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Star Wars

Millennium Falcon Giant 3D Print

Millennium Falcon Giant 3D Print

A satisfying time-lapse of a 3D printer churning out a giant model of Han and Chewie’s ship. Stonefx83 custom built his own large-format printer, which cranked through the 27.6″ long, 6.6 pound model in just under 10 days. Read more about the project on Thingiverse.

The Star Wars Archives Vol. 1

The Star Wars Archives Vol. 1
$190  Buy Comment

Taschen, George Lucas, and Lucasfilm present The Star Wars Archive, a series of books about the making of the movies. The 604 page Volume 1 covers Episodes IV to VI, with “script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photos, stills, and posters.”

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TK630

TK630

Star Wars fan Brendan H. Banks and his friends created this well-paced short film about an Imperial scout trooper who finds himself lost on a forest planet where he ends up making an unlikely new friend. We’re surprised he didn’t run into any Ewoks out there.

Harry Skypotter

Harry Skypotter

Imagine a world where Star Wars and Harry Potter live in the same universe. That’s what David Ariew created with this highly under-appreciated video that sees stormtroopers riding broomsticks, chasing the Golden Snitch, and off to battle the students of Hogwarts.

Myth Dealer Hawaiian Shirts

Myth Dealer Hawaiian Shirts

Made with Grandma for Mafia is a fabric upcycling specialist. Her latest project is a series of limited edition Hawaiian shirts made from children’s bedsheets. The designs feature Star Wars, Transformers, NASA and more. Contact her for purchasing info.

Darth Vader: An Icon in 34 Minutes

Darth Vader: An Icon in 34 Minutes

The Dark Lord of the Sith sits atop many lists of greatest on-screen villains of all time. But how did he achieve such status? The Nerdwriter explores Vader’s appearances in the original Star Wars trilogy, and how they would have such an enormous impact.

Star Wars Darth Maul Action Figure

Star Wars Darth Maul Action Figure
$405  Buy Comment

The deluxe version of Hot Toys’ new Darth Maul sixth-scale action figure comes with the Star Wars villain’s Sith Speeder hoverbike. Not to mention its two insanely realistic swappable heads. It also comes with a Sith probe droid and two light-up lightsabers.

The Aerodynamics of Star Wars

The Aerodynamics of Star Wars

While we’re certain there’s way more at play in the physics of space flight than EC Henry’s video mentions, it’s still interesting to learn about the relative speeds of various ships from the Star Wars universe, and what sort of drag coefficient their designs would result in.

Cantina Band Documentary

Cantina Band Documentary

“They looked like testicles with eyes, but they sounded like heaven.” Conan O’Brien shares footage from a new documentary on Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, the guys behind “Cantina Band” from Star Wars: Episode IV. Turns out they were way more than a one-hit wonder.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Trailer)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Trailer)

“War does not come with a guarantee.” The modern classic Star Wars: The Clone Wars will finally be given a proper ending. The series will have 12 new episodes released in 2019 on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

Vintage Star Wars Displays

Vintage Star Wars Displays
$299+  Buy Comment

Faraway Vintage makes framed miniature collections of old and rare Star Wars collectibles. A set typically contains Kenner action figures, 35mm first-run film, Topps trading cards, screen-used props and film location elements.

Star Wars Stormtrooper Pendant Light

Star Wars Stormtrooper Pendant Light
$199  Buy Comment

Give your room a soft and sinister glow with this officially licensed Star Wars stormtrooper helmet pendant light. Just kidding, it’s light is actually comforting. It’s made of polyresin and has a hand-painted finish.

World’s Longest Lightsaber

World’s Longest Lightsaber

The guys from Corridor have a bit of fun with their VFX skills, creating a “working” lightsaber which quickly gets out of hand when they start playing with the length of its plasma beam. You know it’s not the size of your saber, but the way you use it, kids.

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Anakin Skywalker Dark Side Figure

Anakin Skywalker Dark Side Figure
$265  Buy Comment

Hot Toys’ Dark Side version of its Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith Anakin Skywalker action figure is bound to be a collector’s item since it can be picked up only at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. It comes with a head sculpt with Sith lord eyes and a light-up diorama base.

Star Wars Faux Marble Bookends

Star Wars Faux Marble Bookends
$85  Buy Comment

Gentle Giant made the Empire classy with these faux marble bookends of Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper. Each bookend stands 6.5″ tall and is made of polystone and hand-painted. They’re built on a 90º angle so you can use them on either side of your shelf.

Why Our Heroes Are Different Now

Why Our Heroes Are Different Now

(PG-13, SPOILERS) Wisecrack looks at what the depictions of Wolverine in Logan, Kratos in God of War and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi mean, and why their symbolisms resonate so much in today’s times.

