Star Wars to begin shooting on May 13th? Abu Dhabi plus sets details.

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UnsungTipster has written in again with some much appreciated news via The National (the people who brought us the AT-AT leg).

Things seem to be picking up pace around the Star Wars sets in the Abu Dhabi desert, with shooting expected to start on Tuesday and last until at least the end of the month.

This is the exciting part:

Our sources also report that the sets are getting closer to completion, with a “whole world” having been built on an otherworldly salt lake at one location, a “shuttle-like” spacecraft, a large tower, a “big, centuries-old-looking market”, something the crew are reportedly referring to as the “alien house” and 10 to 15 “really fast buggies” powered by jet engines (landspeeders of Tatooine fame from the previous films, perhaps?)

They go on to say there are explosives technicians are out there and some of the cast has already visited the location.

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