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Here we go down another rabbit hole. Well... at least this rabbit hole has a lot more behind the scenes photos than the A New Hope version...

Everything built based on blueprints and perspective matched photos... wish me luck!







update with dirty dishes....

Han and Chewie, intergalactic slobs.


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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...



Full-Size Millennium Falcon Cockpit Built In A Garage | Obsessed | WIRED - YouTube


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Well well well, what do we have here.

Solo: A Star Wars Story | Tour The Millennium Falcon with Donald Glover - YouTube


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.
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part 3,720 in my on-going series called "Where does that fit inside the Falcon?"

The medbay in ESB is weird little room. What we see on screen is very brief, just a quick shot with Luke and Leia, and then from another angle with Luke getting up. But there's really not much visible.




There were maquettes built that show a room in the same placement as the bay in Force Awakens; in the main hold essentially opposite the couch and holo-chess table.




On the set of ESB, they never built anything there. There's literally just a hole in the set that they use for camera placement.




so what did they build?

There's not much to go on, but years ago I noticed that there's part of a ring that's the same piece used on the corridors in the rest of the falcon.

so, knowing the dimensions of that ring from various blueprints, I was able to construct this photomatch.




at bare minimum, we're looking at a set piece that looks like this:


So I ask you.... where the hell is that supposed to be?
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Finally got to take a look at some footage of the escape pod scene in Last Jedi...


next up... how in hell does this connect up to the rest of the interior?
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Been a while since I posted an update on this


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I made this render years ago, 2015-ish as a test, and just redicovered it in my archives.

I made it particular to showcase the landing gear extending and ramp lowering, which I'd never seen before.

Millennium Falcon Lands at Cloud City - YouTube


Also just for fun, here's the first ramp animation I made way back in 2012. I may be wrong, but at the time I was pretty convinced I was the first to show the ramp in motion... prove me wrong, cause I'd love to see other takes on it!

Millennium Falcon Ramp Animation - YouTube
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