The 501st Legion Marks 25 Years And Reveals New Logo

Bespin refugee - February 23, 2022


"On March 14, 1997, Albin Johnson and Tom Crews don Stormtrooper armor for the release of the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi. Changing in the same room as the popcorn machine, they laughed at how crazy the stunt was. But the fans exploded with excitement, the sight of actual Stormtroopers sending the theater into a frenzy. Al and Tom could feel it: the power of the magic of Star Wars had come to life. They created the website Detention Block 2551, telling the stories of troopers TK-210 and TK-512 and stories of an Imperial unit dubbed “Vader’s Fist.” Within months, Star Wars fans from all over the world contacted them, asking to join the ranks. So Albin drafted an expansive design for a virtual Imperial Squad where all fans could feel like a part of that galaxy far, far away. It would be an army. It would be a family. It would be the 501st Legion.

Today, thanks to our amazing LMBO team and the work of TK-92802, we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 501st Legion with a logo that looks to the past, present, and future. As the twenty-fifth anniversary is the ‘silver anniversary’ the team incorporated silver throughout the logo, from the ‘25’, to the stars and design elements. The TK honors our founding members and first costume of the 501st. In 2019 the logo was updated to make an accurate ROTJ TK, and so the Death Star II symbolizes our continued growth and development over the years. The sixteen stars honor the sixteen current Detachments of our Legion. Lastly, the TIE fighter flying high across the stars represents looking towards the bright future of our beloved Legion.

Thank you team for your incredible work.. Now let's officially kick off this year long party celebrating us all!
"

(The 501st Legion)


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MagnaPrime - 2022-02-24 @ 4:36 am

A fellow legion member here!

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