A Brand New Ship Confirmed In The Force Awakens!

Millennium FalconIt seems like a foregone conclusion that we’re getting new ships in the latest installment of Star Wars, but thus far we haven’t seen any evidence of this presumption. What we have seen is our favorite hunka junk in the galaxy — the Millennium Falcon, of course — some new-fangled versions of the X-Wing, and those old Imperial stalwarts called “Tie Fighters.” But we have discovered proof that there is at least one brand new ship to be unleashed…


First, we’ll get to the evidence: According to the website Edelweiss, which we’ve referenced in previous articles regarding new Episode VII books planned for release next year, they have revealed the following: (via MakingStarWars)

Discover details of all the most well-loved ships from the Star Wars saga in this cool book that gives details, diagrams, and facts for fifteen ships, and also features an unfolding giant battle scene including a new ship from The Force Awakens!


From the Star Destroyers to the one and only Millennium Falcon, the best and fastest ships in the Star Wars galaxy are explored in fun detail. Each page of this book reveals amazing facts, little-known trivia, diagrams of your favorite ships. In the back of the book, there is a giant 30″ x 27″ fold-out battle scene at Endor! The flaps of the fold-out feature even more ships such as the X-Wing, the Mon Cal Cruiser, and a brand-new ship from The Force Awakens.


So, if I am reading this correctly, “Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy” is an illustrated book that explores all kinds of spaceships from the whole saga. Spaceships, mind you, not small speeders or other assorted vehicles. Also, the gatefold poster featured in the back is of the battle of Endor from Return of the Jedi that also folds out to reveal, presumably, the new X-Wings as well as A BRAND NEW SHIP.


Now, on to the speculation part of the article. Warning: MILD SPOILERS ahead. Back on August 15th as the Episode VII production was in its hiatus Devin Faraci of BadAss Digest wrote an article in which he stated that Han and Chewie aren’t flying the Millennium Falcon. As preposterous as that may sound Faraci stated:


Han's Ship?

According to my sources Han and Chewie are piloting a Super Star Destroyer.


This is kind of an interesting concept. However, it doesn’t reveal anything about the Super Star Destroyer. At best I believe we’ll see an updated version if we see one at all. This doesn’t seem to qualify as “a brand new ship.” Hence, this mysterious new ship doesn’t seem to be Han or Chewie’s if we’re to believe Faraci’s sources.


Then, in October there was the infamous leakage of 30-some-odd pictures, of concepts which may or may not be include the new film. It is our policy NOT to post these leaked images, at least until something is officially confirmed. However, there were three pictures of particular interest because of a confusing label:

* The first was titled “AVCO – Carousel Preliminary Plans & Elevations. Steel Work Proposal.” This picture has since been referred to as “The Carousel.” The Carousel looks just like the Millennium Falcon and this specific picture even has a figure [silhouette] drawn next to the ship to scale that we’d expect. The scale is labeled  1/4″ TO 1′-0.


* The second was titled “FOODLES MillFalc Plans and Elevations.” Like the aforementioned plan this is another schematic this time called “Foodles.” AVCO and Foodles were code names used on the production. Again, like the previous picture, this is the Millennium Falcon this time drawn to a different scale 1/8 TO 1-0 and was produced according to the date 17.07.2013.


* The last interesting picture pertaining to The Carousel is another schematic of Q Stage. It is a plan that shows the silhouette of the Millennium Falcon in two different scales. The title of this drawing is “The Carousel – Size Comparison.”


As you see there seems to be a bit of a mystery here, which Jason Ward of MakingStarWars.net has also tackled. The crux of the mystery is this — IS “The Carousel” just a code name for the Falcon OR is this a brand new ship, just a smaller version of the Millennium Falcon??? Secondary questions include, Are Han and Chewie piloting a Super Star Destroyer? OR Are they piloting a completely new ship? This is what Jason has discovered before:


Attack of the Clones

A giant brown ramp extends to the floor. The ramp is like the one the Clones marched down from the Star Destroyers in that iconic shot from Attack of the Clones. The ship however is brown. Standing at the top of the ramp appears to be a Wookiee and a man, perhaps its Han Solo?


The wall is dirty with blaster marks and ridges. The floor is great with ornate stripes of yellow and brown on the grey metallic floor.


