If you can’t win the Millennium Falcon off of Lando in a game of sabacc, the next best thing is to 3D-print yourself one.
That was exactly what YouTuber stonefx83 did, as Sploid found out, when he wanted his own version of the Star Wars starship but didn’t have the opportunity to gamble in space or the patience to glue together hundreds of parts. He 3D-printed a replica of Andrew Askedall’s 3D model scaled up to 370%. That’s 2.3 feet of a galactic vehicle that took over 9 days and 21 hours to print. It’s much cooler to watch the oddly mesmerizing time-lapse video and convince yourself this thing was as easy to print as a Word document.
So how did stonefx83 do it? It took over six and a half pounds of plastic filament to bring the ultimate space cowboy’s ride to life in three dimensions. He must have also had the Force on his side, because the reason you don’t normally see giant 3D-printed models like this is that if the printer screws up even slightly, the whole thing has to be restarted from scratch. Then he just let his FATmax3D printer run for almost 10 days.
The replica, which is about 197 x 69 x 276 inches and weighs in at 6.6. pounds, is so amazingly detailed you’d think Han modified it himself. Just watch this thing being printed in the time lapse and you’ll think you’ve zoomed into the future of 3D printing technology. The ship seems to materialize out of thin air as the printer works at warp speed to capture every iconic detail that makes this deceptively clunky ship the most lethal in the galaxy. At least in Han’s galaxy.
While you can’t fly this Falcon through the cosmos, it’s still one of the most impressive 3D-printing feats in the universe. Even Luke wouldn’t think this is a piece of junk.