Lucasfilm Animation is going to have a new office in Singapore, and it is designed to look like a famed Star Wars vehicle, the Sandcrawler.

The shiny iron and glass is not like the desert brown of the Jawas’ sandcrawler, and it really is only shaped like the iconic tank contraption from one side. On the other side, it is horseshoe shaped and shows a lush garden that resembles the forests of Endor rather than the desolate desert of Tatooine.

In all honesty, I am not certain why Lucasfilm needs an animation studio in Singapore. Perhaps the work on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars is done from this country. If Lucas is setting up office here, then perhaps he has greater plans for more animation. Perhaps he can conjure up some original animated series instead of recycling the old ideas of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

I would have to say that this Sandcrawler office is one of George Lucas’ better decisions. I’m sure that you have heard about a certain line that was added to the Blu-ray version of Return of the Jedi. Yes, when the Emperor is shocking Luke Skywalker, you hear Darth Vader saying “NO-O-O-O!”

Yeah, it looks pretty bad. I hope that the Sandcrawler comes off better when it is finished construction sometime in 2012.


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