Star Wars - Ep I - The Phantom Menace

Queen Amidala's Senate Platform Design Copy

Stock #77461

”I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!”

A production-used copy of the design for Queen Amidala’s (Natalie Portman) senate platform from George Lucas’s first episode in the mythic Star Wars saga, The Phantom Menace.

This illustration was used in visualising the scene where Amidala and Senator Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) pled the Queen’s case for her to Chancellor Valorum (Terence Stamp) and the Galactic Senate.

Precisely sketched by design director Doug Chiang, the drawing clearly shows the spherical airborne raft with its low glass balustrade and front-mounted lectern. Pictured inside the platform are Amidala, Palpatine, Jar-Jar Binks (Ahmed Best) and a lady in waiting – Palpatine stands at the lectern. It is very close to the final on-screen platform.

There are further illustrations for how the craft will look at the rear entry point, and when the door is closed. Three handwritten notes in pencil read ‘Lights!’ with arrows pointing to parts of the platform. Chang’s name and essential sketch information appears below the main image with an ‘OK’ stamp.

The illustration is printed in monochrome on a sheet of white A4 paper - displaying minor marks and creases from production use, it remains in very good overall condition.

p>Materials: Paper.

Item size - 11.61" x 8.27" x 0.04" (29.5cm x 21cm x 0.1cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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