Here’s Mark Patton posing beside his diorama masterpiece, a miniature recreation of the Anaheim Starport scaled to Hasbro action figures.
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Mark told our own staff reporters/photographers Brian Curran & Paul Hruby that he finished this diorama Wednesday night… only a few hours before bringing it to CIV!
The dio recreates the famous Star Tours queue area, complete with a custom StarSpeeder 3000 and four custom PeopleMover trams.
The number 30 on the Peoplemover Car is a tribute to Star Wars‘ 30th Birthday.
Note how all the figures in the People Movers are characters from 1977’s A New Hope?
In the first tram car are cantina aliens Myo, Dannik Jerriko, Snaggletooth, and Kabe.
Next are Rebellion heroes Luke, Han, and Chewie– dig the vacationing pose of Chewie achieved by use of the Dejarik Champion Chewbacca figure.
In the third car are some Jawas and a Gonk droid; and representing the Imperial forces in the final car are a TIE Pilot, Sandtrooper, and Stormtrooper. The use of figures specific to A New Hope is a nice attention to detail, as a tribute for the film that started it all.
The Ewok Deity C-3PO action figure is a perfect choice alongside these theme park exclusive action figures.
A goose-droid from Sector 2 has ‘migrated’ into the main hangar bay to assist Threepio and Artoo with repairs on this StarSpeeder.
WEG-1618 has apparently borrowed Chewbacca’s welding tools and moved into the main hangar to check the thrusters on the SS3K. Note that Mr. Patton has even perfectly recreated the hinged roofs of the People Mover trams. Stay tuned for more info!
Thanks to Alex Newborn for help with this article. Additional photos by David Yeh.
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