Star Wars and the Empire Took Over the Empire State Building

Lord Vader took over his Empire’s State Building. - Image: Disney/Lucasfilm
Lord Vader took over his Empire’s State Building. - Image: Disney/Lucasfilm
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Typical Empire. It hears its name on a building or a state and it just swoops in there and takes it over. That happened on Thursday when Star Wars descended on the Empire State of New York and fully took over the Empire State Building in Manhattan, presenting an epic light show on the outside, and some dark siders on the inside.

The takeover was in celebration of Lucasfilm’s “March to May the 4th” event,which we covered at this link. Basically, just another slew of wallet-crushing Star Wars awesomeness with new merch coming to stores, Disney Parks and more. Again, visit this link for more.

To see how Star Wars invaded New York though, and specifically the Empire State Building, check out the rest of our slideshow, which has all the stills of the amazing display.

A battle of good and evil

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

A furry hero

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

That’s no moon

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

The man in black

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

A Sith apprentice

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Ships in the night

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Daddy’s home

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

A walk in the snow

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Dual of the Fates

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Launch the fighters

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Hayden Christensen flips the switch

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

The view from above

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

“The women and children”

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Two Imperial leaders

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Vader and Vader

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Pop goes the Funko

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Lobby Vader

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Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

And now, finally, the full video:

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