Star Wars exhibition opens

A Star Wars exhibition is to open at London’s County Hall this Saturday, to mark the film’s 30th birthday. Event design group Weird and Wonderful has collaborated with Lucas Films head of archive Tabitha Totah to showcase over 280 props, costumes and artwork from the original movie.

The exhibition is on the second leg of a tour that began in Lisbon last year, when it attracted over 100 000 visitors in two months.

County Hall will be turned into a Jedi Temple, according to the organisers, with green screens, planet-themed areas and a Nabu Starfighter.

Weird and Wonderful managing director Jonathan Sands says the exhibition is unique because of its interactivity. ‘Children can enrol at the Jedi Academy and there is a meet and greet with Jedis every hour,’ he says.

Star Wars: The Exhibition will be open seven days a week, from 10am to 8pm, and run until 1 September.

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  • Chris November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Nabu is spelt Naboo and the plural of Jedi is Jedi.

    At least get a fan to write your content.

  • SciFiGeek November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    In all fairness to the writer of the article, the word ‘Jedis’ was part of a quote.

  • Nik Yarham November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I went to see the Exhibition on the first day, being a massive Star Wars fan. I was quite disappointed. Although it was great being near some of the actual props used in the film, there was no explanation of their provenance. One had to rely upon the authenticity of the exhibition. I would certainly recommend parents think twice before spending £50 on a family ticket, as ‘ little Jedi’s ‘ may well be a bit bored after an hour or so. Everything seemed a bit of a shambles. Information boards fell of displays, the green screen room wasn’t working for the 1st few hours ( and then only got running due to a very hard working engineer ). OK, this was the first day, but I expect something a lot more professional for my £16.50 (£19.50 by the time I had booked by ticket online).

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