From the moment the Millennium Falcon blasted away
on screen some 40-plus years ago,
Star Wars fans have dreamed of
piloting the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
These guys are making that dream a reality.
Welcome to the full-scale Falcon cockpit.
My name is Greg Dietrich.
I’m the project build lead, I guess you can say,
for the full-scale Falcon cockpit,
replica what you see right behind me.
We’re trynna take the prop from the Star Wars film
and bring it into a real-life in such a way that
people can actually walk around in it,
interact with it, be amazed by it.
过去六年中 迪特里希和波拉迪 以及一群粉丝们
For the past six years, Dietrich, Polatty and a group of fellow fans
have been building a full-sized version of the famous spaceship,
part by intergalactic part.
Believe or not, Polatty and I started the project May 4th.
If you’re a fan, you know what May 4th is.
Now they’ve nearly finished the cockpit.
We’re trying to stay true to what we see on screen.
And for me, it’s when you walk in for the very first time,
you’re immediately transported back to the very first time
you saw whatever… whatever film it happened to be,
whether it was Star Wars: Empire or Jedi.
And you’re immediately transported back to being a kid
and going, Wow!
You can totally sit in the cockpit now and it’s great.
Being part of it, even seeing it every day,
it’s still pretty cool.
We are sitting in the actual cockpit that we’ve built.
It’s the first time that two people have actually sat here,
first time in two and a half years that the console has been in place.
The seats have been in place, feels pretty good actually.
我们现在看到是真的 好像叫 飞行控制台
What we’re looking at is the actual, I guess, flight console,
where on screen the ship is actually flowing.
What each one of these buttons does, I have no idea.
What we know for sure is that
想要达到光速 不是曲速 是光速
in order to go into light speed, not warp speed, light speed,
you pull these four down and you go into light speed.
And it’s not just the hyperdrive levers,
there’s a radar unit to spot Imperial Star Destroyers
and hatches that open and close.
Today Dietrich is putting final touches
on a set of pads that ring the cockpit entrance.
Well we do that, then one goes here,
再放一个这 这 一直铺满
one goes here, here, all the way around,
19 in total, going all the way around.
I actually gouged out this deep cut right here.
I just basically took a knife,
and I went like this to the actual insulation foam.
And then when I covered with a shop towel, modge podge,
I kind of tucked it in there.
And once the paint was on
and the black wash was put on,
you can see what a dirty look.
就这样 把这块做成这样 只要几分钟
So you go from that to that in a matter of minutes.
And each pad has to be done by hand, one at a time.
But what I really enjoy about is that each pad
has its own character, has its own life,
has its own story to tell,
which is a lot of fun and that’s what makes the project fun.
To make it as realistic and as interactive as possible,
Polatty has rigged the craft with sound and lights, lots of lights.
I’ve lost count, to be honest,
I’d have to say probably over 500 lights.
一些会闪 一些可以开关 声音很治愈
Some blink, some turn on and off with a satisfying click.
The lights are part of the full-scale Falcon team’s devotion
to the fine art of something that set builders call greeblies.
All of the details that you see,
whether it’s these trays here,
or this piece that I call the laser gun,
or the cockpit laser gun,
this greeble set right here,
that’s exactly what that’s called.
We don’t know what it is, so we call it a greeble.
One of my favorite greeblies in the whole…
in the whole cockpit is this guy right here.
就这个Greeble 反复设计 重做过
This particular greeble has been redesigned, redone,
I think, five or six times.
But it’s one of my favorites,
because we finally identified what it actually is.
And it’s an autopilot clutch out of a fighter.
It just sits, it just sits there.
And I just… it’s one of my absolute favorite pieces.
You’d be forgiven if you thought
they were building this in a galaxy far far away.
But the full-scale Falcon is being constructed in a garage here.
We are located in Huntsville, Alabama,
which is the spacing cap… space and rocket capital in the world.
Just right down the road from us is the Space & Rocket Center.
You would ever come into town,
you can see the very very large Saturn V rocket.
Wernher von Braun was here.
He’s really what helped the U.S. start the space program.
I can’t think of a better place for the Falcon to be,
the city than this space and rocket capital of the world.
But Dietrich and Polatty do get assistance with schematics and greeblies
from volunteer fans from around the world.
The project is taking on a life of its own.
It started with just me in my garage.
