The sketches of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' Chicago museum show a flowing white building topped with a hovering ring. The Beijing-based principal designer of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art says it's the most important project of his career to date.
Others are describing the design as "a palace for Jabba the Hutt" and "a pyramid from the future."
Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti made the Jabba the Hutt comparison to reporters
An online design site - Co.Design - is more generous, comparing the architectural concept to "an Egyptian pyramid reimagined for the year 2020."
The designer, Ma Yansong, released the first sketches Tuesday. The seven-story museum will be located between Soldier Field and McCormick Place. It's expected to cost about $400 million.