The Mandalorian’s set used some serious Danger Room/Holodeck stuff to pull off a virtual shot-on-location feel for its many different settings, and powering the world projected on its giant LED wall was none other than Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
The setup allowed the cast to shoot in multiple locations in a single day, to shoot at a particular time of day for 10 hours if necessary, or even (literally) move a mountain in the background to get a better shot. But you really see (or, rather, don’t see) the difference when characters are aboard a moving vehicle.
Wow. I was totally unaware of this and never noticed a lot of things were shots like this while watching it.
Lego Star Wars Hoth MOC – UCS Scale Hoth Base. This took me about a year to complete and uses over 16,000 pieces. It is a UCS Scale Hoth Base for the Millennium Falcon 75192. The main gates are motorized with power functions.
Trailer for The Mandalorian, a Star Wars live-action series, due November 12 on Disney+:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
About two years ago I started watching Star Wars with my children. Whilst watching the first movie (Episode IV) I kind of found Darth’s role quite disturbing. He was just floating there in the background, and all stuff that we associate with him wasn’t that well expressed. It’s only during Episode V that his character is presented as how I remember it.