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3D-Printed Lightsaber

Sean Charlesworth, a 3D-printing fanatic, decided to combine his love of the technology with Star Wars. This amazing lightsaber was created using the same method as the original prop makers: sticking together old camera parts together. "I have a box of this cool stuff. I started picking out cool part and put them together until they started resembling a lightsaber, and I wanted something really beefy looking. These were subsequently duplicated, scaled down or modified through 3D printing to create a lightsaber. As a result, the hilt was actually based on the shell of an old camera motor, an eyepiece mechanism parts and some old lenses. Part of a hard drive also inspired him," said Charlesworth. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a world record homemade arrow shooter.

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Modern Boba Fett

The modern Boba Fett armor you see above may not be suited for the battlefield, but you'll be glad to know that Project Galac-Tac, as seen in the video above, definitely is. This was made possible by a collaboration between HK, Armasight, SOG, and AR500Armor.com. The pieces are made from semi-rigid urethane, and bonded to real Level IIIA hybrid body armor, providing genuine protection against ballistic threats. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the world's fastest ball valve.

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Darth Vader Toaster

Pangea's Darth Vader Toaster not only toasts bread, but bagels, waffles and more, all for $16.99, today only, originally $21.99. Molded in sturdy black plastic and meticulously detailed, the Darth Vader Toaster will make a striking addition to any kitchen counter. Pop in two pieces of bread, frozen pancakes, hamburger buns or English muffins, and in moments Vader ejects them with the Star Wars logo toasted right on them. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Hoth Home

It may look like a rebel base on the frigid planet of Hoth, but this is actually a real home, designed by architecture firm Olson Kundig, in the hills of Winthrop, Washington State. The complex consists of four separate buildings, with a central courtyard and pool right in the middle of everything. "It's like a little campground, and you go tent to tent. The materials are tough on the outside, because of the high-desert climate, but the inside is cozy, like getting into a sleeping bag-protected, warm, and dry," said the architects. continue reading for more pictures and information.

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New Rogue One

A new Star Wars: Rogue One trailer has just been released, and it teases at the return of Vader. For those who haven't been following the story, this stand alone film follows the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Stormtrooper Waffle Maker

Pangea's Star Wars Stormtrooper Waffle Maker may not require "The Force", but it's perfect for making tasty treats, and you can pick one up for just $39.99 shipped, today only. A regulating thermostat and weighted lid ensure perfect and even browning. Five temperature settings let you make waffles tender and golden or brown and crispy with a turn of the dial. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Speeder Bike Motorcycle


Always wanted a Star Wars Speeder Bike? If so, Vintage Works has created a motorcycle that aims to replicate the vehicle, minus the technology. However, riders can not only use the handlebars to steer the motorcycle, but also control the flaps at the front, while an integrated sound system fires off sound effects for added effect. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of high dynamic NASA rocket test footage that looks out of this world.

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Stormtrooper Apartment

Moscow-based Geometrix Design unveils their latest apartment, and it's minimal, yet stylish, at the same time. Aside from the Stormtrooper color scheme, each living area seamlessly blends together, complete with plenty of original modern lighting fixtures, while a luxurious bathroom rounds things out with a Jacuzzi-style tub. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ducati M1100 Darth Mostro

K-Speed Customs has customized a Ducati M1100, and calls it "Darth Mostro", complete with a blacked out paint job worthy of Darth Vader. This cafe racer began had its stock seat and tail section removed, exposing the rear wheel, which essentially converts it into a solo ride. The seat is finished in quality black leather, while the stock tank was left in place. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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X-Wing Car Carship

Designed by Dmitriy Shakhmatov, X-Wing Carship is set to hit San Diego Comic Con this weekend. It took more than a year to design and build, complete with an amazing downforce of 950 pounds at 165 mph. While the technical specifications have not yet been released, we do know that is has a top speed of 180 mph, and is powered by a 175-horsepower Ford Zetec race motor. Continue reading for a "making of" video and more information.

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