Full size Jabba The Hut Project

Life sized Star Wars Jabba the Hut prop

This project is about Jabba the Hut, check out my other Star Wars props

As an aside to building R2-D2 and C-3PO, I decided to stick to the Star Wars theme and build a giant Jabba the Hut. This will also be great for my Star Wars themed party that I’m planning.

I wanted it to fit over my TV and DVD storage cabinet, so it will be built to fit around it. Jabba’s plinth/thrown is made from three large boxes. Here’s the main shape of Jabba made from lots of boxes stuck together:

I bought a large reel of corrugated cardboard, this is hot-glued on to smooth out the edges. I also bought a lot of 1/2″ foam:

Here’s the partially covered in foam:

I bought these expanded polystyrene hemispheres:

I’ve vacuum formed over them so that the spray paint doesn’t melt the polystyrene:

The arms are made from blocks of foam:

I’ve covered Jabba with very thin fabric which is spray-glued onto him all over to make his scaly skin. Still have his arms to take care of

Next he will be painted a greeny-blacky-grey with car paints. This is the start of Salacious Crumb – the little bird-monkey creature that sits next to Jabba. He is made from a wire coat hanger frame. I’ve padded him out with foam, bubble wrap and brown tape. His hands, feet and ears are made from a prototyping plastic called Polymorph.

Jabba is now finished. I made Han Solo in Carbonite by printing out a big picture on about 50 sheets of A4 and sticking them all together: