star wars stories

Friend of the site Rachel Linhart combines two awesome interests: geekery and baking. The result? A stunning cake such as the Death Star you see above, complete with a blinking LED light for where you'd normally find a planet-destroying laser. Pretty much the entire thing is edible, from the ball to the base, as well as the Millennium Falcon, the prowling Star Destroyer and the Star Wars signage. There's a sad end to this tale, however — but one fitting for the Empire's, erm, decidely combustible space station.
Out of all the characters in the Star Wars universe, R2-D2 has to be the only one that gets so much love. Custom Xbox 360s, projectors, headphones, swimsuits, smartphones — the list goes on. Motorized Lego replicas? Well, that's just a tribute of love. Peter "Ickelpete" Salter's Lego R2-D2 is more than meets the eye. You'd be forgiven for thinking Salter's 15.7-inch wide by 23.6-inch tall creation was just a plastic statue, but it actually moves. It has a retractable leg, lights up, makes authentic "beep-doop" sounds and has a head that rotates &#8212 just like in the movies. All it took was 18 months of hard work.