Star Wars fans will be out in force this weekend for the ultimate celebration of the film franchise. May 4th (May the force be with you) is this Friday, but the Powerhouse museum plans to keep celebrating all weekend long.
From the afternoon Friday May 4th, a 1:1 scale X-wing Resistance fighter will land outside the museum and Star Wars fans can take turns sitting in the cockpit.
Most of the fun will happen over the weekend of May 5 and May 6. Kids can experience the thrill of an augmented reality lightsaber duel with Lenovo’s Star Wars: Jedi Challenges or attempt to repair a BB-8 droid in the droid repair bay. In the coding workshops kids learn how to program droids and make them move.
The Powerhouse museum will also offer screenings of official Star Wars films and fan content. There will be prizes for best costume, the opportunity to capture selfies with life-sized characters and talks from Star Wars fans and commentators.
The Star Wars Ultimate Fan weekend starts from 9am on Saturday May 5. Saturday night after 7pm is adults only.
Bookings are essential. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $8 for concession. Members ad children under 16 are free with a reserved ticket.
Powerhouse Museum is located at 500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007