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Star Wars Land Preview

Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park land in Disneyland is well under construction, and the first video of its progress has surfaced. Set to open sometime in 2019, this ultra themed area is going to look like a planet called Batuu, an Outer Rim planet that has yet to be shown in any films, complete with attractions that tie into the storylines of all 10 movies, possibly with a life-sized Millennium Falcon yet. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ILM Bombing Run Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may not have pleased the series' entire fanbase, but one thing can't be denied, the amazing visual effects by Industrial Light and Magic. The team has released two new behind the scenes videos documenting what went into creating the scenes, like the opening bombing run. The opening battle shows Resistance starfighters battling a First Order fleet, and director Rian Johnson combined practical hanger sets as well as an A-Wing fighter with larger digital sets and spaceships in the scene, and then layered in explosions effects. Continue reading for the second video and more information.

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Solo A Star Wars Story Poster

Lucasfilm and Disney have finally released a teaser trailer as well as character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story. For those who don't know, the story was penned by Jon Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan, as it tracks the origin story of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), as we discover how the Millennium Falcon was won from Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Yes, we also find out where Chewbacca actually came from. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the film over creative differences with just a few weeks of filming left to go, but Ron Howard stepped in to finish the film. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Philips Star Wars Shaver

Philips Special Edition Star Wars Poe Wet & Dry Electric Shaver is great for fans of the series, and it's being offered for just $89.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Join the resistance against pulling with a V-Track Pro blade system to battle up to 3-day stubble. 72 self- sharpening V-shaped blades cut hair extremely close, with less pulling, for a shave with exceptional comfort and closeness. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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General Organa Pie

Photo credit: The Pieous

Confectionary artist Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin specializes in baking pop culture-inspired pies that look almost too good to eat, like the General Organa masterpiece you see above. It all started when she formed "Pies are awesome," and the rest is social media history. "My mission is to show the world that not only can pies go head-to-head against the poshest wedding cakes and fancy-pants desserts on the most discerning buffet tables of the world, but that they can be fun and easy to pull off too," said Jessica. Continue reading to see more.

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Star Wars Louis Vuitton

Photo credit: Gabriel DiShaw

Star Wars isn't synonymous with Louis Vuitton, or any luxury brands for that matter, but artist Gabriel Dishaw found a creative way to incorporate the two brands. His passion for working with metal and mechanical objects has been essential in the evolution of his art by providing an avenue for him to express myself in a way that brings new life to materials such as typewriters, adding machines and old computers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ISS Star Wars The Last Jedi

Astronauts aboard the ISS have just watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a truly out of the world fashion. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei captured this photo of movie night on the International Space Station, complete with bungee cord chairs and drink bags. As for which scene they're viewing, one of the many with X-wing pilot Poe Dameron. Continue reading for a few bonus The Last Jedi Easter Egg videos and more information.

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Gingerbread Star Destroyer

Photo credit: Star Wars Bakery via Bored Panda

There's the Death Star popcorn maker, and then these Star Wars-inspired food creations by Stockholm-based "Star Wars Bakery". They've created several holiday treats, but their most famous one to date is the giant Imperial Star Destroyer that you see above. Happen to be in Stockholm, Sweden right now? Then head on over to the DICE headquarters to see the magnificent gingerbread vehicle in person. Continue reading to see some of their other works.

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Star Wars Cast 1977

Many have watched Star Wars: A New Hope dozens of times or more, but the colorized image above provides a look at the original cast out of costume during a 1977 photo shoot. Plus, did you know that it was only screened in about 50 theaters when it first opened? In comparson, The Phantom Menace opened in nearly 3,000 in 1999. Or, that before the movie opened, there was a theft issue at the production offices. As the hype built, people were desperate for Star Wars memorabilia and information. Thousands of color transparencies were stolen, and at the time, the going rate for a black-market purchases was $5 each. Continue reading for more incredible colorized historical photos from much simpler times.

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LEGO Super Star Destroyer

The LEGO Super Star Destroyer is a behometh of a set, coming in at a whopping 3,152-pieces, but what if you decide to crash one into a wall at 67mph? Brothers David and Henrik Windestal, who live outside Toreboda in Sweden, decided to find out. After spending countless hours building the Destroyer, they attached it to a 'rocket sled,' capable of accelerating the craft to 67mph. Henrik is quite excited that the Destroyer explodes into 'a big pile of LEGO pieces everywhere," while David said the outcome was far better than previous projects they worked on together. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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