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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 501st UK Garrison will be taking over the National Space Centre to celebrate Star Wars. More than 50 Star Wars characters will be invading the centre to raise money for Help 4 Heroes.