Thursday, May 04, 2017

'Star Wars Identities' Exhibition at The O2 Arena, London

Over the weekend, I visited the 'Star Wars Identities' exhibit at the O2 Arena, in London.

The exhibit is home to some 200 props, costumes, models and concept art from the Prequel and Original trilogy movies, all with the theme of identity running through it.

The exhibition is also interactive. Before you head into the exhibition, you're given a smart technology bracelet, and along the way, invited to respond to a series of identity questions. These character-design stations are interwoven seamlessly with the exhibition’s collection and scientific content and form the backbone of the exhibition experience. Each answer is one step in the creation of a complete character profile.

Once at the end of the exhibition, you can view the final result - and your new and unique Star Wars character - and can request to receive a more detailed version of the character profile by email, which can then be consulted from home or shared using social media platforms.

I really enjoyed walking through the exhibit, getting a close up look at the collection from the Lucasfilm archives, as well as answering the questions and finding out my own original Star Wars character profile. Really cool to see the originals from the movies, especially loved the concept art and sketches, mostly by Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston.

The exhibition is on display at the O2 Arena, in London until September 3 2017 (go here to book tickets) and is part of a six year tour, visiting six cities across the world and is definitely well worth a visit if you're a fan of the films.

Check out my video slideshow of the exhibition.