‘Star Wars’ spirit, lightsaber relay barging into Comic-Con

June 14, 2012 | 10:53 a.m.

Plans for the sail barge replica, which will head a "Star Wars" themed relay leading up to Comic-Con International. (Nerdist)

Plans for the sail barge replica, which will head a "Star Wars" themed relay leading up to Comic-Con International. (Nerdist)

Plans for the sail barge replica, which will head a "Star Wars" themed relay leading up to Comic-Con International. (Nerdist)

A replica of Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge from “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi” will lead the Course of the Force, a five-day lightsaber relay from Santa Monica to San Diego.

The 136-mile Olympics-style relay, hosted by the Nerdist‘s Chris Hardwick and Alison Haislip as well as Her Universe’s Ashley Eckstein, benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The 25-foot-long sail barge replica on a flatbed truck (check out the plans in the gallery above) will serve as the lead vehicle in the journey, which begins July 7 and spans the days leading up to Comic-Con International, the massive pop culture expo in San Diego that kicks off July 12.

Nerdist Industries and Epic Ink are giving away a limited-edition copy of “Star Wars: The Blueprints” (which we included in our Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide last year), a hardbound volume featuring the original Lucasfilm archive blueprints created for the “Star Wars” films. Fans can register online for a chance to win a copy.

Registration to be one of 300 lightsaber-carriers during the relay is open online at CourseoftheForce.com.

– Noelene Clark

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One Response to ‘Star Wars’ spirit, lightsaber relay barging into Comic-Con

  1. Adam says:

    This is such a cool idea. I'm pumped up to see this barge out on the streets. I'll be out to the Santa Monica pier to support the kids and the Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick.

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