Tokyo turns subway into scene from Star Wars – with lightsaber handrails

Last week, to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-Ray we saw London’s BT Tower become a huge light-saber as part of a start-studded bash including celeb fans and original Saga cast members in the capital. Tokyo has similarly used the iconic laser sword as seen in the movies to show love for Lucas – the Force showing strong presence in the Japanese capital’s subway system.

The illuminated handrails on some underground services have been replaced similes of the weapon used by Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in the Original Star Wars Trilogy and later by Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson in the sub-par prequels and the bright idea has been pleasing commuters, with fans boarding the subway just to play Jedi. And who wouldn’t?

The Force is most definitely with the Japanese on this awesome stunt, which has even gotten the nod of approval by George Lucas himself – or a CGI representation of himself. What a fan-tastic way to promote public transport and, of course, put a few more credits in the old Jedi Master’s robe pocket.

Star Wars: The Complete Saga is out to buy now, but many fans are displeased by the latest ‘tweaks’ to the beloved classics. Read the Gadget Helpline’s article on some of those changes – Here.

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