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For many Star Wars fans there is no way to express how deeply the epic has touched us. No mere infographic can chart the emotions or synaptic responses that take place in the hearts and minds of individuals when thinking or watching these films. Wisely, this infographic chooses to sum up the some of the more important milestones in the history of the Star Wars films and cultural lore.
Some day, we will see the very last behind-the-scenes picture from the set of a Star Wars movie, but that day is not today. Ahead of the Star Wars Celebration in Florida this August, Lucasarts has released a series of behind-the-scenes pictures from the production of Return of the Jedi, including this picture of Leia cheating on Han with a Gamorrean. Ew.
If you've never been, one of the greatest Star Wars gift shops in the world is actually in Disney World. It's right there waiting for you as you walk off of Star Tours. Said awesome gift shop is about to get a little awesomer with a build-a-bear-style kiosk that'll let you customize your very own astromech droid.
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.
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!