Last weekend saw the Return of the Garrison event at the National Space Centre in Leicester, where the UK Garrison are on show for visitors to see and meet.
The force was well and truly with Caterham Carnival on Saturday.
Star Wars characters including Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper [ed. along with other characters from the UK Garrison] were in the impressive parade.
Led by the noise and colour of the Bloco Fogo samba band, the 200-strong procession also included several children's groups dressed as fairy tale characters.
A Star Wars fan is to attempt to walk to the summit of Britain's highest mountain while dressed in his Imperial stormtrooper armour.
With every year that passes, the worldwide phenomenon that is Star Wars Day grows larger and larger, and as the LEGO brick road to Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets shorter and shorter there's little chance of that slowing down. Once again, Star Wars fans the world over spent the weekend preceeding May 4 celebrating the saga, and here in the UK it was no different. On May 3, my wife Ruth and I journeyed down to the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort for a day with the UK Garrison and the Rebel Legion and watched as crowds of adventure-hungry Star Wars fans streamed into the park.