If you’ve been filling your drinks with Han Solo in carbonite ice cubes, then you need to make these drawer pulls to match. You start out with the silicone Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Tray but instead of filling it with water you use Sculpey Premo Clay to make your mold and toss in a nut so they can be screwed on in place of your existing drawer pulls. Once they’re cooked you paint them the color of carbonite and you’re done.
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That screaming skull face that everyone sees in the craters on the moon is nothing compared to what NASA found on Mercury. Their Messenger probe found a raised shape on the surface of the planet that looks an awful lot like Han Solo frozen in carbonite. And because they are the best of nerds, NASA had this little press release to explain the photo.
A portion of the terrain surrounding the northern margin of the Caloris basin hosts an elevated block in the shape of a certain carbonite-encased smuggler who can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
If there are two things you should remember, it’s not to cross a Hutt, and that Mercury’s surface can throw up all kinds of surprises. This block may be part of the original surface that pre-dates the formation of Caloris, which was shaped by material ejected during the basin-forming event.
Well done, NASA, well done.
(Yahoo via Gizmodo)
When a friend turns to you and asks if you can freeze them in carbonite, the answer should always be yes. That’s how you know you have good friends – and talented ones! Instructables user thorssoli (Shawn Thorsson) didn’t have any Ugnaughts handy so he worked with his friend Jenny to cast her face and hands to put her likeness in place of Han Solo’s. Then it was a matter of laying out and building the carbonite box and attaching the body and sealing it in with resin. Finally, they added LED panels on the sides and painted everything. Voila! One frozen body ready for Boba Fett.
That’s all oversimplified, of course. Thorsson wrote up an extremely thorough how-to for Instructables and if you are the sort of person who likes seeing all the gory details of how things are made, you’ll love reading it. Even though I have no intention of making a person frozen in carbonite right now, I devoured the tutorial with fascination. Thorsson is one talented dude.
Check out some in progress photos after the break.
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This 12″ tall vinyl bank features Han Solo frozen in carbonite on a freezing-chamber base. Although, I’d have my reservations about trusting all my money to a smuggler with a debt to Jabba. Preorder now and start lining Han’s frozen pockets in March of 2013.
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If I paid off a bounty hunter to nab a smuggler that I later encased in carbonite, I would turn my prize into a nice desk. Then I might make a mold for giant ice cubes. But that’s just me. Other’s might turn him into a USB port—kind of like this version by Etsy seller PariahProjects.
The hub is USB-powered and features four USB 2.0 ports. Grab this handmade item while you still can!
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This is just one of the fantastic new Star Wars themed products that ThinkGeek is unveiling at Celebration VI this weekend. It’s a Han Solo in carbonite business card holder that holds about a dozen spring-loaded business cards. It’s not available for a few more weeks, but sign up now and be emailed as soon as it’s in stock.
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You can make guitars look like anything these days, and some creative folks are really pushing it. Travis Stevens just built this Han Solo frozen in carbonite guitar for Evanescence co-founder Ben Moody. I like the design even if it means the player is going to be strumming Han in some uh, interesting places.
Stevens isn’t a stranger to figuring out wacky custom instruments; he also came up with a rocking Millennium Falcon guitar. If you’re crazy about music and Star Wars, I think you should get in touch with the the artist, order these two guitars and add this R2-D2 design. Then again, I’m an enabler when it comes to buying anything Star Wars.
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Star Wars Weekends kicks off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 18. The park comes up with cool activities for the event each year, and this year they’ve outdone themselves. You can experience the process of being frozen in carbonite and get an action figure as evidence. No word on whether carbon sickness is included in that package.
The experience will take about 30 minutes, and your figure will be shipped to you in four weeks. The custom figurines will feature your face on Han’s body, and it can be yours for just $99.95. Inside the Magic reports:
Guests at Star Wars Weekends this year will be given the opportunity to step into a “Carbon Freezing Chamber,” located near The American Idol Experience in the theme park, and have their faces 3-D scanned using multiple cameras to create a 8-inch figurine depicting themselves frozen in carbonite. It also comes with a light-up wristband.
Though I wish the body part of the figure was also customized, I can’t get over how awesome this is. And I’m bitter (again) that Disney Florida gets Star Wars Weekends while we get nothing at Disneyland.
(Inside the Magic via Laughing Squid)
We’ve seen a Steve Jobs in Carbonite iPhone case in the past, but that was quickly shot down by Apple laywers. We expect Lucasfilm to do something similar with this high-res Han Solo version being sold on Etsy, but if you act quickly you can grab one for only $14.
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