Star Wars! And the cool props it has

Hi there,
So recently I was introduced to a company that was interested in involving me a special project. . . Involving Star Wars. . . Who’d have guessed? Anyway, the company is Invaluable.com and they, over the years, have been fortunate enough to be able to auction off a variety of items from the Star Wars series. They want Star Wars Day (May 4th) to become Star Wars month instead. So, as part of Star Wars month they have asked me to share my favourite Star Wars pieces. . . And of course I said yes. But, they also want all of your input too. They want all of you to comment below your own favourite pieces of Star Wars memorabilia that, if you had all the money in the world, you would buy. So lets just jump right in and take a trip down Star Wars lane, detouring straight to my favourite pieces of Star Wars memorabilia!

1) Han Solo’s DL-44 Blaster – The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
Han Solo is my favourite character in the Star Wars series and I could not imagine owning a better prop than his very own DL-44 Blaster. The piece was custom made for the film and is in the same condition from then, so it bears some marks of wear and tear. The prop was sold in 2013 for between $200,000 and $300,000

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You can find it here

2) Section of the Death Star – Return of the Jedi
This piece is a portion from the Death Star miniature and was used to create the illusion of mass. Seriously though, how cool to say you own a piece of the Death Star?! I think it would be amazing. It sold for $25,000 to $35,000 in 2015

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You can find it here

3) Richard Edlund Camera Dolly – A New Hope
This is one of the stranger pieces that they sold at Invaluable. It’s a camera dolly used on the set of Episode IV: A New Hope. This camera dolly was also used in most of his other films including Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not only is it a super cool piece of camera equipment but its actually now an antique. It sold in 2015 for $6000 to $8000

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You can find it here

4) Luke Skywalker artist proof Lightsaber – A New Hope
This is not the actual Lightsaber that Luke Skywalker used. But its still pretty cool. Not only that, it was used and signed by George Lucas. This prop is seriously amazing and it sold in 2015 but for an undisclosed price . . . so I’m guessing it was a lot!

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You can find it here

5) Blockade Runner filming miniature – A New Hope
This prop is a miniature of the runner that carried Princess Leia in Episode IV: A New Hope. It was created to imply that it was getting further away at a fast speed. This is the Blockade Runner that was seen in the first scene of the film. It sold in 2015 for between $200,000 and $300,000

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You can find it here

Okay, so they are my favourite pieces of Star Wars memorabilia. Please comment down below your favourite pieces and don’t forget to look at the Invaluable blog for more information. May the Force be with you.

Signing off, Verity

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