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Laugh it up, fuzzball.

Laugh it up, fuzzball.

Earlier this week, Peter Mayhew, the actor best known for playing Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, treated his Twitter followers to a series of rare photographs from the set of A New Hope. The pictures offer an uncanny look at the elaborate costumes, set pieces, matte paintings, and bushy 1970s haircuts that all went into the making of George Lucas’s first masterpiece.

We’ve compiled together some of the more memorable images, starting with Han Solo and his trusty gun. Hopefully, he doesn’t shoot first this time.

H/T Uproxx | Photo via Peter Mayhew/Twitter

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn is a former contributor to the Daily Dot whose beats included Reddit, YouTube, and all things WTF. His work has also appeared in Forbes and News.com.au.