Profiles in History’s “Drama, Action, Romance: the Hollywood Auction” featured some pretty awesome items. Among them was the bow used by Legolas (Orlando Bloom) in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and an awesome X-Wing Fighter model used for filming the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Now, the auction has come to a close and Profiles in History has revealed the staggering 6-figure prices the geeky items pulled in.
At the top of the list is Legolas’ bow, which was created by Weta Workshop and used by Orlando Bloom in all three films. Hasbro gave the bow away as one of the grand prizes in a contest after filming was complete, and the hammer price at the recent auction was $310,000. To put that in perspective, Profiles in History was only expecting $120,000.
Also expected to bring in $120,000 was the X-Wing Fighter model used during the filming of the original 1977 “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”. The polystyrene, resin and brass model is the only fully-painted and complete X-Wing model Profiles in History has ever encountered, and its former owner received it from a member of the original “Star Wars” effects crew. This bad boy pulled in $225,000.
Another interesting item sold during the auction was Spock’s jersey worn by Leonard Nimoy during the second season of “Star Trek.” It was first given away during a contest in 1968 and had stayed in the winner’s collection since then. Complete with letters of authenticity from Leonard Nimoy and the show’s costume designer Bill Theiss, it sold for $114,000.
If you want to learn more about the incredible items Profiles in History brings to the auction block, head over to their website.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]