If Star Wars isn’t your thing, you’ll be wanting to move right along.
Another side-by-side size comparison by Alvaro Gracia Montoya: In this case, elements of the Star Wars universe from a lightsaber handle to the planet Yavin Prime (in whose orbit the original Death Star was destroyed). Sez he:
Only movies from episode I to VIII, Rogue One and Solo. Obviously not everything appears, only the most representative.
Previously: Know Your Monsters
A richly detailed, one-sixth scale, deluxe R2-D2 action figure by Hot Toys.
Dozens of pop-out arms and tools, a Death Star data plan card, Luke Skywalker’s light sabre hilt, two Princess Leia hologram figures and a slew of remote controlled sound and LED light effects.
Yours for about €218.
Previously: Your Neo Action Figure Has Arrived
Mark Hamill as Luke Slywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Via St Patrick’s Festival:
This year, for the very first time, St. Patrick’s Festival appoints an International Guest of Honour. Mark Hamill, star of the stage and screen, and known for his Star Wars role of Luke Skywalker, will be welcomed back to our shores as the inaugural International Guest of Honour.
The new honourary role of International Guest of Honour has been created to celebrate the achievements of an individual from the worlds of business, the arts, or the media, who has a special connection or significant affinity with Ireland.
The role will be an opportunity to recognise and celebrate their relationship with and contribution to our country. While here Mark will be a special guest in the Presidential stand to view the National Festival Parade on March 17th.
Pic: John Wilson/Lucasfilm
Star Wars and the struggle for Irish Independence
By Chris Williamson, who writes:
After being bombarded by The Last Jedi marketing campaign and done over the course of a few lunchtime breaks last September – I thought it would be a fun idea to see about having Dublin as part of a Star Wars Universe.
So, inspired by the work of Jakub Rozalski, I used mostly war-torn landscapes of Dublin in the early 20th Century. Made for the perfect backdrop.
It started with x+4… and I couldn’t unhear it. Instead of doing my math homework I figured out what the Cantina Theme would sound like if your instrument was a pencil.