LEGO and Star Wars come together perfectly in the new book LEGO Star Wars Small Scenes From a Big Galaxy.

Created by Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki using his son’s favorite toys, the book features painstaking recreations of classic movie moments and hilarious new takes on fan-favorite characters and themes. Informative captions give technical details for each scene, while anecdotes from Lehtimäki offer background insights to his creative process.

LEGO Star Wars Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy is a breathtaking new look at a timeless icon that allows fans to see their favorite minifigures from the classic saga in an exciting new way.

DK Publishing was nice enough to send me a sample and I love it. It’s full of beautiful photography of LEGO Star Wars brick sets and minifigures in Star Wars movie moments with a little humor thrown in. Between the creations and the photos, it’s definitely something LEGO builders and Star Wars fans would love.

They also gave us some awesome pics to share:

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This Star Trek: The Next Generation Klingon Bat’leth Weapon foam prop replica is ready for safe fun (I’m thinking a major crossover battle is in order).

This Bat’leth is modeled on an actual Star Trek: TNG screen used prop and measures a whopping 4-feet long.

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If you missed your chance to grab a Pip-Boy with your copy of Fallout 4, worry not—you can still get one 3D printed. You can make your own with the 3D models and instructions, or you can have one printed for you. There’s even a 20% discount on every Pip-Boy print through November 13th.

3D Hubs notes:

Thankfully, 23-year-old mechanical engineer Yvo de Haas of Ytec3D took matters into his own hands and used his SolidWorks skills to 3D model a custom 3D printable version of the Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV. The impressive design assembly features 38 parts that are optimized for FDM 3D printing and is customizable for different wrist sizes and smartphones ranging from the latest iPhone 6S models to various Android and Windows phones.

To make 3D printing the Pip-Boy as seamless as possible, we’ve already pre-loaded all of the necessary 3D printing files into three ‘3D Hubs Print-Ready Kits’ designed for small, medium, and large-sized smartphones. These kits include optimized original design files for 3D printing through the 3D Hubs network of nearly 24,000 3D printers around the world.

Learn more after the break…

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lego ghostbusters firehouse

Last month, we got LEGO’s reveal of their Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters Set, and now they’ve followed up with interior shots showing all of the magnificent details. It’s loaded with references to the films.

Check it out after the break.

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A life-size LEGO TARDIS has materialized in Australia (Sydney’s Bondi Beach to be precise) as part of a promotional campaign for the country’s inaugural Doctor Who Festival. Apparently, Peter Capaldi and Billie Piper will be among those in attendance.

Let’s hope there are a lot of Aussie Doctor Who fans because they’ll need to sell a lot of tickets to offset the cost of all those bricks.

Check out more pics after the break…

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We knew Hot Toys’ take on Captain Phasma would be spectacular, but it’s one thing to imagine it, and another thing to actually see it. Bask in it’s glory.

Head after the break for more pics and details…

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foam lightsaber

Lightsaber battles are cool. We all know this. But as someone who’s engaged in them with everything from the cheapy plastic telescoping sabers to the Hasbro FX sabers, there are two things I always worry about—hurting someone or breaking the saber.

Calimacil, a company in Canada, appears to have the solution to these problems. The company already makes high-quality foam LARP weapons and now they’ve launched a Kickstarter to make a highly durable foam “LEDsaber”.

Basically, glowing, foam lightsabers that you can actually battle with.

All of the mechanical bits are in the lightsaber handle, including motion sensors and sound effects. More expensive versions even feature smartphone connectivity and color-changing blades. The models range in price from $172US to about $383 for a single blade with shipping slated for May of 2016.

Watch the demo after the break.

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Based on this image and a tweet, it looks like Tamashii Nations is adding Marvel to their Movie Realization line. Spider-Man is going Samurai and the figure is, well—pretty out there. In our opinion, the samurai theme doesn’t work nearly as well with Spider-Man as as it does with Star Wars.

No pricing or release date has been announced thus far.

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The limited edition Halo Needler replica from NECA looks amazing in all its motorized glory, but it comes with an intimidating price tag of $300. However, it does have some pretty spectacular features:

Complete your Spartan armor with a colossal 1:1 replica of one of Halo’s most iconic weapons! From the award-winning video game series, the Needler is now available as a limited edition, full-size 1:1 replica featuring LED lights and over a dozen motorized “crystal shards.”

When you squeeze the trigger, the crystal shards retract in sequence to simulate being fired. To reload, simply travel to the Sanghelios moon of Suban for extra crystals (or press the reset button located in the grip).

This replica is also 100% accurate to its game counterpart since NECA Toys partnered with Microsoft and 343 Studios (formerly Bungie) to create the gun directly from the 3D model used in the game.

I really just want to hold one. Forever. But yeah, $300 is pretty steep. Fortunately, you do have the BOOMco Needler option, which is only $40 (and probably a lot more fun).

Check out more images and videos of the NECA Needler in action after the break.

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Thanks to Wired (and Lego Ewoks), we can all enjoy watching a 1,058-piece Lego AT-ST get smashed with logs.

Naturally, it’s in slo-mo for maximum satisfaction. Watch it after the break…

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