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Singapore's 'supertrees' turn into 'sabertrees' on Star Wars Day

Singapore's big on Star Wars -- so big it turned its massive solar powered "supertrees" from its iconic Gardens By the Bay into giant lightsabers.

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In celebration of Star Wars Day (or May 4), Singapore's outdoor Gardens By the Bay has partnered with Disney to turn its giant solar-powered "supertrees" into "sabertrees". A total of five supertrees will project a beam of light into the night sky. If you're thinking of flying down from say, the US though, you don't have much time as the event ends on May 6.

(Image provided by superadrianme.com, used with permission.)

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If you can't go, here's what you'll be missing: a giant life-sized replica of the AT-ST, or better known as the chicken-walker.

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It's the first time the AT-ST has appeared in Singapore, and it won't be staying long.

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If you're a collector, you'll want to check out this 24K gold-plated pewter replica of the Millennium Falcon, which will retail for a whopping S$1,350 ($960). The bad news is, there are only 200 pieces made, and they are all sold out.

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And it's not hard to see why, check out the details. Lovely.

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Besides merchandise, there's also a Star Wars fan zone, where fans show off the cool stuff they've collected over the years. Some of the toys here are so rare that they are one of the three left in the world.

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The total value of the toy collection is a whopping $200,000. If you look closely, you can see one of the rare vintage Empire Strikes Back pencil cases. There are 24-hour security guards stationed to ensure the collection doesn't go missing.

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There's also a section of original Princess Leia toys, shown together as a tribute to the late Carrie Fisher.

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Fans have also put up dioramas made with custom figures, including this Yavin 4 hangar.

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The TIE Advanced drew my eye (it's one of my favorite ships to pilot in the TIE Fighter game).

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A mini lightsaber collection on display as well.

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These custom helmets are made with decals and look so, so good.

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A custom-made life-sized IG-88 droid with a swivelling head was also on display.

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Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?

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While the crowds were pretty light for a week day, the Star Wars event is expected to draw in crowds come the weekend.

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A pretty cool prototype-type Boba Fett cosplay was lurking around posing for photos.

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The view from afar, before the sabertrees are lit.

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While it doesn't seem that impressive from the distance...

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...it's pretty cool up close, which is where you'll want to be.

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