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Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

For thirty-five years, audiences around the world have followed the adventures of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, Jedi heroes from a galaxy far, far away. And now, an exciting new exhibition comes to our own galaxy with the premiere of STAR WARS™ Identities.

Two heroes, with the same genes, from the same planet. What makes them so different?

Follow Luke and Anakin Skywalker, cinema’s preeminent father and son duo, from their origins on Tatooine, to the friends and mentors they meet during adolescence, through the choices they make that will define them as adults.

A stunning collection of Star Wars costumes, models, props, and artwork allows you to see these two heroes and all the other unforgettable characters of Star Wars in a whole new way.

The exhibition, which will launch tomorrow (April 19th) in Montreal, Canada, will feature 200 original costumes, props, models, and pieces of artwork including; R2-D2, Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon and Anakin’s full-sized Podracer. Other favorites, like Yoda, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Princess Leia, stormtroopers, and Darth Vader are also on display. Dozens of items are being exhibited for the first time! Preview a few pieces from the collection below:

Star Wars Identities explores the theme of identity using ten components that help make us who we are: species, genes, parents, culture, mentors, friends, events, occupation, personality, and values.

These ten components are grouped into the exhibition’s three main sections, which follow the progression of identity from childhood to adulthood: first Origins, then Influences, and finally Choices. This thematic backbone gives structure not only to the educational content of the exhibition but to the Star Wars collection as well.

And at the same time, a unique interactive identity quest allows you to design your own Star Wars Hero, putting you in the center of the action, and asking…

What forces shape YOU?

Find more information or reserve tickets on the official Star Wars Identities page. And be sure to check out some of Sideshow’s featured Star Wars collectibles below, or see the full list here.

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