HUNDREDS of people turned up to one of the biggest Star Wars collectable conventions in Europe - at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre.

Echo Base Live Episode VIII was a free event at the shopping centre on Saturday.

It provided Star Wars fans with an unforgettable day offering up an excellent range of vintage and modern collectable items from toys and figurines to art and books.

There was also special guest appearances from some of the movie’s cast members and meet and greets with special guests including Jack McKenzie, Michael Culver, Mike Quinn, Tim Rose and Caroline Blakiston.

As well as this, fans had the chance to have photo opportunities with life-sized prop displays of a Wampa, Yoda, a selection of droids, and a speeder bike.

A spokesman from Kingfisher said they were very proud to have Echo Base return to the shopping centre.