So you’re stuck in traffic, and you fantasize about having a superlaser attached to your car. We’ve all been there. Of course, there’s not much you can lawfully do in this scenario but wait.

The good news is that you can derive some kind of satisfaction out of this ordeal with the Death Star USB Car Charger:

When you plug in this Star Wars Death Star USB Car Charger, Grand Moff Tarkin will instruct you that “You may fire when ready,” and you’ll hear the superlaser let loose. The green LEDs flash with the firing noise, and before you know it, your anger is an asteroid belt, floating away.

Product Page ($29.99)

degrasse tyson enterprise


As part of a digital extra for his show StarTalk, the always endearing Neil deGrasse Tyson answered a fan question on whether he’d choose the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars or the USS Enterprise from Star Trek.

His answer was definitive and well explained. I’m not saying I agree with it, but the man does know how to lay out a point.

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The Millennium Falcon is a real thing of beauty isn’t she? This artwork by Paul Johnson really captures all the details.

Johnson has also created other amazing Star Wars-themed art, some of which you can see below.

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google star wars easter egg

This morning, I saw a tweet by Alex Mullane that simply said:

“Dear Star Wars nerds, I *strongly* urge you to Google this, verbatim: A long time ago in a galaxy far far away”

As a Star Wars nerd, and because I can’t resist a good Google trick, I did so. I am now strongly urging you to do the same (or just click here and save yourself a few seconds). You’ll be glad you did.

UPDATE: We’ve just discovered another awesome trick thanks to Twitter user MMOGirlKai. You can choose Light or Dark Side to customize your Google experience. Do it and watch what happens.

I went Dark Side, natch.

nerdy mood lights

These Star Trek Borg Cube and Star Wars Death Star Mood Lights can hold up to 190 pounds if you choose to sit or rest your feet on them (though that doesn’t make a damn bit of sense with the Death Star), but they are undoubtedly most useful as mood lights.

They feature 16 different colors with strobe, flash, or fade settings (Borg Party Cube!) that can be controlled with the included remote. Plus, they have an internal, rechargeable battery so you can place them just about anywhere.

Product Pages: Borg Cube / Death Star ($199.99)


Maker Bob Clagett was hired to build a pair of giant lightsabers for a holiday display and the results are pretty fantastic. Just the thing to pair with that giant inflatable Jabba you bought for the lawn.

If you’d like to make some giant lightsabers for your own home, you’ll be glad to hear that the process was actually pretty straightforward. Plus, the entire build was documented in the short video below.

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As part of a promotional campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Japanese Nankai Rapi:t train service hopped aboard the hype train (quite literally).

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The train runs between Namba Station in Osaka City and the Kansai International Airport. As you can see below, every single part of the train, from the exterior to the cabins, boasts an eye-catching Force Awakens-themed makeover.

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sea wars

The crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower have spoofed Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a trailer that features hardware that’s almost as impressive at what we’ll see in the film. It’s also pretty damn amusing.

On that note, Mop Bucket BB-8 (MB-8) is my new favorite character.

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Remember those moon lanterns? Well, this is no moon lantern.

This Death Star Paper Lantern Floor Lamp even makes great party decor. It’s an 24″ sphere which can be switched on using an in-line foot toggle. It’s perfect for a dark corner. Looks great in a playroom. Being so lightweight, you can easily hang it from the opening on the top that exposes the armature. Just remember that it’s delicate.

Product Page ($39.99)

daily darth

Photographer Pawel Kadysz is in the midst of a humorous photography project focused on the daily life of Darth Vader. He notes:

This is an ongoing project, updated with one new photo every day. I plan to continue until the Episode VII premiere. And if I get really hooked up, for a whole year. That would be a hell of achievement.

As for the gear, I’m using a mirrorless Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark I with few M.Zuiko lenses and a cheap, amateur strobe. I’m not a professional photographer. Just an amateur with a will to learn and improve. The photos below are all selfies.

Check out more examples after the break…