When George Lucas made the original Star Wars movie, he hired model makers to build the space ships he wanted in his film the old fashioned way. They in turn, built them by scavenging parts from everything from scrap metal to ship, plane and auto model kit kits.
A guy has been building a 1:18 scale, 3 3/4" action figure sized version of Han Solo's ship, the Millennium Falcon and found something interesting...
So what does the Millennium Falcon and model cars have in common?
An AMT '57 Chevy undercarriage! Check it out:
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A photo of one of the actual Millennium Falcon models used in the film.
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His 1:18 version of the Millennium Falcon...
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Another shot of the inner mandible of the Millennium Falcon on display at a Star Wars exhibit.
Pretty cool, huh?
Take a look at the work this guy has done: