From a galaxy far, far away, comes a new exhibit in Vancouver. Starting tonight, you can see Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber from the film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
The famous film prop is being featured as part of The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! exhibition at Science World.
According to a release, the Lightsaber was constructed from a vintage 1930s Graflex camera flash gun and the handle still has the original Graflex logo etched into it. The piece was acquired by Edward Meyer, VP of Exhibits & Archives for Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, at an auction last June for $450,000.
The exhibition runs until March 19, so use the force, and get your tickets now.
When: Friday, March 9 to Monday, March 19
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (March 9 to 16), 10 am to 5 pm (March 17 to 19)
Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online: $23.25 for adults/ $18.50 for students, seniors, and youth (with ID) / $15.25 for children 12 and under / Children under 3 are free.