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Though I’ve seen hundreds of pieces of Star Wars art over the years, every one is slightly different. Artists constantly show me different ways to see the saga, and Eric Tan’s posters for the original trilogy definitely have that effect. While I wouldn’t necessarily call his posters minimalist, they have that simple but effective vibe. I love how Darth Vader figures prominently in the layout of the first two but takes a backseat in the Return of the Jedi art.

Tan, a designer for Disney, said he’s never had more fun on a project. It shows.

See more pictures of the art after the break.

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Many fans would choose Obi-Wan Kenobi as their favorite character from Star Wars. It’s easy to see why. In the original trilogy, he’s wise and patient with Luke. In the prequel trilogy, he’s young and impatient and we get to see how different he used to be. However, it sure is annoying when he lies to Luke. That from a “certain point of view” crap only goes so far.

A deleted scene found on an EditDroid laser disc for Return of the Jedi by fans shows that Yoda was the one holding Obi-Wan back. He tells Luke, “Obi-Wan would have told you long ago had I let him.” Yoda didn’t want Luke to know his father was Darth Vader. Jerk move, Yoda. It’s nice to know that Obi-Wan at least wanted to be honest with Luke.

Watch the video after the break.

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It seems we’re all in for some new behind-the-scenes Star Wars footage thanks to a recently found laserdisc. Three separate videos were posted on Facebook featuring R2-D2 repairing Luke’s X-Wing, Frank Oz voicing Yoda, and Luke and Yoda talking in his hut. The clips are brief, but there is more to come.

The laserdisc has about half an hour of footage from Return of the Jedi and it will be released to the public in bits and pieces. It’s all from the now defunct Lucasfilm technology called EditDroid that was the precursor to digital editing tools like Avid and FinalCut Pro.

The first videos are available after the break…

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Chairman of the Turkish Cultural Association of Austria, Birol Kilic, thinks the Jabba’s Palace LEGO play set is “culturally insensitive” and resembles Istanbul’s historic mosque Hagia Sophia. He went on to say that ““This does not belong in children’s bedrooms, and the minaret-like tower features machine guns. Children will become insensitive to violence and other cultures.”

Um, has he seen Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi?

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It’s been confirmed that Michael Arndt will be writing the script for the first movie in the new Star Wars series, and now we have some interesting news about who may be working on the next two films. Reports are that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have both been approached by Disney to do the job.

This would be Kinberg’s first outing with the franchise after writing X-Men and Sherlock Holmes movies, but Kasdan has a little Star Wars experience already. He worked on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as well as Raiders of the Lost Ark. Yeah, those credentials are pretty impressive. It’s still a rumor at this point, but it’s a darn good one.

(Deadline via Kotaku)

This is the third in a series of Lego chess sets designed by Brandon Griffith to commemorate the three original Star Wars movies. Instead of black and white, you get to pick either the Imperials or the Rebels. I’ve always thought of myself as a good guy, but Lego Palpatine is winning me over.

See more pictures after the jump…

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In the past, we brought you Wayne Dorrington’s Iconoscope interpretations of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Today we offer the final part in the Iconoscope trilogy: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

The effort took nearly a year and is significantly larger than the previous two offerings, spanning 5 infographics. Check it out after the break.

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George Lucas got a lot of flak for his edits to the Star Wars films, but I think these changes from How It Should Have Ended are spot on—especially the bit at the very end.

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It took Star Wars fan Mike Davis ten days to get to the remote location in the California desert where the film Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond Imagination, was rumored to be shooting, but when he got there Mike quickly realized that he was actually looking at the set for the third Star Wars film.

Apparently the security around the set was pretty lax, and Mike and his friends were told that they could hang out and watch the action unfold—even take pictures! That having been said, the photos he took of the barge scene that day make the trip well worth it. Check out more in the gallery after the break.

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