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Hoverbike S3

From afar, this could be mistaken for a Star Wars movie vehicle, but in reality, it's just Hoversurf's HOVERBIKE S3, an all-electric, four-rotor flying machine. Featuring a carbon fiber frame, anatomical, adjustable leather joysticks, and a hybrid 12.3 kWh battery that is good for up to 40-minutes of flight, depending on weight as well as weather conditions. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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The Mandalorian Star WArs

Jon Favreau has just released the first details about his live-action Star Wars TV series, called "The Mandalorian." No major details have been revealed, but we do know a few of the show's directors, and they are: Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard and Deborah Chow. It's one of several Star Wars shows that will launch on the Disney's very own streaming service in late 2019. Continue reading for another video and to see Jon Favreau's own description.

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Star Wars Anime

Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in US theaters on May 25, 1977, and earned $461 million, while receiving ten Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture), winning seven. It launched an industry of tie-in products, including spin-off TV series, novels, comic books, video games, amusement park attractions, and merchandise including toys, games, and clothing. The latest is this anime fan makeover by Dmitry "Ahriman" Grozov of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Continue reading for another Star Wars anime short film and more information.

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3D-Printed Millennium Falcon

Not just any 3D-printed creation, this Millennium Falcon took 6.6-pounds of filament and nearly 10-days to complete. "I failed 3 times! Two times the extruder (it was fan cooled) started to grind filament every time after 15 h++, [so] I switched to a dual drive gear extruder to solve this issue. [Another] time I failed...[by] using the wrong Octoprint Interface (of the second printer) and messed around some g-codes like a G28," said its creator, "stonecoldfx" on Thingverse. Continue reading for a bonus video, more pictures and information.

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Exploding Star Wars Ships

Photo credit: Plastic Star Wars via Peta Pixel

No, these exploding ships aren't from upcoming Star Wars movies, but rather models cleverly shot with cotton and LEDs by Instagram user "@plasticstarwars". "They are just Bandai model kits lit up with LEDs hidden in cotton wool. I also used fiber optics to simulate sparks," @plasticstarwars told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus video of one of the models.

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Inflatable Millennium Falcon

SwimWays' Inflatable Star Wars Millennium Falcon is perfect in the pool, or just for lounging around inside your home, and it's being offered for just $16.03, today only, originally $29.99. This inflatable pool float measures approximately 61 x 46 x 6.5 inches (when inflated) - a great size everyone can enjoy. Great for pool parties, vacations, and everyday use, making it a fun gift for Star Wars fans of every age and for collectors, too. Product page. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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LEGO Star Dreadnought

Star Wars fan "OneCase" has just revealed their latest project, and it's an incredible LEGO replica of the Executor-class Star Dreadnought ship. Measuring 4.16-feet (52-in / 132-cm), this ship consists of more than 7,300 pieces, making it even larger than the official LEGO Star Wars 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon set. Continue reading for two more pictures and additional information.

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Star Wars Insects

Photo credit: Richard Wilkinson

Artist Richard Wilkinson's book "Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I: Insects From A Far Away Galaxy" draws inspiration from the Star Wars universe and merges them with the insect world. Each one of his insect drawings look like a creature or vehicle from the space opera - Princess Leia included. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Star Wars Death Star

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

The original Star Wars trilogy was shot using practical effects, and did not rely on much computer-generated imagery, mainly due to the technology available at that time. Although many props were destroyed, there are a few gems that remain, like this section of the Death Star, which was recovered by an ex-ILM employee. Measuring 23.75" X 11.75", this prop was authenticated by two independent ILM employees and is displayed in a custom black wood case, complete with removable acrylic top and LED lighting for added effect. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Nissan Rogue Millennium Falcon

Nissan partnered with LucasFilm to create a Star Wars-themed Nissan Rogue for the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story. What they came up with was a Millennium Falcon Rogue that comes equipped with handcrafted aluminum body panels, several 3D-printed components, a roof-mounted radar dish, laser cannon, and even a subspace-hyperdrive unit. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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