star-wars

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The team at the Animators Collective have, in just three short weeks, recreated the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story entirely in LEGO… and it looks amazing. Check it out in the player below.

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As a fun Star Wars Day gag, YouTuber Rob Lopez donned a Darth Vader costume with the goal of surprising his 2-year old son Sebastian. Lopez was fully expecting Sebastian to be at least be a little startled when he woke him up—I mean, if I saw a Sith Lord standing in my room first thing in the morning I’d be a little unsettled—but Sebastian handles the surprise like a true Jedi.

On a separate note, Rob’s idea of having his wife sign a permission note allowing him to scare their son was probably a smart idea. Get it in writing.

Watch the video below.

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I’m sure you’ve been wondering when the Internet would get around to portraying Disney Princesses as Wookiees, given the fact that they’ve been portrayed as literally everything else.

Well, the time has come.

LA-based artist Michael Nozinich worked with Obsev to bring you these unsettling images. Check out more below.

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star wars tfa pops

While I may be on Funko Pop! probation (let’s just say I may have gone a bit over budget recently), you can bury yourself in new Star Wars Pops because there’s a lot to choose from.

Lots of new TFA stuff, and a few classics—even TR-8R. Basically, there’s a lot of cute for everyone.

Check out all of the new releases below. May the Pop be with you.

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Watch as woodworker/Sith Lord Frank Howarth draws upon the Dark Side of the Force to create a gorgeous bamboo Death Star.

Don’t expect a boring “how it’s made” kind of video either. It appears that Howarth knows a thing or two about VFX as well.

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tfa emoji edition

Disney just added Star Wars: The Force Awakens to its “As Told by Emoji” series and it is magnificent.

I’m trying to decide what my favorite part is. It’s either the bombs…or Kylo trying to adjust privacy settings, or Finn and Rey reuniting or…or…

Watch it below. Then you’ll see why I can’t decide.

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Stormtroopers, with their tendency to be terrible shots, aren’t all that intimidating. But this Maschinen Krieger-themed Stormtrooper, courtesy of model-maker Kunho Noh, looks tough enough to take down the entire Rebellion.

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Maschinen Krieger is an alternative science-fiction universe dreamt up by Kow Yokoyama in the ’80s. It’s popular with model makers, and the universe is populated with badass kitbashed designs like this.

Check out more pics below.

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lego star destroyer

In 2014, LEGO put out a Star Wars Star Destroyer kit that was 19″ long and contained 1359 individual pieces. LEGO enthusiast Doomhandle has made his own Star Destroyer that’s just a wee bit bigger at 56″ long.

Doomhandle’s Star Destroyer even has internal compartments – the command bridge opens up to reveal LEGO minifigs sitting in stations, meeting rooms and even a Sith meditation chamber. The whole ship is also wired for LED lights, but Doomhandle hasn’t gotten as far as setting those up yet.

It’s an impressive bit of kit. Check out the gallery after the jump.

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Custom action figure artist Sillof is back at it with a unique set of “He-Wars” figures that combine characters from Star Wars and He-Man.

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It seems like an odd combination at first, but there are a lot of similarities when you think about it. Sillof notes:

Most kids, myself included, did not realize at that time that the Masters of the Universe was essentially a mash up of Conan the Barbarian and Star Wars with some of the style of Frank Frazetta and elements of Flash Gordon (of course Star Wars already owed much to that universe as seen here.) This line is intended as a commentary on the similarities of both toy universes. This in not a mash up or intended be “Look at this character dressed as that character”. Rather, it imagines a world in which the similarities are extended to place the Star Wars archetypes inside the Masters of the Universe world.

I especially like the “He-Wars” version of Darth Vader, which you can check out below.

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death star fire pit

We’ve seen Death Star fire pits before. The idea appears to have originated with the folks behind KGFirePits on Etsy. You can purchase the original design there, but the version pictured here was produced by a high school welding class—and it has an awesome, upgraded look.

I once made a toolbox in high school…and a plaque. Clearly I attended the wrong class, in the wrong school, in the wrong decade.

To further stoke the fires of my jealousy, this project was auctioned off and the winner GAVE it to Redditor alphacodemonkey as a gift.

Nope, didn’t sell it for thousands of dollars—just GAVE IT AWAY. It’s like “Hey, you want a Death Star fire pit? I don’t have room for this in my backyard. I need to make room for a boring patio set.”

Sigh.

Anyway, check out more pictures of this glorious creation spewing flames in the gallery below.

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