Back when George Lucas and company made the original Star Wars trilogy, they had to build everything from scratch — all the sets, all the models. And a new book, Star Wars: The Blueprints, gives you all the schematics.
The great thing about Star Wars, especially the original trilogy, was how gritty and lived-in everything looked. Everything felt solid. Now, at last you can see the actual blueprints that made that galaxy look like a place you could visit.
Before Yoda was a Muppet, the makers of Empire Strikes Back considered casting a monkey as the movie's spiritual center. Plus the lost Wampa raid on the rebel base, and the original portrayer of Palpatine finally revealed after thirty years!