This was a fantastic experience! I made Millennium Falcons when I was a kid, but its 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! :-)

This was a fantastic experience! I made Millennium Falcons when I was a kid, but its 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! :-)

Thomas Richner may need to consider a career change. His hobby of recycling cardboard into interesting items, like an R2-D2 and a Millennium Falcon show enough promise that, well, someone should hire him to keep it up!

This incredibly intricate Millenium Falcon has actual retractable landing gear and details that are, well, out of this world! You can follow along while he builds it over 140 hours in the pictures below taken from Thomas’ imgur gallery.

 

When he was done building, he took it to the Columbus College of Art and Design to do a photo shoot in front of the green screen. He brought along his paper mache R2-D2 for good measure.

He couldn’t resist putting that green screen to work either!