"Star Wars New England" is the home of the New England Garrison (local unit of the 501st Legion
) and Alderaan Base (local unit of the Rebel Legion
) serving the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.Our Mission
The 501st and Rebel Legions are all-volunteer organizations formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. Both Legions seek to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.To Promote Interest in Star Wars
While a growing number of people are experiencing a reawakening of their Star Wars fandom, new generations are seeking ways to celebrate their passion for George Lucas's modern mythology. The 501st and Rebel Legion brings these fans together, reinforcing the enduring longevity of the Star Wars saga.To Facilitate the Use of Costumes
Some fans are content to collect action figures...other fans want to be action figures. Nothing professes your passion quite like building your own detailed costume replica of a classic Star Wars hero or villain, and there's nothing quite like the feeling that comes from bringing the characters of Star Wars into the real world and sharing the magic with others.To Contribute
While our organization was founded to simply provide a collective identity for costuming fans with similar interests, the 501st and Rebel Legion is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism.