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This is our day-to-day story, starting on Friday 25th May 2012, actually the 35th Anniversary of 'Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope'!


Enjoy this story by the fans, for the fans.


Will we soon bring you a video documentary as well as a book, filled with fantastic photographs of this once-in-a-lifetime undertaking.




On this page, the Pioneers who traveled to Tunisia to Save the Lars Homestead, share with you their very own adventure.

Re-live the excitement of pulling off a restoration that has been one of the most anticipated projects in a galaxy far, far away.

Your guides are: Mark Dermul, Terry Cooper, Mark Cox, Robert Cunningham, Imanuel Dijk and Michel Verpoorten (more on our crew on this page). Oh, and lets not forget our 'caterer', Colin Kenworthy. After all, he supplied us with cool drinks and icecreams when we most needed them.

Day 1


Friday 25th May 2012

The Saviours got together in Belgium on the 25th of May 2012. Mark Dermul and his lovely wife Sofie gladly received the international group in their home and served them a nice barbecue. The date was chosen with purpose, of course. After all, today was the 35th Anniversary of A New Hope. Terry Cooper, Mark Cox, Robert Cunningham and Imanuel Dijk watched the movie together, before turning in for what would prove to be a restless night. Michel Verpoorten would join us the next day at the airport.


Forward to Day 2


Crew & Saviours

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Find out who who donated to make this restoration possible and meet the crew who traveled out to Tunisia to make it happen.



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We are currently hard at work creating a wonderful coffee table book, with loads of never before seen images. Stay tuned!