Millenium Falcon Cockpit anyone?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Donnie Darko, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I don't know if this is the correct place to post this?

    Anyone have any detailed pics or schematics or blue prints (or anything) of the millenium Falcon * pit lay out?

    For days I've tried searching loads of search engine google,jeeves, cnet, aol, and I can't find any detailed pics?

    My laptop dvd is broken and I can't screen capture from the dvd's.

    I read that in Boston there is a Millenium Falcon simulator at a mueseum, and it got me thinking about whether anyone has attempted to do a full size Cockpit replica? I've been considering tackling a half scale one for my nephew.

    I've seen guys on the news that turn their houses into Star Trek Enterprise bridges. So it's a tall order but would be a great challenge.

    Thanks
     
  2. rigormortis

    rigormortis Well-Known Member

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    FYI, the guy that did the Star Trek mod to his house went bankrupt... :p
     
  3. propsculptor

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    Yikes...OOPS.. :eek

     
  4. rigormortis

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    Yup. Found the story on the Beeb...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicest...ire/4695188.stm

    I was looking to do the crew area of the Falcon for my home theater but decided I'd never be able to sell the house if I did. ;)

    But back to the subject, I know someone here had the original blueprints on offer. Perhaps they'll chime in?
     
  5. ob1al

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    I've often thought Lucas should open a theme park and create a full size Millenium falcon bar.

    Wouldn't that be great...??? :D

    Sorry - back to the matter in hand... ;)
     
  6. Donnie Darko

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    Jeeze bankrupt. £130,000.

    No way it should cost that much..but he probably paid someone to do it for him, instead of tackling it himself?

    I know the falcon cockpit would include a ton of led lights, and also include a lot of scratch building objects. I know it's highly unlikely without blueprints that it will be very accurate but to get something fairly close would be excellent.
     
  7. WebChief

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    Here's the one in Boston. Not totally accurate for the uber * people but REALLY COOL none-the-less.

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  8. Solo Nomo

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    Those pictures are very tempting. I wonder what the wife would think if she went away for the weekend and came back....
     
  9. mez7

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    the guy who made the trek apartment...his wife also left him...before he went lost all thier money
     
  10. R2B9

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    Man, had I known that was all it would have taken, I'd have Trek'd my apartment after the first week of marriage to the shrew. It took me 5 years. :lol
     
  11. R2B9

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    This guy sounds like our kind of people.



    I think you should do the cockpit 1:1 scale. Don't just let the kids have fun.
     
  12. BlindSquirrel

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  13. Donnie Darko

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    Guys thanks for the feedback.

    I doubt I'll be spending anywhere near that much..but it's something I have been thinking about doing for a long time.
    Doing it for the nephew is a way of justifying it to anyone but the 12 year old inside me who want's to sit there and shout to his pet Cat Chewie "punch it" :lol

    I'd love to do this 1/1 scale, but don't think I have the room to do so. Unless I persuade the missus to let me change the living room into a Falcon cockpit.
    Imagine explaining that to the inlaws? :$

    WebChief...thanks very much for those pics..they may not be super accurate to the screen used one but if I could get this thing looking as detailed as that I'd be very happy. With more accurate chairs, the high backed ones behind the pilot/co-pilot that cockpit would look great.

    Thanks again for the feedback.

    Any more pics of plans or anything would be immensely appreciated.
     
  14. Probe Droid

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    From Star Wars 365 Days (GREAT book if you don't have it)
    [IMAGE]http://img272.imageshack.us/img272/1474/falconcockpitesb4ne.jpg[/IMAGE]
    [IMAGE]http://img286.imageshack.us/img286/4040/falconcockpit5yi.jpg[/IMAGE]
     
  15. Howard

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    I wonder which aircraft those yokes are from?...

    Howard.
     
  16. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Probe Droid thanks a million exactly the kind of thing i was looking for. :thumbsup
     
  17. Probe Droid

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    My pleasure. :)
     
  18. Noeland

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    The cokcpit with the grayed out windows is very claustrophobic, isn't it?

