I wanted to build a unique computer to hook up to my TV to watch movies. I searched the Internet for a while trying to get an idea of what I could make it out of and finally ran across the 1979 Kenner Millennium Falcon. While I was searching I found only a few other people that have modded this, one was a PS3 and a couple were turned into an original Xbox. So as far as I know I'm the first to put a PC inside one of these. It took a little planning and time searching for parts but it finally all came together. There are a few additions I'd like to make in the future: I'd like to add a slot load Blu-ray player, more LEDs, and give it a nice paint job but I'm not in a rush to do them yet. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I do.

***I guess I should've mentioned this to begin with that I didn't use a Millennium Falcon that was is good shape. I had to give it a bath in bleach to remove a bunch of stains and the smells that went along with them. I had to reinforce the rear feet because they could no longer support it's own weight let alone the weight of a computer inside it. There were also parts missing that I had to find to make it whole again.***

Step 1: Materials Needed

1979 Kenner Millennium Falcon (I kept an eye on eBay for a while so I could get one at a decent price)
Han Solo and Chewbacca Action Figures (I chose the 1978 Kenner Large Head Han Solo so I could use him as the power switch and used the 1977 Kenner Chewbacca, I also found these guys on eBay)
Mini ITX motherboard (I used Foxconn H67S LGA 1155)
CPU (I used Intel Core i3-2100T I chose this one because it's low profile and doesn't stick up as high as the normal version.)
PSU (I used picoPSU-160-XT and 192w AC-DC Power Adapter, 12v 16A) (This is the component that took the longest to find)
RAM (I used G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB))
HDD (I used OCZ Vertex Series 30GB Internal Solid State Drive) ( I used the 30gb because I'm only using this for streaming movies and music, Everything I access is either from mapped network drives or on the Internet)
6 x 40mm Fans (I used two 40mm black fans and four 40mm blue LED fans)
6 Port Fan Hub (I used Sunbeam Multi Fan Power Port)
Plexiglass cut to size of Motherboard (You can get this at your local hardware store and usually if asked they will cut to size needed)
Motherboard Standoffs (However many your motherboard supports – Mine was four)
24 x Fan Screws (I used Black Fan Screws)
Miscellaneous cables (This all depends on what you want to put in to it but here’s a list of what I used)
1 x 3 Pin Fan Power Y Cable
1 x 4 PIN Molex Adapter TO 3 PIN Fan Adapter
2 x 3 ft. Panel-Mount USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Cable
1 x 3 feet HDMI Panel Mount Cable
1 x 18” Sata to Right Angle Sata (I already had one of these but you can get them pretty much anywhere)
1 x 2 Pin HDD LED and 1 x 2 Pin Power Switch (I already had both of these from an old PC case but here’s a link to a kit you can buy ATX Case Replacement Wire Kit)
1 x Molex 4 Pin on/off Power Switch 12V DC
CAT5 cable or Wi-Fi adapter (I used a cable because I wanted a fast connection for streaming)

