(Image Source: Lucasfilm Ltd.)


BY SHANLEY REYNOLDS
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS


Plans to make a full scale version of the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs have been announced.

The Full Scale Millenium Falcon Project is working on a replica of the iconic ship from the original Star Wars Trilogy.  The project’s founder, Chris Lee, has even purchased an 88-acre plot of land in Tennessee to build the 114-foot long spaceship. (TRAILER VIA: YOUTUBE / TRAILERSPLAYGROUND)

Well, as Yoda put it, “Do or do not, there is no try.” The group took that to heart and is going to make the ship... just for fun.

(VIDEO VIA: YOUTUBE / FINIFITO) The project is going to be built and funded fully by Star Wars fans and contributors. The group working on the project also doesn’t really know when it will be completed.  But, as Manolith reports, once is is done, it will...

“...result in a Millennium Falcon with perfectly accurate dimensions, sound effects, lighting, Djarik (holo-chess) table and everything else.
Well, almost everything. The weapons won’t work, and it won’t fly. Details, details.”


The Full Scale Millenium Falcon Project overview says the plan is to create an exact replica. Lee also admitted he was a bit off his rocker with this idea...
“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?’”

The website also details everything from the exact dimensions of the interior and exterior of the ship to detailed diagrams of each of the components of the ship. (VIDEO VIA: YOUTUBE / FINFITO)

In an interview with BBC,  Lee said he has a master plan for the land as well as the Falcon. He wants to make to into an attraction for school field trips.

“Space where a school could send kids for a week, could say ‘let’s go spend a week at this retreat and learn how to weld, and oh by the way, there’s a spaceship out there that they’re working on, that we can contribute to.’”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20536090


FullScaleFalcon.com does say LucasFilms knows about their plans to build the replica, and out of respect for their intellectual property, they are not publicly soliciting funding.

Full-Scale Millennium Falcon in the Works in Tennessee

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Full-Scale Millennium Falcon in the Works in Tennessee

(Image Source: Lucasfilm Ltd.)


BY SHANLEY REYNOLDS
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS


Plans to make a full scale version of the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs have been announced.

The Full Scale Millenium Falcon Project is working on a replica of the iconic ship from the original Star Wars Trilogy.  The project’s founder, Chris Lee, has even purchased an 88-acre plot of land in Tennessee to build the 114-foot long spaceship. (TRAILER VIA: YOUTUBE / TRAILERSPLAYGROUND)

Well, as Yoda put it, “Do or do not, there is no try.” The group took that to heart and is going to make the ship... just for fun.

(VIDEO VIA: YOUTUBE / FINIFITO) The project is going to be built and funded fully by Star Wars fans and contributors. The group working on the project also doesn’t really know when it will be completed.  But, as Manolith reports, once is is done, it will...

“...result in a Millennium Falcon with perfectly accurate dimensions, sound effects, lighting, Djarik (holo-chess) table and everything else.
Well, almost everything. The weapons won’t work, and it won’t fly. Details, details.”


The Full Scale Millenium Falcon Project overview says the plan is to create an exact replica. Lee also admitted he was a bit off his rocker with this idea...
“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?’”

The website also details everything from the exact dimensions of the interior and exterior of the ship to detailed diagrams of each of the components of the ship. (VIDEO VIA: YOUTUBE / FINFITO)

In an interview with BBC,  Lee said he has a master plan for the land as well as the Falcon. He wants to make to into an attraction for school field trips.

“Space where a school could send kids for a week, could say ‘let’s go spend a week at this retreat and learn how to weld, and oh by the way, there’s a spaceship out there that they’re working on, that we can contribute to.’”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20536090


FullScaleFalcon.com does say LucasFilms knows about their plans to build the replica, and out of respect for their intellectual property, they are not publicly soliciting funding.

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