Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Easter Egg - Luke's Land Speeder

Hey guys, I found something y'all missed. In the opening scene, where Jar Jar steps in the crap (heh heh) to the left in front of a building with two aliens standing in front if it is, you guessed it, Luke's land speeder from A New Hope. You know, the one with the three motors that he later sells to buy himself and Obi-Wan's transport to Alderaan with the droids. Enjoy ;-)

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Contributed By: SirJimmyMack on 04-12-2000
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Slave_1 writes:
Actually, SciFi_fan is correct. I have the issue that SciFi_fan is refering to and in the article it does mention how they added the actual speeder prop that was used in the filming of episode IV. (Only painted green and some minor altercations for the small part it had the honor of possessing in episode I.) It was done purely for fun and nothing more. Just like the other e-eggs that Lucas includes in all of his films. I'm sorry to say to all of those that doubt SirJimmyMack that the man himself, the great G. Lucas, verified the information himself. Kind-a-hard to dispute facts verified by the source! Let's not be so hasty to burn someone when you, yourself, do not have any facts to prove that someone is wrong! Bravo 'Sir Jimmy'!! 'Star Wars' fans salute you!
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SciFi_fan writes:
For all of you who doubt what this guy is saying: ahem; a Quote from a caption in Star Wars Insider from February/March 2000 article; Episode 1 Easter Eggs (The caption on page 21 for those of you who own the magazine. "Spinning and Speeding:...The same speeder driven across Tatooine by Luke Skywalker in A New Hope was painted green and hidden on the busy streets of Mos Espa for Episode 1." Now, I'm not exactly sure when you see the speeder, but it is at Mos Espa, and it is there.) I'm not completely sure if the speeder is seen when Jar Jar steps in "doo doo," but it is in the movie. So many of you would get this stuff right if you only bothered to check these things to make sure you are right. You just sound ignorant if you have no backing to your claims or arguments. I think someone in here deserves an apology...
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Mak writes:
Actually, Luke's speeder (in A New Hope) had a busted windshield; the back half is broken so he left it retracted, but the front half works fine. I had only went to see this egg the other day, I can't remember if the windshield was fully working in The Phantom Menace, maybe this bit of trivia I uncovered helps in the quest of finding out if it really is Luke's speeder from A New Hope.
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Trivimaster writes:
Who says it's Luke's landspeeder? The landspeeder is a very common vehicle in the Star Wars universe, and every landspeeder has three engines if you haven't noticed!
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skarpathian writes:
Just as do the Gemini rockets as well as the shuttle (just threw that in to spice things up for grits and shins. Hey, it's late!)
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I saw when they were leaving Watoo's shop. (Don't ask me witch time because I can't remember.)
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I hate to bust everyone's bubble but Luke wasn't even bone yet. So that cannot be his land speeder.
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Tony Gies writes:
HE COULD HAVE bought it after he was born!!!
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wormer writes:
They still had that landspeeder from ANH around when they made TPM, so they painted it differently and threw it in, FOOLS!!! I think it appears twice, once in green, once in red. This is more of a trivia thing than an easter egg.
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Sylvia writes:
In the movie's story-line, it's probably just a landspeeder, but in real life it's Luke's from A New Hope.
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anakinjmt writes:
Dude, it IS Luke's landspeeder. I heard it on the commentary for the TPM DVD (yes, I actually listen to commentaries, I'm almost done with the AOC (Attack of the Clones) commentary) and Lucas and McCullum themselves said that they took Luke's landspeeder, painted it green, and then put it in the Jar Jar shot. As far as the Watto shot is concerned, I'm not sure about that. I'll check it out.
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The Evil Pig writes:
It IS Luke's land speeder, just painted green. I don't know why Lucas would paint an original prop, it would be worth loads.
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i think that his landspeeder is that one. they recycle it.
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Mykel writes:
There's only 1 way to find out: look for a blonde haired embryo!
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shady87 writes:
Who says that's Luke's??? Have you ever thought of the fact that Luke isn't the only person who owns a landspeeder? I mean that's like the equivelent to a car, COME ON!!!
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DCJoeDog writes:
That isn't his speeder. If you remember in episode IV he says when he sells it in disappointment for not getting the money he expected," since the new models came out there just isn't a demand for this model anymore," signifying that at one point they were in here demand maybe this was that time. Simple and to the point, I think.
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EggGuy writes:
well, While I disagree that it's Luke's , It is probable that Lucas put it in for a purpose. Episode 1 takes place let's say oh 30 years roughly from episode 4. If Luke had owned a pre used speeder, than this could be right, but, you can infer from what Luke said to Obi-wan that he bought it new or in good condition, on Tattoine things don't stay in good condition for long. That model, the X something, probably came out between the two movies.
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LouDog_187 writes:
MAK....FYI, the "bubble dome" land speeder is the xp-38...the new speeder that luke references in ANH. I forget the model of lukes landspeeder, but it doesn't have a bubble top...so its not busted, as you say.
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wesley58 writes:
That is Luke's speeder from starwars.com it said so,so it is from A New Hope it said on every single other website ask Lucas yourself and see.
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Michael writes:
I agree, this is not Luke's landspeeder, just another one of that type.
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