It all started as one man from Columbus, Ohio attempted to clean up and recycle some empty boxes in his basement. One hundred and forty hours of labor later, he built himself one amazing cardboard replica of the Millennium Falcon.
"Started with an outline of the base. "
"Wanted the structure to be strong enough inside to allow it to be moved. She holds together pretty well. Studied some photos of the actual ship that was built for the original movie and followed some of the basic design and construction techniques."
"Began to overlay the hull pieces. Used a combination of hot glue (which dries very quickly and holds tightly) and wood glue to attach the outer skin."
"The radar dish base swivels and is attached by a magnet which allows it to be removed when transporting the model."
"Shot the ship on a green screen set at The Columbus College of Art and Design."
"Built a set of landing gear that is retractable."
"More fun with compositing…"