Whether it's playing X-Wing or Tie Fighter, Super Star Wars or Jedi Knight, one of the defining experiences of the world's favourite fictional universe - including, you know, watching the movies - is defined by its sound effects.

So watching this clip is, quite literally, a blast, as it shows how some of Star Wars' most iconic sound effects were made. The sound of a blaster firing? That's a high tension wire being hit with a spanner. An AT-AT walker moving around? That's just some heavy machinery.

[via Gizmodo]