Visitors will be able to see never-before-seen items from the films. 

By Talia Avakian
September 26, 2016

Star Wars fans will have the opportunity to see an exclusive collection of 200 props, models, costumes, and artworks from the original films at Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition, which will continue its world tour at the The 02 in London starting November 18 and running until Sept. 3, 2017.

The exhibition has costume pieces from characters including Darth Vader, R2-D2, and Princess Leia, including her gold bikini from “Return of the Jedi.”


Visitors can also see never-before-seen pieces like a series of stormtrooper helmets and full costumes of the First Order stormtroopers featured in “The Force Awakens.”

The exhibit takes guests through the development of individual character’s archetypes, utilizing the Star Wars universe to analyze human identity.


Quirky items from the film's set line the space, like the eyes of the Jabba the Hutt costume, which was the only part of the costume to survive filming, according to Sophie Desbiens, director of communications and museum relations at X3 Productions.

There are also a series of pre-production materials that include concept artwork of the film’s design, and sketches displaying how characters like Darth Vader and Chewbacca were developed.

Interactive elements of the exhibition give visitors the option to create their own Star Wars avatar, and then go through a series of activities and ultimately decide whether to join "the light side" or the "dark side".


Tickets for the London exhibition will go on sale starting September 30.