It’s official! According to the ultimate authority, Guinness World Records, Rancho Obi-Wan has the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world. Steve Sansweet owns the collection and it includes over 300,000 unique items. Yes, you have to see it to believe it. He’s been building the collection since before A New Hope even premiered, and it’s grown to the point that he’s put it on display in a 9,000 square-foot museum in Northern California. As far as I’m concerned, Rancho Obi-Wan is the happiest place on Earth.
My initial reaction to the news was a resounding “duh”. That’s not fair though. Sansweet and the Rancho Obi-Wan team put a ridiculous amount of work into the museum and preserving the collection. It’s a big deal that Guinness World Records visited the museum and certified the massive amount of memorabilia as the world’s largest. This will undoubtedly bring a huge amount of press to the non-profit organization along with new visitors.
If you’d like to see more of the sprawling collection, be sure to read about our visit to Rancho Obi-Wan.