K'NEX Star Wars Millennium Falcon

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K'NEX Star Wars Millennium Falcon

"You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?"
- Han Solo
If so, that is about to change! Because in this instructable I will show you how I made my K'NEX Millennium Falcon from the original Star Wars movies! This spaceship was long on my list of things to build, as the Falcon is a really one of my favourite ships due to its somewhat asymetrical, flat and round shape. I am a Star Wars fan myself and I've already made some of the other spacecraft I love out of K'NEX, like the Imperial Lambda-Class Shuttle and the Rebel B-Wing Starfighter. Currently I'm working on a TIE-Fighter, a collaboration with Linkin_J_Knex. In the future I plan to make: X-wing, Y-wing & Jedi Starfighter, Walking AT-AT and a big Imperial Star Destroyer.
But let's talk about the Millennium: it includes 1395 pieces, and the model is roughly on 1:50 scale. The original ship is namely 26.7 meters (87.6 feet), while this model is 53.4 cm (21 inch) long. It has several functions such as moving Quad laser cannons, retractable Landing gear and a boarding ramp. You can either play with it, by holding it in your hand, or you can display it on the stand. It's not lightweight: it weighs 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs). The model was built in about 20 hours total, spanning several weeks of designing. With each step, I will tell how I made the part.
The steps are accordingly to this list:
  • Things & Parts Needed
  • Landing Gear & Base Structure
  • Side Elements & Boarding Ramp
  • The Hyperdrive!
  • The Front side
  • The Cockpit
  • The Top Cover
  • Antenna & Quad Laser Cannon
  • Display Stand & Enhancements
Each step has an appropriate Han Solo quote to keep the theming right ;)