it? Boast? Smuggle cargo for the Hutts?

Sell tours? would seem to be a sensible thing to do i am sure people would pay to walk thru a "accurate" replica of that. hell rent it out to larpers and let them have a geek fest with it for 100 an hour.

DVS BSTrD:
So what if it takes a little longer than 5 parsecs?
No one is Forcing him to get it done.

*Force chokes him until his eyeballs pop* Puns are banned in the Empire.

On topic: this hasn't been done already?

cerebus23:

Agow95:
This is cool, but in all seriousness how does anyone have the time and money to do a project like this? what's he going to do when he's finished, live in it? Boast? Smuggle cargo for the Hutts?

Sell tours? would seem to be a sensible thing to do i am sure people would pay to walk thru a "accurate" replica of that. hell rent it out to larpers and let them have a geek fest with it for 100 an hour.

Does anyone know if that would even be legal? I'm curious now.

EDIT: Oops, quoted wrong post.

cerebus23:

Agow95:
This is cool, but in all seriousness how does anyone have the time and money to do a project like this? what's he going to do when he's finished, live in it? Boast? Smuggle cargo for the Hutts?

Sell tours? would seem to be a sensible thing to do i am sure people would pay to walk thru a "accurate" replica of that. hell rent it out to larpers and let them have a geek fest with it for 100 an hour.

I would personally hire it out to conventions. Make himself a small fortune, easily covering the build cost in a few years :)

DVS BSTrD:
So what if it takes a little longer than 5 parsecs?
No one is Forcing him to get it done.

A parsec of course, still remains a unit to measure distance, not time.

So how long until LucasArt's lawyers issue a C&D to them? I'm gonna say about a week.

I am totally going to gamble this away from the guy.

Dude.

That is going to be like the Mecca for Star Wars fans.
I mean seriously.

I would go and see that.

Millennium falcon?! Who cares... I wanna STAR DESTROYER! :P

This is awesome. I've seen people funnel hundreds and even thousands of dollars into detailed (and maybe even functional) R2 replicas, but it's about time I saw something of this scale.
Shame it's not being built out of LEGO.

Jorec:
So how long until LucasArt's lawyers issue a C&D to them? I'm gonna say about a week.

I give it about three days.
Well, realistically it's never. It's not like they're butchering and/or stealing LucasArts' time, effort, and artistic integrity[1] (which is pretty much what the EULA views any form of tampering with their software to be); they're doing the exact opposite in the real world as an homage.

Also, unless it was the Ebon Hawk or something, this would fall under LucasFilm's jurisdiction. Considering they don't deal with video game squabbles, I see them as being much more lenient. Perhaps they could even appreciate this massive undertaking.
Now if they started making any sort of money off of this, then things will turn around fast.

[1] I added that last part for kicks.

Luke: What a piece of junk!

haha! just kidding, I'm impressed, though I'd like to see how they'd pull off going to light speed.

Jorec:
So how long until LucasArt's lawyers issue a C&D to them? I'm gonna say about a week.

No, they won't stop him, if they are smart, they wait until he/she has it finished then when the tours start, then threaten to stop him for a license agreement on a share of the profits.

Baldr:

Jorec:
So how long until LucasArt's lawyers issue a C&D to them? I'm gonna say about a week.

No, they won't stop him, if they are smart, they wait until he/she has it finished then when the tours start, then threaten to stop him for a license agreement on a share of the profits.

That wouldn't suprise me. Still though neat idea and I wouldn't mind seeing it when it's done.

I hope they builds some Tie Fighters to accompany it. What else are you supposed to blow up?

The Gentleman:

DVS BSTrD:
So what if it takes a little longer than 5 parsecs?
No one is Forcing him to get it done.

*Force chokes him until his eyeballs pop* Puns are banned in the Empire.

On topic: this hasn't been done already?

Awwww, man! You should have said "I find your lack of respect....Disturbing."

Anyway, screw this. The Milennium Falcon? Big whoop. Let me know when they build a full scale Death Star.

Zachary Amaranth:

The Gentleman:

DVS BSTrD:
So what if it takes a little longer than 5 parsecs?
No one is Forcing him to get it done.

*Force chokes him until his eyeballs pop* Puns are banned in the Empire.

On topic: this hasn't been done already?

Awwww, man! You should have said "I find your lack of respect....Disturbing."

Anyway, screw this. The Milennium Falcon? Big whoop. Let me know when they build a full scale Death Star.

Well, I'm not sure where their's is, but I've cleverly hidden mine on the far side of the moon.

Uh... I mean... *waves hand* that is not the battlestation you are looking for...

