Star Wars B1-series battle droid with a message appears on controversial Edward Colston plinth in Bristol
A battle droid from Star Wars has suddenly appeared on top of the empty Edward Colston plinth overnight. The controversial Bristol statue was toppled by protestors in 2020, and is yet to be permanently replaced.
The sculpture, which depicts a B1-series battle droid from the Star Wars film franchise, was created by artist Simon Francis Thomas who lives in Bristol. The droid appears to be reading a paper or magazine which has the words ‘Star Wars celebration’ on the back.
A statue of Darth Vader was placed on the empty plinth overnight in December 2020 following the death of Star Wars actor Dave Prowse.