Updated: September 29, 2006
GIANT'S ORIGINAL SPINDRIFT SCHEMATIC BLUEPRINTS
"Land of the Giants" Awesome Spindrift Blueprint!
Roller Platform & Details Schematic from various angles
Measures a huge, 36" by 36"!
Original Production copy from September 18, 1967 by 20th
Century Fox Art Department.
Here's a very nice production artifact from the classic Irwin
Allen Science Fiction / Action Adventure Television Series,
Land of the Giants.
This is an over-sized Irwin Allen production blueprint,
drafted and printed 40 years ago during the pre-production
phase of the construction of the awesome super-sonic transport
vehicle the "Spindrift".
This 36" by 36" vintage blueprint copy was copied directly off
of the original illustration, which is dated September 18,
1967. It depicts the intended, early set-construction phase of
the full-size vehicle, that would be known as the Spindrift,
as it was mounted on a rolling platform. Which allowed it to
be moved to various areas on-set if needed.
There are some great instructions and information indicated on
the blueprint including:
* Add 1/4" plate glass to cockpit windows, re-work. Glass to
* Piece to be honeycomb plastic as selected see A.D.
* Wilds with platform on rollers
* Accordion door by drapery. Open beyond
* Provides rollers in sill
* Sliding door...walnut finish
* Practical Lighting
* Control Board
* Change exit door as shown
The blueprint data chart indicates the blueprint as being from:
Production: # A-2499 Set # A 2499-07
Picture: The Land of the Giants
Set: INT. Spaceship
Director: I. Allen
Art Director: R. Maus
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Note: Please see the pictures depicted below for item
condition. As you can see the piece has aged from almost 4
decades of storage and was stained, has some water marks etc.
from being on set. We actually prefer the natural,"weathered
look" of pieces like this because they show their age and
usage during a production.
Blueprints were practical in nature...they were never meant to
be "preserved." Who knows....a Land of the Giants crew member
might have sat his cup of coffee...or a sandwich on this
blueprint 40 years ago....while studying the full-size
Spindrift set...sitting on a Sound Stage at 20th Century Fox.
This is a wonderful piece of historical Television memorabilia
from a genuine cult-classic series. Suitable for framing. An
investment quality museum piece.
Value: $100. (Copy) $1,000-Up. (Original)