Picture of Han Solo 'En-Queso'd In Carbonite' Queso Dish
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This is a step-by-step instruction on how to create your very own Han Solo encased in carbonite. I decided to make mine into a queso dish for an upcoming Halloween party, but the process is the same for just about anything you could come up with.

This instructable does come with a warning. I was figuring out how to do this as I went along so the pictures might not mesh 100% with the descriptions. The descriptions will, of course, be correct.
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Step 1: Materials

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I went through several methods before deciding on a final one. My initial plan was to heat shrink my army man into his cryogenic prison. Sadly, this did not work as well as planned. In the picture below you'll see a plastic tablecloth. That was to be my shrink-wrap. No worries, I made a small mess and the tablecloth made for an easy cleanup.

For this you will need:

• One large size action figure. The one used in this instructable was about 1 foot tall.
• Two foot wide styrofoam boards
• One sheet of hardboard. It's cheap and you can find it at any lumber store. This sheet is 2'x 4'. It cost $3.
• One can of black Plasti-Dip. You can also get this at the hardware store.
• (optional) One Plastic tablecloth

Step 2: Tools

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Most of the tools for this project can be found around your house. Freezing someone in carbonite is not an exact science. Use whatever you think will work. A Dremel tool will probably replace several of the items below.

For this you will need:
A T-Square
A Pencil
Spray Adheasive
Saw (I used a meat saw!)
(Not Pictured) Scroll-Saw
lemonie8 years ago
I think you really need graphite flake for the carbonite look. It's not dangerous or illegal, but perhaps not so easy to obtain.
GregDDC (author)  lemonie8 years ago
Ooooh, now that is a good idea.
GregDDC (author) 8 years ago
I brought this to my halloween costume party this weekend and it was a hit! The only thing I should have added to this project is some kind of heating element for the queso holder. Everyone seemed surprised that I hadn't thought of that. Doh!
Jesus105558 years ago
This should win the halloween contest (i guess..... it was on the page that displayed info about the contest)
zachninme8 years ago
Oh, I thought they whole El-Queso was a really bad spanish "pun" of "incase"
elkaso,inkase, close enough.
(Phonetic spellings)
GregDDC (author)  zachninme8 years ago
Well, sort of. It's a take off of Han solo being "encased" in carbonite. Since it's a chip tray it's more "en-queso'd". =D
kilrathi8 years ago
I need a vacuum cleaner to suck up all the "lol's." This is amazing.
dcshoeco338 years ago
i guess i dont understand what this is exactly for... or the lights and stuff...
It's a themed tray to hold chips and cheese dip for a party.

photos of Queso dip:
thats awsome 5/5!!
splityarn8 years ago
Very cool!
trebuchet038 years ago
That's pretty good.... My boss had one of the 2500 Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite replicas... The thing was massive, but very light (foam/fiberglass). I'll look for a picture of it :P