I saw this video posted on YouTube showcasing an ultra-detailed build of the DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by Seppun Systems in France. It blew me away and is now my favourite thing on the internet.
This build took Seppun a whopping 3, 500 hours to in total, and he has made a few “special modifications” to her as well, including magnetic landing gear, sound and an extensive lighting rig.
The model used over 100 LEDs, which needed over 100 metres of fibre optic cabling. Lighting includes landing and running lights in addition to the engines and mandibles. Seppun also had to drill more than 70 times to place 0.2mm rods in the cockpit so that they look more like switches.
Taking a look at the inside. Luke is using a 3d printed the training remote (3 mm) that is firing lasers and the 3d printed Dejarik pieces (which are between 4 and 5 mm) on the table also light up. The detailing on this is exquisite and C3-P0 even has a silver leg. 🙂
I like the motorised ramp as well.
It’s also been extensively weathered and re-painted.
The model has been housed in a specially made display case which has a remote control for the lighting and sound. It is also on a mechanized stainless steel retracting arm, which enables you to display her either in flight or landed.
The remote control has been designed to look like a communicator used in the movies (Qui-Gon Jinn’s, i think.) There is also a lovely plaque for the display.
The display is 100x80x84 cms and has a UV cover and the Falcon model is 80×60 cms.
C’est magnifique, Seppun.