Earlier today Lucasfilm dropped a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser on Instagram (which also showed off the app’s new widescreen capabilities), but lost amid all the excitement for the new footage were some new photos from the highly anticipated film. Lucasfilm has revealed two new set photos and a pretty outstanding magazine cover featuring your new favorite droid.

Yesterday we learned all about the making of BB-8, the intriguing and adorable new droid from the Star Wars universe. Now BB-8 gets its very own magazine cover treatment via Empire, with the special issue hitting stands today in the UK. The awesome little droid is featured prominently on the cover of the issue, which also contains two new set photos with John Boyega’s Finn, director J.J. Abrams and the crew.

The new images and cover arrive following Empire’s reveal of two special Star Wars covers, one each for the Dark Side and the Light — but if you subscribe to the magazine, you were also offered a third option: the BB-8 edition, which gives us a much closer look at the droid than we’ve gotten before.

Even if you decided to avoid today’s new footage, these images give you something exciting and fresh to look at as we eagerly await the December 18 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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