Happy 35th Birthday Star Wars
Posted by montoc1701 on April 27, 2012
The good folks at Sci Fi now have compiled a list of what is on around the UK to celebrate this milestone in the genre and Star Wars. Below are just some but there are more.
Star Wars Miniland Experience
This March, Legoland Windsor revealed its brand new Star Wars Miniland Experience, where the Star Wars Universe has been recreated using Lego. Rebel ships, the Forest Moon of Endor and the planet of Tatooine all feature in the exhibit which depicts several famous scenes using 1.5 million Lego bricks. The experience was planned in consultation with Lucasfilm Ltd to ensure complete authenticity. Several planets, including Naboo, the home planet of Queen Amidala, were created by dozens of model designers and builders; the miniland also features authentic Star Wars sounds, actions and lighting effects that bring the Star Wars saga to life.
London Sci-fi Film Festival 2012, 29 April – 7 May 2012
Apollo, Piccadilly Circus
The 11th annual Sci-Fi Film Festival begins with the Sci-fi London Parade from midday at Victoria Embankment Gardens. The festival invites attendees to come as their favourite film, game, TV or literary character. Cosplayers, zombies, stormtroopers, steampunks, daywalkers and superheroes are all welcome to this free event. There are spot prizes for the best dressed and an exclusive after-party in the Blue Room at the BFI. Sci-Fi-London is an independent film festival with a packed programme of events, including film premieres, all-night screenings, parties and pub quizzes.
Star Wars – May the 4th Be With You, 4 – 6 May 2012
FullCircle Gallery, Leeds
To commemorate ‘May the 4th’, FullCircle Gallery Leeds, The Hang Gang and Leeds Alternative Comics, have got together to host the ultimate celebration of Star Wars. FullCircle will be transformed into a gallery, hosting a huge display of vintage Star Wars toys including over 100 carded figures and boxed vehicles. There’ll be live music Star Wars screenings and Star Wars inspired food and drinks available from the ‘Wookie Cookies’ cook book. Fancy dress is not compulsory but is welcomed. The exhibition, will be open 10am – 6pm on both the Saturday and Sunday and there will be screenings of Star Wars again on both days starting at 6pm.
Tickets Sat / Sun are £3 (£2 concessions and children).
Film tickets Sat / Sun an additional £5 (£4 concessions and children).
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, 12 – 13 May 2012
Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy is a two-day Sci Fi, Cult Film and TV event, where fans can meet the stars. A packed weekend with autograph and photograph opportunities, stage shows, talks and interviews. See the costumes and props from some of the world’s most famous sci-fi shows and films including Star Trek, Star Wars, Predator and more.
Tickets from £12 – £180.
Check out the rest of the article HERE for the rest of the events and let us know which one you will go to.
GS Reporter: Montoya