Friday, 16 September 2011

The world's largest lightsaber

LONDON, UK (September 16, 2011) – London felt the force like never before last night as the iconic BT Tower was transformed into the World’s Largest Lightsaber™ to celebrate the Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga.


On Thursday 15 September at 8.30pm, from inside the exclusive star-studded launch party at the top of the BT Tower, Star Wars legend Anthony Daniels (C-3PO in all six episodes) pressed the button that lit up the London skyline for one night only as the Tower morphed into Obi-wan Kenobi’s elegant weapon of choice, projecting a giant ‘blue ray’ of light from the top.

The state of the art lighting transformed the BT Tower into the World’s Largest Lightsaber™ projecting the beam of light 200m in the air from the 189m high tower. A total of over sixty 4,500W lights, standing tall at 1.3m high, weighing 124kg each, all combined to produce a staggering parallel blue ray that was witnessed across the capital.

Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO in all six Star Wars films, said on the night: “London played such a huge part in all six Star Wars films, so it’s fitting that we’re all here today to transform the London skyline and send a message to galaxies far, far away.”

Other celebrities who attended on the night included Star Wars legend Warwick Davis ‘Wicket’, singer Charlotte Church, The Guillemots’ front man Fyfe Dangerfield, Snow Patrol’s Paul Wilson, presenter Mark Dolan, Made in Chelsea’s ‘Cheska’, presenter Gail Porter and no shortage of Stormtroopers and other iconic Star Wars characters including Boba Fett, R2D2 and Lord Vader himself.

As a fitting climax of Star Wars Week in London, in the words of Darth Vader himself, it was “a day long remembered” by Star Wars fans in the UK and across the world.

For the latest news and updates for Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, be sure to visit bluray.starwars.com

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