Parts of the Star Wars Tatooine Set still standing in the Tunisia desert
There has rarely been a geek we’ve come across who’s not been a Star Wars fan, a geek not versed with the likes of Darth Vader and the Anakin Skywalker. But there’ll be many who wouldn’t know that four of the Star War movies have been filmed partially in deserts of southern Tunisia, where the sets and landscapes still remain preserved for tourist attraction. A team from RocketNews24 happened to visit the region to find that many scenes from The Phantom Menace, Mos Espa (the spaceport on Tatooine and the home of the young Anakin Skywalker) have been shot in the desert area of Oung el Jemel, where 15-20 buildings then built as sets still look in good shape.
The buildings are made of sand from the inside and the set is filled with machinery and gadgets made from wood and plastic only. Besides the Mos Espa the Star War sets and souvenirs are spread around Tunisia. Check pictures below to see them for yourself.