Last weekend, The Field Museum hosted a series of digital screenings of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in celebration of the 30th anniversary. There was a flyer handed to attendees advertising a special online auction in conjunction with the 10th birthday of SUE, the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever discovered. The auction includes some pretty darn cool Star Wars items. The flyer reads:
Two incredible additions to your Star Wars collection!
From the desk of . . . George Lucas Lot # 324
Description: Star Wars and Indiana Jones creator, George Lucas, offers the ultimate movie fan collectibles. "The George", an original personalized drawing of the Star Wars characters signed and dated by the iconic filmmaker just for you. Bidding begins at $1000.
Lightsaber Collectible Autographed by George Lucas Lot # 413
Description: May the force be with you as you bid on this priceless treasure! This Asajj Ventress Force FX Lightsaber Collectible was autographed by George Lucas when he visited The Field Museum on May 8th for The Empire Strikes Back special 30th anniversary screening. This package includes a display stand and a photo of Mr. Lucas signing the lightsaber. Bidding begins at $400.
Online bidding ends on May 20, 2010 at 5:00 PM. All proceeds benefit The Field Museum Department of Education as part of the SUElebration, SUE's 10th Birthday Party, on May 22, 2010. Visit www.events.org/sue to purchase tickets and participate in the online auction.