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B.J.
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This past Saturday, one of the branches of our local library was hosting Star Wars Day. They were showing the three original movies, giving out free books, and having a visit from "Darth Vader". The last was just some guy in a cheap Wal-Mart costume, not one of those highly accurate things, since we're nowhere near Southern California (thank goodness). Anyway, we went mostly for my 7 year old son, since he's about as big a Star Wars fan as I am. When we arrived, it was getting near the end of the first movie (trench run), so he sat down to watch it and I went off to look after his 3 year old sister. Before I did, I noticed a bowl with names in it that looked like it was for a drawing of some sort, so I put in my son's name. After a little while, I came back to check on him, and I see him trying to drag off a heavy flat box that's bigger than he is. Apparently he won the drawing! (I never win anything!) It was a life-size cardboard Droideka. I know what you're thinking - it's one of those flat cardboard cutouts that you see everywhere that you could just stand against the wall. Oh, no - this was the 3D paper model from hell! After *many* hours of assembly, here's the final product:
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This thing is huge! It's in the kitchen in this picture, which is where I assembled it. I just barely managed to get it down the hall and into the door of his room, where it takes up a significant portion of the floor space. In some ways, I think my son may have surpassed my own Star Wars geekdom. "Now *I* am the Master!" [Big Grin]

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Da_bang80
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Man, that is way beyond cool. I wish I was your son now! Or at least living in the same town so I could go to that little convention.

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AndrewR
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OMG - did you post on here the details of his birth years ago!?! He's all grown up now. (If it was someone else - well I guess their kid is all grown up now). [Smile]

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Mikey T
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Holy Crap he better not take a lightsaber to that.

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Jason Abbadon
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Niiiice. a friend of mine won the lifesized Yoda from Blockbuster when EPI came out- he sold it on ebay for like 2 grand IIRC.

You can put a santa hat on that thing for the holidays.

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Nim
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Alright B.J., a new house rule: no socks on the kitchen vinyl anymore.
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Peregrinus
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B.J., the 501st is worldwide. Why do you think it's only SoCal?

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Mikey T
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Maybe because of the plastic...

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B.J.
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@Andrew: I didn't post about his birth, since I didn't register until he was two. I may have said something about his sister, though.

@Mikey T: He does have a lightsaber! Should prove interesting sometime.

@Peregrinus: I said nothing about the 501st. I'm just saying that outside of SoCal, it's hard to get your hands on the right materials to make your own authentic costume. I don't think I've ever seen an authentic costume in real life myself. I don't know if the guy who came had tried or not, but he *was* wearing something right off the shelf from Wal-Mart.

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