Please don't crucify me...but I've never seen a Star Wars movie. I always meant to, but it just hasn't happened yet. I did start the first one (or the fourth one, I guess) in college, but I fell asleep, and my friends wouldn't tell me what I missed.
Still, even I can appreciate these Star Wars paper figures. It's not clear whether it was a single artist or a collective of creative geeks, but it's some fine paperfolding, indeed. I can even identify most of the characters.
If you wanna get Star Wars crafty on your own, check out this video podcast from Craftzine.