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‘Star Wars’ exhibit coming to Denver – with original Darth Vader, Leia costumes.

Star Wars fans in Denver are anxiously awaiting the latest installment of the film series, with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set to light up movie screens starting Dec. 18. MACEDONIA, Ohio — Step into Dave Brown’s basement in Macedonia, and you’d swear you’re inside a movie set where they are making all six — wait, make that seven — “Star Wars” simultaneously. The British-born actor wasn’t a complete unknown when he was cast, like his co-star Daisy Ridley, but it was a stratospheric jump to go from the 2011 cult favorite “Attack the Block” to suddenly being one of the key players in launching this new iteration of a multi-billion dollar franchise.

The Denver Art Museum Wednesday morning announced it will present “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” an exhibition of more than 60 costumes from all seven Star Wars films, from Nov. 13, 2016 to April 2, 2017. (The exhibit was shown in Seattle from January to early October and is currently on view through Sept. 5, 2016 at Discovery Times Square in New York City.) Included in the show’s 60 costumes, which will be displayed in the museum’s Hamilton Building Anschutz and McCormick galleries, are such classics as Princess Leia’s bikini, Darth Vader’s menacing black uniform, and the royal red gown Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) wore in 1999’s ” Star Wars: Phanton Menace.” In addition to featuring costumes and conceptual art, the exhibit includes videos with designers, actors and George Lucas talking about the creative process. “What impressed me the most is the creative mind behind these costumes,” said Christoph Heinrich, director of the Denver Art Museum, citing the variety of sources costumers drew upon in creating the look of characters and individual films. “They used ancient forms from the Eqyptians and Greeks — the story is such a fusion of mythologies. If he has time, can Robert Downey Jr mentor me?” He explained: “For the most part it’s definitely private, but in general, his thing has always been inner peace and how to deal with this on a mental level.

Individual tickets will go on sale May 4, 2016, and groups of 10 or more can get tickets now by calling 720-913-0088 or e-mailing He didn’t want to burden his fellow veteran cast mates like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill with questions about their experiences and how they handled their light speed ascendancy to otherworldly stardom.

Taking care of your mental health is something that he talks to me about.” Whether it’s Downey’s influence or not, Boyega has been weathering the attention with expert grace — even the ugly stuff. More than 70 figures make up his recreation of the Emperor’s arrival to oversee the last stages of the second Death Star’s construction in “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.” His diorama has Darth Vader greeting the evil Emperor Palpatine in front of the Emperor’s shuttle, while storm troopers and Imperial officers stand at attention. Do you know of a truly special home, condo, business or a public space like a school or library that should be featured in an upcoming Cool Spaces story? Finn could have been anyone. “The ‘Star Wars’ fans, their reputation can’t be ruined by a few individuals,” Boyega said. “Let’s just leave them on their island and go and enjoy a ‘Star Wars’ movie.” “I will be everywhere, and I don’t mean on the posters,” he said. “I want to see exactly how people are feeling. They were never turned into action figures because, the story goes, the actresses never signed the proper paperwork giving their permission, Brown explained.

Sometimes Brown plays a movie on the TV in his “Star Wars” room and pause a scene to recreate it with his action figures, said his wife Jenn Brown, 40. “He gets an idea in his mind and just runs with it,” she said. The basement’s walls are decorated with a limited edition poster of R2-D2 (actor Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), and another limited edition poster of Luke (Mark Hamill) and Leia (Carrie Fisher). His 1990s-era action figures are worth about 50 cents each because millions were made and people hung onto them in the mistaken impression that they were valuable.

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