When are sheets of paper not just something you use to write on or print documents with? When you design detailed templates of famous Star Wars vehicles, print them out, and then hand-assemble them. This is exactly what one geek from Japan decided to do by recreating the X-Wing, Tie-Fighter, and AT-ST vehicles from Star Wars, with absolutely no details spared, design wise. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos of today.
Officially known as the "Millennium 1200", this custom-built turntable is based on a Technics SL-1200 and fitted inside a Star Wars Millennium Falcon toy from 1977. Musical instrument repairman Marco Garza bought this old toy for a mere $2 and gathered additional parts from Green Guy Recycling. After all was said and done, it took approximately 9-months to transform this from toy to turntable. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an absolutely massive flock of birds in the Netherlands flying around
Star Wars fanatic and toy maker Steve of Auckland, New Zealand-based Steves Wooden Toys recently built a wooden X-Wing Starfighter rocker from scratch, complete with a removable R2-D2 that sits in the back. Unfortunately, this is a one-off piece and not currently available for sale, but if Steve Wooden Toys does get official licensing, expect these handmade creations to fetch in the upwards of $1000+. Continue reading for more pictures.
Landspeeders are basically fictional anti-gravity craft used through the Star Wars movies and Star Wars Expanded Universe. They are depicted both in civilian and military capacities that use a "repulsorlift", which allows them to travel above a world's surface; a key differentiating point between landspeeders and airspeeders is the altitude the repulsorlift allows the craft to reach. Roxy's Dream spent 40-hours building one for a very lucky cat. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ISS crossing in front of the moon.
Here's a first look at the new Millennium Falcon set to appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens next year, thanks to Fortune Magazine. Their latest issue features Disney CEO Bob Iger, so the magazine teamed up with Industrial Light & Magic's visual effects art director for The Force Awakens, Yannick Dusseault, to provide a custom rendering of the Millennium Falcon for their cover story. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how ice cream bars are made.
An 84-year-old metalworker created the awesome fire pit you see above for his grandchildren this past Christmas, resembling the Death Star II battlestation. For those who don't follow Star Wars, Death Star II was basically the second Death Star battlestation, and it was much larger than its predecessor, measuring over 160 kilometers wide. Construction began after the destruction of the first Death Star at the Battle of Yavin. Emperor Palpatine insisted it be based on the original, as the Death Star was an integral part in his plan to destroy the Rebel Alliance. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Ozzy the Weasel preventing his owner from gaming.
Rebekah Stieg Knuth, an artist at Knuthart Studios, has just unveiled her latest project: a Boba Fett-themed Hyundai Veloster that looks to be straight from the Star Wars universe, battle worn paint job and all. She officially named her car "Ivor Fett," and all the work you see is custom, with the wrap installation performed by Josh Bevers and Tom Hrubesky of Fastsigns in Appleton, Wisconsin. Continue reading for more images of the geeky car after the break.
The official Star Wars Force Awakens trailer has only been out for slightly over a week, but many parodies have already been released, including a Disney-fied version, complete with Mickey Mouse ears. The Force Awakens is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Second-unit filming began in April 2014 in Abu Dhabi and Iceland, with principal photography taking place between May and November 2014 in Abu Dhabi, and Pinewood Studios in England. Continue reading to watch all of them.
After all of the teasers, the official Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer has been released. Cinematographer Daniel Mindel stated that the film would rely on the employment of real locations and scale models over computer-generated imagery, in order to make the film aesthetically similar to the original Star Wars trilogy. Rian Johnson, director of Episode VIII, reiterated that Abrams will use little CGI and more practical, traditional special effects, saying, "I think people are coming back around to practical effects." Continue reading to watch.
The Kellogg brothers first used paperboard cartons to hold their flaked corn cereal, and later, when they began marketing it to the general public, a heat-sealed bag of Wax paper was wrapped around the outside of the box and printed with their brand name. Now Reddit user and animation artist Thomas Richner decided to use the heavy-duty paper to create a Millennium Falcon, measuring 5-feet in length. No detail was spared, as it features six rear vents and even functional retractable landing gear. When all was said and done, it took Richner approximately 140-hours to complete. Continue reading for more pictures and information.