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.