The Fastest Hunk of Paper in the Galaxy


That Millennium Falcon looks good enough to have come straight out of George Lucas’s famous prop vault, but no:

So how did you spend the last four years of your life? No matter how you answer that question, it was a complete waste of time compared to Bernard Szukiel who spent four years creating this absolute masterpiece of a Millennium Falcon model using nothing but paper, glue, and more patience than any single human being has ever had to muster before.

To be completely accurate, only about 99 percent of the 38-inch long model is actually made using paper. There are also some plastic bits used for windows, yards and yards of fiber optics, LEDs, and electronics used to light the ship’s control panels inside—but the results are still just staggering. The attention to detail here rivals the models made by Industrial Light & Magic for the original Star Wars movies, except this is all paper. Paper!

As a former wannabe model builder, I sit here in awe of Szukiel’s work.

There are many more photos at the link, and if you have any appreciation at all for this kind of effort, they’ll take your breath away.

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