Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace / 21 Pod Race Crowd Miniatures
In this Star Wars prequel, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and a young Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) must protect the Queen of Naboo (Natalie Portman) from the evil clutches of Darth Sidious and Senator Palpatine. Along the way, they meet a prepubescent Anakin Skywalker, who shows intimations of a great gift.
This set of 21 Q-Tips (along with thousands of others) were filmed for extreme wide angles of the grand stands to give the illusion of people and creatures cheering on the Pod Race. Painted various colors, the Q-tips were hit with fans to provide movement when the cameras were rolling. This footage was ultimately not used in the final cut of the film, these are still a very interesting part of the production process of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The Q-Tips are presented on a custom Acrylic base for display.