The Art of STAR WARS - Creatures

The STAR WARS films feature an amazing number of creatures, and these two rooms show a variety of designs and models that relate to them. One of the most famous characters in the saga is Jedi Master Yoda, who made his first appearance in The Empire strikes back. The first room includes concept desings for the character and one of the memorable models sculpted by Stuart Freeborn. Freeborn took the "wise" aspects of Yoda from Albert Einstein´s face and "some of the funny bits" from looking in the mirror.

The second room shows some of the different ways in which creatures are brought alive for the camera, including creature costumes, masks and animatronics. Animatronics combines engi-neering with make-up and puppetry, and has been used to help realise the facial expressions of characters such as Yoda and Jabba the Hutt.

Photos: Claudia Riedel