An exhibition entitled Star Wars : Identity opens on Friday 16 November 2018 and should prove an irresistible magnet to Star War fans.
Perhaps the most revered character is Yoda the Jedi master. He teaches Jedi knights to nurture and channel an inner and outer strength known as the Force. It creates courage, endurance and strategic and tactical wisdom to become a Jedi knight (an exclusive band of warriors)
Yoda at critical times materialises to impart a prophetic wisdom to help the Jedi knights and their followers to fend off what is known as the Dark Side.
In this exhibition this reverence has spilled over into the treatment of a Yodi figure. The media was called to the Powerhouse Museum to witness the uncrating of Yoda and the reverential treatment with which it was accorded as it was transported to its nearby exhibition case.
Interestingly enough the case is quite large emphasising Yoda’s diminutive stature.
In the earlier films he was played by dwarfs such as Warwick Davis but in more recent times Yoda has been digitised.
Unfortunately he died at the age of 900 in the most recent Star Wars film Return of the Jedi.
But he lives again in this exhibition!