We’ve shared all sorts of amazing homemade Millennium Falcons over the years, but this is the first time we’ve encountered people working on building a full-scale replica of Han and Chewie’s iconic spacecraft, “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” In 2013 Chris Lee (aka Disco Trooper) and his intrepid friends began an awesome quest known as The Full Scale Falcon Project.
This is a quest to build the ultimate Star Wars prop: a 1:1 scale ESB/ANH hybrid Millennium Falcon with complete, correctly scaled interior. Yes, I have completely lost my mind, just like most of my friends and family say. Except for those close Star Wars fan friends, who say “cool, can I help?”.
Chris and his team are using DK Publishing’s Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection (Buy on Amazon) as their guide and have calculated the final outer dimensions of the ship:
- Length: 114 feet
- Beam (docking ring to docking ring): 81.5 feet
- Height to top of body (not counting quad-laser turret): 24.9 feet
- Height to top of dish: 30.9 feet
- Clearance: ground to landing gear bay level: 7.8 feet
- Clearance: ground to outside bottom of cockpit tube: 13 feet
This epic project will take years to complete and, like true geeks, they’re meticulously documenting their progress every step of the way at the Full Scale Falcon website and blog. Visit them both for many, many more photos. And if you’re interested in joining them team, check out the FAQ.
[via Geek Crafts and The Full Scale Falcon Project]