Luke’s Meditation Dome
Star Wars Concept Art: 4. Luke and His Meditation Dome
This piece was originally set to appear in The Last Jedi. Not only is it a stunning visual but it would’ve also provided a clarity that this is where Luke’s peace is. The architecture is familiar to the planet Ahch-To.
This is the closest thing in the Star Wars universe that can symbolize peace. It also would’ve been a nice area for Luke and Rey to train together.
It would’ve been nice to have seen this before he… died, y’know.
Ben Solo with a 2 color lightsaber
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Star Wars Concept Art: 5. Ben Solo’s Inner Conflict
The 2-colored lightsaber would have been a first for the Star Wars franchise. The blue to represent the good left in him and the red his dark alter ego. It kind of depicts ideas of light/darkness or fire/water. They’re both opposites.
It is understandable, however, why they didn’t include this visual metaphor in the movies. It would’ve been too much for one movie.
Having his conflict be something mental rather than physical let his confused nature to grow more apparent and naturally.
I really would’ve loved to see the double colored-bladed saber, though.
Do I think these concept art pieces should have been featured in their movies? Yes.
But then again, not having these pieces in their movies shows how innovative Star Wars can be without them. I mean, they’ve been doing it for over 40 years. Still, I wouldn’t have minded seeing Luke have a meditation dome or the really icy Kessel escape in Solo.
Perhaps concept art like this will encourage the Star Wars franchise on what they have to do now to revive their universe. Especially now since they’ve cut off all future solo movies, including the Boba Fett one.
Who knows, maybe we’ll see different adaptions of these particular Star Wars Concept Art Pieces in the Star Wars universe, one day.
Pieces courtesy of Star Wars concept art visual guides by Lucasfilm — which you can purchase here.