Be that as it may, this comment nailed it:
“That would be fantastic, except they were thought up by someone in Hollywood who couldn’t put the chain back on his bike.”
The 68 never-before-seen blueprints include interior and exterior set renderings of Han Solo’s famous space ship in Star Wars and front elevations of R2-D2.
Other original designs that have emerged are for Darth Vader’s meditation pod and Chewbacca and Princess Leia’s handcuffs.
From the Star Trek franchise there are blueprints for the front, side and bottom views of the USS Enterprise as well as USS Enterprise set plans and Captain Kirk’s interior quarters and his command chair.
The detailed drawings relate to the the three original Star Wars films – A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi – as well as Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, and The Search For Spock.
They provide a unique insight to fans of the iconic films about how they were made.
The blueprints – which measure 50in by 36in – were printed from the originals used in the production more than 20 years ago for a publishing project which was abandoned.
They have now emerged for auction and are tipped to sell for $50,000.
Matt Truex, of US based auctioneers Prop Store who are selling the blueprints, said: ‘The blueprints in the auction were printed directly from production-used originals more than 20 years ago for use in a potential publishing project that was later abandoned.
‘This sale is very significant considering the fact that many of these blueprints have never been seen before by the public, so we are very excited to be the first to bring them out of hiding.
‘While a few have been reprinted in various art books over the years, the majority of blueprints in this auction have never been seen by anyone outside of production before now.