You could say that Chris Lee is something of a Star Wars fan. He, together with five friends, aims to spend the next five to seven years of his life turning the DK Ultimate Collection Millennium blueprints into a full-scale Millennium Falcon replica.
Lee’s description of the dimensions help to provide a sense of scale:
Using the DK Ultimate Collection blueprints as our guide, we have calculated the final outer dimensions of the structure. The DK blueprints use the same overall length as the Robert Brown estimate. From there, we arrive at:
Length: 114 feet
Beam (docking ring to docking ring): 81.485 feet
Height to top of body (not counting quad-laser turret): 24.878 feet
Height to top of dish: 30.889 feet
Clearance: ground to landing gear bay level: 7.779 feet
Clearance: ground to outside bottom of cockpit tube: 13.081 feet
Thus far, he has completed the center console and gone a long way towards completing a quad cannon – but the lion’s share of the work remains to be done. Whether he goes through with the whole thing or not remains to be seen, but we’re all hoping that his craziness holds out and that Chris stays solvent for long enough for the project to reach a satisfactory state of completion.