New Details From the Abu Dhabi Episode VII Set


ep7630This weekend marks the beginning of a schism for Star Wars fans. With location filming expected to begin this Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, those who want to avoid all spoilers about Episode VII will likely attempt to go into some kind of media blackout. For other Star Wars fans, who don’t mind spoilers, strap yourself in because it’s going to be a wild ride.

The first bit of information again comes from The National, which originally broke the news about the AT-AT foot being in the desert:

Our sources also report that the sets are getting closer to completion, with a “whole world” having been built on an otherworldly salt lake at one location, a “shuttle-like” spacecraft, a large tower, a “big, centuries-old-looking market”, something the crew are reportedly referring to as the “alien house” and 10 to 15 “really fast buggies” powered by jet engines (landspeeders of Tatooine fame from the previous films, perhaps?)

Even more information can be found over at our buddies at who have located even more info from a source:

Several large transport trucks were also spotted moving the set, which is believed to include a spacecraft that lands on the exotic “planet” being created in the Western Region.

The crew had several large white bags of rusted and bent metal parts, which are to be strewn in the desert, possibly to show a space­­craft crash or perhaps a post-apocalyptic civili­sation.

It may be difficult to get many spy pictures out of the region as the production is apparently using both police and the UAE military to keep people away from the set. But long-time veterans of the Spoiler Wars will know that no military or cop has ever stopped a Bothan before…

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