Blueprints and Details on the Construction of Starkiller Base!

BaseWired has a very cool article showcasing several blueprints for the interior of the Starkiller Base, the base of operations of the First Order.



The article reveals that the production name of Starkiller base was “Evil Castle”. A name we told you in the past.


From Wired:

In The Force Awakens, it’s 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 movie magic was the Force that turned it into the new Death Star.


The all-purpose set can be reconfigured, Lego-style, in a variety of specific arrangements, says 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. In the movie, the Starkiller Base is Death Star-magnitude huge; the Evil Castle hallway set, by contrast, is a mere 6,800 square feet.


Thanks to @SWMegafan for the heads up.


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17 thoughts on “Blueprints and Details on the Construction of Starkiller Base!

  • November 21, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Loving the medieval vibes of this movie, with knights and castles. It’s really cool.

    • November 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Just no maidens in distress, that would be very un-pc.

      • November 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

        But BB-8 is female! Noooo! haha

        • November 21, 2015 at 7:57 pm

          The Melissa McCarthy of droids…….

      • November 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

        One can easily argue that there have never been any maidens in distress in Star Wars.

        Because seriously…Padme, nor Leia were never anything less than seriously badass.

        And just STOP with the PC crap. It’s old. It’s tired. And this is FANTASY. Just…stop.

        • November 21, 2015 at 7:51 pm

          Leia was sort of in distress though.
          “Help me Obi-wan Kenobi…”

          • November 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

            As I said…one can argue it, but in reality, she spends more time bailing us dumb boys out, than the other way around. 😉

          • November 22, 2015 at 5:06 am

            Wouldn’t be allowed to say “dumb girls” without criticism or worse. An example of PC craps double-standards.

        • November 22, 2015 at 5:03 am

          I agree, the PC crap should be stopped.

        • November 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm

          It was a joke. And Leia was definitely meant to be the damsel in distress, that’s why they went to rescue her from the Death Star. But then she showed us she’s very capable of looking after herself and that a damsel in distress can still kick ass.
          So no need to get upset, I was just making a little joke on the whole PC thing.

    • November 21, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      only 26 more sleeps

  • November 21, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Rock hallway , pretty sure thats where Captain Phasma is walking in the teaser trailer :

  • November 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    the fact that he called this a new death star.
    I just noticed every jj abrams movie part of a franchise has plot similarities to a previous installment…. that scares me… and im one if those ultra-hyped for this movie

    • November 21, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Yeah, I am pumped for this film, but I am nervous for what is essentially a 3rd Death Star. Feels very EU like a cross between the sun crusher and galaxy gun. It might be awesome, but they will have to do a really good job writing to make it not feel like a retread

      • November 21, 2015 at 10:48 pm

        That’s really all they need to make this movie good. A really good script that uses the iconic imagery to tell a new story and hopefully even turn the franchises tropes on it’s head.

    • November 21, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      Yup! He’s one of the most unoriginal filmmakers working today. I’m glad that we have a real director at the helm for the next one.

    • November 22, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      True enough, but I feel it is still different enough. The setting they’ve made in the movie looks fresh and great …and when you look at it, all Star Wars stories have their set of cliches, even the Old Republic which was arguably most original, had many similar aspects aswell.

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