Originally Posted by FanWriter45
Oldest trick in the book... place an object that you've already established the scale of, in front of something that you want to show is vastly bigger. They did the same thing in Empire with the "little" Star Destroyers flanking Vader's "Super".
Indeed. Most notably in Trek terms they did it in TMP with the Enterprise
and V'Ger. Robert Wise says on the DVD commentary that that was the point of the 5-minute flyover to establish the ship, in order for it to be dwarfed by V'Ger.