Firefly Artifacts: Giant Serenity Movie Model Uncovered

The staff of Quantum Mechanix gets to see the neatest things this side of the ‘verse. They recently got a tour at Universal Studios, and they came across a massive model of our favorite Firefly class ship, Serenity.

About three months ago, while getting a very rare tour of the Universal archives, we came across something tucked into a corner and covered in plastic that made our hearts skip a beat: a highly-detailed 12-foot-long filming model of the Reaverized Serenity. We could hardly believe what we were seeing!

As many Browncoats know, there has been a rumor around for years that a filming miniature used for the crash scene on Mr. Universe’s planet. But that rumor was either denied as either being totally false, or that the miniature used was a simple styrofoam model. As you can see from the picture below, it does exist and is about as far from a “simple” model as you could imagine.

The archivists were generous enough to let us come back last month with a camera and crew to fully document the model – ALL 12 FEET OF HER! So, to start off the New Year right, we wanted to introduce you to the biggest, most impressive Serenity ever made (QMx designer Hawk included for scale).

Check out more pics in the gallery below.

A full gallery is available on the QMx website.

(Firefly Fans via io9)

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