Framing steel installation has begun for the eventual rockwork theming coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The steel is the structural skeleton that the rockwork will be formed around. Let’s take a look.

From the World Drive entrance, we can see steel rising from the top of the Millennium Falcon attraction building.

Here’s another angle of the same structure.

The technique used here is the same one used first with Expedition Everest, and then most recently in Pandora. The horizontal beams will be used to support scaffolding in a layered manner to allow for easiest access to the rock forms. Here’s a look at how it was used in Pandora.

A wider look at the Millennium Falcon show building from the ground.

Moving along, we can see a lot of progress has been made on the First Order Battle Escape attraction show building.

A reverse look at the Battle Escape show building shows progress on the rock work steel support beams as well.

Walls are enclosing the show building…

…and the AT-AT’s inside of it.

One of the questions we get a lot is: how far ahead is Disneyland’s version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Luckily, we got an inside look at their progress thanks to a tweet from The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson. As you can see below, Disneyland has already started on the actual rock work sculpting.

Of course, there is a lot more to the land than just rock work to judge progress on, but we’re roughly 3-5 months behind at this point.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.