Where is the Star Wars Exhibition Leicester

Published on: 24/07/18

Calling all Star Wars fans!!!!

Did you know that....for the summer Leicester currently have a stunning display and exhibition of Star Wars memorabilia, toys and film posters at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, this exhibition is on until Sunday the 28th of October, and is free to enter, so it's a great free day out for any Star Wars fans of all ages

So where can you find at the Star Wars exhibition Leicester, so this is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the collection of Star Wars memorabilia that Matt Fox from May The Toys Be With You has collected which includes a fantastic range of the finest vintage toys and film posters, included Darth Vader and Stormtroopers, plus many more rare Star Wars treasures, you may also have the opportunity to dress up as a young Jedi, and wield a lightsaber

So why is this exhibition at Leicester, one of the reason for this is that a company in Coalville called Palitoy, played a roll in the success story for the Star Wars toys back in 1977, as they made all of the Star Wars toys for the UK. But no one could have predicted that the toys and merchandise would go on to make more money then the film itself, and that the toys would become the one must have toy for an entire generation

Did you also know that from 1977 to 1985 that an estimated 300 million Star Wars toys where sold, with an exhibition value of £16.6 billion

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Top 10 Facts about Star Wars you did not know?

1. Yoda was almost played by a monkey.

According to the book The Making of Star Wars by J.W. Rinzler, George Lucas originally planned for Yoda to be played by an adorable monkey wearing a mask and carrying a cane.

2. "Ewok" was never spoken in the original trilogy.

The word "Ewok" is never uttered by a character in the original trilogy. Although, the species is identified in the script and closing credits.

3. Boba Fett's face is actually visible in the original movies.

You may think you never see Boba Fett's face in the original trilogy, but the actor who played Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, did stand in for an Imperial officer at the last minute.

4. Return of the Jedi almost had a very different ending.

In a story development session for Return of the Jedi, George Lucas toyed with the idea that after Luke removes dying Vader's helmet, he puts it on, proclaims "Now I am Vader" and turns to the dark side.

5. Yoda has no determined species.

Yoda's species has never been named. A mystery, it is.

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6. Depending on what movie you're watching, Yoda has a different number of toes.

In The Phantom Menace, Yoda has three toes. But in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith, he has four.

7. Darth Vader is banned from all official Star Warsevents.

David Prowse, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader (in form, not voice), is banned from attending official Star Wars conventions because George Lucas finds him annoying.

8. The sound of a TIE fighter engine is actually an elephant.

The sound of a TIE Fighter engine was created by combining an elephant bellow and a car driving on wet pavement.

9. Harrison Ford almost wasn't Han Solo.

Burt Reynolds was among the top contenders to play Han Solo, along with Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Christopher Walken.

10. Han Solo almost died at the end of Jedi.

Gary Kurtz, the original producer of Return of the Jedi, said that in the early story outline, Han Solo dies and the Rebel forces are left in tatters, with Luke disappearing into the wilderness. But George Lucas thought killing off main characters would hurt toy sales, so he changed the ending to a big Ewok party.

So where is the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, please see the address and opening times below, we have also included the website for you;

Address: New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

Telephone number: 0116 225 4900

Option Times:

Monday to Friday (11:00 - 16:30)

Saturday & Sunday (11:00 - 17:00)

Website: Click Here

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We hope that you enjoyed reading this article about where is the Star Wars Exhibition Leicester, if you want to find out what else Leicester can offer you, then check out our other article on Leicester called What's on in Leicester

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