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Utopium shows fans the light side of the force at Star Wars premiere

Lighting specialists Utopium transformed Nelson’s Column into a giant lightsaber for the London Star Wars premiere on 26 December 2015.

Thousands of fans attended the highly anticipated premiere, with Utopium lighting the red carpet and providing space-themed effects throughout the evening.

Colin Bodenham, design and project manager of the installation, said: “This was such a spectacular premiere to work on and we are proud to have been contracted to provide the lighting and rigging for this prestigious event. Star Wars is all about dynamics and future tech which gave us great scope to be creative. Illuminating the 52m high Nelson’s Column to create a giant lightsaber the moment the premiere ended was a unique finale to the evening.”