Two Guys Spend Six Years Building Life-Size Replica Of The Millennium Falcon Cockpit

May 14, 2018

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This is a WIRED video discussing Greg Dietrich and Jake Polatty's quest to build a screen-accurate replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit over the past six years in my old hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. The lights light up, the switches switch, panels open and close, and the sound effects effect. Greg alone estimates he's spent between $30,000 - $60,000 on the project, which I think we can all agree is money well spent. Now it just needs a giant projector screen in front of it so I can really play space smuggler. Unfortunately I doubt that will ever happen since the guys are still mad at me for spilling my cocktail all over the hyperdrive controls and trying to wipe it up with one of the seat cushions. Whatever man, I went to Space Camp.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Christian, who agrees it's important to follow your dreams if you ever want to be truly happy.

  • IronBallsMcGinty

    I guess whatever makes them happy. A completely stupid waste of that kind of money frankly, but each to his own. These guys have obviously resigned themselves to perpetual celibacy. If either is married I'm guessing she's very close to being an actual wookie.

  • GeneralDisorder

    That's six years these two will never get back. I hope it was worth it. They do make a cute couple in an "I don't give a shit" kind of way.

  • asadachi

    Cool and all, but I couldn't go without pussy that long.... like these mofos are life long lacking.

  • paperboy

    Sorry, ladies, there are only 2 seats.

  • Lisa Fowler

    Start getting paid /per month up to $11004 by working for Southwest Airlines
    from comfort of home

  • The_Wretched

    They look to be about the same size; I wonder if they switch off on who gets to wear the Wookie suit.

  • SmartAlec

    Smell their fingers. I guarantee there's no trace of vagina on them.

  • Draco Basileus

    Something tells me these guys are single.

  • Bosun Higgs

    Is it that painfully obvious?

  • tianam

    Me too. This is cool but ...uhhh...yeahhhh

  • WhiteEagle2

    I wonder if its disheartening to them when Disney spins up a new falcon with better detail in a couple months whenever they need one.

  • WhiteEagle2

    Three little things are holding them back "Time, Space and money". Aka, money, money and money.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I can think of one or two things I'd rather spend $30K-$60K on, personally.

  • Jenness

    Me too. This is cool but ...uhhh...yeahhhh

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