Brandon (Anakinskywalker_X) is our newly elected Supreme Chancellor. Congratdulations dude! The desert trip to the dune sea was a huge sucess(apart from putting up the tents!) Here is a list of what we found courtesy of Mara_Jade_Fan of SDSWS: It was amazing, we found the exact spot of Jabba's sail barge in less than one minute's time! As soon as we got out of the car, my youngest daughter turns on the metal detector and the thing beeps right away. She had found the post of the chain link fence that surrounded the set. Using pictures taken during the filming of the Sail Barge scene back in 1982, we quickly assertained the exact spot of the sail barge set. We unearthed many other fence posts to make sure we would be searching in the proper location. Over the course of the two days we found numerous items from the set including: - two latex pieces from the Sarlaac Pit, one which had the cut-out shape of where one of the Sarlaacs teeth were - A plank from the Sail Barge - A piece of wooden Railing from the sail barge - A wooden piece with metalic silver paint from the front of the sail barge - A wooden piece with greenish paint from the side of the sail barge. - numerous nails from the sail barge, some hinges, chain link fence ties, etc. - We found numerous yellow insulative type material which was used to make the sarlacc pit. Several pieces still had the sarlaac colored paint on them. - We also found sandbags used on the set to hold down their equipment during the frequent sand storms in the area - We also found numerous pieces of "sand dune colored wood" from the set. During filming, the crew would create "fake dunes" covering their film equipment in case the camera panned that direction. - Just today we found some odd looking plastic type pieces that definitely look like they could be out of a Star Wars movie. They look like they might be from the Gun barrell of the giant gun on the Sail Barge. Also while at the Dunes we filmed a fan film - foxbatkllr was our director. This was the SDSWS's first attempt at making a fan film. It will only be roughly 5 minutes in length, but we are very pleased with our first attempt. Some border patrol agents stopped by to inquire if we were filming Episode III... lol... We created quite a stir in our Jedi Robes, jawa robes, stormtrooper and Boba Fett costumes. Also this morning we went out to the dunes at first light in our Jedi Robes to be photographed by a professional photographer against the backdrop of the dunes. This fanfilm also included several IE members in the cast/crew.