Refurbishing Luke's Home



The structure that was used as Luke Skywalker's boyhood home on the planet Tattooine in Star Wars is actually in Tunisia. Over 35 years after the filming, it had fallen into pretty rough shape. Belgian Star Wars fan Mark Dermul organized a project to save and restore the prop home. With funds raised from fans and the blessing of Lucasfilm, Dermul and a group of fans went to work in May. Their eight-day restoration project will be the subject of a book, from which proceeds will go to the ongoing preservation of "The Igloo." You can follow the entire project at the Save The Lars Homestead site, or read the shorter article at GeekDad. Link

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Over 35 years after the filming? No, it was completely refurbished for filming of the prequels, so it's more like "over 10 years after the filming" if anything.
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No. There wasn't really anything left since the first filming of the homestead. It was rebuilt, as in built again, for the prequels. While this might be tugging at the heart strings of a lot of people, myself included, this structure has more in common with Jar Jar Binks than it does with Luke Skywalker.
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