78 Rare Star Wars Behind the Scenes Photos

The best  behind-the-scenes photos from all Star Wars movies, including the original trilogy, the prequels (there are only like two pictures from the prequels, don’t worry) and even some leaked Star Wars Episode VII BTS pictures that J.J. Abrams doesn’t really want on the Internet, but that all of you deserve to see because there are puppets!

This list includes Star Wars BTS pictures of the original R2D2 concept art, the entire cast flirting with Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), photos of Yoda before he was finished, the building of the actual, on-set Millennium Falcon and, of course, that giant elephant that they dressed up as a Bantha. 

 

George Lucas and a Sea of Iconic Miniatures

The Actual Millenium Falcon




Twin Leias Sunbathing




Twin Leias, Twin Kimonos!




Chewy Takes What He Wants




Luke, I Am Your Father Pillows




R2-D2, Everybody




AT-AT Positioning, Dwarfing




Filming the Title Sequence




Two Stormtroopers Finally Hit Something




Carrie Fisher’s R2 Impression




Chewbacca’s Hair Is Pretty Much Always Perfect




Absolutely No One Wanted to Be in This Picture




Yoda Falls Asleep Mid-Sentence




Darth Maul in a T-Shirt




R2 and 3PO… AWAY!




I Will Never Believe That This Man Isn’t in Danger




Darth Vader Meeting His Doom (With a Crowd)




R2-D2 Blueprints




The Least Intimidating Darth Vader Pic Ever




Chewy Takes What He Wants




The Actual Explosions On Set




Carrie Fisher Havin a Nap: Dudes Took Pictures




The Elephant in the Bantha Costume




C-3PO Probably Incredibly Warm in the Desert




George Lucas Sitting On Darth Vader’s Lap




For You Cosplayers, Boba Fett’s Actual Costume




C-3PO Deserves a Drink




Mark Hamill Signing Autographs Through a Fence




The Mos Eisley Cantina Crew




But Really, the Crew Are All Giants




Warwick Davis As Wicket E. Warwick, the Cutest Ewok




George Lucas Mounting a Star Destroyer




A Signing Event




Luke and Han in Someone’s Apartment Going Over Scripts




George Lucas Deciding Who Shoots First



EVERYONE Should Have a Pet Taun Taun




The Magic of Stop Motion Animation




Be Quiet, Warwick Davis Is Sleeping




Some Boba Fett Wire Work (Right Before His Unconfirmed Death)




Back When People Filmed Letters




Episode VII Millennium Falcon Being Made




A Young Darth Vader




Episode VII Table Read




Shirtless Han Solo Hanging Out Catchin Some Sun




Every Star Wars Crew Member Was a Giant




The Ranker, I Mean Rancor, Getting Prepped




Go Home, C-3PO, You Are Drunk




Painting That Wooden R2




Because You’ve Gotta Get a Picture With Billy Dee




The Most Horrifying Picture of Yoda You Will See Today




This Is No Cave




Jabba the Hut Holding a Box




Palpatine With Hair




When Luke and Leia First Mind-meld



It’s okay if I call it mind-melding, right?


Is That An X-Wing?




12-Year-Old Warwick Davis and Carrie Fisher on the ROTJ Set




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    This Is the Scene Where Luke Becomes Awesome

    
    
    
    
    

    A Skywalker Family Portrait

    
    
    
    
    

    Wooden Droids

    
    
    
    
    

    Return of the Jedi Filming in the Desert

    
    
    
    
    

    Oh, Mark Hamill

    
    
    
    
    

    Working Title

    
    
    
    
    

    R2 and 3PO Concept Art

    
    
    
    
    

    George Lucas Making Decisions at the Ewok Pound

    
    
    
    
    

    C-3PO Is a Happenin’ Dude

    
    
    
    
    

    An Eerie Rack of C-3PO Heads

    
    
    
    
    

    More Horrifying Yoda in Pre-Production Shots

    
    
    
    
    

    Yellow Goggles Because They’re Nerds, but Also Sand

    
    
    
    
    

    Early Stages of Jabba the Hut

    
    
    
    
    

    Asteroids

    
    
    
    
    

    Shootin’ Those Jawas

    
    
    
    
    

    Jabba’s Eyes

    
    
    
    
    

    J.J. Talks to Daisy Ridley on the Set of Episode VII

    
    
    
    
    See even more images from the set of The Force Awakens from Entertainment Weekly here.
    
    
    

    The Force Awakens Lightsaber Action

    
    
    
    
    J.J. on Set