Superfan's five-foot-long cardboard Millennium Falcon is most impressive!

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Nov 21, 2014

One man's trash is another man's interstellar freighter ... or, in this case, it was both.  Thomas Richner conjured this enormous 5-foot-long replica of the Millennium Falcon from a mound of his family's old cardboard boxes piled high in the basement.  The result is a monumental memento from the Star Wars universe that took more than 140 hours to cut, glue and assemble, detailed with fully retractable landing gear and a swiveling radar dish.  Here's what Richner had to say about his epic spacecraft:

This was a fantastic experience!  I made Millennium Falcons when I was a kid, but it's been 30 years since I last made one.  After working professionally now as an animation artist for many years (and reaching my mid-life crisis), I thought if I made another one, I'd go all out.  So, mission accomplished! Cleaned out most of those boxes in the basement and have a five foot Falcon to show for it!  My wife is thrilled!

Have a look at the build process in the gallery below and applaud this hobbyist's heroic efforts ...

(Via Nerd Approved)