These characters are indelibly imprinted on our memories through the magic of the silver screen, but they could have looked different – very different. Over at the Official Site Jon Waterhouse looks at 5 characters who underwent vast changes from initial concept to the screen.

Some Star Wars characters go through quite a dramatic transformation from concept to the big screen. Go back to the original drawing board, and you’ll find Yoda looking like a garden gnome, Ewoks with flamingo legs, and prequel battle droids resembling Vader’s finest. We take a look at five of our favorite unused versions of beloved Star Wars characters.