Parked at the bottom of the ramp is a ship that appears to be the Falcon. The Falcon is facing outward from the ramp, not towards it. You can’t see the cockpit as we are looking at the ship’s left side and the cockpit is out of view. The landing gear are really low so the ship is lower to the ground. Two figures are coming out from behind the ship. The kicker? One is a woman and the Falcon styled ship is either tiny or she’s a giant! The woman is a white woman and she’s slouching a little, however, if she was standing up right, she would be as tall as the Falcon. This figure could touch the top of the ship with ease. There is another figure behind her in the shadows coming around the ship as well and he appears to be even taller.


Also it appears that this ship is indeed important. There’s already a listing for an Episode VII Starship in Hot Wheels new series called the “Star Wars 6″ Elite Collection.” (Via JediNews)



The Original Trilogy had The Millennium Falcon. Star Wars: Rebels has The Ghost and it appears that the new trilogy will have a new iconic starship.


This by no means solves the mystery, but perhaps confuses things even more. I find it slightly dubious that IF the Rebel Alliance and Empire have a tenuous peace treaty that Han and Chewie would be working for the Empire and piloting a Super Star Destroyer. Thus it seems like the picture that Jason has viewed is a new, as yet unforeseen, ship. We likely won’t get answers to what this new ship is and who owns and/or pilots it for some time. But perhaps we can safely say that JJ Abrams and co. believe that brown will give us all the Original Trilogy “feel” they are looking for . . .


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33 thoughts on “A Brand New Ship Confirmed In The Force Awakens!

  • December 9, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    My sources say the new ship that Han is piloting is the Bongo from ep. 1

    • December 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      That ship, along with the music score, was one of the only decent things about Ep1.

      • December 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm

        Can’t go 5 minutes without bashing episode I, can you, troll?

    • December 10, 2014 at 12:22 am

      This speeder is the land speeder from the first movie but turned sideways.Can you see what I’m pointing out?

  • December 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Nooooooooooo! No to a Bongo.

  • December 9, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    “Han and chewie piloting a SSD” yes because a ship that size can be piloted by two people alone, hope this is a rumor, or it would be quite dumb

    • December 10, 2014 at 12:59 am

      Doesn’t necessarily mean they are the only people on the ship. Maybe they are the commanders on the stolen starship with other Rebel Alliance officers and crewmen.

    • December 10, 2014 at 9:22 am

      Piloting a Solid State Drive?!

      “Now that’s the real trick, isn’t it?”

  • December 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    As cool as it might have been I think the SSD rumor was debunked. most rumors now have Han and Chewie on Tatooine, with Kira and Boyega bringing him the saber. And he must have the Falcon since the teaser as the Falcon on Tattoine.

  • December 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I tend to think Han and Chewie piloting the Star Destroyer is Disney misinformation.

  • December 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    To me the real take away from this is the indication that the Empire is fractured and some parts are reintegrated into the new galactic government (hence Solo commanding a super star destroyer) while the one we see fighting in the trailer is an old hold out that controls the area around Tatooine. Or maybe it’s a fraction that joins the new government whatever. Point is the imperials are not united.

  • December 9, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    The “carousel” is likely a scale model of the falcon used for certain shots

  • December 9, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    BREAKING!!! In Episode VII we will see a brand new planet.

    How can you sell this as news?

  • December 9, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Why doesn’t anyone see the obvious…

    If Han and Chewie were piloting a ship of that size, it would be with a rebel crew helping them. Han and Chewie would be in charge, standing on the bridge barking out orders. I could see this happening and it would be quite funny if done right. Remember.. Han has fooled the empire on many occasions with old codes and such.

    I think it would be cool to open up the movie with the under belly of the destroyer they would be piloting.

  • December 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    There does appear to be a downed interdictor class Star Destroyer on Tatooine in the concept art that leaked a couple months ago. Granted… not a “new ship”, but if it appears in Episode VII, would be new to the films 🙂

  • December 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    What I don’t understand of what MSW said is the idea of there being a mini-Falcon…. What’s the point in that? Have LFL really run so dry in the creativity department that we’re now just re-using old ship designs, just making them smaller? Kira’s pod-bike thing wasn’t of a particularly inspiring design either, if I’m honest. I can’t help buy feel that Kira would burn her legs on the exposed engine parts that she’s sitting on….

