A Giant 60M Lightsaber Is Flying Through Sydney Skies RN And The Force Is Strong
It’s a bird, it’s a plane – no it’s a big fk-off giant lightsaber flying from the bottom of a helicopter around Sydney Harbour. What the hell is happening?
People around Sydney flocked to social media to report the Unidentified Flying Lightsaber lighting up the sky. The stunt was created to promote the much anticipated December 14 release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (check out the trailer bel0w). According to a Disney rep, the actual lightsaber – a replica of Kylo Ren’s infamous red crossguard lightsaber -measures over 60 metres and featured 10,800 hand soldered LEDs, visible across the city to everyone with a direct eye-line of the Harbour Bridge.
STAR WARS WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN SYDNEY IM SCARED FOR MY LIFE
— tia ????????♀️ (@oscarisucc) October 9, 2017
There were some special effects at play too. It included some world first optical imaging technology that projected a message to book tickets to the new movie which could be seen from 360 degrees – check out the time delay pic at the bottom.
Fans took to social media with some pretty incredible pictures of the aerial display. Check them out below. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in Australian cinemas on December 14, 2017. Get in quick and grab ya tickets here.
Check out some of the pics and reactions below:
— David McGonigal (@DavidMcG1) October 10, 2017
— disapproving donut (@brendoIhux) October 10, 2017
— Lauren Rouse (@LRouse19) October 10, 2017
— Robert Ninni (@RNinni) October 10, 2017
— chloe sargeant????️???? (@chlosarge) October 10, 2017
With a bit of time delay on the photo – you can see what the human eye sees from its periphery vision:
— SSouthy (@SSouthy_SFC) October 10, 2017
This shot before the lightsaber was turned on, shows just how damn massive it is
— Jay McQuade (@DenizenCitizen) October 10, 2017
Now we all just need to keep our cool and wait it out. KEEEN.