Life on Hoth can be pretty rough. Freezing temperatures and some less than savory inhabitants make for a pretty drama-filled existence. Add Lego bricks to the mix as Vesa "Avanaut" Lehtimäki did, and the resulting Hoth action scenes are just awesome.
Wicked Lasers sure has been getting a lot of attention lately. As if it didn't already win the Internet with a real shark mounted with a real laser, it announces the LaserSaber (on Star Wars Day no less) — a tube mount that contains a Spyder III laser beam — like a lightsaber.
Geek alert: today's May 4. You know what that means. It's the unofficial Star Wars holiday where fans pop out the lightsabers and celebrate all things Jedi and Sith. While fathers and mothers across the planet baptize their younglings into Padawans, what about some love for all the new robots coming off the line? To celebrate the holiday and honor the most adorable droid in the entire galaxy, here's 24 incarnations of R2-D2 that prove why it's the real star of Star Wars. Future astromechs in-training, here's your role model! Got an iteration of R2-D2 you love? Let us know in the comments below, and may the fourth be with you!
As detailed by DisneyAndMore, Disneyland Paris' Captain EO Theatre and Pizza Planet Restaurant have a good chance of getting the bulldozer treatment. Once demolished, the two properties would then be used to revamp the existing Star Tours attraction — expanding it to a full blown Star Wars Land.
Mini arcade cabinets don't get more adorable than Le Chuck's 1/6 scale Atari Star Wars replica with custom X-wing joystick yoke. Measuring at just 12 inches, this little guy even has authentic light-up coin slots. Talk about paying attention to the details!
Today's robot waiters aren't any less gimmicky, but it's hard not to feel like they've lost some flair. In 1980, a pair of R2-D2 look-a-likes in a Californian restaurant were greeting customers, wheeling orders to tables and busting a move to disco music when things didn't go their way. Yeah, your read all that right.
For the premier of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D, Lego professionals (can you believe that's a job?) Rene Hoffmeister and Axel Al-Rubaie developed a new way to play the Star Wars theme song with a barrel organ made out of Lego, themed with four Star Wars worlds. Mind blown.
What would happen if Darth Vader played an active role in raising (SPOILER!) his son, Luke Skywalker? Apparently some pretty adorable situations would arise, as shown in Darth Vader and Son, an upcoming Star Wars children's book by Jeffrey Brown. Get a peek inside the title right here, courtesy Chronicle Books.
It's long been every geek's dream to become a Jedi Knight and wield a lightsaber and manipulate the power of the Force to take down armies of evil-doers. A Star Wars experience that lets you literally wield a lightsaber with a clenched fist or summon up the Force by lifting up your palm has never been done before. LucasArts' Kinect Star Wars (henceforth dubbed KSW) is not your typical story-driven Star Wars game. It's not as expansive as Bioware's seminal Knights of the Old Republic or its massively multiplayer successor, Star Wars: The Old Republic or as insidious as The Force Unleashed series. It's a Kinect game, and as one, it's limited to the hardware of Kinect's sometimes-but-not-always responsive skeletal tracking. Motion gaming seemed the perfect answer to tackling the challenge of making lightsaber dueling feel more precise than any Star Wars game has ever been before, but sadly we'll have to wait a bit longer. Read on to find out why KSW falls short on being the ultimate Star Wars video game.
Need something to get you through hump day with a smile on your face? Check out these Star Wars condoms, complete with famous characters and classic quotes to fill you with the Force.