Behind-the-Scenes with Star Wars: The Force Awakens Holochess

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(Photo: Lucasfilm / Tippett Studios)

It's a fun little Easter Egg in Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Finn leans on the old Holochess table in the Millennium Falcon, and it activates, with stop-motion creatures growling and fighting each other.

Indeed, it wasn't just the same old footage; it was brand-new footage, using some of the same and some new or reconstructed puppets, all shot in stop-motion once again.

This new behind-the-scenes video from Tippett Studio shows how they created the tiny holochess scene, including reconstructing puppets, and the hours of posing and reposing.

"The chess set's going to come on, and everyone's gonna go 'yay!'"

Indeed, that's exactly what happened both times I've seen the movie so far.