This is going to get **** thrown at me.
I DON'T GET IT!
For me anyway, the concept models are just that - concepts; prototypes; (and from the truly pessimistic point of view) half-baked, unrealized (fully) ideas.
And compared to the final filming versions, the concepts look silly.
This is just my opinion though. And I:
1.) Respect that everyone has a different opinion
2.) Respect everyone else's right to their own opinion.
But I can't help to wonder if the recent fascination with the concept models is truly a product of the fact that this community is running out of things to do...
Its the chase we love, really. And for SW, all the really cool **** has already been done, sourced, built, painted, etcetera.
So rather than sit back, say, "OK we're done...", why not turn to concept models so we can continue to indulge.
Am I close to home, or way off base?