Star Wars propmakers to release replicas

Star Wars prop makers to sell exact replicas of notable items seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE/ LONDON (REUTERS) - Disney and Lucasfilm are launching a line of made-to-order replicas from Star Wars: The Force Awakens - made at Pinewood Studios, where the films are shot.

They're created by the team of propmasters that helped design and build some of the film's most famous props and worked on The Force Awakens.

"They're unique because they actually come from the studio itself, straight from here, straight to the consumer. I have absolute confidence that these props, these products can go onto a set tomorrow and be shot on as a real item," said Director of Propshop James Enright. 

The collectibles include limited edition items such as Darth Vader's melted helmet and Chewbacca's laser crossbow.

To ensure the items match the props seen in the film as accurately as possible, the team uses digital data collected during the making of the movie and marries it up with 3D printing technology.

The perfect memento for a Star Wars fan - but with prices of up to US$3,500 (S$4,800), perhaps only the most dedicated.