3. Lego XXL STAR DESTROYER
The company Sideshow produces Star Wars figures in a ¼ scale. They combine different materials for their figures: Usually, a statue is made of Polystone and fitted with fabric garments: This way of combining materials is called Mixed Media. The statue and its base are not conjoined – instead, the statue’s feet are equipped with small metal bolts which permit a flawless stand on the base. The Jedi and Sith are equipped with glowing lightsabers, which receive their power either through a mains adapter, which is provided by the manufacturer, or through batteries within the base – which also houses the switch for this feature. The regular versions of the statues usually consist of only two parts: the figure itself and the base, which need to be combined. The Exclusive Statues, however, are provided with different features like exchangeable heads, arms or weapons, or additional accessories, such as mouse droids or Jedi training remotes. These statues are exceptionally detailed and high-quality. Nowadays, Sideshow offers an incredible accuracy especially with their face sculpt: some of the statues are the spitting image of the respective actors.
Han Solo Stormtrooper
8. Custom figurines designed by MYC SCULPTURES
John Dykstra entwickelte das Dykstraflex-System ursprünglich für komplexe Spezialeffekt-Aufnahmen für den Film Krieg der Sterne. Es ist ein komplett computergestütztes Kamerasystem, das in sieben Achsen beweglich war. Dykstra kontrollierte den Fokus und die Belichtung und konnte so zur Mehrfachbelichtung programmierte Bewegungsabläufe beliebig oft wiederholen. Mit dem Dykstraflex-System war es so möglich, immer wieder gleiche Kamerabewegungen zu wiederholen und so mehrere Teile z.B. Raumschiffe oder Planeten exakt aus der gleichen Position mit der gleichen Bewegung abzufilmen. Dies machte die dynamischen Bilder von Krieg der Sterne erst möglich.
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16. Diorama GEONOSIS
The Petranaki-arena, also known as the Arena of Justice, on the planet Geonosis was a stage for public executions and deadly fights with wild beasts and gladiators. This arena housed several thousand gawping spectators. Because this structure was built on the planet’s surface, the Geonosians who generally lived underground were vulnerable and easy to attack – which added to the thrill of the tournament. This arena was also the site of the attempted execution of Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The failed execution led to the Battle of Geonosis, which marked the beginning of the Clone Wars.
Visit of ANTHONY FORREST
Originally, Anthony Forrest was playing a friend of Luke Skywalker, but the scene was cut in the end. Back at his hotel room on location, he received a call from George Lucas, who as desperatly looking for another extra for a different scene. As it turned out, Forrest was playing a stormtrooper who was influenced through the force by Obi-Wan Kenobi. Of course, we're referencing the famous "These aren't the droids you're looking for"-scene, in which the stormtrooper oafishly replies: "Move along, move along!" – even though he initially wanted to check Obi-Wan and Luke's droids. Of course, his scene has been eternalised in our Tatooine-diorama.
17.1 Diorama CANTINA-ENTRANCE and COUNTER
Here you can see the famous scene from Episode IV – A New Hope in which Obi-Wan Kenobi saves Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine, relieving him of one arm in the process.
17.2 Movie Prop: THE HAND OF PONDA BABA
Ponda Baba is the aqualish business partner of the human Dr. Evazan, and both them appear in the spin-off film Rogue One, too. Baba is the first character in Episode IV to lose a limb, and interestingly, his severed hand has got claws, whereas his other hand is peculiarly formed like a fin. The "blood" that was used during filming was made of raspberry yoghurt and red tempera colour. Actually, this scene shouldn't show any blood at all as lightsabers immediately cauterise wounds, but maybe, aqualish blood is inherently different to the blood of other humanoids.
18. Life-size model K-2SO
K-2SO was an imperial KX-security droid that was reprogrammed by Cassian Andor so that he supported the rebels. He was part of the team that eventually stole the Death Star’s plans.
19. Diorama BRIEFING ROOM
20. Diorama SCARIF BEACH
We will probably never know if some of the scenes from the trailers of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” were only promo-shots or if they were deleted during the much discussed post-production process. All we know is: They are missing in the final movie. This is also true for the scene in which the stormtroopers patrol Scarif. We used this scene as a guide for this diorama in preparation of Rogue One’s release.
21. Diorama BATTLE OF JEDHA
In the boundless vastness of space, the American pilot and adventurer Peter Quill becomes the target of an intergalactic bounty hunt after he has stolen a mysterious stone. He is opposed by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that might destroy the entire galaxy. Quill is forced to team up with a ragtag quartet of oddballs, consisting of the weapon-wielding raccoon Rocket, the walking (and not so much talking) tree Groot, the vengeful muscleman Drax the Destroyer and the deadly assassin Gamora. German release date was the 28 August 2014.
This life-size model of Groot, humanoid tree creature from the species "Flora Colossus", was built by Markus Meier, who used a mannequin as a base and pipe lagging for the branch-like structures, which were enhanced with foam rubber and artificial grass. It took Markus two days to complete the model.
