Star Wars Episode VII New Creature Revealed ... It's Huge!!

6/2/2014 4:17 PM PDT

Star Wars Episode VII -- New Creature Revealed in Photos ... It's HUGE!!

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The new Star Wars movie just started shooting, and sci-fi geeks have plenty to celebrate ... 'cause we scored the first pics of some strange new characters over in Abu Dhabi!!

And no, that’s not a new planet in a galaxy far, far away -- it’s part of the United Arab Emirates, and yeah ... you don't really care. Star Wars!!!