Amigurumis, Current Projects, Geekery

A New (Porg) Hope

I try to keep my ear to the ground for any Star Wars related news, so when this behind-the-scenes video was released for the new Star Wars movie, I was over the moon.

I’ve watched it several times and paused it in multiple places to try and get a better look at all of the cool stuff.

One little thing in particular stood out though (poorly done screen grab by me):

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THISISADORABLEANDINEEDONENOW, I thought to myself, completely reasonably.

A quick duck over to wookiepedia, and I found out these adorable little puffin/penguin/marmoset creatures are called porgs. (Their babies are called porglets – gah!) They are force-sensitive creatures that live on Ahch-To, the island where Luke is holed up at the end of The Force Awakens.

The porg in the screen grab above is animatronic – the hand belongs to someone working behind-the-scenes. Also, thank you for including the hand, Star Wars people, so that I know how big a porg is.

Well, I don’t know if these little guys are featured in one throw-away shot in the movie or if they have a bigger part to play – IT DOESN’T MATTER – I must be accompanied by one when I see the movie in December.

So, here is my porg, based on the screen grabs from the video.

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I’m not sure what their feet look like (I’ve seen some production sketches as well, so that gave me a little more info) so I based the feet off of a puffin’s.

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I’m ready for December!

 

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8 thoughts on “A New (Porg) Hope”

  1. Aaaah! It looks gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜€ Is there any chance you’ll release the pattern in the near future? ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. I’m sure DK yarn would work fine – I made mine with worsted, which is just a bit thicker. As long as you use the same weight of yarn in all colours, the pattern will work out the same, but the finished Porg will probably be a bit smaller than mine. You also might need a slightly smaller hook – only to make sure that the stuffing doesn’t show through any of the stitches.

          Cheers!

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