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Marvel has released a preview of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens comic adaptation, and this 6-issue limited series by writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath) and artist Luke Ross (Hercules) sure is pretty.

The preview gives us a look at a couple pages, the cover by Esad Ribic and different variant covers by Esad Ribic, Joe Quesada, Phil Noto, and John Cassaday. The Quesada variant already has a special place in my heart.

I’m definitely going to put this on my pull list. What about you? Check out more pics after the break…

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Star Wars has inspired all kinds of art in the 39 years since the release of the original movie. But this infographic by graphic artist and illustrator Martin Panchaud may be the most epic art I’ve seen yet.

Panchaud has created a 403-foot scrollable infographic that tells the entire story of the Special Edition of Star Wars: A New Hope.

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In case you didn’t know, the soundtrack for The Force Awakens is finally available on vinyl. Much like the movie itself, the record is both retro and futuristic.

Indeed, this record would look very odd spinning in a wood-paneled room with orange shag carpeting. That’s because Disney emblazoned these vinyl records with 3D holograms of the TIE Fighter and Millennium Falcon. The holograms reportedly require the right angle and light to see (a smartphone LED flash is recommended), but when you hit the right combo, they look like they are “leaping off the vinyl” – which may or may not help to justify the $50 price tag.

Learn more in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Corridor Digital used drones mounted with various cameras to recreate a Star Wars X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter dogfight that’s fit for the big screen.

Digital effects were used to transpose 3D-printed X-Wing and TIE Fighter cockpits into the production, which shows the craft twisting and turning through a mountainous landscape. Even drone crash footage was used to represent TIE Fighters being shot down.

Grab a barf bag and check out the video below (along with a look behind the scenes). [click to continue…]

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Gillian Anderson may be the death of us all because the universe could implode from the gravity of her amazingness.

Not only did she share an amazing tweet about becoming the next 007, she also launched a Tumblr called “Chewie’s Girlfriend”.

Yes, you read that right. Plus, she’s been answering questions. This is 100% Gillian.

100% Gillian is probably more than any of us can handle—but you have to try. For science. Read more after the break…

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If you’re a Star Wars convention goer, it’s very likely you’ve met Roxy The Rancor and even had your picture taken with her.

Well, Roxy is about to get a buddy. [click to continue…]

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What do you think Yoda would be like if he ever turned to the Dark Side? Well, freelance artist and illustrator Daryl Mandryk took a crack at it with this awesome artwork.

Indeed, this Yoda has definitely given into the hate. See the full work below…

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As a kid, I decorated my room with all things Star Wars, but Tankm and WingYew have managed to capture my childhood dream in LEGO form with these two bedroom designs.

Who am I kidding? It’s still my dream.

See more pics below.

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“I love lamp.”

“I know.”

What’s inside your average lava lamp? Lava, is it? Pfft. Boring. Anyone can have a lava lamp like that. How about a Star Wars lava lamp filled with X-Wings and TIE Fighters battling it out instead?

Check out the lamp in action below.

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There aren’t many locales within the realms of sci-fi that have captured the imagination quite like Mos Eisley spaceport. With its cantina and, y’know, other places probably. So it’s not surprising that some delightful Star Wars fans are working on recreating the entire place – cantina and all – from LEGO.

The diorama, currently being worked on by Joshua Morris and two other builders from SydLUG, measures 6′ x 4′ and represents just a third of the diorama as planned. It contains a number of memorable locations from the movie, as well as one or two I don’t recognize at all. I’m sure some budding Star Wars fan can name each and every market stall, building and business present in the set so far – feel free to take to the comments if you do!

Check out more photos below.

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