Star Wars’ 30th brings the force to COEX center
The exhibition, titled “Star Wars ― Science & Art,” arranges objects by episode, from I to VI. The release of the first “Star Wars” movie, Episode IV: “A New Hope,” in 1977, began a new era in special effects. Director George Lucas founded a new special effects company, Industrial Light & Magic, to create the special effects for the films.
Among the objects on display are a battle droid and Anakin’s Podracer cockpit from Episode I: “The Phantom Menace”; Anakin’s Speeder and a mannequin of Padme from Episode II: “Attack of the Clones”; Anakin’s Starfighter, Utapau Sinkhole and medical tables used for Padme and Anakin in Episode III: “Revenge of the Sith”; R2-D2 and C-3PO robots, Darth Vader and Chewbacca from Episode IV; the Millennium Falcon and Imperial Star Destroyer from Episode V: “The Empire Strikes Back”; and Jabba the Hutt and the Imperial Shuttle Tydirium from Episode VI: “Return of the Jedi.” In the exhibition, spectators can see how the designs of miniatures and costumes have developed through the six episodes.
Visitors can also switch on a Lightsaber, take a picture with a blue screen background, speak into a microphone that will make their voice sound like that of Darth Vader and try to move an object using the “Force.”
The exhibition opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. everyday, and continues until March 1. It is held at Jangbogo Hall on the third floor. Ticket prices are from 10,000 won to 13,000 won. For information, call 02-536-3050 or visit www.starwarskorea.com.
By Limb Jae-un Staff Writer email@example.com