Posted by José on October 26, 2006 at 06:37 PM CST
Like we said, UAU and ArtStation are the entities responsible for making Lisbon the 7th city in the world to host and fill a 1500m2 area at its Museu da Electricidade with this fantastic display of Star Wars magic, featuring over 280 original property and items from all of the saga's 6 movies, including concept artwork, production drawings and models, prototypes and wardrobe.

Other special features included at the expo are the 30 Years Of Special Effects retrospective (by Lucasfilm) and the Gateway to Science area presented by Roland Lehaucq (from the French Atomic Energy Comission), comparing Star Wars fantasy and fiction with actual scientific fact(s). There will also be the exhibition of all the six movies along with their respective 'Making Of' extras. Official Star Wars merchandising will be available to all attendees at several booths.

But this is not 'all'. Upon our insistence, Mónica Marques, an inside official, revealed that a few exclusive collectible items are to be expected on sale at the event too, without going into any further details, at the moment. Stay tuned for more info, when available.

With the saga's 30th anniversary fast approaching, this sure is the best way possible for every Portuguese fan and collector to commemorate accordingly!
Conforme dissemos, a UAU e a ArtStation são as entidades responsáveis por tornar Lisboa na 7ª cidade mundial a apresentar e a encher uma área de 1500m2 no seu Museu da Electricidade com toda a magia Star Wars, incluindo mais de 280 objectos e adereços originais incluídos em todos os seis filmes da saga, juntamente com arte conceptual, desenhos e modelos da produção, protótipos e guarda-roupa.

Outros motivos de interesse incluídos na expo são a retrospectiva 30 Years Of Special Effects (pela Lucasfilm) e a área Gateway To Science, apresentada pelo astrofísico Roland Lehaucq (da Comissão de Energia Atómica Francesa) e que compara a fantasia e a ficção em Star Wars com factos científicos correntes e reais. Haverá igualmente a projecção de todos os 6 filmes, juntamente com os respectivos 'Making Of'. Merchandising oficial estará disponível a todos os visitantes em Lojas Star Wars.

Mas isto não é tudo. Perante a nossa insistência, Mónica Mendes, uma representante oficial, revelou-nos que também são de esperar alguns coleccionáveis oficiais e exclusivos à venda durante a exposição sem, contudo, poder para já entrar em mais detalhes connosco. Mantenham-se atentos a este espaço para mais novidades, quando disponíveis.

Com a rápida aproximação do aniversário dos 30 anos da saga, esta sem dúvida que é a melhor forma possível que todo o fan e coleccionador Português tem de comemorar condignamente!

The Art Of Star Wars
Museu da Electricidade
2006, November 1 to 2007, January 14
Tue. to Sun., 10h - 20h
Fri. and Sat., 10h – 22h
Tickets: 10 EUR (with group reductions)

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Promotional video
Powerpoint presentation and details
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