Return of the Garrison at National Space Centre in Leicester this Weekend

The UK Garrison with friends/foes return to the National Space Centre this weekend, 29th – 30th June 2019. Return of the Garrison — at last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.

The National Space Centre, 501st UK Garrison, Rebel Legion, Galactic Academy and Mandalorian Mercs are joining forces to celebrate 20 years of The Phantom Menace with an amazing fan and family charity event. With costume characters, exhibitions, talks, workshops and the all-important Parade, this year the Force returns to reveal itself to the Jedi!

This is a Premium Event.
Annual Passes are not valid for this weekend.

Meet your Favourite Characters

Thanks to the 501st UK Garrison, Rebel Legion, Galactic Academy and the Mandalorian Mercenaries, we will be joined by over 100 characters from film, comic, game and animation.


Enjoy a full family day out, or full weekend immersive experience:
Join Silver Sabres for a lightsabre masterclass
See amazing full size props thanks to the Isle of Wight Prop Crew
Take home limited edition merchandise from our Hyperspace Hypermarket
Hands on craft sessions for children to enjoy
Talks and workshops available throughout
See the highlight of the weekend, our costume parade
Art exhibition, limited edition prints and pins
Meet very special guests (autograph fees apply)

Pulse Gallery Exhibition (with special guest artist Mark Daniels)

Pulse Gallery work closely with ACME Archives to offer all of the latest releases from the worldwide exclusive art program in Europe for Star Wars by Lucasfilm. As well as Star Wars fine art and collectable pins, the gallery offers exciting art from many of today’s popular culture series and films. Pulse will be hosting an exhibition of Star Wars art for the event, as well as bringing some exclusive pieces and pins for sale. They will be joined by artist Mark Daniels on Sunday only.

Mark Daniels is a freelance commercial artist and toy designer from Stoke-on-Trent. Star Wars is a lifelong passion though and he’s been a fan since 1977. Mark has worked on many Star Wars products, including inflatable remote control characters, stationery and limited edition prints for ACME Archives and Dark Ink Art. Recent Star Wars projects include creating designs for cast and crew clothing for SOLO and Episode IX.

Special Guests

Warwick Davis – Warwick Davis played Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi. He went on to take the title role in Willow, again with George Lucas. He has also played Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter films and a fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Life’s Too Short, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Sunday Only

Andy Secombe – Probably best known for being the voice of Watto in the two Star Wars prequels: The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, he is also an accomplished stage, television and radio actor, with a career spanning four decades. Saturday & Sunday

Daniel Logan – Daniel Logan is best known for his portrayal of young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Supporting Actor) at the age of 14. Daniel also voiced Fett in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Daniel will be joining us on Saturday from 11:00.

Annabelle Davis – Annabelle Davis is best known for her role as Sasha Bellman in The Dumping Ground. However, Annabelle has grown up in a Star Wars family and has recently appeared in The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and Solo, where she worked alongside her Dad, Warwick Davis. Annabelle has also appeared in Harry Potter and Jack the Giant Slayer. Sunday Only