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Imperial Shuttle Drone

Most drones aren't the most aesthetically pleasing, but this Imperial Shuttle by Adam Woodworth, definitely is. Since paper models are a specialty of his, hand-crafting the chassis from foam was not an issue, as the printed plans were later glued on using 3M77 spray adhesive. After 4-months of hard work, the drone was complete, complete with transforming wings. Click here for more pictures of the shuttle. Continue reading for another video of it in-action during the daytime.

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Star Wars Reimagined

Photo credit: Marcelo Laborda via Kotaku

A group of CG artists entered contest called "Star Wars: Reimagined," and it's exactly as you expect. The description stated "to re-imagine your favorite character, creature or vehicle from the Star Wars universe." While you can no longer enter, it's fascinating to see just what a group of talented artists, many of whom are also diehard Star Wars fans, can come up with. Continue reading to see more.

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Lightsaber Pen

Star Wars fanatics who also love collecting pens, rejoice! S.T. Dupont Paris has unveiled a $25,000 levitating lightsaber fountain pen. Limited to just 8-units worldwide, they will be available in either Yoda or Darth Vader varieties. "The pen which is part of the Haute Creation Collection which features levitation fountain pens disguised as light sabers. There are two of these pens, which both feature a 2 carat topaz crystal one for the powerful Sith Lord Darth Vader which is red and symbolise the dark side of the force. This edition features Jedi Master Yoda presenting green topaz and symbolizes the light side of the force," said Dupont Paris. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for another video.

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Samurai Kylo Ren

If Disney were to release a Star Wars movie set in feudal Japan, this is what the characters could look like, starting with none other than Kylo Ren. These were created by talented artist Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey, and other characters include Rey, Finn, Captain Phasma, Poe Dameron, BB-8, along with a First Order stormtrooper. One interesting fact about this time period is the Minamoto clan. Under the rule of Minamoto no Yoritomo, they emerged victorious from the Genpei War of 1180-85. After seizing power, Yoritomo set up his capital in Kamakura and took the title of shogun. In 1274 and 1281, the Kamakura shogunate withstood two Mongol invasions. Continue reading for more.

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Snow Turns Statue Into Vader

Jakub Wejher, a 17th century Polish nobleman and military leader, stands proud and tall in Wejherowo, Poland, that is until...a snowstorm blanketed the town a few days ago. Artur Hutnik, a reporter from the local newspaper, Wejherowo.pl, snapped a picture showing its new Darth Vader-like semblance. Since then, the image has been shared millions of times online through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.

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Wooden Millennium Falcon

Photo credit: Martin Creaney

Wood artist Martin Creaney has recreated the Millennium Falcon using over 3000-pieces of timber. It measures in at around 6-feet-long and is comprised of 30 different varieties of wood. For those unfamiliar with this craft, the highly modified Corellian Engineering Corporation (CEC) YT-1300 light freighter first appears in Star Wars (1977), and subsequently in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Click here to view more pictures of the Millennium Falcon. Continue reading for a video.

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Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Cube Tray

Kotobukiya's Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Cube Tray can also be used to make chocolate, as well as JELL-O, and you can pick up one for $6.99, today only, originally priced at $10.99. It has enough room for six (6) small, 1.75" Han Solos and one (1) large, 3.5" Solo. ThinkGeek is "pretty sure that Boba Fett would be happy with just one smuggler on ice but seven would be a serious payday. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information on how to make crystal clear ice cubes.

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Death Star BBQ

The Death Star Barbecue does not require "The Force", and has the power to annihilate just about any type of food you place on the grill. If you have friends who love Star Wars over, don't settle for your run-of-the-mill grill, bust this out and terrorize the outer rim planets, or just cook a nice rack of ribs. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Oil Rig

Photo credit: Craig Mann via PetaPixel

Craig Mann is a photographer and Star Wars fan who just so happens to also spend 6-months of each year working on an offshore drilling rig. So, he decided to combine all three of those things into his latest photo series. "I don't take it to work and I spend too much time thinking about what I would like to take photos of when I'm home. After nearly 5 years of working on board, I finally decided to take my camera to work and make use of time I would have previously considered lost. I decided to take images from several work spaces and mix them with Star Wars," Mann told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more images and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Darth Vader Samurai

H/T: Rocket News

Bandai's Darth Vader Samurai may be just a toy, but this video brings the mythical character to life. To be more specific VS Gag pitted the villain against Kamen Rider Black RX - a fictional henshin superhero character featured in Japanese tokusatsu. "It seems that it takes VS GAG about three months to make one video, so we'll be waiting quite a while for the next one. But we're definitely looking forward to whatever they produce," according to Rocket News. Continue reading for a video review of the figure you see above.

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