Junkies, the official deadline to order HasLab's Sail Barge, from Return of the Jedi, has come and gone. As we wait for our barge to arrive (early January 2019), HasLab has been supplying us with constant updates and mouthwatering details on the biggest vehicle/ playset to come from Hasbro. We thought you would love to see these details as well! #AFJ4LIFE
Official Email: "Greetings, HasLab Insiders! In this update, we're taking you behind the scenes to see more of the exciting deco and detailing of the barge.
Here (seen below) you can see the film references from Star Wars: Return fo the Jedi that were used as the basis for creating the interior and exterior details of the ship.
To the left of these reference images, you can see the exploded barge model and the different colors and glosses used for each section.
View the mold and paint specifications (seen below) for the barge and how we've brought some of the smaller details of the ship to life.
Zoom in and explore (below). the inspiration behind some of the barge's smaller details. With a ship of this size, the opportunity to develop these minute details is vast - and no detail has gone unnoticed.
Making Jabba's sail barge as authentic as possible has been a high priority for us from the start. To meet this promise, we actually printed a 3D, 12-inch model cross section for our early discussions with Lucasfilm that led us to see how the colors would work together. This helped us decide which elements of the barge would be wood versus metal, rusty versus clean, etc. Check out this video (HERE) and these two visuals for an inside look at the color (below 1) and paint choices for the barge (below 2).
Of course, what would Jabba's sail barge be with its iconic sails? We went through several renditions of the sails before landing on our current design (seen below), which features soft sails and strong plastic rigging systems for ultimate support.
Be on the lookout for the next HasLab Insider Report later this summer, but until then, sail on!"