Why have I never seen this? It looks absolutely delicious. I want it.

marurder:
Millennium falcon?! Who cares... I wanna STAR DESTROYER! :P

Haha- NOW you're talking! I'd pay to see that.

will it fly? thats the only question i have

This is pretty awesome...
People would pay to see it, and it could be his house...

it kind of sad and awesome at the same time

marurder:
Millennium falcon?! Who cares... I wanna STAR DESTROYER! :P

You're thinking far to small my boy, if you're gonna go all out then you need to go all the way:

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Full scale, both the first and second ones. Maybe slap a no entry sign over the exhaust vent.

Andy Chalk:

"the builders have settled on a length of 114 feet, width of 81.485 feet and height, not counting the laser turret, of 24.878 feet."

I think you got length, width and height mixed up there or maybe that's just me, as I take it length is front to back(horizontal), width from side to side(horizontal) and height from top to bottom(vertical).

Or maybe the Falcon always looked like a miniature highrise apartment building and I just misjudged how it's presented in the movies. :P

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'length of 81.485 feet, width of 24.878 feet and height, not counting the laser turret, of 114 feet' sounds a lot more sensible to me.

EDIT: Oh wait. You ment 25 and 82, not 25000 and 81000. My mistake. Sorry. I was looking back and thinking; THE FALCON IS 7 KILOMETERS WIDE? WHAT? So I guess I did it wrong.

Squilookle:

marurder:
Millennium falcon?! Who cares... I wanna STAR DESTROYER! :P

Haha- NOW you're talking! I'd pay to see that.

"The Imperial I-class belonged to the Star Destroyer family of warship, exemplified by its dagger/arrowhead design.

A single Imperial-class vessel cost the Empire more than twenty times the cost of a EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate, which was the equivalent of several star systems' annual economic output."

(http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_I-class_Star_Destroyer#Cost)

Better start paying up. Better hold on your retirement and keep working hard for a few centuries.

John the Gamer:

Squilookle:

marurder:
Millennium falcon?! Who cares... I wanna STAR DESTROYER! :P

Haha- NOW you're talking! I'd pay to see that.

"The Imperial I-class belonged to the Star Destroyer family of warship, exemplified by its dagger/arrowhead design.

A single Imperial-class vessel cost the Empire more than twenty times the cost of a EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate, which was the equivalent of several star systems' annual economic output."

(http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_I-class_Star_Destroyer#Cost)

Better start paying up. Better hold on your retirement and keep working hard for a few centuries.

Heeey, nobody said it had to actually work...

Squilookle:

John the Gamer:

Squilookle:

Haha- NOW you're talking! I'd pay to see that.

"The Imperial I-class belonged to the Star Destroyer family of warship, exemplified by its dagger/arrowhead design.

A single Imperial-class vessel cost the Empire more than twenty times the cost of a EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate, which was the equivalent of several star systems' annual economic output."

(http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_I-class_Star_Destroyer#Cost)

Better start paying up. Better hold on your retirement and keep working hard for a few centuries.

Heeey, nobody said it had to actually work...

Paper-mâché? Paper-mâché. Gonna have to finish it before it starts raining.

81k feet? That thing is 24 km long? And only Chewie and Han drive that thing?

Where are they gonna put that thing?

Captcha: you rock!

Edit: Ok, just read the post above me. Makes alot more sense nao :P

...Wow, talk about your nerdy pursuits. Wonder what they're gonna do with it when they're done.....

John the Gamer:

Squilookle:

marurder:
Millennium falcon?! Who cares... I wanna STAR DESTROYER! :P

Haha- NOW you're talking! I'd pay to see that.

"The Imperial I-class belonged to the Star Destroyer family of warship, exemplified by its dagger/arrowhead design.

A single Imperial-class vessel cost the Empire more than twenty times the cost of a EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate, which was the equivalent of several star systems' annual economic output."

(http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_I-class_Star_Destroyer#Cost)

Better start paying up. Better hold on your retirement and keep working hard for a few centuries.

Pfft. I've got a bank overdraft and a paypal account. Bring it on.

I'd be sure to make those turrets work, cause I'd be paranoid some dipshit kids would come up and vandalize it...and why just rent it out? Live in it! Any single women who love Star Wars will just give it away when you bring them back to your Millennium Falcon to make love in cargo bay. Or maybe in the gunners seat, if you really want to celebrate your direct hit

Hope this gets finished...it's a project that has potential to go down in history...and start a Jedi-Trekkie fight when Trek fans start construction on the Enterprise, which will lead to the Sith battleship...things...which leads to another Enterprise, leading eventually to the Deathstar in orbit...we'll see what aliens would want to fuck with us then...or maybe confirm Jedism and launch humanity's integration into cultures around the galaxy...see, just talking about this creates conversations...even if it's with one's self

oh my gosh...this would be incredibly amazing if finished. imagine getting to walk through the ship on a tour :D

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