When George Lucas first showcased the Death Star in A New Hope, he used a 3-foot-diameter model of the weapon, filming it small in frame. After the movie wrapped, the sets were struck and everything was shipped to a storage locker in northern California, where it was promptly forgotten. "When George was making the film, no one expected this would become a worldwide phenomenon," says Knoll. After a few years, no one had claimed any of the items, and the locker was auctioned off; the miniature was eventually sold to Guz Lopez, an Amazon employee who unofficially operates the world's largest Star Wars museum. "It was definitely an oversight," admits Knoll.