12/16/09

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

I captured this amazing shot. Do you know what planet this is?

Star Wars planet



Neither do I. But as we flew by, I also caught this - a space station?

Star Wars Space Station

My crappy camera - it's like Hubble all of a sudden! A Christmas miracle! Check out where we landed--



Star Wars Civilization

It was all friendly and interesting until this happened--



Shark with Clones

Shark Boy! Look out! There's one RIGHT BEHIND YOU! And this thing is about to blow!

All this adventure was really fun, but then I saw this and was very sad, just like 1977 all over again.

Han Solo

Han! He knows I love him! (Remember that line, his response to Princess Leia saying she loved him. "I know." Is that weird to anyone else or is it just me?)

Darth Vadar and Death Star

Ut-oh. I hear heavy breathing. (This costume is really scary.)

Vadar

Seriously, if it had moved I would have screamed.

Shark Boy and R2D2

I love that he got to touch R2D2.

Shark and C3PO

He told me that C-3PO and R2-D2 are sort of like him and his little brother. Shark is like C-3PO, who thinks R2 (little brother) is short, pudgy, and really annoying, but you sort of like him too.

Master Yoda

Master Yoda this is. Very tiny he was.

Chewbaca

CHEWY!

Shark and Storm Trooper 2

We saw the Star Wars concert/show and it was worth the giant sum of money. John Williams score from the 6 films is just beautiful, and we heard it performed live by a full symphony orchestra. While they played, a gigantic screen projected scenes from the movies and there was a laser light show. It was narrated, live and in person, by Anthony Daniels - the man who played C-3PO. Way cool. The lobby was full of costumes and set pieces and backdrops.

Queen A

I totally wanted to try this on.

Bear & The Ewok

Also, Bear wins for cutest Ewok. (Ewoks -also surprisingly scary looking.) (Yes, Ewoks eat Skittles.)


MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.


Not a sponsored or compensated post. We just had fun and I wanted to post some of the pictures I took. You're welcome George Lucas.

9 comments:

Frau said...

Looks like a great time! I received a chewbaca doll back in the day when Star Wars came out. That thing gave me nightmares!Have a Wonderful Friday!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Oh that looks like a blast.

Hey I had a HUGE crush on Han Solo in that movie...swoon.

de said...

I wanted to go so badly when they were up here. I watched the "making of" on PBS twice. I'm guessing/hoping this will come around again like walking with dinosaurs did.

Sarah F. said...

I love your little Ewok! Our kids LOVED every minute of the event. I'm not sure that there's a way that George Lucas can take my money that doesn't make my boys happy, though.

Amy said...

Frau - That's pretty funny.

Jamie - Didn't we all love Han Solo?! Probably my first ever movie crush.

de - I think they'll surely do it again. I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected - seeing the costumes was really fun. They had videos playing at each set piece about the making of the movie, and I wish we'd had time to watch all those.

Sarah - Same here. Shark Boy loves this stuff, and Bear does now as well. And this was pretty expensive actually, as if we haven't already spent eleventy thousand dollars on Star Wars stuff.

evenshine said...

Your boys must have EATEN IT UP! They're adorable. And the event looks AMAZING. How fun!

Amy said...

evenshine - I do recommend this for a Star Wars fan.

And the fans are serious about it. Shark Boy said to me when we first arrived, "Mom. That man is dressed like a Jedi." And yes he was! Grown adults dressed like the characters. Shark thought that was just crazy.

Rebecca said...

Great post! Great pictures! You did with this what I wish I'd been able to do. My husband Jake and son Henry, almost 5, went to the show (and my daughter and I saw The Princess and the Frog). Jake's a Star Wars fan and has been -- I guess I'd call it -- mentoring Henry as Henry's interest in it develops. Jake didn't take a good camera himself (and this event alone is making me consider a last-minute purchase of a pocket-sized camera for him for Christmas), so he could only tell me about what they saw. Jake said the show and everything else was awesome, and that Henry was captivated and loving it until near the end when Jake could feel Henry had taken in so much that his circuits sort of blew. Henry came home and could hardly talk at all, and needed to be put right to bed. Of course the next day he was up and in his Obi-Wan costume before 7 a.m. Anyway, Jake said one of the best parts for him personally was seeing the way the audience/fans were experiencing it all. He said he could only compare people's apparent response to seeing Yoda to seeing The Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Like, they've seen this image so many times, but here it is IN REAL LIFE, and they're going to wait the five minutes to get a position to even snap a picture of it. Me, myself, I haven't been to the Louvre ;), but I got what he meant. I'm sorry to write so much, but I was so excited to see your post and wanted to share!

Amy said...

Rebecca- Your comment is awesome. This was really fun for someone who grew up with SW, even if not the biggest fan, like me, and of course for big fans like Shark - amazing.

HOWEVER. I will never. ever. in a million light years. in any galaxy anywhere. compare it to seeing the Mona Lisa (or anything else for that matter) in the Louvre.

heh.

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