Lucas-Autographed X-wing Auction

October 9, 2007

Collectors wanting to own an X-wing starfighter miniature signed by filmmaker George Lucas, can now enter their best bid on eBay for this special charity action which ends Oct. 15, 2007.

All proceeds from this auction will support the Columbian Ball and benefit the Annual Fund of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Ill.

Click here to bid.

See the X-wing in person, and more than 80 other props and models from the world of Star Wars at the Museum of Science and Industry’s latest exhibit Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination — now in Chicago through Jan. 6, 2008. For more information on the exhibit, click here.

Lucas Talks Imagination

October 9, 2007

Filmmaker George Lucas visits the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and answers a few questions from the Chicago Tribune about the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit.

Star Wars was designed to stimulate the imagination of young kids. It was to get kids to think and use their imagination and go home and draw pictures and make their own stories,” said Lucas, who was in town to promote the 10,000-square-foot exhibit.

“There is a lot of imaginative science in Star Wars,” Lucas said. “It shows you that by imagining things, you can imagine things that will eventually come through.”

Watch the video interview here, along with the article:
Exhibit from a galaxy far, far away

Where Science Meets Imagination in Chicago

September 28, 2007

Explore the space fantasy technologies depicted in the Star Wars films, the real science behind them, and the current research that may someday lead to remarkable real-life versions of these technologies at the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit, now at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry from Oct. 5, 2007 – January 6, 2008!

Some of the cool things you can do at the exhibit include:

  • Jump to lightspeed and tour the galaxy in a full-size replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit.
  • Experience the feeling of riding in a personal hovercraft, while learning about what transit of the future might be like.
  • Help build a spaceport and discover how to create a successful collaborative environment.
  • Experiment with magnetic levitation and robotics.
  • Test your own speeder and droid.

See more than 80 props, models and costumes from the Star Wars movies and extensive video interviews with filmmakers, scientists and engineers.

Get more information about the exhibit here.

Star Wars Exhibit #1 in London

August 6, 2007


Even though Star Wars: The Exhibition in London has been going for three months, it’s still extremely popular with European crowds – so popular, in fact, that it just landed the number one position in “The top 20 family days out this summer” posted at Here’s an excerpt:

It used to be Ken Livingstone who stalked the long corridors of County Hall; now (till December), it’s Darth Vader and gang. While not cheap, this exhibition does have the priceless stamp of authenticity; everything here is from the George Lucas archives. There’s R2D2, C-3PO, the Naboo N-1 Starfighter, along with costumes, props and vehicles from Tatooine, Coruscant, Mustafar and more; plus light-sabre tuition from a Jedi knight.

This exhibit is now running through December. You can check out the full story here, and the official Star Wars: The Exhibition site here.

Star Wars Artist Gets Liverpool Exhibit

June 25, 2007

European fans who enjoy the many styles and talents of those who have illustrated for the Star Wars universe may want to check out a new exhibit showcasing the art of the late Josh Kirby, whose work included the well-known British poster artwork for Return of the Jedi.

Currently hosted by the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, “Out of this World: The Art of Josh Kirby” includes events such as an “SF Illustration Demonstration” on August 14 and a workshop showcasing Kirby’s images of robots and space on August 15 and 16.

For more information, you can visit the exhibit site here. A listing of events at the exhibit are posted here.