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An R2-D2 droid that was used in several "Star Wars" films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.
The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.
There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the "Star Wars" franchise. Other items up for sale included Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450,000 and Darth Vader's helmet from the original film sold for $96,000.
The Calabasas, California-based Profiles in History had estimated the droid could fetch up to $2 million before Wednesday's sale.
Other space-themed film and television memorabilia was also for sale, with a collection of 23 ships from "Battlestar Galactica" and "Buck Rogers" sold for $1.8 million. A helmet worn by late actor Bill Paxton on the set of "Aliens" sold for $51,000.
Not all the items that sold were out of this world. The lighted dancefloor from "Saturday Night Fever" sold for $1.2 million."
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McNee Solutions, LLC Receives 2017 Best of Lexington Award
Lexington Award Program Honors the Achievement
LEXINGTON June 1, 2017 -- McNee Solutions, LLC has been selected for the 2017 Best of Lexington Award in the Website Designer category by the Lexington Award Program.
Each year, the Lexington Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lexington area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Lexington Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lexington Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Lexington Award Program
The Lexington Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lexington area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Lexington Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Lexington Award Program
Lexington Award Program