Tom Bingham, a talented designer from the United Kingdom, decided to create a line of Star Wars-themed spacecraft electric guitars. So far, he's built ones modeled after the B-Wing Fighter, Y-Wing Fighter and of course Han Solo's famous ship of choice...the Millennium Falcon. The 64-year-old spent hours each day over the course of 3-months building them, and from what we can see, it was well worth the effort. Continue reading for more products that Star Wars fans would love.
Star Wars: Battlefront has been out just under a week, but there are already plenty of mods out for the game, including one that enhances the game's graphics beyond what many thought possible. One such example comes from Martin Bergman, who applied his Toddyhancer graphics mod that includes reshade shaders, enhanced natural bloom and other visual effects. Players traverse planets from the Star Wars universe, such as Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, and Sullust. To navigate the world, players use a variety of vehicles, including both air and land-based vehicles, such as speederbikes and AT-ATs. The one caveat is that this mod drops the game's framerate by 30-40 FPS, so it's purely aesthetic....for now. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating viral video on how plastic injection molding actually works.
Wired UK managed to get a sneak peak into the Star Wars Force Awakens stormtrooper dressing room, and they posted these images online for all fans too see. Costume designer Michael Kaplan's revised stormtrooper designs retain the spirit of the original films, while giving them a more "battle ready" look. Unlike the original vacuum-formed suits, the team cast the new ones in polyurethane, resulting in much more flexibility as well as durability. Continu reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Car Wow recently unveiled a series of cars modeled after famous Star Wars characters. There's the sleek Wedge Antilles Lamborghini A-Wing, Han Solo's Millennium Hellcat, Luke Skywalker's MX-5 Land Speeder Edition, Alfa Romeo Giulia Stormtrooper Editoin, Darth Maul's 2016 Honda NSX, Darth Vader's BMW Z4 Death Star Edition, Boba Fett's Mercedes G-Class Wagon, and the Jar Jar Binks Juke. Our favorite? It's a toss up between the A-Wing, Z4 and G-Wagon. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing the right way to fix a sticking door.
Always wanted your own giant Millennium Falcon? If so, then you might want to head to Japan, as serial collectible magazine publisher DeAGOSTINI is releasing parts to build your own 1:43 scale spacecraft over the span of 2-years - parts come with the magazine subscription. The completed model measures 80.8 centimeters long (approx 2' 8") and 59.6 centimeters wide (approx 2'), and weigh a hefty 7.5 kilograms (16.5-pounds). There's even lights that turn on and electronic parts, like a boarding ramp as well as landing gear. Continue reading for 8 more pictures and information.
Ever wonder what Darth Vader does on his off days, or at least if he lived on Earth? Wonder no more, as photographer Padwell Kadysz shows us in his latest photo series. "We never think of movie characters like they were regular people. And they are. With different life goals, obviously, but they're just people. Hannibal Lecter had to shower. John Doe from Se7en probably had to do the dishes. And Darth Vader has to do groceries," said Kadysz. Continue reading for more pictures.
For those who have never seen any of the original Star Wars films, Jabba the Hutt is basically a large, slug-like alien, or as some like to say, a cross between a toad and the Cheshire Cat, who first appeared in Return of the Jedi (1983), though he is mentioned in A New Hope (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980). The puppet required three puppeteers to operate, making it one of the largest ever used in a motion picture. Stuart Freeborn designed the puppet, while John Coppinger sculpted its latex, clay, and foam pieces. Puppeteers included David Alan Barclay, Toby Philpott, and Mike Edmonds, who were members of Jim Henson's Muppet group. Barclay operated the right arm and mouth and read the character's English dialogue, while Philpott controlled the left arm, head, and tongue. Edmonds, the shortest of the three men (he also played the Ewok Logray in later scenes) was responsible for the movement of Jabba's tail. Tony Cox, who also played an Ewok, would assist as well. The eyes and facial expressions were operated by radio control. Continue reading for more fascinating photos.
Star Wars fans were greeted with a life-sized Force Awakens X-Wing when visiting Terminal 3 at Singapore's Changi Airport. The display was put on to celebrate All Nippon Airways' new Boeing 787, complete with an R2-D2 paint job. Hundreds of fans, some of whom were dressed as characters from the earlier films, were able to watch a battle between Stormtroopers and X-Wing fighter pilots in front of both a life-size X-Wing and TIE Fighter, as well as take photos with a pilot in the cockpit. Continue reading to see the TIE Fighter.
There are KitchenAid Mixers, and then this custom Star Wars creation. However, you won't see this on shelves anytime soon, as it was made by an internet user who goes by the name "Tommyfilth". Basically, he asked his wife to pick up a broken KitchenAid mixer on eBay for Christmas, since he wanted to refurbish it himself. Once taken apart, inspiration hit as to how to approach a new paint job for the machine, and this was the result. Continue reading for a video and more information.
There's the R2-Q5 USB hub, and then this virtual laser projection keyboard. For those who don't follow the Star Wars series, this astromech made its first appearance in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and now, as a virtual laser projection keyboard. That's right, at the push of a button, it projects a red QWERTY keyboard onto any flat surface, complete with authentic sound effects. It's also equipped with Bluetooth HID compatibility for iOS, Android, Windows and OS X platforms. Continue reading for more cool Star Wars gadgets you may not have known existed.