An American Toy Story Launch
March 22, 2016 - Zoe Dennington
On Saturday the American Museum in Britain celebrated the launch of An American Toy Story with an action-packed launch event. Here are a few snaps from the day.
Squire Stage Combat gave Jedi duelling demonstrations throughout the afternoon, despite having to recharge their lightsabres a couple of times. Visitors were able to have a go themselves, using aikido bokken to recreate Star Wars fight choreography. If you missed them, Squire Stage Combat will be back for another workshop in July (click here for details).
Meanwhile, Frozen‘s Elsa was a big hit outside the exhibition gallery:
We were absolutely delighted to host a Back to the Future DeLorean time machine complete with hover board!
Plenty of visitors (adults and children!) came along dressed as their favourite film characters. It was good to see Disney princesses and Darth Vaders getting along together:
Inside the exhibition children and adults alike enjoyed picking out their favourite pieces and chatting about their favourite movies. Did you spot any of your silver screen heroes?
Special thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a special afternoon. If you weren’t there, don’t worry— An American Toy Story will be open until the end of October and we’ve got plenty of other exciting events coming up. In the meantime, may the force be with you, hakuna matata, to infinity and beyond!
Thanks to Anna Barclay for the photographs.
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