Posts by tag: Empire Strikes Back

Prop Store Live Auction 2016 Presents… X-Wing Model Miniature

Welcome to this week’s preview to our Prop Store Live Auction on 27th September 2016 will be focusing on one of most buzzed about lots – the X-Wing ILM Model Miniature

Beasts of Burden: The Last Original Dewback

When George Lucas began working on ideas for Star Wars in the early 1970s, he envisioned making his first “real movie”—a movie with art directors and sets, rather than the more real-world films he had created in the past. Star Wars fans know that Lucas made the films in the U.K., for cost purposes, and that much of the look of the world was initially established by concept artists who worked hand in hand with Lucas–Ralph McQuarrie, Colin Cantwell, and Joe Johnston. When production set up at Elstree Studios outside London, a team of art directors and craftsmen led by production designer John Barry set about expanding the world from existing concept artwork…