Friday, May 4, 2018

May the 4th be With You

Sometime in 2010 I found a copy of the blueprints used to construct the original Millennium Falcon cockpit. They were for sale in a packet from Ballantine books for the staggering sum of $19. The packet was published the same year as the original movie and I couldn't believe no one had used them to build anything since then. I had recently downloaded a copy of Sketchup and, initially just to learn the program, I imported scans of the drawings and got to work.

After I made some rough progress I posted my build on the Replica Prop Forum, with a little bit of embarrassment that my project was merely virtual. But people took interest.

In particular Greg Dietrich reached out to me with crazy dream of building in real life what I was doing virtually.

Smash cut to eight years later, we've got a write up on Wired...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Never before seen areas of the Falcon

Well well well, what do we have here.

I have to say I'm loving this.

As far as I can tell, this is the layout of the movie set with the added captains quarters and cape room.

 speaking of never before seen, I love this...

I've always wanted to see someone actually in that bunk over the couches, and today I finally get to.