DROIDS – Photo of the Week

Who doesn’t love a little Star Wars in their life though?

For this week’s “Photo of the Week” I have chosen a photo of my favorite Star Wars droids, C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8.

I recently had the opportunity to visit the exhibit, Star Wars and the The Power of Costume currently showing at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida through April 1, 2018. WOW is the only word I can think of for the experience.

IMG_8975These are some incredible works of art from A New Hope all the way through The Force Awakens films. You will also find some props and other pieces of interests when browsing.

What I found most interesting of all was the lack of costumes from the original three films. There were very few representations from that part of the saga. I am pretty sure the only thing I saw from A New Hope was a Tusken Raider. Many of the early costumes are either from The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi.

My personal opinion on this, is that things were simply not preserved from the first film. One reason I would make this assumption is because many of the costumes have some changes from A New Hope to The Empire Strikes Back. There was also clearly a larger budget after the success of the first film. Maybe I am wrong. What do you think?

One thing there is no lack of, is costumes from the prequel trilogy. Pretty much anything and everything you can think of from those films is on display.

It is definitely a sight to behold.

If you’re interested in more information or are curious where the exhibit is headed to next, check out the tour website.

Hope you enjoyed my favorite photo this week. See you back for another next Thursday!

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