Star Wars Exhibit back in Southern California

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  1. Randy13

    Randy13 Well-Known Member

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  2. Rocker

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    20 minutes from my house. I guess I'm goin' then. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  3. astroboy

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    when will this thing hit toronto??????
     
  4. T2SF

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    Take some pics with angles that people don't normally get :)
     
  5. Bigturc

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    They'are actually coming to Montreal april 2012:
    STAR WARS Identities | Montréal Science Centre

    How did Luke and Anakin, who share the same genes and grew up on the same planet, become such different people? Don't miss the world premiere of this unique travelling exhibition, which looks at the characters of Star Wars™—and you—in an exciting new way.

    • A vast collection of Star Wars props, costumes, models, and artwork from the Lucasfilm Archives, including iconic items like Darth Vader’s costume, the Millennium Falcon model, and Anakin’s full-sized Podracer.
    • An insightful investigation into the sciences of identity, developed by the Montréal Science Centre and a committee of scientific advisers, shedding light on what can make fictional characters who they are and what makes you you.
    • An interactive Identity Quest inviting you to create your own unique and personalized Star Wars hero.
    • Behind the scenes insight into the creation of the characters of Star Wars and fun facts from the movie-making process.

    starwarsidentities.com

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  6. crackerjazz

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    Wow!!! So I'm finally gonna see the 5-footer in person! Are cameras allowed? Or clandestinely only?
     
  7. Jedifyfe

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    I went to this a few year back and yes cameras were allowed. I will be going to the one here also.
     
  8. darthviper107

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    Well, the Identities one is a new exhibit. I don't know if they're going to be ending the Science exhibit and sending some stuff to the Identities or if it's all different props.
     
  9. Bigturc

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    I'm keeping my hopes low on this exhibit (the one in montreal) though .. worst case, I'm gonna surprised!! ;)
     
  10. ralphee

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    Id love some more Probe droid pics if possible???

    Mainly various shots of the legs close up, and, the laser cannon close in, really need to try and ID its mounting frame to the body, so under the laser would awesome.

    Bests..... Lee
     
  11. Scratchy

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    I'm surprised there isn't a Vancouver showing..... hmmmm, maybe if it does well in the two Canadian cities, there may be hope.
     
  12. Bigturc

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    Lee,
    Trust me, if there's prop in there, I'm bringing my camera setup and there's gonna ton of pics of them!!! Oh and no flash! ;)

    When Star Wars in concerts came in Mtl, I was there as a stormtrooper for our local garrison, and they basically had only crap and prequel stuff .. not really interesting if you ask me!

    And I didn't even have my camera when I went .. still ended up taking pic with my buddy's crappy handhelp cam which had close to no battery left .. so nothing really of interest unfortunately!
     
  13. TallDarkandDisfigured

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    Very excited about this, but wondering.. Do they give you a set time to walk through? It says groups enter every 15 minutes. I'd be a little * to drive 10 hours and pay for a ticket only to get shuffled through in minutes by some kid in a red vest.

    I'd prefer to be able to take my time looking at the things that interest me.
     
  14. Dedalus5550

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    When it was in Los Angeles a few years ago, I don't recall being rushed through. It seemed like there were so few people like us--who want to analyze and measure every aspect--that they let us go.
     
  15. darthviper107

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    It's a different exhibit though, this is a whole new show
     
  16. steveo

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    I hope the Magic of Myth tours again.
     
  17. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Me too. Anybody been there yet?

    Any matte paintings on display?

    Michael
     
  18. crackerjazz

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    A whole new show? You mean no 5-footer? My world just collapsed.
     
  19. Tsophika

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    The 5-foot is still with Science Meets Imagination. That's supposed to tour until 2013. So perhaps the 32" Falcon will be a part of Identities.
     
  20. EvilRocketeer

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    I went yesterday and took over 400 pictures....I went a little camera crazy...No paintings on display.....

    The exhibit was great and pretty cool display items....I will upload a few pictures......Just a few random ones.....


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  21. EvilRocketeer

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    more pics

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  22. EvilRocketeer

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  23. jedimaster

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    Thanks for the pix man. Now if anyone else goes could ya take a bazillion pix of the sandcrawler for me please. Oh and the probe droid. Thanks. And if the turbo laser is there that too.

    Simon.
     
  24. jedimaster

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    It's interesting the pilot in the large scale x-wing appears to be the same sculpt as the snowspeeder pilots. That is cool as Lee has the pilots and I know someone who is building the large x...... Cool.
     
  25. crackerjazz

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    What a fantastic set of photos, EvilRocketeer. The Falcon never fails to take my breath away. The sitting wompa reminded me of Rodin's The Thinker.
     
  26. swpropmaker

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    Simon... no worries man.. Ive got a photographer going in two weeks with a super megapixel camera.. Looks like one of the stop motion AT-AT's is on display... not the poorly cast one everyone has seen but one of the real film used ones... I'll make sure he spends special attention to what your looking for...

    Steve
     
  27. jedimaster

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    Excellent.... Thank you sir.
     
  28. Tsophika

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    Great pics, EvilRocketeer. This tour's next stop is Kansas, in May. It's not exactly close to NY, but it's a cheaper flight for me!

