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Millennium Falcon Makeover
My rush to build and complete the second version of my Falcon in about three weeks time.
About this creation
Ok, so I'd been doing some planning over the in-between months, as well as other creations, but it finally came time to fix up the Falcon. I did some computer-drawing first (using Adobe Illustrator) and in January or February I'd completed a second cockpit module and refined the dish and side hatches. Some small minor details had also been touched up, but all of a sudden I realized that my first big show/convention was in two weeks and my falcon was... nonexistant.
So what follows here is my two-week rush to complete what is most likely the larget LEGO Falcon, anywhere. These pictures are mostly from the first few days - after that and I was just concentrating on building, eating, and sleeping. Oh yeah, there may have been some college classes in the mix, too. I was building right up to the day of the show. :)



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   The remains of the original Falcon. This is what happens to an already-unstable creation when your cat uses it as a step-stool. And when you accidentally let it drop those last few inches instead of putting it down gently. And when you accidentally kick it because you'd forgotten just how close to the closet it is. And when...



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   *sniff*



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   Comparision shot of the new mandible design. The old is on top. The new one is more tapered at the end, and has bigger maintenace access bays, or whatever the heck they are.



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   The new cockpit. This is a simpler design, but also perfectly round (or as round as you can get with Lego).
Yes, there are no actual windows.
Yes, they will asphixiate.



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   Comparison shot.
There are definately some parts of the old cockpit I really like, such as the interior, but over-all the new version is better.



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   Ah, the skeleton. Figuring out little details is all well and good, but when you really start out a big project like this you really need to build a skeletal structure FIRST. I made sure this sucker was built as sturdy as I could.



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   In fact, it could hold about 70lbs worth of Lego. :)



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   My Star Destroyer suffered a bit.



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   The underside of the Falcon.
It is an interesting note - the two smaller undercarriage bays seen here were NOT in the original movie. These were added on for The Empire Strikes Back



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   Mandible positioning tests. At this point, I knew most of what I needed (2nd or 3rd day here) so I started making rush orders on Bricklink.



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   New design for the dish.



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   The hinge mechanism here is pretty much the same as the old, perhaps a few small unimportant detailing changed. The dish can rotate around as well as swivel up and down, just like in the movies.



Comments

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  January 8, 2011
This is astounding. (of course you already knew that since you built it)... can I beg some details off of you? Such as: total length in studs, total width in studs, and cockpit exterior width in studs, and cockpit INTERIOR width in studs. I'm inspired to revamp my own and wish to match your scaling. :) Thanks in advance, and thanks for sharing this fantastic model.
 
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