The Force Awakens – Rub’ al Khali desert

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They needed sand for “The Force Awakens”, lots of sand, so why not go to the biggest desert in the world in the Arabian Peninsula? Rub’ al Khali desert is the largest sand desert in the world and is used as planet Jakku (and the actors say it was HOT HOT HOT!). Luxury resorts are nearby in case you would like to visit this desert (and this is also where the crew stayed).

Fun fact: while filming, codename AVCO was used (much like “Blue Harvest” was used for “Jedi”). Avco is the name of the theater where JJ saw “Star Wars”.

 

The Force Awakens – Puzzlewood

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A long time ago, before the production of Star Wars episode VII, Puzzlewood forrest was used for movies and TV shows like  “Merlin” and “Jack the Giant Slayer”. These days, it might become more famous for the blockbuster “The Force Awakens”.

The Force Awakens – Skellig Michael

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The Irish Island of Skellig Michael is used in the 2015 Star Wars reboot. Luke Skywalker is hiding on these islands, Rey finds him at the end of episode VII…

The Last Jedi:

Rey trains herself in the Islands of Skellig Michael (while Chewbacca has fun with the Porgs). More Irish locations have been used for the sequel to TFA.