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Star Wars was one of the highest grossing movies of all time, and a primary driver of the current Hollywood business model.. These newly released photos will give you a first hand look at what things were like behind the scenes. Click NEXT to continue.

A Signing Event

Hans Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker, signing up some autographs for the fans!

Young Darth Vader

In case anyone was wondering what Darth Vader looked like in his birthday suit.

Asteroids

It turns out that the asteroids were not actually larger than life, cinematography is great isn’t it?

AT AT Minis

It’s not believed that these cute little guys were used as actual movie props, but they are certainly very neat.

A Real Life Bantha

UNMASKED, a Bantha, is actually an elephant!

Billy Dee

A behind the scenes look at Lando Calrissian, played by Billy Dee Williams.

Boba Fet Wire Work

Now that you know Boba Fet was just dangling around on some wires, see if you can spot them when watching the movie.

Boba Fet Costume

Well it looks like Boba Fet is without clothes somewhere!

C-3PO Studying The Script

The C-3PO costume was a bit difficult to maneuver in, check out this stand that was on set for him to lean on.

C-3PO Getting A Drink

When C-3PO gets thirsty, he needs something to drink, make sure a straw is available though.

C-3PO Missing Some Parts

This is what it looks like when fictional movie robots start taking off their clothes.

C-3PO Heads

In case one of the C-3PO heads gets lost or broken, there are plenty of backups.

C-3PO Riding R2-D2

These dapper robots are catching some quality time out doors.

Princess Leia Napping

This is what Carrie Fisher looked like when she was napping on set.

Princess Leia As R2-D2

Showing off her best impression of R2-D2, by hopping in a trash can.

Chewy Being Bad

It looks like Chewy has had some difficulty getting his mind out of the gutter.

Chewy Getting Love

Was there something going on between Princess Leia, and Chewbacca, behind the scenes?

Chewy Getting Freshened Up

With hair like that, obviously some maintenance was going to be required, good thing Chewbacca had some people on set to give him a hand.

Darth Maul Working Out

It looks like Darth Maul was trying to get in a bit of training, this requires being dressed comfortably of course.

Darth Vader Meets His Doom

Things don’t appear to have turned out very well for Darth Vader here.

Darth Vader Style Fall Protection

Check out that sophisticated fall support system that was down below for this battle scene.

Darth Vader Revealed!

Now you know the man behind the mask.

Jabba The Hut Prop

Quite possibly one of the most interesting questions on everyone’s mind, how does Jabba The Hut work?

Behind The Scenes Bantha

Heres another up close visual of the Banthas behind the scenes!

Episode VIII Table Read.

Even R2-D2 showed up for this gathering!

Ewoks!

George Lucas checking out a couple of Ewoks on set.

Filming The Credits

This is what it looks like when they film the closing credits.

Filming The Title Sequence

This is how they got those big letters on the screen during the opening title sequence, this is also referred to as the opening crawl.

George Lucas Negotiating

George Lucas deliberating with this alien on who shoots first.

George Lucas With All His Toys

Here is George Lucas with all of his toys, and looking proud.

George Lucas With A Destroyer

This is what George Lucas looks like when he is checking to make sure the destroyers are good to go for the big screen.

Santa Vader?

It appears that Santa Claus was too busy for George Lucas to tell him what he wanted for Christmas, so he told Darth Vader instead.

Giant Crew Members

These guys are looking like a bunch of giants compared to some of the movie props.

Going Over Scripts

Hans Solo and Luke Skywalker going over the scripts.

Helping C-3PO

The C-3PO outfit was not exactly the easiest thing to move around in, as we can see here.

Jabba The Hut

It looks like Jabba is holding some type of box, or folder here.

Jabba The Huts Eyes

These are the mechanics behind Jabba The Huts googly looking eyes.

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley getting filmed out in the desert.

These Guys

The human in the picture is not the one you were supposed to see.

Lightsaber Action

One aspect of the Star Wars we have all come to love and know so well, Lightsaber fighting.

Luke Skywalker

Here is Mark Hamill, otherwise known as Luke Skywalker, striking a pose.

The Millennium Falcon

A behind the scenes look at the construction of the Millennium Falcon.

Luke Skywalker In Action

And not one stunt double was anywhere to be found.

Painting R2-D2

Giving a little color to the friendly little garbage can like robot.

Palpatine

It looks like Palpatine was still in the making here.

Hugging A Tauntaun

Every Tauntaun needs a hug now and then.

AT-AT Walkers

Getting these AT-AT walkers into position for the set.

C-3PO Concept

Here we have C-3PO on the drawing board.

R2-D2 Unmasked

Kenny Baker is the actor who played R2-D2.

Rancor

Putting in some of that critical detail that is so beloved about Rancors.

Rancor Getting Prepped

This Rancor is getting ready for the set, good thing someone there is to help out.

R2-D2 Blueprints

In case anyone has the urge to build their own R2-D2, here are some plans.

Return Of The Jedi

More film work out in the desert for Return Of The Jedi.

Hans Solo

Hans Solo taking 5 out in the desert, with no shirt on.

Jawas

Here is a shot of R2-D2 with some Jawas.

Signing Autographs

Some lucky fans managed to snag some autographs through this fence by hanging out around the set.

Storm Troopers

How come the Storm Troopers are the only ones who look happy here?

Princess Leia With Storm Troopers

Princess Leia looks like she is having a little too much fun being held captive by some storm troopers and all.

Explosions

This is what those massive explosions look like behind the scenes.

The Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon in full view, complete, and off screen.

The Crew

These guys look like a fun bunch to hang around.

Luke Skywalker Hero Scene

This is part of the scene where Luke Skywalker becomes super awesome in Return Of The Jedi.

This Is No Cave

In case you were wondering if those were teeth in the background, they are.

Sunbathing

Hans Solo is not the only character who took the opportunity to catch some rays on set.

Sleeping

Everybody be quiet please, Warwick Davis is sleeping.

Warwick Davis

Carrie Fisher giving Warick Davis a surprise hug from behind.

More Warwick Davis

It looks like Warwick Davis is trying to take over the directors roll here with those shades.

Wooden Droids

R2-D2 could use a paint job.

Giant Hands

It looks like everybody is getting into position here.

X-Wing

Here we have an X-Wing up on some saw horses.

C-3PO And George Lucas

There is something to those yellow goggles that they are wearing.

Yoda

It is not yet known if Yoda was sleeping, or meditating here.

Yodas Head

This is a rather disturbing image, of Yodas head detached from his body.

Yoda Pre Production

This is what Yoda looks like without any skin.