Star Wars fan 3D prints the Millennium Falcon
Star Wars is more alive than ever, and all kinds of creations keep pouring out of nowhere. The latest of these we’ve seen is a 3D printed Millennium Falcon.
A lot of productions and fan creations have been coming up and about across the Internet in what we like to call “The Year of Star Wars”, thanks to the many official productions that are renewing the interest in this classic series. And while the official productions (such as Star Wars: Battlefront for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, or the next movie in the series, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens) are all looking wonderful and great, it’s the fan reactions and creations what gives you a real scope on just how much this matters to the geek world. A fantastic example of this is the 3D Printed Millennium Falcon that we’re sharing with you today.
Andrew Askendall, who goes by just Askendall at Thingiverse has uploaded plans and pictures of his recently created 3D Printed Millenium Falcon, a fantastic recreation of Han Solo and Chewie’s iconic spaceship, the same one that debuted in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, titled simply Star Wars way back when it first released. What’s more, Askendall hasn’t just uploaded pictures of his creation, but also plans so people at home with their own 3D printers can recreate their own. Who knows, maybe we could all show up to movie theaters across the globe carrying one of these to show our love for the saga? We for one will be doing that.
In order to recreate this aaskedal just used Makerbot Desktop to slice it, and it’s a particularly clever design that doesn’t even need an external support to stay in place, as there’s room for the landing gear in a little angle in the back, where they build up from. We are glad for that, because this looks like it would look awesome when displayed, but we are not so sure if we could hang it as it looks just too heavy. Other than that, this is an incredible piece with a lot of care and thought put into it, and you can tell by all of the details covering the ship’s body, with exhaust pipes and other features taken straight from the movies. We would say this looks even better than most official recreations, save the collectible ones. And hey, you can also pick the color.
The plans for this baby can be downloaded for free at Thingiverse (who specialize in this type of thing anyways, so it might be a good idea to browse there for more geeky stuff), and they are completely free, so if you needed plans for the weekend and already have 3D printing materials and software at home, we are sure you will know what to do. Meanwhile, we will be here sharing whichever other cool creations we find with you.
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