My rush to build and complete the second version of my Falcon in about three weeks time.
About this creation
Ok, so I'd been doing some planning over the in-between months, as well as other creations, but it finally came time to fix up the Falcon. I did some computer-drawing first (using Adobe Illustrator) and in January or February I'd completed a second cockpit module and refined the dish and side hatches. Some small minor details had also been touched up, but all of a sudden I realized that my first big show/convention was in two weeks and my falcon was... nonexistant.
So what follows here is my two-week rush to complete what is most likely the larget LEGO Falcon, anywhere. These pictures are mostly from the first few days - after that and I was just concentrating on building, eating, and sleeping. Oh yeah, there may have been some college classes in the mix, too. I was building right up to the day of the show. :)
The remains of the original Falcon. This is what happens to an already-unstable creation when your cat uses it as a step-stool. And when you accidentally let it drop those last few inches instead of putting it down gently. And when you accidentally kick it because you'd forgotten just how close to the closet it is. And when...
Ah, the skeleton. Figuring out little details is all well and good, but when you really start out a big project like this you really need to build a skeletal structure FIRST. I made sure this sucker was built as sturdy as I could.
This is astounding. (of course you already knew that since you built it)... can I beg some details off of you? Such as: total length in studs, total width in studs, and cockpit exterior width in studs, and cockpit INTERIOR width in studs. I'm inspired to revamp my own and wish to match your scaling. :) Thanks in advance, and thanks for sharing this fantastic model.