Hidden far away in a system devoid of human forms, the icy sixth planet of the Hoth systems seems the perfect choice for one of the larger Rebel cells led by Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa to set up a base away from the pursuant forces of the Empire, as seen in this terrific conceptual art by Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston from 1978-79.
|An X-wing fighter departs. Art by Ralph McQuarrie.|
|Inside one of the Rebel base hangars. Art by Ralph McQuarrie|
|A very early Rebel ice cave hangar idea from Joe Johnston.|
|The Millennium Falcon in the bay. Art by Ralph McQuarrie.|
|The Falcon and other craft in the bay. Art by Ralph McQuarrie.|
|Exterior entrance to the base by Ralph McQuarrie. The production painting art would be adapted for use in the later Marvel Comics adaptation.|
|The massive but vulnerable exterior power generators for the base. Art by Ralph McQuarrie.|