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Krayt Dragon - Star Wars IV

This is an actual fragment of the Krayt Dragon prop skeleton from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977). Salvaged from the sands of Tunisia, this item is an excellent and affordable collectible for any Star Wars fan!

Krayt Dragon - Star Wars IV

The Krayt Dragon is back with a fantastic new look and upgrades! This Star Wars specimen first appeared in the Second Edition of the Mini Museum. We're pleased to offer it once again as a standalone specimen!

On May 25th, 1977, George Lucas' Star Wars premiered in theaters. The film was an instant success. Fans saw the movie multiple times, sometimes on the same day. Star Wars went on to become a global phenomenon and still remains the third highest-grossing film of all time (inflation-adjusted).

This specimen contains fragments of the fiberglass from Star Wars Episode IV's "Krayt Dragon" prop, the long serpentine skeleton C-3PO encounters soon after separating from R2-D2 on Tatooine.

To protect this fragile material, we've encased fragments of the original Krayt Dragon prop inside clear acrylic and affixed it to a sturdy black acrylic disc. The completed specimen is easy to handle and provides a sharp background contrast to the light color of the original fiberglass. For display, we've included our classic specimen card and acrylic specimen jar to provide continuity with other Mini Museum specimens. In addition, we've also included an even larger certificate of authenticity card that doubles as a display for the specimen. These upgrades provide numerous options to protect and showcase this treasure from one of the most beloved films of all time!

The โ€œKrayt Dragon,โ€ a creature from the planet Tatooine, appears in skeletal form in an early scene of the film after C-3PO has separated from R2-D2. The long serpentine skeleton resting on a sand dune signals that this desert and the universe as a whole is a strange and dangerous place.

Lucas chose to film the desert scenes in Tunisia after being inspired by the areaโ€™s architecture. Early scouting of the area heavily influenced the design of the houses and streets seen in the film. There was also a practical element to Tunisia as compared to other places in North Africa, as there are a variety of geologic features within close proximity to each other. Dunes, ravines, and salt flats were all within a half hourโ€™s drive, making shooting in several varied sets far easier. Tunisiaโ€™s strongest influence on the film would actually be the name of a city in the area: Tataouine.

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