The Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project

Posted: October 25, 2012 in news
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Having your own Millenniun Falcon is a dream of almost all Star Wars fans, isn’t? But if you can not buy one, just build one! You may not believe this, but there are some nuts building an unique and full-scale Millennium Falcon right now in a galaxy not too far…

The project is a quest to build the ultimate Star Wars prop: a 1:1 scale ESB/ANH hybrid Millennium Falcon with complete, correctly scaled interior. According to Chris Lee – Founder and Project Leader – he owns a secluded 88 acre of land where the Millennium Falcon is being building and selected a site on the property that is low enough so that the top of the Falcon can be seen easily from several vantage points.

According to the members of the project:

“We’ve done quite a bit of research on the full-size sets, both interior and exterior, and there is little coordination between the two. For instance, the interior set of the cockpit is way larger than the dimensions of the separate exterior set part of the cockpit. For those interested, I was able to resurrect Robert Brown’s Ship of Riddles site using the web archive wayback machine. That’s where I first encountered the problem that existed between interior and exterior scales. This has been an tremendously helpful source of information for full-scale building endeavours”. From there, they arrived at:

Length: 114 feet
Beam (docking ring to docking ring): 81.485 feet
Height to top of body (not counting quad-laser turret): 24.878 feet
Height to top of dish: 30.889 feet
Clearance: ground to landing gear bay level: 7.779 feet
Clearance: ground to outside bottom of cockpit tube: 13.081 feet

Using the Robert Brown’s site and many pictures from the Star Wars movies (you can see the pictures cliking here), the project will take 5-7 years to be completed.

More about the project and how to support it:
http://fullscalefalcon.com/

Do you liked? If you want to build a Millennium Falcon too, go ahead! And may the Force be with you!

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