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  • Star Wars at OMSI, a Trip Report (photo heavy!)

    Nerd Alert! I took 200 photos today when we went to see the Stars Exhibit at OMSI in Portland. Many of the props, models and costumes belong to George Lucas's personal collection and from what I've read, this exhibit is only going to a handful of cities. I believe Portland's visit was the second on the tour.

    http://www.omsi.edu/starwars/?thumbU...%2Fstarwars%2F

    The first exhibition of its kind, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, combines costumes and props from all six Star Wars films with real-world technologies, video interviews with filmmakers, scientists and engineers, and two large Engineering Design Labs, where visitors can build and test speeders and robots. Visitors will explore prototypes, learn about the engineers and designers who are creating new technologies, and discover intriguing similarities between how scientists and filmmakers think.
    This is our third visit (my middle daughter's fourth) but the first time I thought to take pictures! The first two visits, photography was out of the question, as the place was packed and we had timed tickets and had to stand in line to walk all the way through.

    Also, the first month, parking was terrible and there was a shuttle running to various parking lots on the Eastside of the river. It was a mess. Today was awesome!

    Outside OMSI:


    Coming in:




    These factoids/posters are in the queue. When it was busy, you were in this area forever, but you couldn't see the posters.




    For Shawnakin (dmom's son) from Darth Cassidy!!


    Inside the actual exhibit:




    Cassidy loved these props from the movies:








    Cassidy's main man:






    The helmet was cool. Actual movie props:




    Inside the helmet:


    Millenium Falcon model (probably 3 feet across):




    Costumes and props:









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    Shawn is in Heaven with these pictures!! :clap: KEEP 'EM COMING



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      I downloaded Flock so I could get them up as quick as possible for him. :love:

      Did I do that for the Disneyland pics? Nope. But for Shawnakin's SW pics, I did. :geek:

      There are more coming.....

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        Factoid: The back of this model was built with L'eggs eggs, those pantyhose containers my mom used to wear in the 70's!












        My favorite prop!! I couldn't get enough of the grody hand:
















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          That looks like its seen better days, the fingers look like they are melting.
          What an idiot....

          Yeah, I do that Twitter thing.

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            Originally posted by Tui View Post


            That looks like its seen better days, the fingers look like they are melting.
            It's older than you, you whippersnapper!!

            A lot of this stuff has just been in storage, never on display anywhere before this year.
            Last edited by stinkerbell; 12-20-2006, 07:28 PM.

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              The kids used magnets and legos to build their own pod racers:




              What my daughter wore:












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                So gross!!





                Snowtrooper:


                Luke's Landspeeder from the movie. Easily the coolest thing displayed:












                The model:


                I liked how themed the kids' activities were:


                Cool model:


                Props used on Hoth:


                From the Wookiee planet, a model:


                Tarfull and some S named wookiee:


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                  wow great pics Stink! My nephew would have loved to have seen this
                  Fratsor Sister - Delta Mu Chi Alpha

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                    That freaking rocks.

                    Do you know what other cities this exhibit is going to?

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                      Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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                        Re: Star Wars at OMSI, a Trip Report (photo heavy!)

                        Originally posted by aimster View Post
                        That freaking rocks.

                        Do you know what other cities this exhibit is going to?
                        • COSI, Columbus, OH, June - August 2006
                        • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland, OR, October - December 2006
                        • California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA, February - April 2007
                        • Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, Fort Worth, TX, June - August 2007
                        • The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA, February - April 2008
                        • The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, June - October 2008

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                          Originally posted by stinkerbell View Post
                          • \California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA, February - April 2007
                          Shawn says we don't have to go to Portland now, I shoud've had you edit that part out



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                            wow. i'm not really into star wars, but that is cool! i'm gonna have to go to it when it comes to LA. i like the snow monster the best, that's cool.

                            and i love that cassidy not only wore the star wars shirt, but she also had her light saber on her hip. well played, cassidy.
                            I don't party like I used to, I party twice as hard as before....

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                              I took this inside a movie that shows how robots work. When I took it after the show, a motion-activated robot started moving and I don't think they appreciated it. :lol:




















                              Overall, the exhibit was incredible. If it comes to your area, and you're a fan, definitely check it out! We'll probably go one more time (we're members, so we only pay $3/person) next week before it leaves.

                              My husband really enjoyed it. He picked up all kinds of little factoids (a lot more than me).

                              There are activities for the kids, a motion simulator ride, a movie, little built-in movies and headphones. Don't go when it's crazy busy, wait a few weeks or a month before you go, the kids will enjoy it more and so will you.

                              I'm uploading a cute video I took of the girls on their own little hover-craft rides.

                              All in all, I'm sad to see it leave town! The Star Wars toys and models for sale in the store are incredible, too. Such a large selection! I'm not used to seeing THAT many SW things for sale at once.

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