Star Wars day (May 4th) may have passed, but that does not mean that everyone isn’t counting down the days until the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 25th, 2018. At the premiere of the movie, Nissan unveiled a new vehicle for the Star Wars Fleet, a 2018 Rogue, which theme was inspired by the Millennium Falcon.
“As the third installment of our own trilogy of collaborations with Lucasfilm, we raised the bar delivering our best custom show vehicle yet,” said Jeremy Tucker, Nissan’s vice president of marketing communications and media. “We started with the best-selling Nissan Rogue and worked with the talented concept designers at Lucasfilm and ILM. Then we turned to the experts at Vehicle Effects bring it to life. The result is hands-down the most complete and thrilling vehicle we’ve ever done.”
This vehicle was completely out of this galaxy, The Millennium Falcon-inspired Rogue had a completely custom interior and exterior which made it appear that it came straight from the movie set. The amount of craftsmanship that went into the vehicle would make any Star Wars fan proud.
The interior features buttons, lights and sound effects closely reflecting the sights and sounds of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit. It also features front- and second-row chairs like those seen inside the Millennium Falcon, as well as a center-mounted “hyperdrive” controls bring the package to life.
The exterior is most of the custom handcrafted aluminum body panels feature details mimicking the Millennium Falcon, while 3D-printed inserts bring another level of immersive depth to the project. A roof-mounted radar dish and laser cannon appear as though they were lifted right from the movie set. Up front, the multi-pane windshield clearly resembles that of the on-screen hero.
But the rear of the craft is where all the magic happens. The subspace-hyperdrive unit spanning the entire width of the Rogue appropriately glows blue, while a trio of high-mounted Bose speakers and an 18-inch Bose subwoofer provide the aural experience. Inside and out, the Bose system delivers an impressive 1,500 watts.
Custom fabrication for the Millennium Falcon-themed Rogue was completed at Vehicle Effects in Burbank, California. Vehicle Effects has a storied history in crafting custom vehicles for on-screen use and is responsible for all previous Nissan Star Wars-themed show vehicles.
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