What's contained within the largest Star Wars collection? Let's find out.
Steve Sansweet might be the world's biggest Star Wars fan. We don't know, because there's no way to measure that. But the Guinness Records folks can count the amount of items within a collection, and they've dubbed Sansweet's to be the largest, with somewhere in the ballpark of 300K pieces.
But what treasures can be found in the 9,000-square-foot museum dubbed Rancho Obi-Wan (converted from a chicken ranch) located in Petaluma, Calif.? Well, if you can think of it, it's probably there. A full cantina that sways to the music, multiple Darth Vader helmets, life-size figures (some made entirely from Lego) a full arcade of nearly every Star Wars-themed title in existence -- it's all there, from tiny scraps of promotional material to figures and busts all the way up to Han in carbonite.
Even Sansweet's story is interesting. He's been collecting since before the first film was even released, beginning with a discarded promo booklet thrown into the trash at the Wall Street Journal. Sansweet eventually went on to even work for LucasArts as the director of specialty marketing.
The best part of all, though, is that you can actually go and check out the museum. Tours are hosted by Sansweet himself.
(via The Huffington Post)