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In The North African Desert, People Are Living In The Abandoned 'Phantom Menace' Set

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 13, 2012 at 9:37AM

It's Friday, so you know what that means... random, fascinating shit :)
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Star Wars Set

It's Friday, so you know what that means... random, fascinating shit :)

Like this... I actually figured there was some post-production protocol that would have seen these sets taken apart and removed after shooting was complete. Yes/no?

The short story goes... George Lucas shot parts of 4 Star Wars movies in southern Tunisia (really, the Sahara desert), and many of the sets that were built for Tatooine, home to Luke and Anakin Skywalker, are still standing today; but not only that - people are actually living in them now.

The website RocketNews24.com got a first-hand look at the sandy makeshift *city* that was once a planet called Tatooine, and you can read their full report HERE.

The video below is a visual accompaniment to their written report:


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