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Photographer discovers old Star Wars set in Tunisia - May 14, 2013, 09:04 AM

Photographer discovers old Star Wars set in Tunisia. - Imgur

Pretty cool pics of the Tatooine set from Tunisia.

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May 14, 2013, 09:07 AM

Pretty cool!!!

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May 14, 2013, 09:10 AM

My family was actually living in Tunisia when Star Wars was filming in the late 70s ( I was an infant at the time). Part of The Lars homestead is actually an underground Hotel that still exists today.

The Star Wars set has been renovated since it was discovered in ruins

Star Wars fan rebuilds Luke Skywalker's crumbling 'igloo' | Mail Online

A movie fan has renovated one of the most famous buildings in Star Wars after it was in danger of being lost forever.

Terry Cooper led a team which has repaired the desert home of young hero Luke Skywalker featured in the first film of the series.
The 'igloo' was built in the Tunisian desert where many of the scenes were shot near the remote village of Tataouine.

Tatty-ooine: Luke Skywalker's crumbling 'igloo' as shocked Star Wars fan Terry Cooper found it when he visited the structure in the remote Tunisian desert

The light side: The finished article after Mr Cooper toiled in 115F heat to re-plaster and repair the plywood and chicken wire building used in the 1977 film

Sci-fi fan Terry, 42, visited the desert to see the Skywalker house - but was horrified to see it was crumbling.

Terry said: 'It's such an iconic building to fantasy fans.
'It was going to waste for the sake of a relatively small amount of money and effort to save it.'
Terry raised cash to preserve the iconic building - and other film fans said: 'May the force be with you.'

May the farce be with you: Mr Cooper was horrified to find that such an iconic film location was crumbling when it only required a reasonably modest sum to renovate

Hut nut: Mr Cooper (pictured), a keen sci-fi writer, sought help from fellow Star Wars fans to return the igloo to its original condition

Terry recruited other Star Wars fans to return the igloo to its original condition before it falls to pieces.
The fans from Europe and the US have re-plastered and repaired the plywood and chicken wire building working in blistering 115F heat.
Director George Lucas named the planet in a 'far far away galaxy' Tatooine after the dusty village in the Sahara.
He was one of millions across the world who watched the 1977 Star Wars movie - the first film in the original trilogy.

Striking back: Cardiff man Mr Cooper said the degradation of the site was 'quite dramatic' and without work could have been lost forever

A New Hope: Proud Mr Copper outside the finished igloo, which in the film was destroyed by stormtroopers from the Galactic Empire

The igloo home of Luke and his foster family was destroyed by stormtroopers from the Galactic Empire.
Terry, of Cardiff, said: 'I last visited the set three years ago and it was sad to see the structure falling into disrepair.
'The degradation of the site was quite dramatic and without work on it could be lost forever.'
Terry is a keen sci-fi writer who has penned the Kangazang! novels - and his first book was narrated for audio by former Dr Who star Colin Baker.

Iconic setting: Luke Skywalker emerges from his home in the 1977 Star Wars film

Read more: Star Wars fan rebuilds Luke Skywalker's crumbling 'igloo' | Mail Online
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May 14, 2013, 02:24 PM

Pretty cool for the fans that found it and fixed it up. Not very cool that the production company didn't clean up after themselves.

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