Last week I was out in LA celebrating the newest addition to the beloved Star Wars franchise. The Last Jedi. I attended the Global Press Event and it was perfect for a fun fangirl like me. Here’s some of the highlights:
Living That Droid Life
“A skittish but loyal astromech, BB-8 accompanied Poe Dameron on many missions for the Resistance, helping keep his X-wing in working order. When Poe’s mission to Jakku ended with his capture by the First Order, BB-8 fled into the desert with a vital clue to the location of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.”
We all love some BB-8. When he showed up in The Force Awakens he was an immediate favorite. Well, in The Last Jedi we meet a NEW droid. BB-9E
Here’s what we know about BB-9E: “The First Order benefits from the latest technology across all its activities. This includes having dark, gleaming BB astromech units of their own that keep their starships and machinery operational.” Interesting. I feel a fight coming on…
I’ve said before how much I’m obsessed with these little furry guys! Here’s what we know about Porgs: “Small, flat-muzzled avians that flock about the rocks and roost in the cliffs of Luke Skywalker’s secluded island, porgs are inquisitive creatures.”
I had a Porg T-shirt made and I received a Porg mug from Zak Designs! Buy your very own Porg mug HERE. #AllPorgEverything
Seeing the costumes up close is always nice. They help transport you to what and where the characters were. I was able to see Leia, Luke, Kylo Ren and Rey Costume Vignettes.
Star Wars Jedi Challenge
“Feel the Force as you fight for galactic peace with the Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR headset. It works with an iOS or Android smartphone to enablethe game app, letting you engage in virtual Jedi duels. This Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR headset includes a lightsaber controller and a tracking beacon to arm you for battle.”
This was super fun! Going into the VR I was at once a Jedi and was fighting with my lightsaber. This would make a perfect gift for the Star Wars fan in your family.
Counting Down The days until The Last Jedi is Here
As you can see The Last Jedi Global Press Event got me, even more, hyped up for the release. What about you? Did anything I showed you make you more excited or do you want to know more about Porgs, BB-9E, and everything The Last Jedi?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.” The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.
***Disclosure: I attended the #TheLastJediEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***