I can say, with a fair degree of certainly, that beloved Internet mad scientist Colin Furze is the only person on the planet with an apocalypse bunker and an 18-foot tall AT-ACT playhouse in his backyard. Seriously, this guy should just start charging admission to his house.
Take a peek inside and see how this project came together in the videos below. [click to continue…]
If the thought of waking up to a droid beeping, booping and rolling round frantically on your nightstand sounds like an effective alarm clock solution to you, then BB-8 is the droid you’re looking for.
Designed by Rhythm—a Japanese clock manufacturer—this mini-BB-8 boasts a little LCD display that’s tucked behind a panel. When the alarm goes off, BB-8 will start to roll around and chirp, or he can play a number of Star Wars tunes, like the Imperial March or the catchy Mos Eisley Cantina song.
This little droid clock will run for about $130, and it’ll be available in Japan next March. See it in action below. [click to continue…]
This is a very good idea.
You may have seen Jetovator flying, water-powered jet ski motorcycle thingies on viral videos in the past, but Devin Super Tramp finally did the obvious thing by turning them into Star Wars speeder bikes for a chase scene. The result, as you might expect, is GLORIOUS. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]
Last night Disney transformed Epcot’s Spaceship Earth into the Death Star to celebrate Star Wars and the release of Rogue One. If you weren’t there (annnnnd that includes 99.9% of you) then you’re probably wondering what the transformation looked like. Well, we can help with that. Check out the video below to see how it went down. [click to continue…]
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On December 5th, Disney is going to transform Epcot’s Spaceship Earth into the Death Star to celebrate Star Wars and the release of Rogue One. It’s going to be done using digital projections, but still!
Unfortunately, the event is invite-only and all of the spaces have been filled. Dammit. Transforming into the Death Star is Spaceship Earth’s destiny! There should be something like this year round at the upcoming Star Wars land expansion.
(via Disney Parks Blog)
Back in 2012, an estimate put the cost of building a real Death Star at $852 quadrillion with a build time of 833,315 years. A new estimate has revealed that the cost of running the Death Star for JUST ONE DAY would be even more ridiculous.
Ovo Energy, an energy supply company based in Bristol, England, crunched the numbers with help from Alexander Barnett, a math professor at Dartmouth University, and Stephen Skolnick, editor of Physics Central. They came up with a figure of £6 octillion, which is 30 trillion times more than all of the money on earth.
See how the costs break down in the infographic below. [click to continue…]
Admiral Ackbar Soap is doomed to be rubbed all over your nooks and crannies until he dissolves. Little hairs stuck on him and whatnot. The horror!