By Travis Johnson

Like us, you may have been struck by the brief shot of a white, fox-like creature that’s been cropping up in a lot of The Last Jedi‘s promo materials. That critter, dubbed the Crystal Fox, is a pretty wonderful bit of business, and a good measure of how new elements are being introduced into the Star Wars Universe that push the boundaries a little bit but still feel Star Wars.

This short (too short, really – it just whets the appetite) clip gives us a look into what went into building the Crystal Fox. Yeah, it all inevitable goes ones and zeroes at the end, but there is a physical animatronic puppet, too, and it looks stunning. There’s something comforting in knowing that physical effects are still a big part of Star Wars, and the craft that goes into making them is simply jaw dropping.

December 15, padawans. Mark it.

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