The sound of the Imperial Walkers were created by modifying the sound of a machinist’s punch press. Added to this for complexity, were the sounds of bicycle chains being dropped on concrete.
The screech of a TIE Fighter is a drastically altered elephant bellow.
50 % of R2-D2's voice is generated electronically; the rest is a combination and blending of water pipes, whistles, and vocalizations by the creator of pretty much all sound effects in Star Wars, Ben Burtt. 
Wookie sounds are constructed out of pieces of walruses, dogs and a little bit of lion.
Laser blasts are the results of a hammer on an antenna tower guy wire.
Burtt blended the sounds of his TV set and an old 35 mm projector to create the hum of a lightsaber.
Speeder Bike sounds were achieved by mixing together the recorded sounds of a P-5 Mustang ariplane and a P-38 Lockheed Interceptor.
The whoosh of Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder was achieved by recording the roar the Los Angeles Harbor Freeway through a vacuum-cleaner pipe.
The Ewok language was created by altering and layering Tibetan, Mongolian, and Nepali languages.
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    Ahora todo esto Lucas lo haría por computadora. Triste.
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