Within the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), Groot formed a formidable bounty hunter duo with his partner, Rocket Racoon. In the film, the two are founding members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, alongside Peter Quill, Gamora and Drax. During the entire film, Groot only ever speaks three words: "I am Groot!" , giving it meaning by using different intonation and intensity. His last words in the film, however, are "We are Groot", showing how important the team has become for him.
BABY GROOT as 1:1 figure
29.1 The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in scale 1:6
29.2. Movie Props WEAPONS OF THE GURDIANS OF THE GALAXY
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30.1 Model X-WING CAPTAIN CARDBOARD
This X-Wing model was built in Studio Scale – the same size as the models that were used for filming. This model has a special history: during the filming of Star Wars, several X-Wings were produced and then, during the filming of certain scenes, blast to pieces. These pieces ended up in a box, which were packed away. When the special effects company ILM moved quarters, the boxes were left behind. When their old offices were cleared, these boxes were found, and the X-Wings were cleaned, reassembled and missing parts were replaced. These models were brought to the company ICONS, which finished the assembly and created moulds. One of these models was given to George Lucas, who exhibited it in his office. Unfortunately, these models are prone to sagging wings, which happened to Lucas’ model, too. He mentioned this problem to a colleague, who promised to repair the model – but for years, nothing happened. One day Scott Alexander (Captain Cardboard) visited Lucas in his office and agreed to repair it. Not only did he repair the X-Wing, but he also measured all components so that he had all measurements to sell an own modelling set: the so-called “Captain Cardboard-Kit”.
30.2 Movie prop ORIGINAL MOULD OF X-WING STARFIGHTER REAR PLATING FROM 1977
Stop-motion is a film technology which creates the illusion of movement by taking pictures of motionless subjects and stringing them together. This technology is used both in animation and as special effect for motion pictures.
31. Stop-Motion model TAUNTAUN
MAKING OF STAR WARS EPISODE V - The Empire Strikes Back LENGTH: 3:57 minutes
32. Diorama BRIDGE OF THE EXECUTOR
33. Live-size statue SALACIOUS CRUMP with C-3PO HEAD
Star Wars – The Clone Wars is a US-American computer animation series within the Star Wars universe and tells the story of everything that happens between Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Plot-wise, it is related with the older, similarly named cartoon series Star Wars: Clone Wars and is still considered canon even after Disney's acquisition of the Star Wars franchise.
Han Solo in Carbonite is a limited exhibit from company Illusive Concept. The golden tag can be seen at the bottom.
Princess Leia disguised herself as bounty hunter Boushh in order to free Han Solo.
Salacious Crumb is famous for his mischievous laughter in the whole palace.
Next to Han Solo frozen in carbonite a Tauntaun-trophy can be found hanging on the wall.
The Lightsaber is the weapon of choice for all force sensitive beings – both Jedi and Sith. The hilt is usually about 30 cm long, and the Plasma-blades can sport different colours. Every Jedi and every Sith must build their own lightsaber, hence they are all unique – some of them just differ in details, others are look completely different, especially if they are used for different combat styles (e.g. Darth Maul). All the lightsabers though are powered by the same energy: a living kyber crystal. These crystals can be found at different places throughout the galaxy. An instable crystal can be used if the lightsaber is built to accommodate this: This is why Kylo Ren's lightsaber has two vents, used as crossguard. Lightsabers can famously cut almost any material.
Video about the Top 5 Lightsaber-Fights/ length: 6:40 minutes
52. Props from UNDERWORLD EVOLUTION
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71.1 SPACEBALLS (1987)
Lone Starr's trousers and shirt
71.2 CASINO ROYALE (1967)
The oldest costume our exhibition was worn by Ursula Andress on a movie poster for Casino Royale. A rare picture shows Ursula Andress in the catsuit during the photo shoot.
71.3 THE AVENGERS (1998)
Uma Thurman as Emma Peel
71.4 LEGEND OF THE SEEKER TV-Show (2008 - 2010)
73.1 DEFIANCE Sci-Fi Channel TV-Show (2013-2015)
Defiance is an American Science Fiction TV-Show, produced by US TV station Syfy. The show is accompanied by an open world MMO (massive multiplayer online) third-person shooter. The plot of both TV-show and game are supposed to complement one another. In the US, the show premiered on 15 April 2013 on Syfy, coming to Germany a day later on the German Syfy-branch. The show consists of three seasons.
Wampas are horned white Reptomammals and live in the ice desert of Hoth. They can be up to three metres tall and weigh about 150kg. As carnivores, they hunt tauntauns and other animals, storing them in their ice caves until they're hungry enough to eat. Due to their sharp teeth and claws, they are formidable predators – which is even further enhanced by their white fur, which is a perfect camouflage in ice and snow. Armed like this, a Wampa managed to ambush even Luke Skywalker to carry him into its cave to store him there as a snack.
78.2 PROBE DROID
78.6 HAN SOLO IN HIS HOTH OUTFIT
78.7 Dioramas with different scenes from the BATTLE OF HOTH