PropShop Teams with Harrods to Offer the Ultimate Star Wars Props
Via GQ Magazine:
You can buy a lot of things at Harrods – and that now includes a Millenium Falcon. To celebrate the release of probably the ultimate piece of Star Wars memorabilia, GQ went behind the scenes with Propshop, Pinewood-based prop manufacturer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, to find out how you make a Millenium Falcon.
You’ve kept your Star Wars Luke Skywalker figurine since 1977 (it’s not in its box, but you can’t have everything), you have an R2D2 egg cup and even a C3PO Tape Dispenser. Now is the moment Star Wars memorabilia collectors have truly been waiting for. In conjunction with Propshop, Pinewood-based prop manufacturer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, are working in conjuction with Harrods to offer Star Wars fans to own their very own piece of production quality replica merchandise.
You can now get your hands on either Kylo Ren or Rey/Luke’s lightsaber, battle your enemies with Rey’s staff or Chewbacca’s crossbow, or be the best fancy dress party guest of all time with a genuine Poe Dameron or Kylo Ren helmet – each product made by the very same craftsmen, using the very same processes as the props that are used in the film, manufactured nowhere other than at Pinewood Studios itself.
“What’s unique about these things is that they are the actual thing,” explains Propshop’s CEO James Enright. “What’s different is that they haven’t actually been shot, but I have no problem with putting these on the set and shooting them as a prop. That could go straight on the set this afternoon, because it’s the same level of quality, the same level of detail. They’ve been made the same way, they’ve been made in the studio, they’ve been made by film technicians and artists.”
The project and the products are all made possible through the leaps and bounds made in 3D printing technology. Visitors to Harrods can get an insight into the process, through the production of one of Propshop’s most mind boggling products: a character maquette of either a First Order Stormtrooper, a Rebel Pilot or a TIE fighter pilot, personalised with the addition of a 3D scanned, modelled and printed model of your very own head. Yes, seriously.
Not all consuming enough? Gird your loins, Star Wars superfans and prepare for Propshop x Harrods piece de resistance. UltimateStar Wars fans can prove their allegiance to the Force by purchasing their very own genuine Millennium Falcon cockpit (which will be available to visit in-store), accompanied by, if you’re so inclined, a Millenium Falcon Holochess table and seating area.
And no, this is not a trap.
The entire article including additional pictures of the Harrods-exclusive PropShop items can be found HERE.