What. The. Eff.
Times are still tough for a lot of people in America these days, but who says citizens can't spend ludicrous amounts of money constructing full-scale models of spacecrafts from their favorite science fiction movies? That's exactly what Chris Lee is doing, putting a team together at Full Scale Falcon (via Geekologie) to build a full-scale replica of Han Solo's Millennium Falcon and putting him in the running for one of the craziest and biggest Star Wars nerds I've ever heard of. (And that's saying something.)
They've really thought this thing out, and it seems like they're totally serious about getting this bad boy completed. Check out their specs:
Length: 114 feet
Beam (docking ring to docking ring): 81.485 feet
Height to top of body (not counting quad-laser turret): 24.878 feet
Height to top of dish: 30.889 feet
Clearance: ground to landing gear bay level: 7.779 feet
Clearance: ground to outside bottom of cockpit tube: 13.081 feet
Lee and his team are hoping to finish the project in the next 5-7 years, but I've got one piece of advice for them: don't get cocky. Check out photos below of their progress so far and some renderings of what it should look like when it's all done. You can visit their site for more info.