Spec Ops Forum Costume Reference Library Membership Information Join the Legion Contact us 501st Legion Who we are: The 501st Special Operations Detachment, a division of the 501st Legion,  is home to many of the specialty troopers within the Star Wars Expanded Universe: Shadow Stormtroopers, Shadow Scouts, Magma Stormtroopers, Nova and Nova Elite Stormtroopers, and more.  Membership: Anyone who is 18 years or older (for legal reasons) and in possession of a high quality 'bad guy' costume from the Star Wars Universe is eligible for membership in the legion. Applications can be submitted on the official site. Imperial Cog About: Welcome to the official 501st Legion web site for the 501st Special Operations Detachment. This site is a resource for research, information, building, maintaining, and wearing a costume. Our Motto is "Swift, Silent, Relentless". Mission: To help the 501st Legion raise funds for children's charities and give back to local communities, while having fun and raising awareness of Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU) armored costuming. Description: The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm LLC. © 2013 Lucasfilm LLC & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization. General Information: The 501st Special Operations Detachment was formed to provide a permanent home for the TX designation, i.e. non- clone expanded universe trooper costumes within the 501st Legion. Welcome to our site! Newsletter Specialist Wall Newsletter Welcome