LOS ANGELES—The anti-gravity Landspeeder from Axel Braun's blockbuster movie Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, along with a sexy female Storm Trooper and Sand Person, has landed in a prime location at The Erotic Heritage Museum (EHM) in Las Vegas.
Located at 3275 Industrial Road, the exhibit is open to the public starting today, and the museum will hold a special celebration for the display on Sept. 1, when it commemorates its fourth anniversary.
Vivid Entertainment and Braun loaned the futuristic vehicle and costumes to the museum.
"This epic parody was a landmark movie for the adult industry and we wanted the museum to have a great display from it," said Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of the studio. "We incorporated an incredible array of special effects into this movie and it was by far the most expensive and elaborate production we've done. Fan response from the movie has been terrific, and this exhibit will provide yet another dimension for them to enjoy our parody."
Braun had a production design team, led by porn legend Kylie Ireland and her husband Andy Appleton, build the prop entirely by hand. Weighing over 450 pounds, the Landspeeder was used in the parody's sex scene with Tom Byron as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jennifer Dark as a Tusken Raider.
"Our spoof of what many regard as the greatest sci-fi movie of all time mimics the original," said Braun. "We've poked fun at it and added the sex scenes that adult movie fans have imagined for years. We wanted the adult entertainment fan to have nothing short of a geek-gasmic fanboy wet dream! We think that visitors to this exhibit will get a little sample of the excitement that the movie has created. They can get another teaser by visiting Vivid.com."
According to Veronica Hart, EHM's director of new media, "Seldom do you have such an incredibly visual exhibit that bridges an iconic moment from the past with the most lavish state-of-the-art present adult industry. Thanks to Axel Braun Productions, Vivid Entertainment, and the creative team of Kylie Ireland and Andy Appleton for this amazing exhibit."
The 17,000 square-foot EHM was founded by Rev. Ted McIlvenna and Harry Mohney in 2008 as a permanent venue to preserve wonders of human sexuality.
EHM is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday and from 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Mondays. Tickets can be purchased directly at the museum, or here.