nicolas amiard imagines the fall of star wars battleships in major cities nicolas amiard imagines the fall of star wars battleships in major cities
jun 18, 2015

nicolas amiard imagines the fall of star wars battleships in major cities

nicolas amiard imagines the fall of star wars battleships in current cities 
all images courtesy of nicolas amiard




paris-based graphic designer nicolas amiard imagines the convergence of fantasy and reality by bringing together contemporary cityscapes and the star wars series. amiard’s collection of digitally-enhanced images envision surreal yet strangely lifelike scenarios where battleships crash land in the middle of today’s most densely-populated urban landscapes. examples of the scenes include a lucrehulk-class droid control ship meeting a mountainous panorama as it falls into the coast surrounding rio de janeiro; an enormous star destroyer ship haphazardly lands just in front of paris’ seemingly minuscule eiffel tower; a millennium falcon spaceship unexpectedly collides into the water surrounding lower manhattan.

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a millennium falcon spaceship unexpectedly collides into the water surrounding lower manhattan

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an enormous star destroyer ship haphazardly landsin front of paris’ eiffel tower

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the city of london sees a surprising crash landing of a tie fighter

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a spaceships haphazardly lands down a narrow urban alleyway

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as a gondola driver floats down the canals he encounters a fallen space ship

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a cold winter scene is punctuated by the presence of a star wars spaceship landing 

  • Fun stuff — but presumably the space ship pilots would be skilled enough to avoid (crash?) landings as imagined.

    Alaimo says:
  • These are horribly amateurish at best. I realize there is great pressure to publish anything Star Wars related as click bait . . . but please try to maintain some level of standard. The first thing that struck me was the terrible “compositing”. The second was the scale issues.

    Chris Anderson says:
  • the millennium falcon scale is very off…

    eugene says:
  • The Millennium Falcon is completely out of scale…

    Carmai says:
  • The Death Star is also way out of scale.

    Brian says:
  • not to mention that the grounds and buildings surrounding the ‘crashes’ are entirely pristine… no torn up asphalt, no chips off the facades of buildings… fun idea, but doesn’t go far enough

    raymond says:
  • Carmai: there is no Death star in any of the pictures. I think you’re refering to the Rio de Janeiro pic. That’s the Trade federation mothership (don’t know the correct name) from the Fantom Menace.

    Nixxon says:
  • I like Thomas Dagg’s better, but I’m sure there are many other, unseen images, created by fans.

    Serendipity says:
  • What I don’t like is how tie fighter, the falcon etc are correctly referenced but then the Jedi x wing fighter is simply referred to as a “fallen space ship” that’s nuts. Did someone forget the name ? if so just google..grrrr

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