Celebration 3, Lucasfilm Archive Display

Landspeeder Model Studio-scale AT-TE Model

The Lucasfilm Archive display was right at the top of my Celebration 3 ‘must-see’ items. And so, as soon as we were in the doors, we headed straight for it… amazingly, we got there before the line to get in had even started to form, and there were very few people inside the exhibit itself. This meant I could rush around and ensure I had at least one clear photo of each of the displays. That state of affairs didn’t last long – there were metered queues to get in from that point onward, as crowd control stormtroopers tried to make sure the exhibit pieces were well protected as people were gradually let through.

Lucasfilm Archive Display

The full array of displayed items, as listed in the Celebration 3 program, is as follows:

  • Darth Vader EP3 costume
  • Padme Amidala EP3 costume
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi EP3 costume
  • Mustafar volcano scale model
  • AT-TE production model
  • Wookiee shield prop
  • EP3 Wookiee blaster (2 versions)
  • Chewbacca’s EP3 bowcaster prop
  • Chewbacca EP3 costume
  • Tarfful EP3 costume
  • Salporin EP3 costume
  • Yoda Saga puppet/maquette
  • Millennium Falcon production model
  • Han Solo saga costume
  • Princess Leia Organa EP5 costume
  • Wampa puppet
  • Imperial Star Destroyer EP4 production model
  • Darth Vader’s original trilogy lightsaber
  • Anakin Skywalker’s EP3 lightsaber
  • Luke Skywalker’s EP4/5 lightsaber
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi’s EP3 lightsaber
  • Luke Skywalker’s EP6 lightsaber
  • Darth Sidious’s EP3 lightsaber
  • Darth Maul’s EP1 lightsaber
  • Count Dooku’s EP3 lightsaber
  • Bail Organa’s EP3 blaster pistol prop
  • Zam Wesell’s EP2 Kisteer 1284 projectile rifle prop
  • EP3 Jedi A99 aqua-breather prop
  • EP3 Utapaun blaster rifle prop
  • General Grievous’s DT-57 annihilator blaster prop
  • original trilogy DH-17 Rebel blaster prop
  • EP5 Hoth macrobinoculars and case props
  • EP3 Jedi holoprojector prop
  • EP6 thermal detonator prop
  • EP4 Sandcrawler production model
  • EP4 Landspeeder production model

(Also included in the gallery below is the ILM R2-D2, although that was on display up in the R2-Builders room).

Although ‘Revenge of the Sith’ props and costumes dominated (this was not a bad thing!), there was a good collection of EP4-6 items for fans of the Original Trilogy. A good balance was also achieved between small, handheld props, production models, and full/life-size costumes.

It’s mind-boggling to think that the Lucasfilm Archives are jam-packed with all the saved spaceships, armour, blasters, and more, from the six Star Wars movies. All the hard work from the creature shop, costumiers, and model makers that drove our childhood imagination (and still do), stored away in a warehouse at Skywalker Ranch. But it’s also good to see them made accessible for public viewing, from time to time. All-in-all, the Celebration 3 Lucasfilm Archive exhibit was a thoroughly adequate way to take in one’s required daily dose of Star Wars.

Lucasfilm Archive Display Gallery