Master builder and effects artist Frank Ippolito saw what appears to be a photoshopped image of a refrigerator done up to look like Han Solo frozen in Carbonite. Inspired by the pic, Frank decided to build the actual fridge for himself. Tested shares the build process.
Tested visited Quantum Mechanix’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con to look at the toymaker’s upcoming spaceship scale models. The highlight of the booth is definitely the cutaway Millennium Falcon, but the Star Trek Beyond ship and Star-Lord’s Milano are awesome too.
It was just announced that actor Alden Ehrenreich will be playing Han Solo in his younger days. Of course, many other actors tried out for the part, and Conan got his hands on the audition tapes. Bill Hader definitely should have gotten the part of the Tauntaun.
Hot Toys’ blinged out variant of the Empire’s foot soldier. The sixth scale action figure has over 30 points of articulation and comes with a blaster rifle and seven swappable hands. Sideshow Collectibles and Variant Comics are giving one away here. Skip to 3:58 in the video.
Candace Payne’s gleeful video of her testing out her new Chewbacca mask has been seen over a 137 million times on her Facebook page alone. So it’s no wonder that The Gregory Brothers hopped on the bandwagon, and turned her unending joy into an equally upbeat little song.
Kirby Ferguson looks at J.J. Abrams’ approach to filmmaking and the parallels between The Force Awakens and A New Hope. While referencing the past can be an homage, some might see it as a lack of creativity. In this case, combining the familiar and the new worked brilliantly.
Paying tribute to two of our favorite franchises at once, designer Kurt Rauffer (aka KROFL) created this reimagined title sequence for The Empire Strikes Back, done in the style of classic James Bond opening credits. The music is Radiohead’s unused Spectre theme song.
A group of talented animators from The Animators’ Collective spent the three weeks since the teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped, and if you ask us, they did an amazing job recreating the trailer using Minifigs and LEGO set pieces. VFX breakdown here.
“It’s all fairly simple.” Yeah right. Woodworker Frank Howarth celebrates Star Wars Day in the best way possible – by sharing video of his painstakingly handcrafted wooden Death Star. It’s simply astounding that you can make something like this from flat pieces of wood.
Redditor raskolnikov- is blowing minds all over the world with his incredible LEGO model of an Imperial Star Destroyer. Not only is it huge – it’s over 56″ long and weighs 70lb – it also has a detailed interior, with rooms and minifigs and even spaceships inside it.
Our first look at the first standalone story feature in the Star Wars franchise – the story behind the scrappy team of Rebels sent to steal the plans for the Death Star in the lead-up to A New Hope. From director Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla).
Screen Junkies is several months late with their joke for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which means we’ve heard all they have to say. Except for Maz Kanata’s new nickname. That was good. Anyway, they make up for it with a showdown of movie trailer voice guys.
Inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this striking image by Derek Payne features Rey scavenging on the surface of Jakku against the dramatic backdrop of a crashed Star Destroyer. Measures 18″ x 24″ and printed on archival quality paper. 23% off in The Awesomer Shop.
Inspired by his own holochess board from Star Wars, Academy Award winning effects wiz Phil Tippett is working with HappyGiant to create Hologrid Monster Battle, an augmented and virtual reality board game with collectible cards and battles between Tippett’s creatures.
3D graphics modder Martin Bergman shows what you can do by tweaking the renderers and textures for Star Wars: Battlefront, then running the game on a powerful gaming rig with an GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card and an Intel Core i7 6700K CPU. More on Imgur.