Got the following press release detailing some events LEGO is hosting at Star Wars Celebration:
LEGOÂ® STAR WARSâ„¢ Celebrates 30th Anniversary of
The Empire Strikes Back at Star Wars Celebration V
–Interactive LEGO mural building event supports â€˜The Empire Gives Backâ€™ and St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospitalâ€“
ORLANDO (August 13th, 2010) â€“ To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, LEGO Systems, Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. are summoning the force of LEGOÂ® and STAR WARS fans and families to participate in a three-day collaborative build of an eight-foot tall, 15-foot wide LEGO mystery mural to benefit St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital. The mural will be constructed by attendees of Star Wars Celebration V and a LEGO Master Builder at Orlandoâ€™s Orange County Convention Center from August 13-15.
Fans who help the LEGO Master Builder to construct the mural will receive one of 10,000 limited edition white Boba Fett LEGO minifigures. Additionally, for every LEGO plate a fan builds and adds to the mural, LEGO Systems and Lucasfilmâ€™s â€œThe Empire Gives Backâ€ program will donate 330 LEGO System and LEGO DUPLOÂ® bricks to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital to encourage imagination and creative play and support the patients of St. Jude. In total, more than 1.5 million LEGO bricks will be donated..
â€œThe STAR WARS franchise has creatively inspired so many people since its debut, and has motivated LEGO enthusiasts to build models, create their own stories and, in some cases, produce their own films,â€ said Michael McNally, brand relations director, LEGO Systems, Inc. â€œWeâ€™re particularly proud to partner with Lucasfilmâ€™s â€˜The Empire Gives Backâ€™ charitable giving program to both commemorate an important milestone for The Empire Strikes Back, but also to help carry forward its creative spirit with yet another generation of children through St. Jude.â€
STAR WARS enthusiasts will also be able to see new LEGO products on display, have their picture taken with life-sized LEGO STAR WARS models and check out fan created LEGO models. A second LEGO Master Builder will be doing a live build of a 6-foot tall Boba Fett model.
The LEGO Store will have products available for purchase and will feature an exclusive Celebration V STAR WARS CubeDude set, designed by fan and Pixar animator, Angus MacLane, who will be on-site to sign boxes. To purchase the set, a raffle ticket must be drawn. Tickets will be pulled at the LEGO booth each day at 11 a.m.# # #
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