February 9, 1997
"It has already lived long and prospered," Kenneth Turan's closing "Star Trek" reference in his "Star Wars" piece, angered and insulted Jedis everywhere ("It Still Packs a Force," Jan. 26). A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack. However, I can't control myself: Go kiss my Wookie! SHANNON ANNE SIMON Irvine Female characters who are self-assured and who step into their place in the world without apologies to anyone are so few and far between as to be an endangered species.
January 19, 2012 |
As part of a multiattraction expansion this spring, Legoland California plans to update the Star Wars Miniland area that debuted last summer, add a pirate-themed shoot-the-chutes water ride and install a crab exhibit at the adjacent SeaLife Aquarium. Set to open March 29, the Star Wars Gallery will include 3-foot-tall Lego models of a dozen characters from the epic film saga, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2D2, Yoda and Darth Vader. At the same time, model builders will install new characters, weapons and spacecraft to existing Star Wars Miniland scenes rendered in 1:20 scale using Lego bricks.
May 26, 1987 |
E ven George Lucas showed up. That had been the biggest question for more than 9,000 fans who gathered over the three-day weekend for an exuberant 10th anniversary salute to "Star Wars." They crowded the halls of the Stouffer Concourse Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport, batting aside blue, black and white balloons trailing multicolored ribbons.
April 1, 2011 |
The new Star Wars' models take shape at Star Wars Miniland renders epic battles, iconic cityscapes and massive machines in an intimate 1:20 scale at Legoland California . The new Star Wars attraction, which opened Thursday at the Carlsbad kiddie park, utilized 1.5 million Lego bricks to build a visual timeline stretching from the first film in the series to the latest television cartoons based on the space fantasy, bridging...
March 6, 1997 |
Frank Hernandez and his dad, Robert, helped make the reissue of "The Empire Strikes Back" the biggest box-office opener in February. They'd seen "Star Wars" a few weeks before and had been waiting, waiting, waiting for the second part of the series to reach theaters. Frank, a 12-year-old from Brea, loved "Star Wars," easily director George Lucas' most famous movie, and thought "The Empire Strikes Back" was just as good, maybe better.
February 13, 1997 |
Not every member of the Star Wars generation has seen all three movies in the trilogy. In explaining what to expect, some young parents sound less like they are talking about a movie and more like they are inculcating a beloved and exalted fairy tale. "You'll see Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and Han Solo. This is the first one that has them all in it," one mother was overheard telling her young son before the curtain went up. "Will it have the big sluggy one?" he asked.