January -March 2005: Major Restoration and Improvement work was being done to get it
ready for the big event and long tour schedule.

March 29, 2005 - The Dark Chocolate M-Pire Launch Promotion in the middle of
Times Square in New York City -
The X-Wing was set up smack dab in the center of Times
Square for this fantastic promotional stop on its 2005 Tour. It was featured on Good Morning
America, MTV and was picked up on the wire service across the country. Special thanks go out to
our friends in the Rebel Legion's Echo Base for coming out to add some color and to support Kevin
for the event.

April 2005 -  The Sport Graphics, Inc. warehouse on the outskirts of Indianapolis to wait
for the main event... Celebration III!

"Here are the pictures of when we stored the X-wing prior to Celebration 3.  The X-Wing came to
us from New York’s Times Square where it was displayed for the M&M’s Mpire promotion.  We
held it for about a month or so and then a local hauling company picked the X-wing up and took it
down to the convention center.  We had it for a week or so after C3, until LFL decided they wanted
it back in California for the MTV premiere thing at the Ranch.  It was a lot of fun having the X-wing in
our warehouse… It quickly became a plant tourist attraction for customers & vendors."
-Brian Hancock

April 21-24, 2005 - CELEBRATION III - To the delight of tens of thousands of fans, the
X-Wing took Center Stage in the Fan Hall all weekend. And it's a good bet that any pictures
you find from that event will have at least one picture with the X-Wing. Our big day was even
better than any of us could have ever dreamed. You can tell by the number of pictures we all
took with the sign that stood next to the bird all weekend.

May 6, 2005 - Skywalker Ranch Premiere - Straight from its stellar appearance at
Celebration III, the X-Wing was able to go home to the mothership, Skywalker Ranch, for its
date with The Maker Himself. It took a wonderful spot, right beside the shores of the Endor
Pond. It was also featured on MTV's Total Request Live from this appearance.

May ?, 2005 - Burger King Promotion, Las Vegas, NV - This time, the bird was
suspended on the showroom floor of the ???. And, as with everything in Vegas, it would
appear that Mary Franklin was a little carried away by this stop on the tour.

June 9, 2005 - AFI Tribute to George Lucas, Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, CA -
Hanging from the ceiling of the Kodak Theatre, the X-Wing was riding high for the special
tribute to The Maker!

August 2-4, 2005 - SIGGRAPH 2005, Los Angeles, CA - Right out front, the X-Wing
was once again set up to help The Maker spread the joy of Star Wars.

August - December 2005 - FIDM Dressing a Galaxy Costuming Exhibit, Los
Angeles, CA -
The X-Wing welcomed everyone to this outstanding exhibit of the costumes
and props of the Star Wars universe, and specifically, the work of Trisha Biggar. It was here
that the bird received the final blessing from The Maker, George Lucas, himself.



The 3/4 Scale LFL/WOTR X-Wing Has Come Home to Roost! Wings Over the Rockies, The Rocky Mountain
FanForce, The 501st's Mountain Garrison, The Rebel Legion's Mountain Base, and the Rocky Mountain
members of
The R2 Builders  are hard at work getting the X-Wing ready for action in the former Lowry AFB Hangar where
she is receiving some TLC and getting her ready for another fantastic showing at Star Wars Celebration IV!

We all wish to thank everyone who has worked so hard to keep the old girl on a smooth course for
the last year. We would like to specifically thank the members of Echo Base and the Hawbat
Squadron, Brian Hancock, Damien Meitz, and Shawn Crosby.

And very special thanks go out to
Mary Franklin for helping to make all of this possible.

But of course, none of this would have been possible without The Maker, himself.
Mr. Lucas, you
have inspired our dreams for nearly three decades, and we hope to have many, many more years
of wonder and joy.

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