May the force be with you

The droid in this picture is standing firm on guard outside Westminster's County Hall, where the 30th anniversary for George Lucas's cult sci-fi films Star Wars is taking place.

It first was released on 25th May 1977 when it opened in just 32 cinema theatres in the United States.

Little did small time film maker Lucas realise that he would have a cult sci fi hit on his hands.

The exhibition features an array of props and images from the film including the Naboo N1 Starfighter, to a special Jedi-training room where you can learn the art of becoming a jedi.

A projection tells you how the special effects for the six films were made, including optical illusions, stunt tricks and other mastery filmic techniques.

It runs until September, Monday to Sunday and costs  £16.50 for adults,  £12.50 for children and 2 adults and 2 children costs  £50.00.

Well worth entertaining the kids on those long summer holidays!

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