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PROP MAN WINS VICTORY OVER GEORGE LUCAS

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andrew Ainsworth

The British prop designer who created the Stormtrooper helmets for Star Wars has won an important legal battle in the U.K. where he is selling replicas of them. Although a U.S. court had previously ruled against the prop man, Andrew Ainsworth, the U.K. Supreme Court judges upheld a ruling by an appellate court in 2009 that allowed Ainsworth to continue making and selling the helmets. In an interview with the BBC, Ainsworth said, “This is a massive victory, a total victory. We’ve already got the champagne out.” A Lucas spokesman said that the court decision was based on an anomaly in British law.