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.
The all-purpose set can be reconfigured in a modular style to create a variety of specific arrangements, said Darren Gilford, a production designer.
Thousands of people—carpenters, painters, metal fabricators, and set designers—spent about three months assembling the simulacrum.
Wall panels—called cabinets—can be flipped upside down to transform hallways into entirely different-looking corridors of the base.
Materials mostly included wood, vacuum-formed plastic, steel, and plaster. Rock was also used to give parts of the base a subterranean look.
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.