mmmmm.. I love me some ‘Star Wars’ fan art. Its even better than Star Wars is mashed up with something as beautiful and elegant as “steampunk”. This amazing collection of steampunk Star Wars character illustration was created by UK based conceptual artist/illustrator, Bjorn Hurri. Unlike many artists who just adds some bells and whistles to an existing design, Bjorn really took it to another level by designing the character from scratch. The ability to reimagine these iconic characters and turn them on their heads yet have them still recognizable to the viewer is quite remarkable. Considering almost nothing about Bjorn’s steampunk Boba Fett is similar to that of Boba Fett from the movies, I still would be able recognize the infamous bounty hunter. My favorite of the collection has to be steampunk Princess Leia and Chewbacca. The only one that seems to look similar to the movie version is the Jawa Scavenger. On the other hand, Jawas are pretty steampunk’ed themselves.

Hit the jump and enjoy Bjorn’s Steampunk Star Wars collection.

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