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A massive Star Wars exhibit is coming to Australia

It seems too much Star Wars is never enough.

Despite the franchise’s most recent film, Solo, bombing at the box office, apparently there’s enough of a thirst for content from a galaxy far, far away to justify an entire exhibit.

And it’s coming to Australia.

Called Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition, the show will bring 200 costumes, props, models, and pieces of artwork from “all six Star Wars movies as well as the ongoing television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars“.

Yeah, that’s kind of confusing, what with us now having seen eight episodes of the core series, as well as two anthology films, and that crappy Clone Wars cartoon movie that came out in 2008. Maybe it’s time to update the website, guys?

Website accuracy aside, the exhibit itself has some pretty awesome stuff, including full costume set-ups of Darth Vader, Yoda from his appearance in The Empire Strikes Back, as well as models of BB-8, R2-D2 and the Millenium Falcon.

But the aspect that sets this show apart from other exhibitions is the interactive element.

More than just going to look at a bunch of Star Wars stuff, the exhibition also comes with technology that allows punters to create their own character.

“Equipped with a smart technology bracelet, every visitor is invited to respond to a series of identity questions at interactive stations throughout the exhibition,” the exhibit website reads.

“These character-design stations are interwoven seamlessly with the exhibition’s collection and scientific content and form the backbone of the exhibition experience.”

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition will be landing at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum (which is still in Ultimo – the shift to Parramatta isn’t set to go through until 2023) on 16 November 2018 and running until 10 June 2019.

Naturally, tickets are already on sale, the whole thing is kid-friendly (although those under 12 need to be supervised) and yes, you can totally come along dressed up as a Jedi or Stormtrooper.

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