but the real attraction should be obvious ;D
Note how carefully Wyatt positioned himself for the photo ;D
Yes, it was Grasshopper Nerd-vana!
Kerry was thrilled and proud to release his inner geek, in all its glory.
Real models. From the real Star Wars movies.
Like Luke's X-Wing fighter...
Oops. With a wheel showing under the back.
Pretend you don't see that.
Han Solo's Millenium Falcon.
And costumes, too!
And to make it even cooler they linked the Star Wars displays
with exhibits featuring existing technology.
Here's Gunnar, driving a hover-car.
Wyatt, Gunnar, and Tate constructing Mag-Lev Trains.
Wyatt, trying his out.
Tate is building a Moisture Farm.
According to Gunnar, alternately you could put together the Mos Eisley Space Port,
or a Jawa Camp, complete with Tuskan Raiders and a Sarlac.
Wyatt and a Wampa.
I think he was a bit disappointed at the size.
Apparently they used special effects to make it appear large in the movie.
Wyatt, again, building a Robot.
And, apparently, instructing it to do certain tasks.
Yes indeedy, a good time was had by all. (Though I heard rumors of boys begging to be allowed to go eat their lunch, and having to pry Daddy Grasshopper away from the geek-tastic memorabilia for even a moment.)
I know, I know, it's hard to believe that I could stay home and pass all this up for nothing but a few hours of peace and quiet. And lunch out, with Gramma Grasshopper.
But it's true.