And here is a few photos from the Geonosian execution arena sequence from Attack of the Clones. The arena was sculpted out of high-density foam.


And here are a few of the many other practical miniatures used to help create the worlds of the Star Wars prequels:



And lastly, watch Industrial Light and Magic effects veterans Lorne Peterson, Danny Wagner, and Fon Davis talk about making the miniature effects for the Star Wars prequels in a deleted scene from the filmmaking model maker documentary Sense of Scale:

We have only featured a fraction of the photos which can be found on various internet sites. Most of the behind the scenes images used in this article were found on forum threads and You can find many more examples of how practical special effects helped create the worlds seen in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith at those three links.


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