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Star Wars Ultimate Fan Weekend

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May the 4th be with you
The 4th may be with you on the Friday but the weekend has more in store for you at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Explore the Star Wars universe with a myriad of experiences, competitions, games and more for fans of all ages.

Jump in the cockpit of a 1:1 scale X-wing resistance fighter and buckle up for your galaxy journey, repair BB-8 and friends in a virtual reality story Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay and bring BB-8, BB-9E and R2-D2 to life with hands-on Sphero coding classes.

If your lightsaber skills aren't the best then the Jedi Experience can help with some training. Here you'll don some training robes and hone your lightsaber technique. It may even help in the augmented reality lightsaber duel in Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges.

Peruse the Star Wars collectors' items on display, let the kids loose in the space-themed playground, join talks and panels with Star Wars fans and commentators, and view screenings of both fan-made and original Star Wars content.

As you wander around the museum, be sure to capture a selfie with Chewbacca or one of the other life-sized character statues and dress up for the occasion in your favourite character costume as there will be prizes for doing so. Children (under 16) and adult competitions take place at 12.30pm and 1pm, respectively, on both days.

The above, with more to be announced, is all happening from 9am-6pm with a further adults-only event spilling out into the museum's courtyard on Saturday evening (7pm-10pm) with a dress-up competition at 8pm and additional food and drinks.

Bookings are essential with tickets at $15 per adult and $8 for concession holders (plus booking fee). Museum members and children 4-16yrs are free (but still require a booking). Three hour sessions with staggered entry times throughout the day assist in managing capacity. Your ticket gets you access to the event and all other activities within the museum.

Tickets to this two day interactive exhibition are limited, so get in early for this pop culture expression 'where science meets imagination' and honour the galaxy far, far away.
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When: 9am-6pm Sat/Sun & 7pm-10pm Sat evening
Phone: 02 9217 0111
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Cost: Adult $15, Concession $8, Child (4-16yrs) free
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