Star Wars Origami
Jabba The Hutt

Jabba the Hutt is a personal favorite of my Star Wars creations. He has better detail and proportions than most of my figures, while using a simple, yet elegant folding method. I actually came up with the basic design while looking for a way to improve the X-Wing figure. The first 10 or so steps are identical for both. I made a life size version of Jabba during Celebration III on March 23, 2005.

This is Toby Philpott. Mr. Philpott was the puppeteer inside Jabba who operated the left arm and tongue. He told me he couldn't believe I was making a life size origami Jabba the Hutt and wanted to be a part of it. I was proud to have Toby and David Barclay help in the folding.

Tatooine's most infamous resident is Jabba the Hutt. The slug-like crime lord has his pudgy fingers in every shady aspect of the desert planet. His organization controls activities such as slavery, extortion, and of course, spice running. Han Solo was once one of Jabba's smugglers.

On one of the runs, Han was about to be boarded by the authorities and was forced to jettison the spice he was carrying. Jabba demanded he pay for the lost shipment. When Han couldn't repay him, Jabba placed a bounty on Solo's head. Boba Fett presented Han encased in a carbonite block to Jabba. Jabba enjoyed this so much he hung the block on his palace wall.