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Exploding Star Wars Ships

Photo credit: Plastic Star Wars via Peta Pixel

No, these exploding ships aren't from upcoming Star Wars movies, but rather models cleverly shot with cotton and LEDs by Instagram user "@plasticstarwars". "They are just Bandai model kits lit up with LEDs hidden in cotton wool. I also used fiber optics to simulate sparks," @plasticstarwars told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus video of one of the models.

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Inflatable Millennium Falcon

SwimWays' Inflatable Star Wars Millennium Falcon is perfect in the pool, or just for lounging around inside your home, and it's being offered for just $16.03, today only, originally $29.99. This inflatable pool float measures approximately 61 x 46 x 6.5 inches (when inflated) - a great size everyone can enjoy. Great for pool parties, vacations, and everyday use, making it a fun gift for Star Wars fans of every age and for collectors, too. Product page. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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LEGO Star Dreadnought

Star Wars fan "OneCase" has just revealed their latest project, and it's an incredible LEGO replica of the Executor-class Star Dreadnought ship. Measuring 4.16-feet (52-in / 132-cm), this ship consists of more than 7,300 pieces, making it even larger than the official LEGO Star Wars 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon set. Continue reading for two more pictures and additional information.

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Star Wars Insects

Photo credit: Richard Wilkinson

Artist Richard Wilkinson's book "Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I: Insects From A Far Away Galaxy" draws inspiration from the Star Wars universe and merges them with the insect world. Each one of his insect drawings look like a creature or vehicle from the space opera - Princess Leia included. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Star Wars Death Star

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

The original Star Wars trilogy was shot using practical effects, and did not rely on much computer-generated imagery, mainly due to the technology available at that time. Although many props were destroyed, there are a few gems that remain, like this section of the Death Star, which was recovered by an ex-ILM employee. Measuring 23.75" X 11.75", this prop was authenticated by two independent ILM employees and is displayed in a custom black wood case, complete with removable acrylic top and LED lighting for added effect. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Nissan Rogue Millennium Falcon

Nissan partnered with LucasFilm to create a Star Wars-themed Nissan Rogue for the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story. What they came up with was a Millennium Falcon Rogue that comes equipped with handcrafted aluminum body panels, several 3D-printed components, a roof-mounted radar dish, laser cannon, and even a subspace-hyperdrive unit. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Real Millennium Falcon Cockpit

Greg Dietrich, Jake Polatty, and a group of Star Wars fans have spent the past 6-years building a life-sized Millennium Falcon cockpit inside a garage in Huntsville, Alabama, complete with hundreds of lights that glow from the flight console, blink behind radar units, and clicking analog switches. "As I'm posting images of the build, someone says 'you know if you build the console you've got to build the back wall,'" said Dietrich. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an invention that could save natural disaster victims.

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Star Wars Jedi Challenges

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges isn't your average mobile game, as it's a smartphone-powered augmented reality experience that brings an all-new lightsaber experience right into your home. Simply open the app, put on the headset, and battle through three epic experiences. Train as a Force-sensitive apprentice and unlock the knowledge of the Jedi Order. Learn to master the art of lightsaber duels, command troops against invading evil forces, and challenge your mind with Holochess. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Star Wars Force Link BB8 Mega Playset

The Star Wars Force Link BB-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset is a fully interactive play system, and is being offered for just $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $199.99. BB-8 easily opens to reveal a multi-level playset including 3 Force Link activation areas with lights and sounds, as well as 6 areas of play and awesome play features including trap doors, firing projectiles, and more. Wear Force Link wearable technology to activate lights, sounds, and phrases in Force Link-activated figures, accessories, vehicles, and playsets. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review, more pictures and information.

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Sphero R2-D2

Sphero's R2-D2 droid is fully app-enabled, and you can pick up a certified refurbished model for just $69.99 shipped, today only, originally $94.99. Drive R2-D2 with your device, go from bipod to tripod stances, or trigger emotive waddles. Sounds come right from R2-D2, and front and rear lights are fully functional. View films from the Star Wars saga with R2-D2 reacting by your side. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on review video, more pictures and information.

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