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National Space Centre goes Star Wars crazy

A Storm Trooper from the UK's 501st Garrison, who have organised the event with the National Space Centre Credit: PA

Star Wars fans and enthusiasts from all over the country will flock to the National Space Centre in Leicester for a massive convention this weekend.

Stars from the films, including David Prowse who played Sith lord Darth Vader, Warwick Davis who was Wicket the Ewok and Kenny Baker as R2D2.

They'll be joined by around 100 people in full costume ranging from Storm Troopers, Bounty Hunters, Jedis and Droids.

The whole of the National Space Centre will be taken over with Star Wars attractions from prop and replica gallery, children's workshops, star signings as well as competitions for people to lose themselves in a galaxy not so very far away.

Movie Mania storms the National Space Centre

One of 50 characters at the National Space Centre Credit: ITV Central

More than fifty of Hollywood's most iconic stars arrived at the National Space Centre in Leicester this weekend for two-days of action packed movie nostalgia.

Visitors got up close and personal with, well, lookalikes of their favourite characters from the movies, with all proceeds going to the charities Make-a-wish and Help for Heroes.

Captain America and Ironman Credit: ITV Central

Visiters have also been enjoying workshops, movie make-up lessons and talks – including a Q&A with Mark Addy, who starred in A Knight's Tale.

Outside the National Space Centre Credit: ITV Central
Ironman Credit: ITV Central

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50 famous faces attend the National Space Centre for Movie Mania weekend

Star Wars characters at the National Space Centre Credit: ITV Central

Over 50 characters from some of the world's greatest movies have been at the National Space Centre this weekend, taking part in Movie Mania.

The two-day event, which is raising money for Make-a-Wish and Help 4 Heroes, allows visitors to interact with their favourite movie characters – from Mary Poppins to Star Wars.

Visiters have also been enjoying workshops, movie make-up lessons and talks – including a Q&A with Mark Addy, who starred in The Full Monty, Game of Thrones and A Knight's Tale.