Rogue OneStar Wars Stories

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Meet the Beetles! (more trooper stuff)

Rogue-One-A-Star-Wars-Story-logo

The other day we came by some details on the new Stormtrooper in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The new trooper was described as:

  • It is a combination of a Scout Trooper (Biker Scout) with Stormtrooper parts.
  • On set they were called “Sandtroopers.”
  • It has a lot of soft parts like a Scout Trooper including similar chest armor, but more narrow around the hips.
  • It has the same kneepad as the classic Sandtrooper.
  • It has some accent of color like dark red on a panel.

We have now learned that while they were often called “Sandtroopers” on set, the troopers are called Scarab Troopers after the Egyptian beetles of the desert. I dig the name. It sets it apart from what we classically know as Sandtroopers and takes it up a level of cool.

Ian Hamilton did a mockup on Twitter and sent it to me:

Thanks to Ian for trying to help us visualize the Scarab Trooper!

You May Also Like

Jason Ward (EIC)

Owner, Editor and content supervisor of MakingStarWars.net
Back to top button
Close