04/05/2017 4:42 PM AEST | Updated 04/05/2017 4:44 PM AEST

May The Fourth Be With You On Star Wars Day

It's 40 years since the first film was released.

The 4th of May is the official celebration of all things Star Wars.

The date chosen references the Star Wars motto "May the force be with you," and is the perfect excuse for lovers of the series to indulge in all things Jedi. Whether that be with food, dress-up or Star Wars themed burlesque, the force is stronger than ever.

Incredibly, this May marks 40 years since the first film was released back in 1977.

It is a little difficult to believe the series is so old, especially as audiences are still expecting between three and four films to be released over the next few years. The latest film, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is set to premiere in December 2017.

Aside from an inevitable movie binge, people are celebrating the day in diverse ways.

Fans gathered to build the world's largest Death Star out of 210 000 Lego pieces at Westfield Warringah Mall in Sydney.

Bar Luca created their "Return of the Chedi" beef burger that is packed with kransky sausages, heaps of cheese and a multi-coloured 'milky' bun.

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People around the country have also marked the day by posting to social media to share the love force with the world.

There has been a new found interest in the popular movie series since the release of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in 2015, the sequel to 1983's 'Return of the Jedi.'

The final film of the latest Jedi trilogy is set to be released two years from this month, in May 2019.