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)