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Walt Disney to Bring Star Wars to Life

Walt Disney has unveiled the company's largest single theme land expansion ever: Star Wars Land. An extraterrestrial land of humanoids, aliens, and droids, the 14-acre development is expected to be built at Orlando, Florida's Disney World and Anaheim, California's Disneyland by 2020.

Nearby in Los Angeles, rumors are saying Star Wars director George Lucas may consider building his self-titled museum there, rather than in Chicago where Lucas is facing fierce opposition over his MAD museum design (more on that here). 

Read on to see more images of Star Wars Land and to watch the unveiling of the project. 

'Star Wars: The Blueprints" Winner

The Force is strong in Colorado! The winner of our Star Wars: The Blueprints/ArchDaily giveaway is Blake Pfannenstiel, of Aurora, CO. Congrats, Blake! We hope you enjoy the book!

Win a copy of Blueprints of the Star Wars Galaxy

Last week we presented you the book Blueprints of the Star Wars Galaxy, an amazing compilation of over 200 highly detailed architectural drawings created for all six films of the Star Wars Saga.

The book will be limited to only 5,000 prints in english, and thanks to ArchDaily and Epic Ink Books you can win a copy!

To win this 35-pound book (priced at $500) all you need to do is follow these simple instructions:

The Architecture of Star Wars

10. CLOUD CITY, BESPIN. The simple and elegant 16-kilometre wide Cloud City sits high above the planet Bespin. Proprietor Lando Calrissian oversees a well-appointed luxury resort district on its upper levels, complete with hotels and casinos. Echoes of the saucer-shaped structure can be seen on Earth in <a href="http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/attachments.aspx?js=yes&height=auto&width=572&storycode=1996063&attype=P&atcode=279533" >John Lautner’s Chemosphere House</a>.
10. CLOUD CITY, BESPIN. The simple and elegant 16-kilometre wide Cloud City sits high above the planet Bespin. Proprietor Lando Calrissian oversees a well-appointed luxury resort district on its upper levels, complete with hotels and casinos. Echoes of the saucer-shaped structure can be seen on Earth in <a href="http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/attachments.aspx?js=yes&height=auto&width=572&storycode=1996063&attype=P&atcode=279533" >John Lautner’s Chemosphere House</a>.

Many of us, long before we even knew about architecture dreamed about a fantastic world in a galaxy far far away. Nowadays, Star Wars continue to surprise people all around the world, and we can now see the movie with a different eye. Perhaps, the architect’s eye.

At The Architect’s Journal, they selected the best Star Wars buildings. The top ten, after the break.