This is the Ultimate Group Project. We’ve pulled together a set of twenty of the most talented Star Wars customizers in the galaxy to bring you life on Judde Lulos (The Empire’s Jewel).
“In the years after the Clone Wars, the Empire spread its reach across the galaxy, overtaking countless star systems. While chasing a Separatist shuttle, Darth Vader stumbled across the untapped resource of Judde Lulos. After reporting this rich unexploited world to his master, Darth Sidious (aka Emperor Palpatine), a spaceport and Imperial Command outpost were quickly developed.
Mostly mountainous terrain encompassed the planet. But one area was ripe for spice mining. The native inhabitants of this world– those who refused to succumb to the Empire’s rule– were driven into the treacherous jungle areas of this world or forced to work the mines. The credits earned from the spice this planet provided, was used to pad the account of the Empire’s Elite. Vader was entrusted to make sure this “jewel” never fell into the hands of the many ruthless organizations that fought for their piece of the Spice Market.
Smaller settlements formed and some attempts to overthrow the Imperial hold on this once-peaceful place were made. When Separatists got word of the existence of this world, they secretly provided the native Rebels with weapons and training to hopefully overthrow the Imperial command center. Doing so would provide a great resource of credits for the growing Rebellion against the Empire….”
The city was the combined efforts of the Jedi Defender and Yak Face customizing forums. We’ve spent almost an entire year creating preproduction sketches, figures, ships, buildings and landscape. The entire diorama is over ten feet long and seven feet across. There are approximately three hundred custom figures in the city with scenes that include a shuttle landing and a sneak attack by the rebel alliance. There are even guest cameos such as Anthony Daniels, George Lucas, a Cylon from the original Battlestar Galactica series and Twiki from the Buck Rogers TV show.”