    You'd think they could put in plexi, and have a lit starfield beyond it. That would be cool.

    Njc-------------
     
  19. JHVanOphem

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    The Star Wars 365 book also has the blueprints for the cockpit. You can just make out some of the numbers.

    That book is worth every penny.
     
  20. WebChief

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    Actually they're not grayed out. There's a movie screen on the other side of the windows. Its a virtual reality type movie ride... think Back to the Future at Universal Studios or Star Tours (without the actual cockpit moving). Its not quite as ride like as it doesn't move but looking out the windows while it makes all the engine noises and such you feel like you're flying. The movie outside the windows takes you from orbit around Earth through Hyperspace, around some planets and deep space, TIEs shoot at you and then X-Wings give you an escort home again. The whole thing's narrated by Anthony Daniels. Its for the SW Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit and is VERY well done.
     
  21. aljf

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    Wasn't someone offering Falcon plans a few months ago. In the junkyard ?
    I think the Cockpit was offered in the set.





    aljf :confused
     
  22. TFrosst

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    Really?? I'd be in for a set of those. What was the original source? Anyone know where to get them now?
     
  23. Gojira61

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    If I remember correctly the source was the original blueprints used to build the full size Falcon set for The Empire Strikes Back but I canÂ’t remember who was offering them or if it even happened.

    Jim
     
  24. TK-326

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    Has anyone ID'ed any of the switches and controls used in the Falcon cockpit and Navicomputer? There are lots of rocker switches and square and round lighted pushbuttons and even aircraft toggles, etc. I've looked around and found some that might pass, but wondered if anyone knew the actual ones used 30 years ago, so maybe I could go surplus store diving and look for them.
     
  25. jcoffman99

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    <div class='quotetop'>(gojira61 @ Feb 23 2006, 12:08 PM) [snapback]1191438[/snapback]</div>
    If I remember correctly the source was the original blueprints used to build the full size Falcon set for The Empire Strikes Back but I canÂ’t remember who was offering them or if it even happened.

    Jim
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    I've got a set of the "Star Wars Blueprints" package that has the Falcon cockpit. PM if you're interested.

    John
     
  26. Jumpin Jax

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    <div class='quotetop'>(mez7 @ Feb 21 2006, 09:19 PM) [snapback]1190227[/snapback]</div>
    He made it AFTER she left him. He claimed doing it to stay busy saved his life. Context, people. :thumbsup
     
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  28. DL 44 Blaster

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    <div class='quotetop'>(gojira61 @ Feb 23 2006, 12:08 PM) [snapback]1191438[/snapback]</div>
    If I remember correctly the source was the original blueprints used to build the full size Falcon set for The Empire Strikes Back but I canÂ’t remember who was offering them or if it even happened.

    Jim
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    It was Golgo13 who has original Falcon plans. ;) Haven't seen him around for a while though.
     
  29. TK-326

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    After a little step-framing, it looks like the rockers in the falcon cockpit and navicomputer are the same as the ones on tie pilot and xwing pilot chest boxes. Any idea where to get these?
     
  30. The Wook

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    <div class='quotetop'>(TK-326 @ Aug 22 2006, 02:19 PM) [snapback]1305033[/snapback]</div>
    Can someone point out on one of the reference photos the location of the navicomputer?

    Thanks.
     
  31. TK-326

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    <div class='quotetop'>(The Wook @ Aug 22 2006, 11:51 AM) [snapback]1305130[/snapback]</div>
    Can someone point out on one of the reference photos the location of the navicomputer?

    Thanks.
    [/b][/quote]

    I'm referring to the navicomputer as the large floor-standing console in the main hold that Han sits down in front of in ANH, and the one that 3PO is talking to in ESB.
     
  32. gonk27

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    <div class='quotetop'>(TK-326 @ Aug 16 2006, 10:33 PM) [snapback]1301855[/snapback]</div>


    I've been looking for Star Wars set lights and buttons as well, not just Falcon ones but bits in general.


