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Yesterday TheForce.net revealed a few pieces of concept art–check them out for a few early BB-8s and an inhabitant of the Exotic City. A few of these were sent to us in fairly good quality. Here you can see the Bullhead Alien concepts and the front of the TIE starfighter design. It was a really great post by TheForce.net and we’d like to help out with a slight upgrade and some elaboration on the design front.
Here you can see they tried the Bullhead as an X-wing pilot. This piece wasn’t given an approval to the best of our knowledge but the creature itself was built.
Here we can we can see the Bullhead used as a “Rebel Base” technician or pilot of some kind:
Back when Maz’s planet was an Exotic City the bullhead was designed to be a speeder bike thug:
The TIE starfighter is one of my favorite designs that does not appear to make it onto the screen. I believe this design was to set the TIE apart from the average TIE, justifying the two seats (which Poe and Finn will need to escape in the film).
TIE starfighter front and back: