Star Wars fans were treated to a trip to a galaxy far, far away on Thursday (12 November), when Singapores Changi Airport unveiled two replica starfighters along with a parade of actors in Star Wars costumes. The display coincided with the arrival of an All Nippon Airways Boeing 787, complete with an R2-D2 paint job, which was parked on the Tarmac of Terminal 2.
Hundreds of fans, some of whom were dressed as Star Wars characters, were able to watch a battle between Stormtroopers and X-Wing fighter pilots in front of a life-size X-Wing and Tie Fighter, as well as take photos with a pilot in the cockpit.
One fan, whose child was dressed as Chewbacca, said Star Wars brings his family together. Younger fans appeared to be favouring the dark side.
I introduced him to Star Wars, but after that, when he caught Star Wars Rebels, his interest grew in it. And actually this was a surprise for him. So I purposely made the helmet just for this day. And, whos your favourite character? a father asked his son.
Darth Vader, replied the son. Yeah, he is the dark sider, confirmed the father.
Inside the Boeing 787, which was making a two-night stop at Changi as part of a media tour, fans could see R2-D2 inspired headrests and lightsabre coloured lighting.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release in UK cinemas on 17 December. The starfighters will be on display at Changi Airport until January 2016.