Designers used familiar imagery for new STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI vehicles, including the AT-AT and Star Destroyer.
New vehicles of the Star Wars universe are making their debut in The Last Jedi! These new elements in the film include an AT-AT-inspired All Terrain Megacaliber Six (AT-M6) as well as the First Order Dreadnought, a Mandator-IV class warship. Check them out below:
Designer supervisor Kevin Jenkins talked to starwars.com about where he drew inspiration and how he knew the designs would incorporate well into the new film:
“Really, the final aesthetic came from something we were doing on Episode VII — this is why I made a physical model. If it feels like a model and I felt like it probably could have been in the original trilogy, then I’d be happy with it.”
Jenkins also said that he’s proud of the two creations for different reasons:
“…When the Dreadnought was [requested], “Oh, we need another ship,” I thought it was just a flippant, “Oh, we just need another thing,” and it turned into a whole sequence around what it needed to be. And the walkers for different reasons, because that 10-year-old kid in me, when I saw The Empire Strikes Back, thought that that was the coolest thing I had ever seen.”
You can also check out this episode from The Star Wars show that further explores the new batch of vehicles, with more photos and interesting details! Don’t forget to let us know what you think of these new additions to the galaxy.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017.