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'Star Wars' heroes finally find a home in L.A.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 01:04

The upcoming Lucas Museum - backed by George Lucas and featuring all things 'Star Wars' plus a whole lot more - will break ground in the motion picture capital of the world. Lisa Bernhard reports.

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R2-D2, C-3PO and Darth Vader have finally found a home where they can peacefully coexist. 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas' planned museum settling on Los Angeles for its upcoming site - these architectural renderings reflecting an aptly futuristic structure. Lucas going a bit highbrow in officially calling it the Lucas Museum for Narrative Art - but when you put a billion dollars of your own money behind a project, you can call it whatever you want. The museum not only to feature all things 'Star Wars,' as in this traveling exhibit, but also thousands of paintings from Lucas' personal collection, including works by Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth. The building was originally planned for Chicago - hometown of his wife Mellody Hobson, a major financial executive and TV news contributor - but Lucas ran into legal challenges from land conservationists… which proved to be an asteroid field that not even Han Solo could help him navigate.

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'Star Wars' heroes finally find a home in L.A.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 01:04