Giant Darth Vader head falls victim to dark forces on streets of Madrid

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Giant Darth Vader head falls victim to dark forces on streets of Madrid
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The Dark Lord is apparently not so powerful in Spain - a larger-than-life replica of his head in Madrid has been the target of vandalism.


The official Star Wars Community of Spain posted quite a sad Facebook message on Sunday, lamenting that they had to dismantle part of a giant Darth Vader helmet on display in Madrid due to vandalism.

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Por si la expo de Face the Force no había tenido suficiente con las pintadas del casco de Stormtrooper, hoy nos despertá...

Posted by Comunidad Star Wars. on Sunday, November 15, 2015

"In case the Face the Force expo had not had enough with the paintings on the Stormtrooper helmet, we woke up today to see damage to the helmet of Darth Vader on the Bilbao roundabout."

The Face the Force exhibit in Madrid features various, towering helmets from the movie on display around the city. They have been a popular destination for thousands of people, taking selfies to post online, according to Spanish daily 20minutos.

But they have also been the targets of repeated vandalism, first a Stormtrooper's helmet and now the Darth Vader mask being damaged, according to the Star Wars group. The group said it had to remove the upper part of the Dark Lord's helmet until it can be repaired.

Still, the incomplete headpiece hasn't seemed to have made the sculpture less popular with social media photographers, though some seemed to think it had been stolen.

"They stole the helmet of Darth Vader at the Bilbao roundabout belonging to the Face the Force Expo."

"They left Darth Vader bald at the Bilbao roundabout."

Some did seem a quite upset over Darth Vader's new look, blaming the "scum" who defiled him.

"Damaging this is the work of one or more imbeciles, scum who don't understand dreams, work or respect."

"Bastards - that is what the people are who did this."



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