Star Wars crew faced MAJOR challenge in building Luke Skywalker's home 'Roof ...

STAR WARS' Oscar-winning art director for the first film has exclusively revealed how the iconic home of Luke Skywalker was built.

PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 10:01, Sat, Oct 24, 2020

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Star Wars continues to delight fans with new worlds being created every few years. The original trilogy is still the most iconic, changing the lives of its stars and many fans who became obsessed with every frame. The art director on the original Star Wars, Leslie Dilley, was honoured with the Oscar for Best Art Direction for his work on Star Wars, later called Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope.


Part of that job came with travelling to Tunisia, which was used as the filming location for Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s childhood home.

Luke grew up on Tattooine with his uncle and aunt, though he later discovers they took him in after the death of his mother, Padme, and his father Anakin Skywalker’s shocking turn to the Dark Side.

His sister, Leia, played by Carrie Fisher, was raised by the Senator of Alderaan and his wife, meaning they did not grow up together.

Luke’s childhood home has become an iconic scene and was seen a great deal in other films, including Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.

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According to Leslie, that home had some interesting issues in filming, including one moment where the entire roof collapsed around them.

Speaking exclusively to, he said: “I was in Tunisia with the crew responsible for getting Luke Skywalker’s childhood home ready for shooting.

“The day before the shooting crew was to arrive, we had gotten the 30’ circular roof of his

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