Many Bothans Died To Bring Us These Star Wars Blueprints

By Brent McKnight | 7 years ago

We all know the important role that blueprints play in the Star Wars films. After all, if it wasn’t for the stolen design specs, the rebels wouldn’t have known about that one tiny exhaust port that leads to the Death Star’s main reactor. If they hadn’t painstakingly examined every last scribble, they might not have found the space station’s lone weakness, and the trilogy would be something completely different than we know today.

You may remember artist Timothy Anderson from his series of spaghetti western-themed Star Wars posters, or perhaps his pulp-style book covers for iconic science fiction films, among others. Well, he’s back at it again, this time coming up with schematic designs for a bunch of rebel spacecrafts. Perhaps by carefully examining these images, the Empire will be able to find some hidden avenues to exact retribution against their enemies.

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It wouldn’t be a Star Wars-inspired art project without a rendering of Han Solo’s beloved ship, the Millennium Falcon. These drawings have a remarkable amount of detail, and it’s this intricacy that almost makes them feel real.

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It would also be damn near impossible to compile a list of Rebel rides without an X-Wing Fighter, the kind piloted by Luke Skywalker. This picture shows you where Luke launched that fateful photon torpedo, and where the droid goes. Since this isn’t a Luke-specific X-Wing, it’s just a droid, not the best droid, R2-D2.

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They don’t get much face time, nor much popular love compared to their brethren, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Y-Wing fighters. Maybe they’re not as awesome in battle as the X-Wing, but they look pretty sweet. Here’s the traditional view…

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…as well as a variant from The Clone Wars.

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