    I'll be going then to take boat loads of photos. Someone needs to capture this bottom tube on the Falcon!


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  29. EvilRocketeer

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    more pics....I'll add some falcon pics after this post....a few sandcrawler, atat, probe droid


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  30. EvilRocketeer

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    I went yesterday. I did take a few pictures of the sandcrawler and the imperial probe droid. Below are samples, you can find additional and higher resolution pictures in my Flickr gallery.

    2012-01-07 - Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

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  32. jedimaster

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    Thank you sir....
     
  33. Spectacular Spider-Man

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    Some awesome pics bud, great exhibits!
     
  34. p0rtalman

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    I saw this when it was in Melbourne a while back. Amazing exhibition.
     
  35. PHArchivist

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    For those that have been to both SoCal engagements, have there been any additions or deletions?

    For example, I don't see the Bockade Runner in Michael's pisc.

    Brad, have you gone yet?
     
  36. Dedalus5550

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    I was at both, and I don't really notice anything different--but then my interests are nearly as broad as some people. For the record, the blockade runner is at the current show, and you can just barely see it in the pic above that shows the MF from underneath looking at it directly from the right side, in the background (I think it's the 19th pic in the more recent of his posts above.
    Mike Todd
     
  37. Dedalus5550

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    You can see the Blockade Runner in this photo, too. It's on the far left, way in the back. Not a photo to help you detail your own, but proof it's there. As in the movie, the SD is headed right for it. Michael didn't take photos because he didn't want to get caught in the cross fire;)
     
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  38. PHArchivist

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    Thank you! I was at the exhibition when it was up near USC a few years back. The current one is just 20 minutes from me now. I'll need to head back. Probably this weekend.

    I don't recall - do they all flash photography?
     
  39. EvilRocketeer

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    The blockade runner is at the exhibit in one of the back cases. I didnt really take that many pictures of it. I couldnt get a decent angle. The glare and lighting makes it hard to take decent pictures in some areas.

    I think flash photography is okay. I took tons of pictures. Some with and without flash, and none of the guards said anything about it. My camera worked better with the flash off.
     
  40. DeLucks Designs

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    What a great exhibit, caught this while it was in Philly 2 years ago. I was lucky enough to actually troop this event as Boba Fett, for the 501st. Talk about feeling "like a rock star"??

    I thought it was funny back then, that the card on the Fett blaster says "Empire Strikes Back", instead of "Return Of the Jedi". I wonder if they even know?? Or if they even care?

    Either way, GREAT photos!!!
     
  41. neojun77

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    What a great exhibit. I must go there. Thanks for the photos, EvilRocketeer
     
  42. switchblade_slinger

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    Saw this with my son when it was in LA.

    The Discovery Science Center was one of his favorite places when he was a little-little kid- He's 16 now, so we're gonna have to go this year for sure.

    This makes me want to find a Sandcrawler kit to buy and build.
     
  43. PHArchivist

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    Likewise... My boy is now 12, but we're going tomorrow.

    Anyone know if the crowds are still large/lines long...?
     
  44. Dedalus5550

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    Last week, the lines were moderately long--20 minutes or so to get tickets--so I'd get them online, but I don't know if the separate ticket for the exhibit can be had online. The line to get into the exhibit gets long enough to stretch through the whole place, but since you have a set time, when they start letting people in, you will get in within about 10 minutes once they let your time in, and they don't rush you out, so getting in 10 minutes late doesn't cut your time down once you're in. And in case you don't know, there is a separate exhibit outside that costs even more money (the main exhibit is inside the main building). I waited in line at the place outside for about 10 minutes before someone set me straight about where the real deal is. You know you're going a SW exhibit, there's a big extra building outside that is obviously for SW, I wasn't the only one who made that mistake. My other mistake was actually paying to get in. My wife told me later that as a teacher, I get in for free. So I'll be going back soon.
    Mike Todd
     
  45. PHArchivist

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    So this extra exhibit outside is not worth it?
     
  46. Dedalus5550

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    I dunno about the one outside. It's called the Millennium Falcon Experience and I think you sit in a cockpit mock up and go into hyperspace or something. Also, I saw something about a MF model in there. Since the 5-footer is in the main exhibit, I guess the other model might be the 32-incher. Has anyone else been in there?
     
  47. PHArchivist

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    Oh christ if the 32-incher is there I'm going right back...

    It is indeed the Falcon cockpit experience, which I passed on last time, as well as today.

    The 32-inch Falcon was not at this exhibit three years ago, and everything else is pretty much identical. Took loks of pics, but haven't downloaded them yet. Just got back.
     
  48. gyoung2993

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    In 2010 I went to Huntsville,Alabama ,Space and rocket museum and seen all of those ,it was spectacular,and ultimately breathtaking ,I walked back and forth till my feet ached ,they had all the same set up as whats in these photos ......brings back great memories.........
     
  49. PHArchivist

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    Can anyone confirm or deny this...?
     
  50. MonsieurTox

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    Rob, you could take pics of the stop-mo AT-AT ? I'll pay for them !

    Looks like there's only the 4 footer ISD, where's the 8 footer ? :cry
     

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