It's Friday, so you know what that means… random, fascinating shit :)
Like this… I actually figured there was some post-production protocol that would have seen these sets taken apart and removed after shooting was complete. Yes/no?
The short story goes… George Lucas shot parts of 4 Star Wars movies in southern Tunisia (really, the Sahara desert), and many of the sets that were built for Tatooine, home to Luke and Anakin Skywalker, are still standing today; but not only that – people are actually living in them now.
The website RocketNews24.com got a first-hand look at the sandy makeshift *city* that was once a planet called Tatooine, and you can read their full report HERE.
The video below is a visual accompaniment to their written report: