Scouting the Galaxy with Steve Sansweet


In this edition of Scouting the Galaxy, Steve answers the following questions in the video below:

  • What is the thing that was the rarest and hardest to get?
  • Do you have a least favorite character?
  • Besides the Hallmark line what are you favorite Star Wars holiday items?
  • What's your most memorable moment from a Lucasfilm holiday party?
     
     

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The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience: LEGO Deep Dive


Being a docent at Rancho Obi-Wan has never felt like a job. Sure, I might get asked to lift some boxes, dust a little bit, maybe even vacuum from time to time. But I'm also allowed to navigate people through the biggest Star Wars collection in the galaxy. I get to watch people reclaim their youth by showing them a vintage Kenner figure or having them check out an old-school View Master. And I'm also allowed to talk about one of my passions...LEGO. So, when Anne asked me to take a group of LEGO Star Wars (LSW) fans on a Deep Dive tour of Steve's LEGO collection, I knew it was going to take some time prepare, but this wasn't work, this was a dream.

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Behind the Scenes: Celebration Helmet Exhibit Creation


When we came up with the concept for a "wall of helmets" we didn't know exactly how to pull it off. I knew that our exhibit booth was made of slat-wall and I knew there existed hangers for baseball caps, but those hangers weren't long enough or tall enough and what if the weight of the helmets brought the wall down!?

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Happenings: May the 4th at Super 7


On May the 4th, 2013 Rancho Obi-Wan had a table at the San Francisco based Super 7 store. Super 7 is lead by our friend Brian Flynn and at that time was a small store in The Haight. "May the 4th" was just gaining traction as an unofficial "Star Wars Day" driven by fans. It wouldn't be until several years later that the media and Lucasfilm would jump on board.

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Inspired by the Force: A Rare Spiral Photo Book


One of the ultimate collectibles from the original 1977 Star Wars is this precious Photo Book that was organized by producer Gary Kurtz and given to members of the cast and crew. These still come up for private sale and auctions as veterans of the film decide to part with them.

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Scouting the Galaxy with Steve Sansweet


In this edition of Scouting the Galaxy, Steve answers the following questions in the video below:

  • If you could make one change in the Star Wars universe, what would it be?
  • If there was a fire and you could only grab one item, size and weight aside, which would it be?
  • Is your collection open for viewing by the public?
  • What is the thing that was the rarest and hardest to get?
     
     

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