153: STAR WARS Props & Costumes with GUS LOPEZ

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How many times have you watched a Star Wars films and thought, “I wonder where that prop or costume piece ended up?” The answer is most likely Gus Lopez’s amazing STAR WARS Collection. Each day, he posts a “Daily Grail” on Facebook, showing off one piece of his collection at a time. We were fascinated to learn the stories behind the original Death Star, Emperor Palpatine’s yellow contact lenses, costume notes and size measurements for the Hutt-slayer Leia costume and SO MUCH MORE. Photos of his entire collection here.

The Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland (1/13-1/15/17) was good for getting together with Skywalkers, but bad for our muscles! We recap the weekend with Russell Flores (author of Seen, Unseen Disneyland book series). The Rebel Challenge may have kicked our butts, but we had an awesome Skywalker meet-up to celebrate the weekend and Richard’s birthday.

Also on this episode:

  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

4/14/17: GALACTIC NIGHTS at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A one-night Star Wars celebration during Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details Here

4/16/17: Hoojib Hop and Skywalker Roundtable at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details TBD

4/17/17: Skywalker Meet-up at Magic Kingdom. Details TBD

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS Disney Cruise! To get more info, email Randy Crane at cruise@storiesofthemegic.com to get a free, no obligation quote. You’re not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention “Skywalking Through Neverland” so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

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