To capture some of the many weird and wonderful characters of the Star Wars universe, LEGO® Designers have had to create many new elements to make sure those Minifigure versions look like their on-screen counterparts. In the early days of LEGO design, the LEGO Star Wars Design team would craft large-scale versions of elements in order to get the right look. These clay creations would then be scanned into a computer and tweaked before a mould would be created to produce the piece found in sets. The clay stage isn’t used as much these days, but often LEGO Designers will just props and production images to help them to shape upcoming sets. Below are some of the product prototypes of a number of iconic character pieces, including an amazingly fear inducing Chewbacca. Many have evolved greatly over the past 20 years and they can be seen up close in LEGO House during their LEGO Star Wars exhibition.