Aug 5, 2013

How the Millennium Falcon could have looked in Star Wars - an early design by Ralph McQuarrie

early millennium falcon design

What the original Millennium Falcon design originally looked like

Here's a pretty awesome early concept design of what was to be become the Millennium Falcon.

Obviously it's the work of the great Ralph McQuarrie - it would have been amazing to spend a day in his mind. It's been famously suggested the ships original design was inspired by Lucas seeing a burger with a ]n olive tagged on to it but we doubt it very much.

If you're wondering where you may have seen this before, it's from The Star Wars graphic novel which J M Rinzler wrote using some of the very first drafts of what became Star Wars.

The Star Wars Graphic novel

Gosh, let's hope the Falcon turns up in Episode 7....

1 comment:

  1. The reason this design was scrapped was it resembled the Eagle from Space 1999 too much.