- "What an incredible smell you've discovered!"
- ―Han Solo
Garbage Compactor 3263827 was a garbage compactor on the first Death Star where Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia Organa were temporarily stranded after freeing Organa from Detention Block AA-23 in 0 BBY. "3263827" was a hatch number.
The magnetically sealed facility was infested by a dianoga creature, which was placed there to exterminate vermin. The dianoga grabbed Skywalker's legs and pulled him down under the liquid. The Rebels were soon released from the garbage compactor when R2-D2 disabled all garbage compactors on the detention level of the Death Star, on orders by Luke Skywalker.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
In the revised fourth draft of A New Hope, the film's novelization and Star Wars 4: In Battle with Darth Vader, this garbage compactor's number is 366117891. In the 1981 Star Wars radio drama, its number is 326827.
A garbage compactor similar to this appears in the multiplayer map "Death Star" in Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. A garbage compactor is also in the "Death Star" map in Star Wars: Battlefront II.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- Star Wars: A Storybook
- Star Wars Droids 7: Star Wars According to the Droids, Book II
- Star Wars 4: In Battle with Darth Vader
- Super Star Wars (Cut)
- Shadows of the Empire comic (Indirect mention only)
- Dark Force Rising (Indirect mention only)
- The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Indirect mention only)
- The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (Indirect mention only)
- Fate of the Jedi: Vortex (Mentioned only)
- Fate of the Jedi: Conviction (Mentioned only)
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (Multiplayer only)
- Club Penguin Star Wars Takeover
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Premiere Limited
- (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Limited Collector's Edition (Indirect mention only)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 57 (Death Star - Trash Compactor)
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 5
- Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections
- The Adventures of C-3PO (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook (Picture only)