The Last Jedi: Forcing Change

The Last Jedi: Forcing Change

After seeing Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Lessons from the Screenplay was disappointed by Finn’s character arc, but impressed by Kylo Ren’s story. He decided to compare the two to show us why he didn’t approve of the former and loved the latter.

Star Wars Death Star Section

Star Wars Death Star Section
$10.6K+  Bid Comment

Most of the prop sections used to film the assault on the Death Star in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope have been lost. Hollywood Memorabilia got its hands on one of the few surviving sections. It was previously owned by an ILM employee and a Star Wars collector.

Star Wars’ Lost Limbs Explained

Star Wars’ Lost Limbs Explained

Star Wars has a long tradition of having a character lose a limb or five. It started as an homage to Akira Kurosawa’s films, but ScreenPrism points out how a lost limb – in Star Wars and other works of fiction – can represent a change in that character.

DIY Lightsaber Theremins

DIY Lightsaber Theremins

After wowing us with an organ made from Furbys, Look Mum No Computer is back with a slightly less ambitious, yet still cool project – a pair of lightsabers modded with an accelerometer so it can be used as an analog input controller for a synthesizer.

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Hot Toys Solo Han Solo Figure

Hot Toys Solo Han Solo Figure
$243  Buy Comment

Hot Toys presents this amazing likeness of actor Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The figure comes with 10 swappable hands, a blaster, lucky dice, a watch and a communicator. The Deluxe version adds a fur coat, goggles and a belt.

Star Wars Insects

Star Wars Insects

Artist Richard Wilkinson has an ongoing series called Arthropoda Iconicus, where he depicts pop culture characters and objects as realistic but fictional insects. The latest batch was inspired by Star Wars. You can get them as print on his online shop.

Making 50 Chewies

Making 50 Chewies

Custom sculpture and display maker Tom Spina Designs was recently commissioned to create 50 life-size heads and sets of matching fur panels for Gentle Giant’s Chewbacca statues. Each head was meticulously handpainted and then given a precision hairdo.

Star Wars in a Tunnel

Star Wars in a Tunnel

Violinist “Danielle” discovered that the acoustics of a tunnel produced a dramatic echo. Listen as she plays a passage from John Williams’ Burning Homestead. We can vividly picture Luke coming home to the smoldering corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru.

Star Wars Collector Case Table

Star Wars Collector Case Table
$999  Buy Comment

Regal Robot has a big blast from the past for anyone who collected or drooled for Kenner’s Star Wars figures. The Collector Case Storage Table looks like one of the Kenner mini-action figure collector’s cases. The table’s removable dividers let you store a variety of objects.

Star Wars TIE Fighter Poseable Lamp

Star Wars TIE Fighter Poseable Lamp
$68  Buy Comment

The Fowndry’s officially licensed Star Wars lamp is based on the design of the classic articulating Anglepoise lamp. Its head is designed to look like a TIE Fighter and plugs in via USB. Sadly, it doesn’t make the TIE Fighter’s intimidating noise.

Star Wars Glowstick Blaster

Star Wars Glowstick Blaster

Weapon maker Joerg Sprave shows off one of his cooler looking, but least destructive builds – a custom replica of Rey’s blaster from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s not picture-perfect, but it has a cool trick up it’s sleeve – it fires glowsticks as ammo.

Star Wars Alliance Sweater

Star Wars Alliance Sweater
~$120  Buy Comment

Stay fly like a space pilot with Musterbrand’s officially licensed sweater. Inspired by the jumpsuits of X-Wing pilots in Star Wars, the Alliance Sweater has a ripple knit chest and back detail, a Rebel Alliance badge and button closures on the shoulders.

True Solo

True Solo

While the early buzz is that Alden Ehrenreich does a solid job playing young Han Solo, Harrison Ford’s shoes will certainly be hard ones to fill. Thanks to video wiz Nick Acosta, we’ve got a little taste of what that Solo spin-off movie might look like.

NERF Han Solo Blaster

NERF Han Solo Blaster
$29  Buy Link Comment

NERF expert Coop772 shows off a nifty new addition to Hasbro’s toy weapons arsenal – an orange and grey NERF gun inspired by Han Solo’s iconic DL-44 heavy blaster pistol, perfect for taking down all the Greedos in your life, complete with “pew-pew” sound effects.

Millennium Falcon Cockpit Replica

Millennium Falcon Cockpit Replica

“What each one of these buttons does, I have no idea…” Greg Dietrich, Jake Polatty, and a group of other Star Wars fans have spent over six years painstakingly designing and building a picture-perfect replica of the cockpit of the ship that did the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs.

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