CONCEPT ART: Scrapped Ideas for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Revealed

A few days ago, we got to learn more about the creation of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge thanks to a new book by Amy Ratcliffe. The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been available for preorder and was officially released today. In addition to information about scrapped plans for the land, the book also features never-before-seen concept art.

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Here we see a First Order TIE Fighter parked in a Batuu courtyard. The Fighter did not end up outside in the final land though. Instead, guests can see Kylo Ren’s TIE Echelon in the courtyard and a TIE Fighter inside the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance queue.

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This concept lets us imagine what the adventure of Smuggler’s Run would look like from outside the Millennium Falcon.

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In an interview with Disney Parks Blog, Ratcliffe describes her favorite artwork featured in the book: Ian McCaig’s illustration of the therii Elee, who would have roamed Batuu and given guests rides.

I adore Elee. She’s a sweet creature, a therii, who belongs to Salju and I got to share her story in Elee & Me. I felt like I bonded with her. Imagineering created models and thought about how to maybe bring her to life, and I just loved seeing that exploration.

Ratcliffe’s children’s book Elee & Me was published last year.

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More concept art shows Stormtroopers and droids roaming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Unfortunately, no droids can be found roaming the land (though a roaming R2-D2 was tested at Disneyland early last year), and humanoid characters currently remain in certain areas for physical distancing.

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This piece does not depict a scene, but some of the tattered banners found throughout the land.

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And this familiar site showcases the impressive AT-AT scene from Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

What is your favorite detail in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Let us know in the comments.