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Escape from Docking Bay 327
I started building my Docking Bay 327 “Escape to Falcon” from scratch, only with a few screenshots from Episode IV and this picture from google.
About this creation
In 2008 I got my 10179 Falcon, and gave it a “home” I have documented at my germlish blog hudecity.de. This “home” wasn’t really what I wanted to do, to display the best Star Wars LEGO set ever, but for me there was no better way... in 2008.

In those days i wrote: [... My first plan, to display the Falcon scale UCS hangar Docking Bay 327 from the first Death Star, crossed the Lego Digital Designer. After I had designed first walls and a gate for a ground plate of 90cm x 100cm, there came the "Calculate" and "Order" button. Lego wanted to see almost 500 € for this few parts... and... Intention Deleted! ...] Yes, and that was it for that time.

"At that time TM" I was inexperienced AFOL and a MOC rookie after his Dark Ages. And maybe even not (again) so LEGO addicted as I am today. Well, that was just ... Then! Since that day I looked at my falcon home, and thought to myself constantly ... "Eventually, yes surely, sometime there WILL be a hangar project"

Now, exactly in Mai 2011, there was this time.

Fortunately, in the years I often knitted various parts of my docking bay in MLCAD and LDD, so I could order first parts for my prototyping of walls and the stargate very fast via bricklink. That was in the beginning of June, at the beginning of my summer holiday.

The first order was wrong, totally wrong. At first I planned to build the hangar in “NewLightGrey”, and this color was my first BL order... But Off the shelf "Where least expected it," there came a sidekick from my wife. The argument was clear and easy: "If you build the whole thing in NewLightGre”, no one will see the NewLightGrey Millennium Falcon in your diorama.” *silence*
“Yes wife, you're right.” So new plan: Everything was to do NewDarkGrey. Definitely looks better classes. Thank you honey! Even for the more difficult procurement of parts in Brick Link *cough *.

I started building my Docking Bay 327 “Escape to Falcon” from scratch, only with a few screenshots from Episode IV and this picture from google.

Because of the existing project and the existing plexi glass cover I was a little restricted in my possibilities and had to get everything onto a wooden plate of 90cm x 100cm. That is four 16×32 LEGO base plates and six 48×48 base plates which had to get cut a little. In the height I had 36,5cm.
Before I stop boring you with long stories I have to show you the hard facts of my little project:

Project Name: “Escape from Docking Bay 327” Original Scene from Star Wars Episode IV
Internal Working title: “Go Home Darth Vader IV- or: But now the hangar”
Realization time: “June 2011 - November 2011”
Used Bricks: “About 10.500 Parts, worldwide ordered via Bricklink”
Total Costs: “About 1.000 €”
Used LEDs “55 white 10.000mcd, 10 red 8.000 MCD and SMD LEds, and 2 white SMD LED”


























































Last but not least, here we go with a little video to show you the animated LEDs!


A little update: Here we go with acrylic cover attached, and placed:





Comments

 I like it 
  April 8, 2014
Love this, just got my 10179 Falcon and am almost completed building it, need to do something, curious what size Plexiglass case you used to display it in? I figure buying the case first then doing the MOC around the case would be the way to go.
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  December 28, 2013
What can I say, this is fantastic! My aspirations are to build something similar to compliment my 10179 MF. Love your work If only there was a way of getting plans for such a piece of art. Sure buying bricks was a nightmare... but totally worth it. All the best guys
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  November 27, 2013
Wonderfull display creation. Jeff Miller made a building instruction for it. For me this gets a 10/10
  July 5, 2013
How, on this green earth, can I get the instructions for this exquisite docking bay? S. Walters
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  April 27, 2013
Hi, What a great MOC! The best possible way to display the 10179. Can you tell me where you bought the LED lights? Regards Michael from Denmark
  April 26, 2013
Very well done, I really love it. As great as all the lights are, what really makes it like the movie scene is the quality of the tiles you used. It has the shine and newness of a brand new Death Star. Well done.
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  April 11, 2013
Wow. Great stuff, I like the inserts of humor.
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  November 10, 2012
Great job!! Ever ince I built my 10179 i've been wanting to build a hangar for it, i'm just not sure how to make a roof hold over such a large span, I may just leave it "roofless" as most others seem to do. I'm actually really curious about your display case, how did you make it, it's really nice as well.
 I like it 
  November 15, 2011
Oh du bist Deutscher :) Mir ist die letzte Zeit aufgefallen, dass die besten Lego-bauer einfach aus Deutschland kommen! Wir haben da eine Gruppe für Deutsche. Würde mich freuen wenn du beitreten würdest: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/17311 Dnake schon mal im Vorraus ;)
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  November 15, 2011
What? Only 11 likes? This is for sure one of the best 5 Star Wars Creations ever, and I've seen alot of great creations. This is totally awesome. These details are incredible. The skeleton makes me smile and I had to laugh when I saw "Wet floor" and the falling stormy :). You did a very well job on this. I love the lights. I can't wait to see more mocs. Keep up the great work. --Deff--
 I made it 
  November 4, 2011
Thanks! Yes, there was some money to spend ;-) BTW. The SSD has found its way to me in September... I HAD to get one! ...
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  November 2, 2011
LoL, how many paychecks did this take? Such a huge hangar area and the little jokes are funny. By thevway, where is that skeleton? This seems to have taken a lot of dedication and it was worth it. I also love your collection of those large and pricy models you have on display. Are you going to buy the new Super Star Destroyer for your collection?
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
This was featured on the FBTB home page and led me here! This is one of those builds that is inspirational and a delight to look at. Everything about this is stunning, from the LED lighting effects, to the little eater eggs here and there. I really love the small detail work and the cleanliness of the overall build. I would love to see this in person! Amazing work!
 I like it 
  November 1, 2011
JUST HUGE !
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  November 1, 2011
Truly extraordinary! Fantastic level of detail and also fun! This has it all. An exceptional home for your Falcon! I am jealous beyond words.
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  November 1, 2011
This Deserves so many more comments. Wow is all I can say. So much detail and probally one of my favorite SW scene from the movie.
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  October 31, 2011
This is the first moc I've ever commented on and it is truely amazing, such detail, you've captured the scene perfectly.
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  October 31, 2011
Lego Star Wars at his best. Excellent work on that one, really.
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  October 30, 2011
Amazing! This is a piece of art,beautiful details,good lighting,and funny elements. Well done!!
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  October 30, 2011
Wonderful level of details, lighting and snotwork is just perfect. Actually I think the falcon sticks out as an imperfection (yes I allready see the angry mob in the horizon), very well done.
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  October 30, 2011
There are no words to describe this excellence there should be six stars why has no one else commented
 
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