Building huge starships from the Star Wars universe with Lego seem to go hand-in-hand — not that we're complaining — and I0mede's 8-foot long Star Destroyer is no exception. It's a monster creation that uses 43,000 Lego pieces, weighs 180 pounds and faithfully replicates Erik Varszegi's Star Destroyer from back in 2005 — without any glue, steel frames or wooden structure support. You have to really see these pics to appreciate it — you'll be blown away. The dedication it takes to build something like this would completely overwhelm me.
You've never seen the original Star Wars trilogy like this before — all three, playing at once, side by side. Three times the Darth Vader and three times the lightsaber battles equals an explosion of R2-D2 circuits.
Meet Lucasfilm Animation's new Sandcrawler offices. You may remember seeing it back in April when it was all just a blurry render. New details have trickled out and surprisingly, the office building with the 100-seat theater and state-of-the-art digital production facilities only looks like a Sandcrawler from one angle. Peak on throughout he other side, and it's a whole different story.
Well, this is certainly better than your boring old ice cubes. Yep, it's an ice cube tray that will allow you to make ice that looks like Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Awesome, awesome, awesome.
Next month, the entire Star Wars series is headed to Blu-ray. And wouldn't you know it, George Lucas has gone in and futzed around with them again for the release.
This is a planetarium projector that is shaped like R2-D2. It will appeal to a very specific segment of the population. You know who you are.
How crazy is this? The South Pacific island state of Niue is actually going to issue coins emblazoned with Star Wars characters on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other. Who on earth is going to ever use these coins to buy a Coke?
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.
You wanna know how to make your very own Imperial Stormtrooper helmet? Yeah, you can probably print one with a fancy 3D printer, but the only real way is the original way — the Andrew Ainsworth way.
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 — just like in the movies. All it took was 18 months of hard work.