We have been to a Star Wars exhibition
We just have to tell you about what we did yesterday. We went to see a Star Wars exhibition. We didn’t go there on our own though. Well dad was with us like usual. But we also had company with two friends namely Zakjekonijn and Joplin. Zakjekonijn and Jopin don’t speak any English but we have promised to translate what they want to say on this blog.
Since we went to see Star Wars we also dressed up like Jedi Knights. We have very pretty dresses, don't we. Emma's and Jean-Claude's grandmother has made them for us. Even the dresses Zakjekonijn and Jopin wear. Emma's and Jean-Claude's grandmother is very talanted when it comes to make Jedi dresses.
Now may the Force be with you all when we tell you about our adventures on the Star Wars exhibition.
We have known Joplin and Zakjekonijn for several years and they are one of our best friends. But this is the first time we have travelled together. Normally when we, Emma and Jean-Claude that is, are travelling we sit in dad’s bag and when we want to take a photo we
either sit in front of or on whatever it is we wish to take photo of or dad holds us. Now that we are four travelling together dad had to bring an extra bag for us to sit in. This bag was very comfortable for us and we could sit nicely in it all four of us.
Zakjekonijn: “When we met Emma and Jean-Claude last time they told us that they were going to see Star Wars and asked us if we wanted to join them. Sure we said. We brought our Jedi suits and joined them.”
Joplin: “But we thought it was a movie they wanted us to see but it was something much better. It was an exhibition. The best of all was that all our heroes, and some of the villains too, were there so we could actually meet them. We met Yoda, we met Obi-Wan Kenobi and it feels like we met everybody”.
The Star Wars exhibition is not in Stockholm but in a town called Örnsköldsvik in mid Sweden. So we had to fly with an airplane there. We would have preferred to fly there in Han Solo’s spaceship Millennium Falcon. That
Zakjekonijn holds a real Star Wars ticket
Zakjekonijn and Joplin have been to a real Star Wars movie and have a ticket to prove it.
would have been much more fun. But he was not available so we had to fly with a regular plane.
Even before we landed we felt that we had come to the right place. It looked just like we had arrived to the planet Endor. There were pine forests everywhere. It wasn’t really Endor but it was fun anyway.
We went to the museum where the exhibition was. Before we went in we had to have a look at the poster outside the museum. It was a poster with a photo of Yoda. It was the biggest photo of Yoda we have ever seen on this poster. But Yoda is the biggest Jedi Master ever so it is fitting that he has his photo on the biggest poster. We love Yoda. He is the best Jedi, the best fighter and the most intelligent creature in Star Wars. We even think he is the best Jedi in the entire universe.
Inside the museum there were exhibition explaining all the various planets and worlds that appear in the six Star Wars movies. They are Endor, Alderaan, Tatooine, Hoth and Dagobah for instance. But we weren’t that interested in what
"Let's watch the movies"
Emma: "I have the movies here. Let's watch them"
J-C: "Great idea" Joplin: "Go for it" Zakje: "I'm always in the mood for Star Wars"
they had to tell about all these places. We already know everything there is to know except on how to travel there. For several years we have tried to make mum and dad take us to these places when we are on vacation but so they have refused. But after this exhibition we believe there is hope that we might go there because dad seemed to be very interested in what it said on every sign. Maybe next summer we can go to Coruscant. We want to go to a Jedi school and become Jedi Padawans and then Coruscant is the place to go. Hopefully we can have either Jedi Master Yoda or Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi as our teacher. We guess Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn could do as well.
In one of the halls they had Sebulbas podracer. Sebulba tried to win over Anakin Skywalker in the race Boonta Eve Classic. When Sebulba realised that he is going to loose he tried to cheat. But not even that helped. Anakin won the race. What makes his victory even greater is the fact that Anakin built his podracer all by himself. The race is legendary in the Star Wars
Flying to see Star Wars
We took a plane to Örnsköldsvik where the Star Wars exhibition is
galaxy and now we actually had a chance to see it.
In another hall we saw a sign telling us about The Force. You might say that The Force is something every living creature emits and it is what a Jedi tap into to get his powers. We want to learn how to use The Force because we want to become real Jedis one day.
But that is nothing compared what we saw later. We met Qui-Gon Jinn. He was sitting there in the very exhibition. We could hardly believe our eyes. He didn’t quite look like himself and he didn’t say very much. We guess he was tired. But we have actually met him. We asked him if he could train us to become Jedi knights. He said he was going to think about it. It is a long process because to become a Jedi padawan you first have to be accepted by the Jedi Counsel. So we have to find this Jedi Counsel and see if we can get their approval.
During the rest of the exhibition we saw an Imperial Stormtrooper, an Ewok, Darth Maul and Jabba the Hut among many other characters and
Just like Endor
The surroundings around the town where the Star Wars exhibition was looks just like planet Endor
creatures. They were all very fun to meet. But better still it was to meet R2-D2, C-3PO and Queen Amidala.
R2-D2 is a big hero. He has even been awarded a medal for his service to restore order in the Galaxy.
C-3PO is a protocol droid and just like R2-D2 he is a hero. Though very often he is more of an anti-hero. He walks funny and talks funny. But he is intelligent actually. He knows maybe 10000 different languages. C-3PO was constructed by Anakin Skywalker. So Anakin must also be very intelligent. Both making a really fast podracer and building an intelligent protocol droid.
Emma: “Queen Amidala is very pretty. It such a pity she wears such strange clothes all the time. If she wore something simple for a change, like a green sweater and a pair of red trousers, she would be much prettier”
Jean-Claude: “Why just green sweater and a pair of red trousers?”
Joplin and Zakjekonijn (as one): “Think hard Jean-Claude”
Jean-Claude: “Oh… I think I got it…”
But the best of the entire exhibition was still when we met Yoda, the real Yoda! He is so kind and
What a big picture of Yoda
Outside was this big picture of Yoda. Biggest picture of Yoda we have ever seen. Well, it makes sense. Yoda is the biggest Yedi ever so he also has the biggest picture
so intelligent. He is the best Jedi ever. And still he had time to talk to us! It is incredible. We would like to write down what we said to each other
Emma: “Hi Yoda. We want to study to become Jedis. Can you help us accomplish this?”
Yoda: “So little Jedis you want to be”
Jean-Claude: “I want to have the Jedi name Obi-Wan Jean-Claude.”
Emma: “and I want to have the Jedi name Obi-Wan Emma and they are Obi-Wan Joplin and Obi-Wan Zakjekonijn.”
Yoda: “So powerful names you want to have. Talk to the Jedi Counsel I will. See what I can do about this I will.”
Jean-Claude, Emma, Joplin and Zakjekonijn (all as one): “Yoda will help us! Yoda will make us real Jedis!”
So far Yoda has not called us but we are sure he will. Maybe one day our greatest wish will be true. Maybe one day we will become real Jedis!
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