When it comes to travelling and enduring the harsh but beautiful desert realms of Tatooine, there's no better creature to utilize in your endeavours than a Bantha, best known in their use by those fearsome Tusken Raiders, but also by other less dangerous, if somewhat shady, residents of the planet, like those assembled here in this lovely art by the legendary Ralph McQuarrie, part of his last major creative endeavours for the STAR WARS Classic Trilogy, well paired with author Kevin J. Anderson's talents, for THE ILLUSTRATED STAR WARS UNIVERSE book, now celebrating its landmark, acclaimed 20th Anniversary this month.
|Dreams given form for EPISODE VII.|
With the McQuarrie still making an impact in the animated and filmic realms, its nice to see that the distinctive bridge entrance gate here will be appearing on Jakku for THE FORCE AWAKENS.
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