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Millennium Falcon Guitar

UK-based designer Tom Bingham is a diehard Star Wars fan who took Millennium Falcon toy and transformed it into a fully-functional guitar. That's not all, for his "Star Wars Spaceships Electric Guitars" line, he also crafted functional musical instruments from a B-Wing Fighter and Y-Wing Fighter. The 64-year-old spent countless hours over the span of 3-months to build out this awesome collection of guitars. Unfortunately, there's no Death Star version in the works...yet. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of two baby bears caught fighting in the middle of the road in Yellowstone.

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R2-D2 Vespa Scooter

Sure, it may not have the sound effects or hologram technology, but The Force is definitely strong with this custom R2-D2 Vespa scooter. This Italian scooter has been completely revamped by fifth grade teacher Morgan, a Star Wars fanatic who spent countless hours cutting adhesive vinyl. No detail was spared, especially in the rear trunk where you can find many awesome retro style Star Wars stickers. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Darth Vader Gummy

Photo credit: Crummy Gummy

When are gummy bears not just a candy treat you enjoy occasionally? When you take 1,000 of them and create a life-sized Darth Vader Helmet. That's exactly what "Crummy Gummy" did, and the result is worthy of a museum to say the least. It was showcased this past December at the Wyn317 gallery in Miami, Florida. It took approximately two months to create, "with the last week of that growing delirious with the smell of gummies and drinking a ridiculousness amount of RedBull," according to Crummy. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Kendo Lightsaber

First there was the Star Wars Kid, now these Kendo swordsman from Japan take lightsaber battles to the next level. For those unfamiliar with this sport, it's basically a modern Japanese martial art descended from swordsmanship in which combatants use bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bogu). Today, it is widely practiced within Japan and many other nations across the world. Continue reading to see the epic battle that ensued.

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Chewbacca Sofa

Chewbacca is one of the best known characters from the Star Wars universe, and if he were a piece of furniture, we'd imagine him looking something like the Long Wool Sofa from New York-based Sentient. While not officially licensed by Lucasfilm, this sofa does feature a base constructed from reclaimed American oak boards, in addition to what appears to be actual Wookiee fur - is actually long wool Icelandic sheepskin. Not only soft to the touch, the sheepskin is extremely cozy as well, and will definitely keep you warm even on the coldest nights. Continue reading for more pictures.

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R2-D2 Trashcan

The R2-D2 trash can from ThinkGeek just might be the droid you're looking for. Imported from Japan, this incredibly detailed astromech replica functions simply by stepping on R2's center "foot". The dome swings wide open and is ready to collect whatever you decide to throw in it. This is an officially licensed Lucasfilm collectible, and has a removable interior can with handle that makes trash removal easy. Should it somehow get knocked down the stairs or into the street, the durable vinyl construction will ensure it stays in one piece. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Millennium Falcon MK.II

French drone master Olivier C unveils his latest creation, Millennium Falcon MK.II. This followup to the original is larger and is based one the Omen 410 quadcopter. It's powered by a Quanum 2217 800kV motor, paired with an Afro ESC 30A speed controller and HQprop 9.4x4.5MR propellers. To keep the power flowing, it uses a LiPo 4S-3300mAh 35C battery. The Futaba 14SG, receiver FrSky TFR8SB remote control makes it nice and easy to control for both amateur as well as professional drone pilots alike. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Star Wars Toys

Photo credit: Avanaut / Flickr

When you take Star Wars toys, along with real photographs shot with a DSLR, and merge them into one with Photoshop, these surreal scenes ensue. Finnish illustrator and photographer Vesa Lehtimaki specializes in creating these images that appear to be straight from a Star Wars movie. He uses an array of spaceships, vehicles, and characters from George Lucas' universe, but set in the real world. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the luckiest Wheel of Fortune contestant ever.

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LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Photo credit: Titans Creations

Titans Creations, a Singapore-based team of six, spent two months building a Millennium Falcon with 10,000 LEGO pieces just in time for LEGOLAND Malaysia's event on May 4. It measures 144cm by 144cm, and is approximately 40% larger than Lego's very own Star Wars "Ultimate Collector's Edition" Millennium Falcon, which is 84cm by 56cm, according to the Brickpedia, a database of LEGO products. The minifigs fit the ship's dimensions perfectly, and Titans Creations took things to the next level by adding 24 LEDs to light the corridors, hyperdrive, rear thrusters and cockpit. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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R2-D2 Volkswagen Bus

Project credit: mimaki cg60

Instructables users and Star Wars fanatic mimaki cg60 initially wanted to transform his family's old VW bus into a wooden creation of sorts, but then they finally found the droid they were looking for, and decided to go the R2-D2 route. He managed to recreate all of the objects on the astromech, drew them up in Corel Draw, printed the vinyl wrap and spent a total of about 50-hours on the project. Continue reading to read and see the process from start to finish.

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