I have to say I actually like Jar Jar, and the PT so this has not been chosen through hatred of Jar Jar, rather the category is non specific (other than Jar Jar's death) so allows me to go with a SW theme / characters of my choosing
I have researched the location and characters I would like to include:
I have so far not modelled an organic character so this should be interesting... I am going to base his look on his appearance in the Clone Wars TV series seen below.
Going with the Clone Wars look will mean that I can theme the whole scene in a nice carton stylised way, and also will mean that the geometry and materials can ultimately be less complex than that of a photo realistic scene.
I have researched plush toy and cartoon versions of BB8 found on the tinterweb before then going back to my original BB8 model and updating his look to match my theme.
The Red Droid
The original plan was to animate the demise of Jar Jar in a location seen in the Star Wars trailer (as seen as the start of this thread), however I have decided that the 'story' will need to be more dynamic and therefore make use of the location in different ways. So after watching the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels I have decided to have my scene take place in a simplified scene based on Quarrie's hanger from the episode 'Wings of the Master' , more specifically the exterior which teeters on the edge of a rocky plateau.