    As to Falcon controls, the only ones that I could swear 100% I know for sure are the ones circled in red below. They're the rear halves of Vickers Viscount passenger reading lights (R2 hologramme projectors).

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    These buttons I'm less sure about, but they look right. They're frosted white plastic button lenses used in 'Otis' elevators. They look to me like the square pushbuttons you mention, the white and blue lit squares you see on SW consoles everywhere. They're just under an inch square in size.

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    Jeremy
     
  33. Jack Knight1979

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    Those are vickers lights for sure. I have three originals.
     
  34. gonk27

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    Me too. ;)
     
  35. TK-326

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Jack Knight1979 @ Aug 22 2006, 04:19 PM) [snapback]1305285[/snapback]</div>
    Yo Nick, what up.

    <div class='quotetop'>(TK-326 @ Aug 22 2006, 12:23 PM) [snapback]1305152[/snapback]</div>
    Can someone point out on one of the reference photos the location of the navicomputer?

    Thanks.
    [/b][/quote]

    I'm referring to the navicomputer as the large floor-standing console in the main hold that Han sits down in front of in ANH, and the one that 3PO is talking to in ESB.
    [/b][/quote]

    The elevator buttons look right. I build R2s, so I have access to alum and resin holoprojectors, so that's cool. I'm still searching for those rocker switches...
     
  36. OldKen

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    chris, tell me your makin a full size cockpit. :eek

    after seeing your R2, i know that if you made a frickin falcon cockpit...

    :eek yeah.
     
  37. forttusken

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    <div class='quotetop'>(TK-326 @ Aug 22 2006, 02:19 PM) [snapback]1305033[/snapback]</div>
    Us Tie Pilot costumers have been searching a long time for those switches. Last I heard they were found on some 1970's bus's switch panels. I never did hear of any current source though.

    I have long thought this would be an awesome project. Perfect for a basement or spare room. Oh, and if you don't have the SW 365 days book you need it. It is awesome, ranks up there with SW Chronicles and much cheaper.

    Come to think of it maybe we should have an Inverse Parts of Star Wars. Take the parts we can find, make a list and have links to the costumes, props and sets they were used in. It would be a handy databse to have.
     
  38. TK-326

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    <div class='quotetop'>(oldken @ Aug 22 2006, 07:10 PM) [snapback]1305373[/snapback]</div>
    I'm in the early stages of planning, yes.

    And it's not just the cockpit...
     
  39. OldKen

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    holy WTF on a stick man...

    that is sick beyond sickness... :confused

    color me excited... :D
     
  40. Treadwell

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    The rocker switches were wood. At least by ESB they were, anyway. There's a really good photo of a MOM X-Wing chestbox with the paint chipping off.

    You can even tell in the closeup of Luke releasing the towcable when he's under the AT-AT.
     
  41. TK-326

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Treadwell @ Aug 23 2006, 09:18 PM) [snapback]1306085[/snapback]</div>
    Good to know. I won't kill myself trying to locate originals now.

    It may be time to carve some masters and pour some resin...
     
  42. Stormy320

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    Yea - I would like to buy a ton of the rocker switches.

    I'm surprised no one has them.
     
  43. Probe Droid

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    Here's my MoM pic with the paint chipped that I beleive Treadwell was referring to:
    [IMAGE]http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/5798/xwingchestcontrolszf7.jpg[/IMAGE]
     
  44. TK-326

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Probe Droid @ Aug 24 2006, 07:21 AM) [snapback]1306236[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks. That will help a lot as I try to replicate those rocker switches.
     
  45. Probe Droid

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    :thumbsup
     
  46. Great_Bizarro

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    Home Theatre

    Here is a thread I posted in off topic on scifi home theatre setups, Star Wars theam and Star Trek included. Check the link out there is a bunch of photos.

    Death Star Theatre
     

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