In the Star Wars movies, the AT-ST is a light yet heavily-armed, ground combat vehicle, capable of traversing various environments, and equipped with a medium, chin-mounted, double blaster cannon, a blaster cannon on the port side, a concussion grenade launcher on the starboard side of its head, two clawed feet, while encased in thick steel. This scrap metal version may not have functional weapons, but it's still a conversation piece nonetheless. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Star Wars fans who want to make a real impression at the Force Awakens premier should definitely pick up Anovos latest piece, a 1:1 scale Stormtrooper helmet. It's constructed from lightweight injection-molded plastic, and based on the actual digital files used in the production of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Best of all, everything comes assembled and ready to wear, unlike others that require you to piece things together yourself. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bizarre caterpillar that freaks out when someone yells at it.
If Bugatti ever partnered with Lucasfilm / Disney, this is probably what one of their hypercars would look like. Digital artist Khyzyl Saleem gives us a preview of the Vision Gran Turismo: Darth Vader Edition. "The expressive design of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is marked by large convex surfaces, which contrast with concave transitions and strong lines. That lends the exterior styling precision and surface tensions of the highest quality. The proportions of the vehicle are uncompromisingly athletic and designed for maximum performance," said Bugatti. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the self-playing xylophone stairs of Hokkaido, Japan.
It may be decades until researchers build an actual lightsaber, but for the time being, you can pick up a Spyder 3 Lunar Laser. It's crafted from aircraft grade aluminum, virtually indestructible and undeniably larger-than-life. Wicked LAsders' engineering team ensures that the beam of the Lunar never fades; it maintains the same powerful beam throughout its battery life, never flickering or waning, even when slicing through everyday objects. Continue reading for another video of the laser saber function.
Air Hogs' X-Wing Starfighter Drone uses 2.4GHz communication for superior control and a flying range of up to 250-feet away. Not everyone is a pro R/C flyer, so it's designed with a crash-resistant durable foam body and ducted fans to take on any emergency crash landings. Get one here now. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
These creative Star Wars Stormtrooper-inspired motorcycle suits, designed by UD Replicas, come in either black or white, and are built from CE-approved body armor. This means they not only look cool, but they ctually do help protect you from injuries should there be an accident. For those who don't ride, these suits would be awesome Halloween costumes. Continue reading for two more videos.
Instead of freezing Han Solo in Carbonite, Texas-based Falcontoys has frozen the swashbuckling space opera hero in the icing of a confection that bears a striking resemblance to a Pop Tart. While the creation may looks like the delicious processed frosted pastry, it's actually inedible. Priced at $30, the vinyl "Pop-Art: Frosted Han Solo" comes packaged in sturdy clamshell plastic, and is for collectors only, or for those who don't care much for collecting, a great piece for display. Continue reading for more pictures.
At first glance, it looks like a TIE Fighter, but upon closer inspection, you'll see it's actually a watch, Devon Works' limited edition Star Wars timepiece. What makes it worth $28,500? It features a carbon-coated stainless steel band, a TIE Fighter-inspired face, complete with the Empire's logo, elements from Vader's and a textured leather strap. That's not all, "Time Belts" are used to display the time, which are basically electro-mechanical belts made from reinforced aerospace-grade nylon, 313 electrical contacts, optical recognition cells, and a tiny motors for operation. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships who unfortunately, lost his life during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He was among the most dominant and successful F1 drivers of the modern era, and is considered by many as the greatest racing driver of all time. Andrew Ainsworth of Shepperton Design Studios decided to pay tribute with this beautiful stormtrooper helmet, using the original molds he used from the 1977 Star Wars film. Artist Jason Brooks added the decals to match Senna's famous helmet. Continue reading for three Ayrton videos and more information about his life.
The LEGO Star Wars First Order Transporter is packed with cool features, like dual spring-loaded shooters, top-mounted dual-stud shooter and hatch with space for a minifigure, pilot cabin with opening hatch and space for 4 mini-figures in the hold, big engines at the rear, and hidden, transparent wheels for a cool 'hover' look. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review, time-lapse build and more pictures.