Slayn & Korpil repurposed parts of the B-Wing starfighter and some shuttles to create a transport for the Resistance. It carried soldiers (along with senators and royalty) to the front lines in the fight against the First Order.
The First Order used the D-93 Incinerator flamethrower to destroy villages (and evidence). It was partially practical, but also a demonstration of absolute power.
The First Order’s bases and starships were guarded by wandering sentry and patrol droids. They kept their “eyes” out for any suspicious activity.
The thick-skulled steelpecker was another one of Jakku’s creatures you went out of your way to avoid. It was fiercely dedicated to destroying anything shiny.
The first wave of the First Order arrived in Atmospheric Assault Landers. These boatlike vehicles carried a squadron of stormtroopers and a series of faulty light fixtures.