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Chewbacca actor shares a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes Star Wars pictures

Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew has taken to Twitter to share a plethora of fascinating behind-the-scenes pictures from the filming of the original Star Wars trilogy. While some of the images have been seen in various places down the years, many are being published for the first time.

Notable pictures include an 11 year-old Warwick Davis (who starred as the Ewok Wicket) posing with Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and an early version of the C-3PO costume. Other shots cover script readings, make up routines and on-set parties, including one of Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi) celebrating his birthday.

Head to Mayhew’s Twitter feed and you can see a scale model of a Star Destroyer, several Bantha shots, and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) fooling around with a blaster pistol. The captions he’s posted underneath each of the images are well worth reading through as well.

It’s a real treasure trove for anyone interested in the Star Wars series and should keep you going until the next set of films in 2015. Speaking of the next instalments in the series, here’s everything we know so far about what’s around the corner.

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