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See Star Wars Props And Costumes At New London Exhibition

Zoe Craig
By Zoe Craig Last edited 7 months ago
See Star Wars Props And Costumes At New London Exhibition

Star Wars fans: this is the exhibition you're looking for.

Get a rare glimpse of original Star Wars costumes and props, including one of Darth Vader's suits, at a new exhibition at The O2.

Visit, and you can see more than 200 original props, models, costumes and artwork from across all seven films.

The memorabilia is on loan from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, established by Star Wars creator George Lucas.

There's BB-8, R2-D2, Han Solo's Millennium Falcon and even an AT-AT.

Other favourites, like Yoda, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, stormtroopers, and Darth Vader, are also on display.

And, yes, the famous gold bikini worn by Princess Leia — played by actress Carrie Fisher — in Return of the Jedi will also be on show.

Called Star Wars Identities, the exhibition takes a deeper look at the Star Wars characters, reflecting on what makes each of the memorable creations who they are.

The exhibition also includes an interactive element, giving you the chance to play a 'unique identity quest', and discover which Star Wars character you are.

Here comes the science bit: Star Wars Identities has been put together by a team of geneticists, neuropsychologists and psychologists, looking at 10 components of identity across three 'themes': species, genes, parents, and culture in 'origins'; mentors, friends, and marking events in 'influences'; and occupation, personality, and values in the final zone, 'choices'.

President of X3 Productions (creators of the show) Jacques-Andres Dupont said, 'This exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the beloved characters of Star Wars.

'We get a deeper understanding of their identities, and, at the same time, we get a deeper understanding of our own.'

Star Wars fans, you've been warned: this nerdgasm promises to be both 'fresh', and 'deep'.

Star Wars Identities runs at The O2 from 18 November 2016 until 3 September 2017.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 30 September. Visit www.starwarsidentities.com to find out more.

Or you could watch this cool promo video, which looks like a kind of Star Wars-Bond-film-opening-credits mash up, but, also manages, quite impressively, to give you absolutely no clue whatsoever about what the exhibition will actually be like:

Last Updated 26 September 2016