This weekend, February 11th, the STAR WARS EXHIBIT opened at the California Science Center. It runs Feb. 11--April 29, 2007.
The exhibit is not huge in itself, but it does have a variety of great props, costumes, models, full size characters/droids/creatures, and at the very end, a large toy/clothing/etc. area.
The exhibit is free of charge, but large crowds are expected, so get there early if you live in the L.A. area. BUT..........if you purchase some IMAX tickets and see a movie (about $8 each) you can have PRIORITY entrance--the wife and I bought some tickets and we were led into line and only waited about 10 minutes!
It takes about 40-60 minutes to see the whole thing (meaning you take your time, take pictures, and push your eyes back in their sockets)
After the exhibit you are maneuvered to the toy/etc. area. This in itself is very cool. You can find all sorts of toys, keychains, postcards, kubrics, bust-ups, etc., etc. But the main interest if the figures and battlepacks:
Pretty much every battlepack that's out now (Mace, Death Star Conference, Republic Commando pack....) although they are kind of pricey---about $35-50 for some. The figure pegs are full of the current wave: Vader's droid, Clone Seargent, Kashyyyk battle droids, super battle droids, Elite Corps Clones, Fleet Security..........but at the price ($10 a pop
) I could see why there was plenty of everything.
They won't run out of figures as I saw several "Wave 6" boxes on some shelves.
BTW, you don't have to go through the exhibit to get to the toys...you can just go though the exit area of the section.
All in all, the exhibit is a great thing to see.
For those of you not in the California/Los Angeles area..........ENJOY THE PICTURES!!!!!!!!! Plus, you'll see The Noodle and Mrs. Noodle
***I have several more pictures. If you're interested, just PM and I'll send them your way!