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'Star Wars' robots to headline the scale modelers show at Museum of Flight

'Star Wars' robots will be among the guests at the annual NorthWest Scale Modelers Show at the Museum of Flight on Feb. 8 and 9.
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"Star Wars" robots will be among the guests at the annual NorthWest Scale Modelers Show at the Museum of Flight on Feb. 8 and 9.

Thousands of detailed models of all types make it the largest model show in Pacific Northwest. A lecture and demonstration on Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. will detail the design and building of full-scale, operational replicas of the "Star Wars" robots, R2-D2 and R2-M5. The robots will also be greeting visitors at the model show on Sunday.

The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free with admission to the museum.

On display will be model aircraft, cars, tanks, ships, spacecraft and more from the NWSM collections. There will also be special exhibits marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and the important role women have played in the history and development of aviation.

Expert modelers will answer questions about  scale modeling.

Children age 6 and up are invited to learn the art of modeling during free "Make and Take" workshops sponsored by Galaxy Hobby and Skyway Model Shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. NWSM members will be on hand to help children build a scale aircraft model to take home.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $16 for active military, $11 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5.

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