Naboo Starfighter to Tour

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  1. FormerCantinaSinger Jedi Padawan

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    The Force.Net is reporting that in early April the Smithsonian will showcase the full-scale thirty four-foot long Naboo N-1 starfighter used in The Phantom Menace. It will be at the Smithsonian's Art and Industry Building in Washington D.C. We will definately have to have a party around this.
  2. Darth_Dolza Force Ghost

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    Okay, so when are we gonna head down there?
  3. BobaPhil Jedi Master

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    Yeah i read this on the official site. Let me know, and I'm there! Can't wait! :)
  4. BobaPhil Jedi Master

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    So whats the deal with this Starfighter? When is it coming here? Anyone know?
  5. Darth_Dolza Force Ghost

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    *shrugs* No idea, man. I'll check the Smithsonian's website and see what I can find...
  6. BobaPhil Jedi Master

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    You go DD! WHo's the man?

    DD's the man!!! :)

    heh heh, I'm in a weird kinda mood now. :D

  7. Darth_Dolza Force Ghost

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    Oddly enough, they don't have any info posted on SI's site, not even under the "new exhibits" section. Guess I'll have to call them tomorrow and ask...
  8. BobaPhil Jedi Master

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    DD, you are a savior. :)
  9. obikenobi w/ long braid Jedi Master

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    I'd love to go see it, but I don't know when I'd have the time..
  10. BobaPhil Jedi Master

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    On the weekend maybe? :)
  11. Darth_Dolza Force Ghost

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    Or possibly around Easter (if you college folk are still in town)?
  12. BobaPhil Jedi Master

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    We college folk sure will be. I still have classes! Yay!!!
  13. keithabbott Force Ghost

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    Maybe the folks from DC and Richmond (the Moisture Farm Co-Op) could meet up at the Smithsonian one day? Feel free to chat about it over at the Co-Op if you'd like...www.moisturefarmcoop.com

    Keith
  14. obikenobi w/ long braid Jedi Master

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    I'm going down to Williamsburg over spring break. Sorry :(
  15. Darth_Dolza Force Ghost

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    Okay, it'll probably have to be a weekend, then...
  16. Darth_Dolza Force Ghost

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    Well, I just called the Smithsonian's information line and they don't have a definite date for the exhibit yet. The guy said "sometime in April", just like starwars.com did...
  17. BobaPhil Jedi Master

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    I pray it opens before May 9th otherwise I wont be here. :( C'mon April!
  18. NGazer Jedi Padawan

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    I'm in town til May 5, I hope it's here in April!
  19. DRM1701 Jedi Padawan

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    Sounds like fun to me. Let's do it.

    DRM1701
  20. MysterySith MEPA Founder/Advisor FF NYC, NY

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    Hey guys.

    Looks like fun, let me know whats up, if you plan on getting together.

    Is there a website I can check this out at?
  21. Darth_Dolza Force Ghost

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    Well, last time I checked the Smithsonian website (www.si.edu), they didn't have anything on this. Starwars.com had a piece on it in their news section, but it wasn't that descriptive.

    As soon as more info becomes available, we can get this thing coordinated.
  22. keithabbott Force Ghost

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    The Moisture Farm Co-Op is planning a group outing on April 28th I believe. Mary Joe from Blue Harvest Magazine may be in attendence. We are in contact with her now. Keep watching www.moisturefarmcoop.com for the details. We should have something up on our site about it relatively soon. We'd love to meet up with the DC fans!
  23. keithabbott Force Ghost

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    Hello everyone. Yes, most definitely April 28th the Moisture Farmers will be in DC for the Starfighter exhibit. We're also planning on a lunch with Mary Jo of Blue Harvest Magazine and we're ALSO planning a trip to see the Darth Vader gargoyle! If any of you are interested in meeting up with us...you can either email me at keithabbott@hotmail.com or visit our web site and read the link on the planned trip here:

    http://www.moisturefarmcoop.com/cgibin/mwf/thegonk.cgi?action=4&sub=155

    We've also got a bunch of interesting events happening like a fan film festival on April 7th and a book club meeting to discuss the Darth Maul book on March 30th. Just swing by the main site for details. www.moisturefarmcoop.com

    Hope to hear from you all soon.
    Keith
  24. Darth_Dolza Force Ghost

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    Okay, here's the lowdown, straight off the Smithsonian's website:

    Star Wars: The Art of the Model (new title)

    April 26, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (new opening & closing dates)
    On view is the full-scale, 34-foot, yellow and chrome Naboo starfighter model used in the making of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, along with text, images, audio-visual components, and an interactive kiosk that detail the creative process of filmmaking.
  25. BobaPhil Jedi Master

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