Welcome to Elstree Base - home of the Rebel Legion in the United Kingdom!
Rebel Legion UK is the sole preferred 'Rebel' costume club of Lucasfilm Limited in the UK. It is part of an international Star Wars costuming club and home for Star Wars fans, celebrating the saga using costumes and props of the Rebel or 'good guy' characters. The Rebel Legion's aims are to support its members by promoting the improvement of the costumes we wear and the props we use to compliment those costumes. We have over 2,500 Rebel costuming members worldwide. The Rebel Legion is a volunteer, non-profit club, formed back in 2000 to bring together Star Wars costuming enthusiasts and fans, giving them a collective identity both online and offline to meet and have fun. Aswell as attending larger national and international events, one of our key objectives is to also give something back to the communities we live in through charity fundraising at the events we attend - large or small.
We encourage members of other fan clubs to join the Rebel Legion, however, we will always remain independent of all other clubs and organisations to avoid Imperial entanglements! We are always happy to share resources, knowledge and members with other groups, welcoming and encouraging work side by side with them at events. While Rebel Legion are not formally connected as a club with the 501st Garrisons across the world, both clubs share similar aims and values and are the preferred clubs of Lucasfilm Limited when characters are required for their events to faithfully represent their on screen heroes.
The Rebel Legion recognises that most activities will be on a local level in each country, so our groups worldwide are known as 'Bases'. Base members work in their areas or countries to create that local identity and to encourage teamwork within those communities. The Rebel Legion adheres to rules and guidelines so that we maintain high standards at Rebel Legion activities, our members know what is expected and that this is enjoyable for our members. To become a full member, formal membership age is strictly over 18 years of age. People aged 13 and above can become members of our forum communities. When those forum members reach the age of 18, they are then eligible to apply for full membership by enlisting with at least one recognised rebel costume. We uphold these standards to make sure that we remain one of the premier Rebel costuming clubs in the world and the preferred 'good guy' costuming club of Lucasfilm Limited.
Click on the link at the top of the page to sign up to the Rebel Legion UK forum
The empire George Lucas began with the 1977 blockbuster Star Wars has since grown into several companies employing thousands and advancing technological innovations that may finally be as lasting a contribution to the art and business of filmmaking as any film he has made. This groundbreaking innovator has also made a point of "giving back", in a series of educational charity efforts as visionary as his science fiction creations. "I am simply trying to struggle through life,” he once famously pronounced. At the heart of his efforts is a strong desire to improve the world for children. Following these principles, we are happy to fundraise and promote registered charities at a local and national level in the community. Our main charity partner is currently Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, who provide emotional and practical support to families with children who have a serious or terminal illness. To see the work that they do, or to donate, please visit their website at: http://www.rainbowtrust.org.uk/
Head Office: 6 Cleeve Court, Cleeve Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7UD
Rebel Legion UK are proud to have also worked with and continue working in partnership with the following organisations:
Medicinema...Dreamflight.....Marie Curie......Lucasfilm's 'Celebration Europe'.....London Film and Comic Con...Smile for Life....Legoland Windsor....Vue Cinemas....Collectormania GMEX.....NSPCC.....Ashbourne Animal Welfare.....HMV.....Comic Relief Red Nose Day.....Children In Need.....Marie Curie Cancer Care....MovieMania.....Teesside Hospice Care Foundation.....Moving Image Toys.....Butterwick Hospice.....Acumen Community Enterprise Development Trust.....Elstree Studios....Starlight Childrens Foundation.....James Cook Holistic Cancer Care Centre.....Coalfield Regeneration Community Trust....The Cystic Fibrosis Charity.....The Royal Marines.....Cancer Research.....MS Society.....Saltburn Animal Rescue Association..... BBC Radio Tees.....Stourbridge County Council....Walking with Giants Foundation...Saltburn Victorian and Footballers Association...Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation....MIND....London International Sci-Fi Festival....St Chads Community Project....South Cleveland Heart Fund....Golden Orbit Sci-Fi Fairs...Fleet Festivities and many more!
Check the Rebel Legion Calendar for details of upcoming and past events or contact us for more details if you or your organisation would like to work with us.
Rebel Legion are proud to work with Lucasfilm Ltd from time to time when they schedule UK events and other events across the world. Rebel Legion have been involved in many of their events such as...