STAR WARS PROPS THAT WERE IN MY OFFICE BUILDING TODAY

  1. My office building is in a complex operated by Abu Dhabi's semi-government media entity twofour54
  2. Twofour54 invested heavily in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. And not unrelatedly, Abu Dhabi featured prominently in the film as Rey's home plant Jakku
  4. (Leading to my favourite news story of 2015, in which a US publication accidentally started a rumour that Star Wars sets had been left out in the UAE deserts, and twofour54 was forced to clarify that there are no sets and props still there and that if tourists drove out into the desert to look for them they would probably die)
  5. So today I went to work and there was a 6-hour-only pop up exhibition of costumes from Jakku just casually in the lobby
  6. Including some misc desert dwellers, Stormtrooper parts
  7. And everybody's favourite droid