Back at the start of 2011, photographer Kristina Alexanderson made a challenge to herself: take a picture every day of Star Wars stormtroopers new and old in a variety of situations. She's kept up with it, and even 11 months out she hasn't run out of clever and unique ideas. Even more interesting is the fact that, for only using action figures and tiny props, her "CClone 365-2011" photography collection — which is up to 305 days including 345 photos — has an odd humanizing effect on the Galactic Empire's iconic soldiers. (We're guessing it has something to do with Alexanderson cleverly recruiting a Lego figurine to act as a child Stormtrooper.) Below are 20 of our favorites from Alexanderson's excellent project.
Halloween is coming up and why should us humans have all the fun dressing up and exposing our inner geek for free candy? Meet Bones Mello, the AT-AT dog. Yeah, all your treats are belong to Bones.
Who says floppy disks are dead? YouTube user sh4dowww90 has a great use for a pair of old 3.5-inch floppy drives: repurpose them to play the Star Wars "Imperial March" tune. This is definitely the floppy disk drives you're looking for.
The clash between the Jedi and the Sith continued last weekend in New York City's Washington Square Park, with an epic lightsaber battle between hundred of geeky warriors.
The Star Wars Blu-ray set was released last week, and boy, are fans pissed off. Can't keep track of the changes? YouTube rapper Jennifer Landa explains the changes with her cute rap parody.
For better or worse, you can finally own all six Star Wars movies on Blu-ray. You've probably heard about the edits — we've been trying to forget. We've tried origami, cake and Lego, but nothing's done the trick. Help us, Jennifer Landa, you're our only hope!
Star Wars has lost its ways. George Lucas, once a great visionary continues to muddle with the classics, adding in unnecessary "Nooo" lines for Darth Vader. Sadly, this stop-motion video ad for Moleskine notebooks is actually quite a refreshing take on a Star Wars space fight — trading in CGI for origami.
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.