Full Scale Falcon Project Update – ESB Cockpit by Greg Dietrich & Crew!

These guys are unstoppable in their efforts to produce a full sized Millennium Falcon! Starting fresh with a new cockpit from ESB…. they are on their way to accomplishing something amazing! I applaud them!


Its been a long time since our last Full Scale Falcon Project update and I thought I would toss a few images your way to show you where we are.

After our last big show, the team sat down and, after seeing how well the backlit tiles looked, decided to go ahead and make a screen accurate reproduction or the ESB cockpit. Most of us were not happy with a hybrid ANH/ESB cockpit. We also felt it was time to replace the aging center console with a CNC version. So we opened the books, scanned the internet and started looking for as many reference pics as we could find. Another HUGE change was the decision to go ahead and add the 12″ I originally removed from the bottom of the cockpit – just so it would fit in the garage! We’ll make it fit!

The “refit” required us to, in several cases, cut all new panels and create, from scratch, all the little details (greeblies) found on each of the panels. We’ve been VERY fortunate to have found a few of the parts the original designers used, but we plowed ahead and if we couldn’t find / identify it – build it! So, the laser cutter was put to the test and the acrylic and filler industries are having a great year!

She’s still a work in progress but so far we’re VERY excited with the results!

As always more to follow!





Greg Dietrich

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