Millennium Falcon Snack Tray

Photo credit: WoodByHandLLC

WoodByHandLLC’s Deric Peveto, a Star Wars fanatic and master craftsman, has unveiled his latest project: a Millennium Falcon-shaped snack tray hand-crafted entirely from exotic woods. Priced at $225, each tray is made by first laminating various kinds of hardwoods – including “Hard Maple, Black Walnut, Cherry, Honey Locust, Osage Orange, Holly, Purpleheart, Wenge and Paduak” – and then piecing them together to create the example you see above, which is fit for a Star Wars museum. Product page. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes Star Wars Force Awakens video.

Cinematographer Daniel Mindel stated that The Force Awakens would use real locations and scale models over computer-generated imagery to make it aesthetically similar to the original Star Wars trilogy. Rian Johnson, director of Episode VIII, reiterated that Abrams would use little CGI and more practical, traditional special effects, saying: “I think people are coming back around to [practical effects]. It feels like there is sort of that gravity pulling us back toward it. I think that more and more people are hitting kind of a critical mass in terms of the CG-driven action scene lending itself to a very specific type of action scene, where physics go out the window and it becomes so big so quick.”