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Remember how people hated the first Star Trek Beyond trailer set to the Beastie Boy’s hit “Sabotage”? Welllllll, if you’re a die-hard Trek fan that kinda resents the success of Star Wars, you’ll be unhappy to hear that the song works really well with Rogue One. Decide for yourself after watching the video below. [click to continue…]

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3D printing keeps getting better and better. We like to use the quality of DIY lightsabers as a benchmark.

With that in mind, Sean Charlesworth recently made his own lightsaber with a unique cutaway design. Take a closer look in the video below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve seen many official and unofficial LEGO AT-AT builds over the years, but you have to admire Noah‘s 5000 piece build. It’s properly scaled to minifigs!

If that wasn’t enough, Noah also built a diorama of Hoth to go with it. Check out more pics and a video below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve seen BB-8 be a lot of things over the last year. We’ve seen him as a lamp, a car tire hub cap, and Parks & Recreations character Jean-Ralphio. But this new project might just be my favorite—a BB-8 firepit. Which, now I think about it, isn’t actually a barbecue, is it? I guess that ‘BBQ-8’ gag doesn’t hold up to scrutiny.

Fortunately, the firepit itself does. Custom-built by Alex Dodson in Barnsley, South Yorkshire (that’s in England, by the way, where all the cool stuff is), the firepit starts life as a 12.5 kg LPG cylinder and is then hand-crafted into this gorgeous BB-8. Check out a brief video tour of the firepit below. [click to continue…]

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Stressed? Nerd Approved is your source for nerdy coloring books for adults. Therefore, it is our duty to inform you that Art of Coloring Star Wars: Rogue One is happening and it is available for pre-order now with shipping slated for December 20th 2016.

It’s early yet, but as the cover image reveals, there will be “100 images to inspire creativity”.

Art of Coloring Star Wars: Rogue One ($15.99)

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Quick! Somebody cosplay the hell out of this amazing bootleg toy.

(via Reddit)

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Last year, Disney filed a patent. But it wasn’t just any patent. This patent involves involves lightsabers. As you can see in the diagram above, a guy from Virtua Fighter is clearly using a lightsaber to deflect a laser beam being fired by a cereal box trapped inside of a beach ball. The actual patent describes it thusly:

An entertainment environment has a user with a faux light saber that interacts with a drone flying through the air or operated with hidden rods to appear as if its flying through the air. The faux light saber has LEDs attached thereto to provide IR light to the drone. As an LED is turned on, an invisible light sensor built into the drone captures an image of the field of view with a bright spot at the position of the activated LED. A visible light source built into the drone then projects light through particulate matter toward the faux light saber. As a result, the uses is provided with the illusion that the faux light saber has deflected a laser beam. Multiple LEDs can be activated in sequence at various times to give user the impression that the movement by the users of the faux light saber is deflecting multiple laser beams.

An educated guess would be that this is for the Star Wars themed expansions currently under construction at Disneyland California and Walt Disney World Florida, though Disney aren’t giving anything away just yet. If it becomes something that we actually get to see and experience (as we’ve all learned by now, a company filing a patent doesn’t mean they’re necessarily going to do anything with it), details like this could make the difference between visiting something Star Warsy and feeling like you’re part of Star Wars.

(Patent Yogi via io9)

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I think it’s safe to say that most people (myself included) are excited about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But the question on everyone’s lips is “What does Kylo Ren think?”. Well, Auralnauts have answered that question with the following parody perfection. [click to continue…]

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If you find a cuckoo-style clock that’s Star Warsier than this, you buy it.

The clock features two sculpted figures of Luke and Darth Vader dueling with glowing lightsabers while Emperor Palpatine looks on. The clock itself resembles a Star Destroyer, and it features a pendulum that displays the Rebel and Imperial insignias along with two flanking lightsabers. And yes, it will play the Star Wars theme song—for 45 seconds every hour on the hour (or at the touch of a button). Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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LEGO builder LegoJalex is hoping that his LEGO Star Wars bobblehead concept will become a reality. We are too—I mean, just look at those LEGO heads wobble! The question is, how did he do it?

I was thinking about how a bobblehead could be made by LEGO bricks, and how the wobbling effect could be built. There is no real LEGO spring that can be used for this purpose, so I had to think of something else to use. After some trial and error I found a simple technic using an LEGO antenna piece which creates a wobbling effect that works really well.

I’ve seen LEGO and I’ve seen bobbleheads, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve seen them combined. Plus, the heads are swappable. Put Leia’s head on Vader’s body. How hilarious would that be? Check out more pictures and video below. [click to continue…]