Published on May 25th, 2018 | by Sarah Jubb
Star Wars Goes Solo – Win Star Wars Collectibles
In 2016 the Star Wars franchise expanded beyond the saga of the Skywalkers with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This week, it expands once more with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story that focuses on one of the most popular characters in the franchise, the rugged smuggler Han Solo.
The character has been beloved since his introduction in the original Star Wars film, A New Hope and he has remained a fan favourite ever since. Played with charm by original actor Harrison Ford, Solo was a character filled with swagger and charisma who broke the rules yet still had a warm heart, despite his protestations.
In the original trilogy, Solo pilots the Millennium Falcon along with his wookie co-pilot Chewbacca. It’s no surprise then that Chewbacca is also featured in the film, which focuses on a young Han Solo and the events that occur prior to A New Hope. This includes the inseparable duo meeting, which would spark a decades long friendship, and even Solo gaining ownership of the Falcon through his association with Lando Calrissian.
Solo Goes Back In Time
While we may be used to seeing Harrison Ford play the infamous smuggler, the Solo film focusing on Han Solo’s younger days meant that they were required to find a younger actor. As such, American actor Alden Ehrenreich has taken on the coveted role from Ford, with Donald Glover portraying a younger Lando Calrissian.
Like the other Star Wars films, Solo was also filmed in the United Kingdom at Pinewood Studios. It also features plenty of British talent to celebrate including Emilia Clarke, famous for her role in Game of Thrones, Thandie Newton, the current star of Westworld, and Paul Bettany, who is currently in Avengers: Infinity War.
It is sure to be a hit with many Star Wars fans, with the highest grossing films in the past 3 years all being films from the Star Wars franchise. Each film has surpassed $1 billion at the box office, which leaves the question if Solo: A Star Wars Story will follow suit.
Win A Set Of Star Wars Collectibles
To celebrate the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we are giving away three sets of fun Star Wars collectible items. They are perfect for any Star Wars fan, whether new or old, and feature beloved characters from both the main franchise and the spin off, Rogue One.
Our first set of prizes includes a Star Wars Presentation Pack, the Star Wars Stamp Cards, The Science Fiction 2 Stamps First Day Cover, a Star Wars R2-D2 Display Set and a Star Wars BB-8 Display Set. This whole set is worth an astonishing £52.68.
The first runner up will win the Star Wars Presentation Pack, Star Wars Stamp Cards, Science Fiction 2 Stamps First Day Cover and the R2-D2 Display Set. A final winner will win a set of collectibles including the Star Wars Presentation Pack, Star Wars Stamp Cards and the Science Fiction 2 Stamps First Day Cover.
How To Enter
To enter this competition and be in with a chance of winning some Star Wars collectibles to celebrate the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, you simply have to enter your name and email address into the box below. Once this has been done, you will be automatically entered into our sweepstakes draw.
Please note that this competition will end on midnight Sunday 10th June 2018. Once it has closed, we will be drawing three winners at random and they will be contacted by email on Monday 11th June 2018.
We wish everyone the best of luck who enters!