Tools Needed:
Dremel Tool
Drill and bits
Phillips Head Screwdriver
Hot Glue Gun and a glue stick
Velcro strips
Cable strippers
RJ45 Crimpers
Punchdown Tool w/ 110 blade
RJ45 Keystone Jack (Almond color to match the Falcon)
RJ45 modular plug
<p>Looks great and just for reference, that Millenium Falcon was re-released a few more times over the years. The most recent version came out in 2005. So no need to hunt down the vintage one.</p>
<p>This is so awesome! But I would love to see this painted!</p>
<p>I recently built a Millennium Falcon PC as well, except mine has an AMD 7750 and an i5 3570K, so it can game too. YouTube video here: </p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hOLDkjLT7w4" width="500"></iframe></p>
Sorry but you where not the first, I did this mod over 4 years ago here's a you tube <br> <br>link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF4AHVnxegU <br> <br>This won me the Intel desktop 2009 comp. Also I wasn't even the first I got the idea from about the 50 MF mods I found online before I even started. Though I will admit yous is very nice but give some credit to the loads of us who came before you..
While this is really cool it seems somewhat sacrilegious to do this to an original Falcon. =)
Agreed. Have this: http://i.imgur.com/o5fTNVT.jpg
What the fuck was that supposed to be?
Epic! Congratulations!
This is epic, however if I were building one, it would be based around an Atom board as Atoms tend to use less power and thus run cooler than i3s, for example, and then install either Xubuntu or Mint Xfce on it. :)
no paint job ?
One of the best PC cases I have seen!! Love to see thew improvements. Followed.
This is super cool! Great job.
Great project, absolutely agree you did the right thing with o e exception. U shouldda built a Linux box like Ubuntu or even an apple box since OS/10 will install on almost any intel core duo setup. See apple.com for specs. Just my 2&cent;. Great job all the same dude. <br>&bull; &bull; &bull; Fuzzee Dee OUT &bull; &bull; &bull; }~{ &lt;&gt; }~{ ^~^ :-&gt;
A really god option is something like Revell Star Wars Millennium Falcon Model specs are: Dimensions: 17 inches long x 12 inches wide x 4 inches deep, snap assembly, Pre-decorated parts, Includes an opening cockpit and two small figures. Runs around 35 bucks. Just do some modding to the inside (assuming you want to take this project on your already going to be doing it.) On the other plus side your also not using a collectible toy.
Keep in mind I don't know how much you could fit in the 4&quot; Tall space but you'd defiantly be suck with a integrated card and probably want an external power supply (I'd suggest you get a pre-built tower like HP's low end slim tower that has an external power supply (you can tell if it does by the laptop like plug on the back and the brick) and use that in order to get the space you'd need for the board to fit comfortably as it's mostly external parts) and so it wouldn't be a great gaming rig but that would also make cooling easier.
why would you destroy a collectable toy? :(
In my opinion I didn't destroy it, if you read my intro I had to clean it up and repair it. I feel that I gave it new life.
I think you improved it and put it to good use. Awesome project!
Spectacular! That's a great project, very well done!
Wow! I want to make an ultracool mod like this! <br>Please told me you saved the box! It is probably worth more than the toy to collectors....
I have been seeing a lot of talk about cutting up the '79 Falcon... but since it was in bad shape... I totally agree with this mod. I had an Omnibot 2000 robot that had been played with enough that the joints were shot, the electronics were flaky, etc. Choices... <br>1) Put it on a shelf. <br>2) Try to repair as much as possible... still wouldn't be right. <br>3) Radically modify it and do something new. <br>4) Chuck it in the dustbin. <br> <br>We chose option #3... installed modern electronics and LEDs... and now it is getting played with by a whole new generation. (Gave it to my friend Tim... he reworked it.) I will admit that it was odd seeing a picture of the disassembled parts in the dishwasher... but in the end... much better. <br> <br>And for this project... the same applies... a worn and tired toy becomes something new and exciting. Two thumbs up! <br> <br>If it had been mint-in-box you would have been hanged however. Just sayin'. <br>(grin)
Did the same thing a few years back, except I used a 2004 OTC Millennium Falcon for mine. <br> <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxx6uRndvu8 <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNoSz51JWQg
WOW! That is the coolest computer idea I have ever seen. Great job!
Awesome work! Can't wait to see your detailed paint job for this! <br>
Tis an ingenious thing of beauty my friend. I envy your skills. Freaking Awesome!!!!
I have to chime in with others and say that as someone who can appreciate a Millenium Falcon computer I love this... and as someone who loves collecting Star Wars memorabilia I hate this. Either way it's super cool.
How fast will it make the Kessel run?????????
It can make it in less than 12 parsecs! lol
but Han don't you know that a parsec is a measurement of distance lol
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzL-LpmLSKs" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzL-LpmLSKs</a><br> <br>
well that clears things up
Much win. I could kill you for cutting up a 79 Falcon, but this is the best reason to do it. A+ sir.
omg.. such heresy... looks ok, but still an heresy :(
Did you hear that clang? <br> <br>That was my jaw hitting the floor! <br> <br>Man, I can't decide whether to be horrified at the sacrilege of cutting up an original Millenium Falcon toy, or overjoyed at the final product. <br> <br>Total nerdgasm!
I totally agree with you. Very awesome result. I don't think I could ever push myself to do this though. As a collector, this makes me cringe. I guess if it was a rather beat up old Falcon in bad condition, this would be a great resurrection. Kudos to the maker though. Awesome build.
I thought the exact same thing! I have to say it's an awesome case mod. Pushing Solo's face to turn it on is brilliant.
Thank You!
Thanks, The first cut was definitely the hardest but it was worth it!
I also have to ask - what was the **first** move you watched after setting it up?
Star Wars ANH lol
I see a ThinkGeek SciFi entry, why isn't this entered yet? :-) <br><a href="http://www.instructables.com/contest/scifi2012/" rel="nofollow">Do or Do Not, Padawan!</a>
I've already entered it, it's just waiting on approval
Brilliant build. Very original
this is probably the coolest thing i've seen in a while <br>
Thank You!

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