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Museums aren't immensely popular to a lot of people. In fact, the idea of walking around, looking at pictures of doors, busts of travellers of yesteryear and prehistoric artefacts is something that can literally bore the tears from your eyes.

However, add some Star Wars, and all of a sudden museums become appealing.

George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art, which has been dubbed the Star Wars Museum, finally has a home after a decade of planning to build it.

Los Angeles won the battle against San Francisco to be the home of the exhibition, and will be built in Exposition Park near the Natural History Museum. It will reportedly cost $1 billion from George's own pocket, and will feature fine art, popular art, illustrations, comics and Lucas' own collection from his films and other movies.

Credit: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

LA, San Fran and Chicago have been going head-to-head for a long time to secure the building, however the former clearly had deeper routes with the force, with Mayor Eric Garcetti saying "We went after it with everything we have."

George Lucas' original plan was to build it in Chicago, but for some reason it was met with opposition from locals, causing the plans to be squashed last year. I don't understand that, to be honest; it's a fucking Star Wars museum.

As well as iconic and legendary artefacts from Skywalker and his cronies, it will include Lucas' life work and huge film history collection as well as pieces from The Wizard of Oz and Casablanca.

The organisers of the project were apparently offered space on Treasure Island, in the middle of San Francisco Bay, but it didn't quite win them over, instead choosing an area in California near to where Lucas studied film in the 70s.

Featured Image Credit: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

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