Lots To Expect

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With an already awesome representation of Star Wars at Comic-Con in San Diego we are anticipating things to come at Celebration VI.

We have already had some great articles and interviews revolving around this subject but now were drawing close to what is referred as “The Biggest Party in the Galaxy. With just a few weeks left we are greatly anticipating CELEBRATION VI.

It started in May and June with Star Wars Weekends at Disney World Resort in Orlando. They made a smash with parades, shows and guest appearances from many actors, voice artists, and other contributors to the Star Wars universe. This only foreshadowed the next main event.

Comic-Con in San Diego was the biggest convention on the northern hemisphere. Becoming a house hold word, Comic-Con was relevant to all of geek-dom. Star Wars did have major presence in this event, in including Dave Filoni who not only participated in panels but wandered around all the stations and events.

Star Wars has revealed many things this year too. Like its Stand Up to Cancer contribution, Star Wars first-person shooter “1313” an also the announcing of another animated series.

So what can we expect at the Biggest Party in the Galaxy? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.

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Celebration VI Rancho Obi-Wan Experience

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Many of you have heard about Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan, a non-profit museum that houses the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Some of you have even taken a tour. Now, for the first time, see what the excitement is all about at the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience at Star Wars Celebration VI.

Filling a large 600-square-foot space on the exhibition floor, this will be a specially curated exhibit of some of the treasures from ROW, ranging from props and prototypes to original art and fan-made wonders. Stop by and chat with Steve about your collecting passions, get your books signed, pick up some special souvenirs, and get help planning a future trip to the museum. (Check out http://www.RanchoObiWan.org and http://www.facebook.com/RanchoObiWan for more info).

This will be a rare opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse into Steve’s world-renowned collection. Don’t miss out!

Celebration VI AS YOU WISH Helmet Project.

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Star Wars: Celebration V was an amazing experience for me as it was my first Celebration. I have attended dozens of conventions but none have compared to the magnitude of a gathering that is 100% STAR WARS! Years ago, I had seen the Vader Project, online, and was very impressed by it, but hadn’t thought much of it since then. Imagine my surprise to see that the 501st Legion had put together a similar project at Celebration V; the TK-Project, using Stormtrooper helmets instead of Darth Vader helmets, and all to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation! My wife and I were so impressed; we bid on several, and ended up winning one of the helmets!

As we left Celebration V, I was bummed that the fun was over, but the TK Project had fired my imagination and inspired me to put together a similar project utilizing Boba Fett helmets. I was not the only one with this idea. The 501st, having made a great success of the TK-Project, wanted to follow up that effort with another project using Clone Trooper helmets. We got together and formed the “As You Wish Project.” (Get it? As You Wish. Make-A-Wish. Boba Fett. OK, so it isn’t the most creative name ever, butit stuck, and that is what we are going with.) The As You Wish Project includes 20 Boba Fett helmets sponsored by TheDentedHelmet.com, with The Dented Helmet overseeing the Boba Fett side of the project and 20 Episode II Clone Trooper helmets sponsored by eFX Collectibles, with the 501st overseeing the Clone Trooper side of the project.

The hardest part of the project was choosing artists to participate. The Vader Project utilized famous pop and modern artists. The TK-Project was primarily Star Wars Celebrities and 501st members. I wanted to go after companies within the movie industry like Weta, Legacy Effects and Amalgamated Designs who have a track record of creating amazing and memorable props. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but it has been an amazing journey that has spanned the past 2 and a half years and will be culminating in our exhibit of the 40 helmets, plus 10 more surprise helmets, in less than a MONTH!

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Star Wars Celebration VI is coming to Orlando, Florida on August 23-26. Join the party that brings together fans of all ages to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars.

How to Draw

We have compiled a selection of how to draws for all of our fans. Because of response from our Darth Maul-How to Draw, we have added a few more such as

  • Qui-gon Jinn
  • General Grievous
  • Jar Jar Binks
  • R2-D2
  • Captain Rex

With more well on the way. Give us a comment and tell us what character or object you want a How to Draw for.

Stay tuned in.

Become Your Own Jedi

 

Debuting today at San Diego Comic-Con International, the “Become Your Own Jedi” costume line from Museum Replicas Limited will allow consumers to create their own unique Jedi costume from a high-end selection of mix-and-match garments.

For the first time, fans can design and create their own complete and totally unique Jedi ensemble, utilizing replica costume pieces from the Star Wars films. All of the costume pieces in this collection were designed directly from the screen-used clothing, housed at the Lucasfilm Archives. Months of study and research have gone into making these costumes as close to the on-screen counterparts.

In addition, Museum Replicas has launched an online Jedi Interactive Design Lab. Customers will be able to mix-and-match the various components of apparel, configuring hundreds of possibilities, while seeing their final Jedi creation take shape before their eyes! “Star Wars fans have never had such a unique interactive costume experience,” says Dave Di Pietro, Director of New Product Development. “The remarkable popularity of high-end collectibles and costumes for discerning Star Wars enthusiasts is constantly growing.”

Whether fans decide to be a Padawan or Jedi Master, Museum Replicas knows that everyone will have a fun experience building their original Jedi character.

This new line of costumes is available now through museumreplicas.com and can be seen in person at their showroom in Conyers, GA.

 

As Credited to the OFficial Star Wars Site