Star Wars kitchenware range with Le Creuset cookware includes Darth Vader Dutch oven

A Han Solo pan and a Dutch oven with Darth Vader’s mask on the lid feature in a kitchenware collaboration between Star Wars and Le Creuset.

The film franchise collaborated with the French cookware brand to create a range of kitchen equipment themed around the movies.

Trivets shaped like the Death Star – the series’ weaponised space station – for hot pans to rest on, and a trio of tiny pots shaped like the franchise’s robotic droids are also included in the crossover collection.

Star Wars Le Creuset

Star Wars Le Creuset

The Darth Vader Dutch oven is a glossy metallic black cast-iron pan with a lid embossed with the helmet of Star Wars’ most famous villain.

Under each Le Creuset lid the symbol of the Empire, the Imperial Cog, is embossed along with the word ‘France’, which is translated into Aurebesh – one of the languages created for the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars Le Creuset

Star Wars Le Creuset

A roasting pan mimics the scene where Han Solo is frozen in carbonite. The lid has been moulded to match the props from the film The Empire Strikes Back, and the whole pan is enamelled with a stone-effect paint.

Space-ship-shaped silicone trivets for resting hot pans on are available in Death Star and Millennium Falcon versions.

Star Wars Le Creuset

Star Wars Le Creuset

One piece in the collection, a round Dutch oven with the enamel painted to look like the landscape of Tatooine, the home planet of the character Luke Skywalker, has only had nine editions made.

The hand-painted gradient of pink and blue replicates the iconic shot of the planet’s two suns in its binary sunset. Topped with a metallic gold handle, each one will be hand-numbered and sold via a lottery.

Star Wars Le Creuset

Star Wars Le Creuset

Three smaller Le Creuset lidded pans, or cocottes, have been painted to look like three droids from the Star Wars cast.

C-3PO is an all-gold pot, while the R2-D2 and BB-8 cocottes are white and cream respectively, with painted robotic details.

Pie birds, the decorated funnels used in baking to help steam escape and keep the pie crust crips, have been turned into porgs, the bug-eyed, puffin-like animals introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Each ceramic porg is hand-carved to achieve the feathery texture and painted four different colours, with its open mouth left hollow.

The Star Wars franchise has provided seemingly endless inspiration for designers.

Earlier this year Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue collaborated with the series to make a furniture collection that includes a Chewbacca stool, while in 2017 Zaha Hadid Architects made a table inspired by Princess Leia’s double buns.

Photographs courtesy of Coaction PR.

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