Once it began to take off,
once people will… “Hey, this guy is serious”,
all of a sudden, people from not only around here,
连西雅图 巴尔的摩 达拉斯 和英格兰的人
but people from Seattle, Baltimore, Dallas, England,
all wanted to get involved.
Which is good, because Dietrich who works as a graphic designer
and Polatty who also has a day job,
can only do so much in their free time.
This isn’t a full-time job.
I get a full-time job in an office where I sit all day long.
When I get the opportunity, I come here.
And I build and I have fun.
No detail is too small.
And that can be a problem,
because the Millennium Falcon is constantly changing.
The actors during shoots might knock off a part.
They might glue it on, they might glue it on wrong,
they might not glue it on at all.
And so they might put on another part.
So every scene changes.
And so it’s hard to kind of say this is the definitive Falcon,
because it always changes.
It originally started as the A New Hope cockpit.
And then we said, “Let’s go for the Empire version.
That’s the fan favorite.”
We’re trying to be as screen accurate as we can get.
I’ve get a really good feeling about this.
当然 每次出新片时 包括这次的《星球大战外传：游侠索罗》
Of course with the new movies including the new Solo,
there are always new Millennium Falcon details to study.
The first time I watch a new Star Wars movie,
I just let it be Star Wars, like I just let it get…
I let… I wanna… I want that first viewing to be just the fun viewing.
Then after that, once I’ve gotten my…
once I’ve gotten my Star Wars experience,
我就会坐下来看 好吧 这次又有什么不一样
then I’ll sit down and go, “Okay, what’s different?”
These guys know a lot about the Millennium Falcon from movie quotes.
From a point 5 past light speed,
do the Kessel Run in a… under 12 parsecs,
she might not look like much, but she got where it counts.
To details on the original parts used to build the first set,
take the need chairs behind the pilot seats,
they were originally made from
Martin-Baker Mk. 4 ejection seats found in early jets.
No, they’re not cheap at all.
The Martin-Baker chair itself between 15 to 25 thousand dollars.
It’s more cost-effective to just build one.
This is not an actual injection seat.
This is a replica mostly wood which I built.
It has removable pads on it.
You’ve got 3D printed parts, 3D printed parts here,
this is just a mock-up of the headpiece.
But the most famous part of the chair,
believe it or not, is the actual Tupperware lid.
That sets dead center of where the person’s head rests.
— 那是特百惠的盖子?— 那就是真的特百惠的盖子
– That’s a Tupperware lid?– That is an actual Tupperware lid.
That level of detail is what makes the build so unique.
Parts that can be found are made by hand,
by 3D printer and with a laser cutter.
The cockpit is made out of mostly 3/4 inch plywood.
That’s for all of the framing.
The panels are made from MDF which is Medium Density Fiberboard.
The greeblies and the details you see
are mostly acrylic MDF or 3D printed.
我猜驾舱大概有1000磅 应该吧 还是有1500磅?
I would say the cockpit weighs probably 1000 pounds maybe, 1500?
I… to be honest, I really don’t know.
I don’t want it fallen on me.
But I really don’t know how much it weighs.
How much longer do I think I have on it?
六个月 也许一年 也许两年 我不确定
Six months, maybe a year, maybe two, I don’t know.
And believe it or not, the cockpit is just the beginning.
The ultimate goal is to build the entire ship.
The actual full-scale ship is 80 feet wide,
114 feet long and 30 feet tall at the top of the radar.
So it’s not small.
为此我们只需要克服三件小事 时间 空间和金钱
That’s just three little things holding us back: time, space and money.
How much money have I spent?
我真的不想说 因为 啊哈哈
I really don’t want to say, because…
probably between thirty to sixty thousand dollars, I would say.
And a lot of that is just doing something over and over again.
每次都是 “哎呀 这个部件不是这样的”
Realizing that “Oh, we got the part wrong”,
I have to take it off and I have to order something
because I have to redo the part.
So why do we want to build something like this?
I don’t know. Maybe to capture that same feeling that we had,
八岁时的 十岁时的 还有十二岁时的那种感觉
when we were 8 years old, we were 10 years old, we were 12 years old.
It takes us away from the… from reality
and takes us to a time when we didn’t have to worry about bills,
we didn’t have to worry about the politicians,
we didn’t have to worry…
We weren’t bombarded.
This takes all of that away.
And maybe that’s what it is.
In the real world, if you could… if you could just
pull the four levers back and get out of here,
I think we would do it.