Star Wars Tatooine locations today


26 Responses to “Star Wars Tatooine locations today”

  1. Benjamin Fryc says:

    Awesome video. I didn’t realize the entire town was still there. I know the place where Luke grew up was still around. Is there a video of that place as well?

  2. Neat how they did the dome roof on that one place.  Crafty.

  3. It’s a shame that they let the train from “The Great Train Robbery” rust away. It was a piece of history that is shamefully lost to us now. It was our own Mali temple.

  4. Bucket says:

    We must be cautious.

  5. noah django says:


  6. sam1148 says:

    I’m surprised those doors haven’t been ripped out and sold to collectors. 

  7. james morrall says:

    i’m pretty sure these are from episodes I,II and III – the original ’77 sets having long since been reclaimed by the desert. 

  8. jimh says:

    Junked landspeeder @ 3:11?!

  9. gornzilla says:

    They weren’t all built to be abandoned.  The catina scene is in a troglodyte hotel in Matmata, Tunisa.  It’s high on my list of places to visit as I ride my motorcycle round the world. 

    • mypalmike says:

      [Sorry if repost...] In case you haven’t seen them, check out the excellent motorcycle road-trip series “Long Way Round” and “Long Way Down” (available on Netflix DVD). The latter has a stop at that hotel.

  10. Neat, but I am not really cool with the captive hawks and especially the captive fennec fox cub :(

  11. telharmonium says:

    Fiberglass? Wish somebody’d knocked on a wall.

  12. Warren_Terra says:

    There was a great article in Harper’s a couple years back on related themes.

  13. telharmonium says:

    From this video, it appears they’re made of plaster over shells made of wood and chicken wire:

  14. soapdish says:

    That’s neat and all, but it seems like it’s really just a bunch of trash left to rot in the desert.  Are we cool with that?

  15. Wise Vehicle says:

    robdobbs already said this, but vaguely.

    These ‘haven’t held up so well’ they’ve been maintained, you can hear about it here

  16. IndexMe says:

    Funny I was in Mauritania last week and thought it looked like Tatooine. Desert is similar with lone mobile sand dunes.

  17. Max Allan says:

    These aren’t the buildings you’re looking for. Move along, move along.

  18. Vengefultacos says:

    My Name is George Lucas, director of directors! Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair! 

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