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Star Wars world arrives in London
Star Wars exhibition
The exhibition features original costumes, props, and vehicles
A Stars Wars exhibition has opened its doors to the public ahead of the movie franchise's 30th anniversary.

Organisers said the event, which runs until 1 September at County Hall in central London, is the biggest Star Wars display in the country.

Film set costumes of characters such as Yoda, C-3PO and Darth Vader are expected to be the star attractions.

The first Star Wars film was released in the US on 25 May 1977 and scooped six Oscars.

Jedi masters will be on hand to explain Death Stars, the Force and Midi-chlorians to those unfamiliar with the Star Wars universe.

And budding Luke Skywalkers will be able to attend a Jedi training school, with an opportunity to fight a Sith Lord.

"We are expecting serious numbers through the door - this is the biggest of its kind in the UK," a spokesman for the event said.

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