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Friday, 26 March 2021

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Star Wars: Stormtrooper-Helm
Detailabbildung: Star Wars: Stormtrooper-Helm
Detailabbildung: Star Wars: Stormtrooper-Helm
Detailabbildung: Star Wars: Stormtrooper-Helm
Detailabbildung: Star Wars: Stormtrooper-Helm
Detailabbildung: Star Wars: Stormtrooper-Helm
Star Wars: Stormtrooper-Helm

Star Wars: Stormtrooper-Helm

Höhe: 30 cm.
Breite: 38 cm.
Tiefe: 25 cm.
Star Wars: Episode VII - Das Erwachen der Macht, 2015.

Catalogue price€ 90.000 - 120.000 Catalogue price € 90.000 - 120.000  $ 108,000 - 144,000
£ 81,000 - 108,000
元 693,900 - 925,200
₽ 8,126,100 - 10,834,800


Nur wenige dieser Helme sind außerhalb der Lucasfilm Ltd. Archivsammlung zu finden. Das Design geht auf Ralph McQuarrie von 1975 zurück und wurde für den Film neu entworfen von Michael Kaplan. (12606830) (13)

Star Wars: Stormtrooper helmet

Height: 30 cm.
Width: 38 cm.
Depth: 25 cm.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, 2015.
Certificate of origin and authenticity.

There are only few examples of these helmets available outside the archive collection of Lucasfilm Ltd. Taking Ralph McQuarrie's original design from 1975 as a starting point, it was re-designed for the movie by Michael Kaplan.

This helmet is one of the few rare pieces used in the movies that can be found outside the Lucasfilm archives collection. By the signs of wear, it is possible to know that it was certainly used during the filming of the movie and seen on screen, which makes it even more rare and unique. “You cannot make a Star Wars movie and not have storm troopers” director J.J. Abram says in an interview. Storm troopers have become cultural icons, and a widely recognized element of the Star Wars franchise. Few costume designs in the history of film are as iconic as the Imperial storm trooper. The design work for these characters is traced back to Ralph McQuarrie‘s 1975 drawings and paintings, produced with George Lucas to help Fox company executives visualize the proposed film. At George Lucas’s request, McQuarrie created a “spooky white space armor” for the storm troopers. When the look was finalized, John Mollo then took McQuarrie’s designs and figured out how the pieces could fit together, based on his knowledge of medieval armor. Liz Moore and Nick Pemberton actually sculpted designs for the helmet for the first movies. Stormtroopers designs were intended to look “terrifying, but also supercool, super clean”, with the helmets being “very stylized skulls” says director J.J. Abrams. The helmet and armor were redesigned for the 2015 film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” by costume designer Michael Kaplan with input from director J.J. Abrams. They thought that being First Order storm troopers their armour had to be updated, so they made some changes in the design and materials to make the storm troopers look more contemporary but still indisputably recognizable as the soldiers of the Empire. The older grey and blue detailing have now gone as this sleeker design has gone for a simple black and white coloring and the bubble lenses now look more like goggles as they meet in the middle. Note also the asymmetry of the helmet which has only one front “mic” (on the left) instead of two. A stormtrooper is a fictional soldier in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. Introduced in Star Wars (1977), the storm troopers are the main ground force of the Galactic Empire, under the leadership of Emperor Palpatine and his commanders, most notably Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin. The film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the highest- grossing film of 2015, the highest-grossing film in the franchise and received five Academy Award nominations at the 88th Academy Awards, including Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, and Best Visual Effects. 

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.



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