Until October 17, Olympic Park in Munich is hosting the ‘Star Wars Identities’ Exhibition. The Exhibition has over 200 original costumes, props and design sketches from the films.
Entrance fees on Monday – Friday are 21.95 euros for adults, and 17.95 euros for students and seniors. On Saturday and Sunday the tickets are 3 euros more expensive. The exhibition also features an entirely new aspect that has not been in Star Wars exhibitions before – a make your own character adventure!
Getting to the exhibition is incredibly, easy it’s about a 5 minute walk from the Olympic Park station (with lots of signs!) When you enter the exhibition you are given an ear piece and also a wrist band. The ear piece and device reacts to certain areas in the exhibition to give you more information. The wristband is where the magic with character creation happens. With the help of psychologists and neuropsychologists, the exhibition is divided into three main areas. There’s origins – where you come from, influences – life experiences and choices. These three areas come together to make 10 key questions that create your own personal character profile.
I’m not a massive fan of Star Wars, but I really enjoyed this exhibition. The exhibition was just as much about Star Wars as it was about what it means to be human. A lot of the exhibition held many key facets of psychology such as the Big 5 personality traits – Openness, Conscientiousness Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. There were also character profiles that broke down the characters into their personality, friends and also what they value most. The design sketches were particularly interesting – seeing how Lucas and others that worked on the films conceptualised characters over time.
At the end you can enter your email address to get a longer character profile, and you can also see your characters projected on the big screen. The shop has some interesting shirts and memorabilia, but they are a bit pricey – light up star wars chopsticks were 22 euros. I ended up getting a set of 6 postcards for 6 euros. The exhibition has German and English – so tourists will be able to enjoy it too! When we visited there weren’t too many people visiting, but if you do go on a busy day, tickets have times on them as only a limited number of people can go in at any time. We just went on a lucky day with barely anyone there!
You can check out more information about the exhibition and book your tickets here. May the Force be with you 🙂 !