Brian Muir (sculptor)

Brian Muir
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Brian Muir attending a convention.
Born (1952-04-15) 15 April 1952 (age 67)
Nationality British
Education Fine Art, Sculpting
Occupation Sculptor, Film
Years active 1967-present
Employer Bradfords, Lucas Film
Known for Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Krull, James Bond, In The Shadow Of Vader, Darth Vader, ’Beyond the Shadow’ Darth Vader creator , Darth Vader sculptor , Stormtrooper creator , Stormtrooper sculptor
Spouse(s) Lindsay Muir
BrianMuir at the Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart 2017

Brian Muir (born 15 April 1952) is a British sculptor who most famously created Darth Vader's helmet and armour using Ralph McQuarrie's design.[1][2]

He was also responsible for sculpting the stormtrooper armour in Star Wars (the helmet was sculpted by Liz Moore) and the heads for the Death Star Droid, CZ3, and some finishing work on the C-3PO full suit.[2]

Apart from Star Wars, he worked on over 70 other movies, including Alien (for which he co-created the Space Jockey)[3] and Raiders of the Lost Ark (for which he worked on the Ark of the Covenant prop).[4]


Muir wrote an autobiography, In the Shadow of Vader, which was released on 19 December 2009 (ISBN 1907188193). The book covers experiences encountered whilst working within the Film Industry. It is currently available through his eshop on with a 5 star rating on Amazon[5] and is critically acclaimed



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