Echo Base Control Room (Star Wars) Custom Diorama / Playset
Custom #:39176
Name:Echo Base Control Room
Contest:Dioramas II
Custom Type:Diorama / Playset
Toy Series:Star Wars
Creator:Saga Toys  
Date Added:May 16, 2012
Base Figure:Scratch
Height:10.00 inches
I probably spent more time trying to figure out the layout of this room than I did actually building it. I started out building the computer consoles. If I could not get the look right on these the room would not work. I started with some scrap wood and after some trial and error I ended up with computers that worked. I then designed the computer face decals and printed them on card stock and attached them to the consoles.

The chairs were a bit of a challenge because I wanted them to be movie accurate. I did the research and then racked my brain as to how I would make them happen. I used wooden paint stirs for the vertical and horizontal parts. I then added the contoured side, which were made from thin cardboard and glued to the horizontal and vertical pieces. The base of the chairs were made from those staples that close heavy duty cardboard boxes, I then added charm bracelet pieces to the sides and back and then gave it all a paint job.

Now that I had all my major pieces ready I made a wooden box for the frame. I cut the grid pattern in the back side of the room for the "artificial light" that the back half of the room has. The front end of the room has "natural light" from an apparent hole in the ceiling. I covered these holes with plexiglass and covered them with light blue tissue paper for the natural light and white tissue paper for the artificial light. I then strung out old christmas lights and glued them in place.

I used spray foam to texture the front half of the ceiling. Once that dried I gave it a coat of white paint and then sprinkled laundry detergent on the the wet paint to give it a snowy texture. I then screwed the computers in place. I then added all the cables, chairs, people, and droids.

I'm not sure what the function of the thing at the back of the room (by the stairs and doorway) but that little creation was probably my favorite part of building this one.

User Comments
Obi Wan Colby -
Thursday, November 5, 2015
I have officially been inspired to learn as much about this hobby as possible. I have been wishing for so long to have an awesome Hoth play set...this is literally the most accurate and incredible one that I have ever seen! I hope that you are available for questions and tips, if/when I try to create my own Echo base play set.
Great work
Blain3 -
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, May 24, 2012
wow, this one is truly spot on, great job.
Voting ends for the Dioramas II Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Dr.Zom -
Monday, May 21, 2012
Combined with your other, this makes for one heckuva display room. The micro details are ridiculous here!
NeCrollector -
Monday, May 21, 2012
AMAZING attention to detail!
Lucidaemon -
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Fantastic Work!!!
fastfreddie -
Friday, May 18, 2012
This would go good with that other Hoth base entry!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Incredible! you did an amazing job!
Heroes Assembled Customs -
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I'd love to give this a great vote, but man are those pics small!
Saga Toys -
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Hey, thanks for the heads up. I reposted the correct size pictures. I hope these are easier to see.
Voting begins for the Dioramas II Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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