The Darth star comes to Canberra balloon festival

A giant peacock will take flight over Canberra for the Centenary Balloon Spectacular. Photo: Supplied
A giant peacock will take flight over Canberra for the Centenary Balloon Spectacular. Photo: Supplied
The Kookaburra Balloon from Canowindra drew huge crowds in 2011. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

The Kookaburra Balloon from Canowindra drew huge crowds in 2011. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Canberra's Centenary Balloon Spectacular will feature four special shapes - but it won't be the first time some novelty hot air balloons have graced the capital's skies.

Simba the Lion will join Darth Vader, Mr Bup the turtle, and a giant peacock for the 2013 Balloon Spectacular. Photo: Supplied

Simba the Lion will join Darth Vader, Mr Bup the turtle, and a giant peacock for the 2013 Balloon Spectacular. Photo: Supplied

A hot air balloon in the shape of Darth Vaderwill come to Australia for the first time in 2013. Photo: Reuters

A hot air balloon in the shape of Darth Vaderwill come to Australia for the first time in 2013. Photo: Reuters

Bup the Turtle returns to the capital in 2013. Photo: Supplied

Bup the Turtle returns to the capital in 2013. Photo: Supplied

A beaver shaped balloon took part in the 2012 festival. Photo: Getty

A beaver shaped balloon took part in the 2012 festival. Photo: Getty

Cirque Du Soleil's OVO (Egg) hot air balloon flies over the ACT in September last year. Photo: Colleen Petch

Cirque Du Soleil's OVO (Egg) hot air balloon flies over the ACT in September last year. Photo: Colleen Petch

A 30-metre high hot air balloon portraying the famous artist Vincent van Gogh came to Canberra in 2004. Photo: Reuters

A 30-metre high hot air balloon portraying the famous artist Vincent van Gogh came to Canberra in 2004. Photo: Reuters

The 2006 festival featured a giant red house.

The 2006 festival featured a giant red house.