Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base _ Starkiller Base Site Plan Masterplan

The Force Awakens Blueprints

Part 1 | The Starkiller Base Plans

“The Starkiller Base plans are not on the main computer”

“Where are those transmissions you intercepted? What have you done with those plans?”

…I’ve put them on MilnersBlog 🙂

These are the AutoCad/Revit construction blueprints for the interior of the Starkiller Base, home of the First Order’s power. (It was known on-set and in production designs by the codename “Evil Castle.”) In film the base is a monstrously huge structure, full of twisting hallways, long corridors, and a central control room. But in real life, the mostly wood-and-plastic set occupied a single soundstage at Pinewood Studios in London—and using movie magic, they turned it into the new Death Star.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base Maintenance Corridor Elevation H Detail
Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base Maintenance Corridor Elevation H Detail

The all-purpose set can be reconfigured in a modular style to create a variety of specific arrangements, said Darren Gilford, a production designer.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base Elevation F Detail
Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base Elevation F Detail

Thousands of people—carpenters, painters, metal fabricators, and set designers—spent about three months assembling the simulacrum.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base Elevation G Detail
Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base Elevation G Detail

Wall panels—called cabinets—can be flipped upside down to transform hallways into entirely different-looking corridors of the base.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base Elevation B Detail
Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base Elevation B Detail

Materials mostly included wood, vacuum-formed plastic, steel, and plaster. Rock was also used to give parts of the base a subterranean look.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base Elevation A Detail
Star Wars The Force Awakens Blueprints of Starkiller Base Elevation A Detail

In the movie, the Starkiller is Death Star-magnitude size base; the Evil Castle hallway set, by contrast, is a mere 6,800 square feet.

Source: Wired

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