Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Badges

With badges for Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago are now arriving in the mail and using what the excited people have been posting online, I’ve recreated them as best I can, much the same as what I did for the Star Wars Celebration 2017 Badges.

Check out these full Hi-Res versions off the awesome artwork by Cristiano Siqueira used on these two Celebration badges, Rey with a lightsaber on the 5-Day Adult badge and Qui-Gon Jinn on the Jedi Master VIP badge.

Fingers crossed StarWars.com will be posting a story in the very near future containing all the images of all the available badges for us to see.

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Saturday Adult Darth Vader Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Saturday Adult Darth Vader Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Saturday Adult Darth Vader Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago 5 Day Adult Rey Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago 5 Day Adult Rey Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago 5 Day Adult Rey Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Jedi Master VIP Qui-Gon Jinn Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Jedi Master VIP Qui-Gon Jinn Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Jedi Master VIP Qui-Gon Jinn Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago 5 Day Kids Ahsoka Tano Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago 5 Day Kids Ahsoka Tano Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago 5 Day Kids Ahsoka Tano Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Thursday Kids Captain Rex Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Thursday Kids Captain Rex Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Thursday Kids Captain Rex Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago
Saturday Kids
Kaz – Kazuda Xiono Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Saturday Kids Kaz - Kazuda Xiono Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Saturday Kids Kaz – Kazuda Xiono Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Sunday Adult The Mandalorian Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Sunday Adult The Mandalorian Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Sunday Adult The Mandalorian Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Staff
Darth Maul Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Staff Darth Maul Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Staff Darth Maul Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Exhibitor
Lando Calrissian Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Exhibitor Lando Calrissian Badge Pass
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Exhibitor Lando Calrissian Badge Pass

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Thursday Adult
Princess Leia Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Thursday Adult Princess Leia Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Thursday Adult Princess Leia Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago
Friday Adult Kylo Ren Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Friday Adult Kylo Ren Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Friday Adult Kylo Ren Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Sunday Kids Tam Ryvora The Resistance Badge Pass

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Sunday Kids Tam Ryvora The Resistance Badge Pass
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Sunday Kids Tam Ryvora The Resistance Badge Pass

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago
Crew BB8 Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Crew BB8 Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Crew BB8 Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago
Media Queen Amidala Badge Pass

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Media Queen Amidala Badge Pass
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Media Queen Amidala Badge Pass

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago
Special Guest Luke Skywalker Badge Pass

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Special Guest Luke Skywalker Badge Pass
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Special Guest Luke Skywalker Badge Pass

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago
Monday Adult Finn Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Monday Adult Finn Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Monday Adult Finn Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Monday Kids Obi-Wan Kenobi Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Monday Kids Obi Wan Kenobi Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Monday Kids Obi-Wan Kenobi Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago
All Access Chewbacca Badge Pass Art

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago All Access Chewbacca Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago All Access Chewbacca Badge Pass Art

Not the best quality, but Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Sunday Adult Mandalorian Badge Pass Art has been posted on Facebook.

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Badge Pass Art
Star Wars Celebration 2019 Chicago Badge Pass Art
The 20 badges for Star Wars Celebration 2019 are as follows:

 

  1. 5-Day Adult – Rey
  2. 5-Day Kids – Ahsoka Tano
  3. Thursday – Leia
  4. Thursday Kids – Clone Trooper Rex
  5. Friday – Kylo Ren
  6. Friday Kids – Anakin ‘Clone Wars’
  7. Saturday – Darth Vader
  8. Saturday Kids – Kaz ‘The Resistance’
  9. Sunday – The Mandalorian
  10. Sunday Kids – Tam Ryvora ‘The Resistance
  11. Monday – Finn
  12. Monday Kids – Obi-wan Kenobi ‘Prequels’
  13. Jedi Master VIP – Qui-Gon
  14. Media – Queen Amidala
  15. Exhibitor – Lando ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story
  16. Crew – BB8
  17. All Access – Chewbacca
  18. Staff – Darth Maul
  19. Special Guest – Luke Skywalker
  20. Kids Under 6 – R2-D2

Thanks to Star Wars Celebration Badges on Facebook for the updated list and his massive help in sourcing the badge art.

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The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars: The Last Jedi – UPDATED

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

StarWars.com take a look inside the Lucasfilm Archive, for a closer look at Jedi Texts used in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the stories behind their design, and the tangible links to connect the characters from a galaxy far, far away and the stories they inhabit.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

Extract from StarWars.com

There’s a feeling of reverence surrounding the ancient Jedi texts. Secreted away on Ahch-To in a sacred place built a thousand generations ago to keep the knowledge of the Jedi Order safe for future disciples, the venerable tomes represent the last remnants of the Jedi religion, the last echoes of wisdom from an order on the verge of extinction.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

In-world, the library is a symbol of Luke Skywalker’s lost faith — in himself, the Force, and the teachings of his masters, — realised as simple, incendiary paper volumes that he tries but fails to torch in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Printed books are a rare find in a modern galaxy that prefers data-pads and holograms as primary forms of communication. But stashed away in a drawer aboard the Millennium Falcon, the scriptures survive for another day in Rey’s care.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

To create the hero Jedi Order book, pulled from the petite row and opened to reveal the Jedi emblem for mere seconds on screen, prop makers and artisans designed and printed painstakingly detailed vellum-like sheets then bound them in the cast of a hand-carved cover.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

The final effect is mesmerising in person. “This is a pretty prized piece,” says Lucasfilm Archivist Madlyn Burkert. Beyond that first page are a host of individual pages, designed and lettered as if they truly held the knowledge of those first Jedi practitioners. There’s incredible attention to detail on each page, layers of gold leaf mixed with blue pigments and an unidentified script, perhaps inspired but some of the earliest scrolls and scribbles from our own human history.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

Originally, the props team conceptualised about 40 different volumes, of varying sizes and finishes, which director Rian Johnson narrowed down to a slim 10 finalists for the sacred shelf.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department Luke
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department Luke

Burkert says the prop makers were given free rein with their own personal inspiration, provided that the final series looked like a set of ancient volumes when they were finished. As part of the process, the team researched old book-binding methods, so that each book would be unique in its fabrication.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

For the hero book, the only volume that gets pulled from the stacks and cracked open on-screen, Burkert says the prop makers created the cover by hand, with lettering cut from leather and applied to the front before being covered in layers of vellum-type paper for texture. Then the entire thing was cast and moulded from resin before being tied back together. “For the cover, there’s leather strapping that holds it together,” Burkert says.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

Meanwhile, Lucasfilm’s graphics department created about 80 unique interior pages on handmade paper, taking great care beyond the single page glimpsed in the film. Look closely and you can see the way the ream of paper has some give beneath Luke’s gloved hand.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

To complete the work, the props department aged and weathered the pages, rebound the book, and added the gold leaf accents. According to Prop-maker Martyn Doust, it took the props team two weeks to complete a single volume from start to finish.

The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department
The Jedi Texts and Books from Star Wars The Last Jedi Prop Department

The finished prop volume has a substantial weight to it, although the bindings make it difficult to flip through like a contemporary printed text. It’s now kept sequestered in a special slip cover and carefully boxed away in the Lucasfilm Archives, a testament to the precision of the prop makers who imbued such an important piece of Jedi history with its own awe-inspiring mystique.

Prop photos taken at Lucasfilm headquarters by Kyle Kao.

UPDATED – The Sacred Jedi Texts Pages for Star Wars awesomely recreated by Lee Harris

The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department
The Sacred Jedi Texts from Star Wars The Last Jedi Lucasfilm Prop Department