Sculpture of George Lucas frozen in Carbonite


For what he's done to Star Wars, George Lucas met a poetic fate at last weekend's Star Wars Celebration in Japan. The original Star Wars films were preserved like this for decades, until George Lucas unzipped his fly and thawed them out in 1997 to muck around with. Twenty years from now, if we all cross streams, we can probably return the favor.

Bonnie Burton's Star Wars Celebration Japan Flickr Gallery [Flickr via Oh Gizmo!]

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  1. Sadly, somebody should have thought of this and employed it on the real Lucas before he wrote the prequel series.

  2. Would the lines on his shirt really show up like that? I mean are there actually grooves on his shirt or are the lines just died a different colour like normal shirts?

  3. My reaction was the opposite (or the same? hard to tell) as #4: “It’s neat how they made grooves on his shirt to capture the look of a plaid color pattern. Well done. Score one for artistic license”. Almost any time you make something visual – sculpture with limited materials, drawing, painting, website, photoshopped ad – you have to “cheat” to get a visual effect across. We love to trash bad visual cheating, but well-done visual cheating deserves to be recognized, IMO.

    In any case, this is pretty cool. And my evil self enjoyed a moment of fantasizing about similar sculptures made about people I dislike.

  4. Who gets to mount him on his/her wall? I imagine there would be quite a bit of competition for this just like there was for Han.

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