25 Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Star Wars

These are the Star Wars behind-the-scenes photos you're looking for.

Ever since the iconic sci-fi series joined Instagram back in December 2013, the Star Wars Instagram has amassed an empire of followers (it stands at about 327K follower right now - it got 50K followers right off the bat with just three pics. What can we say? The Force is strong with this one.)

Since then, they added over 200 posts, so it's time that we take another look at some of the best behind-the-scenes photos posted to the Star Wars Instagram account so far:

A never-before-seen behind-the-scenes image of Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala

Gamorrean Guard feet, found at the Lucasfilm Archives

This prop is used to create the hyperspace-jump effect, with a little help from fancy lighting and camera tricks

Sound designer Ben Burtt petting George Lucas' pet dog Indiana, the inspiration for Chewbacca and the eponym of Indiana Jones

"We named the dog Indiana" is actually true!

Wampa hair sample

This wampa hair sample was sent to costume makers to ensure color continuity

Extras line up for the final scenes of A New Hope

Original ad for the release of Star Wars outside the Grauman's Chinese Theater in 1977

Olympic fencer Bob Anderson as Darth Vader's stunt double for his lightsaber battles

Cover your eyes, it's a trap! This is how Admiral Ackbar's costume was made

Warwick Davis, the actor who played the Ewok Wicket

Stormtrooper stunt man landing on "high-tech" safety equipment

Film producer Gary Kurtz, with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher

Benn Burtt playing Ewok sounds to actors playing Ewoks

Carrie Fisher playing around with the camera

Carrie said, "Originally, I was known as 'the girl.' During my first day on the set, someone described the next scene I was in as, 'The girl crossed the room and exits stage left. The camera operator will have to pan to keep her in frame.' I asked whether I was to be 'the girl' or 'the camera operator.' They got the idea. I'm now an honorary camera operator."

Industrial Light & Magic model maker working on a cloud car

From the Lucasfilm Archives, hereare the proper Pantone colors of a Tauntaun

Harrison Ford as a scruffy-looking nerf-herder

Ford said, "It was the first time a character I had played was so important to the film. It was necessary that this character worked, as necessary for them as it was for me"

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher behind-the-scenes of The Empire Strikes Back

The prop used to test the opening crawl

Notice the text is different from the movie version. It's from an earlier draft of the film's script: "It is a period of civil wars in the galaxy. A brave alliance of underground freedom fighters has challenged the tyranny and oppression of the awesome GALACTIC EMPIRE.

Striking from a fortress hidden among the billion stars of the galaxy, rebel spaceship have won their first victory ..."

Model maker Don Bies with the puppet Melas from the Cantina scene

Behind-the-scenes, on the way to the cell block 1138 aboard the Death Star

Behind-the-scenes look inside the "armory" of Star Wars

Close-up look at the surface of a Death Star model, from the Lucasfilm Archives

Cut here! A model of the Death Star

Lightsaber battle ... with props (What? Did you think lightsabers are real?)

For more Star Wars goodness, don't forget to check out the official Star Wars Instagram.

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