The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm.
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In 1997, the 501st Legion was founded by Albin Johnson, with the idea to bringh together the costumed fans of the Star Wars saga with other like-minded people.
Thanks to the enthusiasm for the white armor of the stormtroopers, the little group of ardent fans grew up to a now over 10.000 members international organisation.
To show his gratefulness, George Lucas (Lucasfilm) named the unit of clone troopers in the movie "Revenge of the Sith", which after the Order66 fighting alongside Darth Vader during the attack of the Jedi Temple, after the 501st Legion.
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