  • December 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I’m revisiting my old Dark empire comics.
    There are some cool ships on the background: new tie-fighters, SSD, E-wings, World Devastators…

    Dark story and drawings, so familiar, it’a quite decent.

    • December 10, 2014 at 6:07 am

      The art in Dark Empire is excellent when it comes to the vehicles. However, Leia couldn’t possibly look worse. I think the first issue of Dark Empire II is all about new
      vehicles/technology. (Viper Droids are the $#!*). I Love Dark Empire but I’m glad its not canon anymore.

  • December 10, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Anyone shares my last weird thought?

    After watching the tráiler for 20 or 30 time, i just thing the Millennium falcon part it’s not the best.

    The new footage, the voice, “the dark side…”, all brilliant
    But when he says “and the light”, could appear something more representative of the light than MF. For me doesn’t fit in the teaser…

    • December 10, 2014 at 3:05 am

      Han and Chewie aren’t on the falcon. Hans son and or daughter who are force sensative are piloting it. Why the voice says (and the light) was a spoiler no one got. Han and Chewie are likely still involved with the rebellion. In command of a rebel captured star destroyer.

  • December 10, 2014 at 12:04 am

    This is perhaps a little beside the purpose of this thread. Why should the new ship from Ep. VII be in the battle of Endor from Ep. VI?? And why is Warwick Davis back? Might there be a new battle of Endor in Ep VII?

  • December 10, 2014 at 12:05 am

    “The Original Trilogy had The Millennium Falcon. Star Wars: Rebels has The Ghost and it appears that the new trilogy will have a new iconic starship.”

    Could be the one we saw in leaked photos, that kind o Serenity…
    Seems cool

  • December 10, 2014 at 12:08 am

    SW rebels probably has cheesy charatcer animation but the Ghost it’s one of the best parts and it’s far better than any ship from the prequels.

  • December 10, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Hey guys we’re getting a new spaceship in a new Star Wars movie who could of thought of that…. If you had some drawings or pictures of it that would be different, but this is nothing.

    • December 10, 2014 at 10:47 am

      It was stated as so in the first lines of the article. Have you left any links to your great works yet?

  • December 10, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Its not a new ship. The CGI animators looked at the model of the Falcon and realized it was way too small, so now its 3x as long and looks like the iPhone 6.

  • December 10, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Could this ‘Carousel’ be an unmanned drone?

    That would explain its small scale.

  • December 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Our source, “1138” was on the set and saw a pivotal scene being filmed. I will post another SPOILER warning, because this has the potential to ruin a major reveal in the film …

    Luke flies his X-Wing to a planet and crash lands in a swamp. He meets a small, green, frog-like elf who proves to be kind of a pain in the neck. Luke and Artoo are fed up with him and after a few minutes it is revealed that this character, named EYODUH,is actually an ancient Jedi Master who trained Obi-Wan. He then begins to train Luke to become a Jedi. We will see Jedi Training in Episode V!!

  • December 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Maybe Han and Chewie are the captains of the superstar destroyer. A superstar destroyer is big enough to hold a parking spot for the Falcon. So when han n Chewie need to do a recon mission, they can just hop in the falcon and do what they gotta do. And if they get into trouble there is always the rebel fleet which will never be too far away.

  • December 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Hey look a desert planet! (yawning)

  • December 16, 2014 at 12:37 am

    My name is Yer0. I thing the Falcon OR could be the Falcon OutRider. The one from dash rendar.

  • January 18, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I don’t know Jay, the late nineties verosin is a direct lift off the vintage mold, they added some paint apps and changed the sound feature, but it’s a re-release. Then in the early to mid 2000’s, they modified the mold to add a firing missile and light up engine, some more different sounds.This new one is made up of brand new tooling, it’s easily 50% larger than the previous mold, the insides are way more detailed, not just card board backgrounds, and a cockpit that will hold 4 figs! Granted it’s, in essence, a large vehicle/playset like the earlier release, but I think that’s where the similarities stop. I’m in, and I’ll definitely put up some comparison photos with the late nineties verosin for everyones viewing pleasure. As for the three months, I’m not saying it will take three months salary to buy, just three months is when it’s supposed to arrive, giving me time to scape together some change.

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