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Real AT-ST Walker

The AT-ST Walker was designed to be a recon, hit-and-run vehicle in the Star Wars universe, and is one of the series' most iconic vehicles to say the least. What could be better than a few collectible toys? Having a full-scale replica in your backyard of course, and this one was made from scratch using a combination of timber, plastic, along with bits of scrap metal. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Millennium Falcon UFO

Photo credit: Mail Online

Another day, another bizarre sighting at a reported top secret government installation. Today, we take a look at a Millennium Falcon-like craft inside a climate controlled hanger at Area S4, near the 'third dry lake left of Area 51' - to be more specific, at these coordinates 36°55'35.30"N 116° 0'25.41"W. "I am sure of what I saw. I know what mainstream science is like, I know where physics stands - I know all of that - and this is an extraterrestrial craft, this technology is hundreds and hundreds of years in advance of us, and that's the end of that story," said Bob Lazar, a government scientist and engineer who allegedly worked to reverse-engineer alien technology at S4. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real-life helicopter jail break.

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Darth Maul Apprentice

When "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" was first released, many fans were excited about the new villain, Darth Maul. Once they watched the film, Maul's minimal screen time was a disappointment to say the least. Now fast forward to today, YouTube user "T7Pro" have created what could quite possibly be the best Star Wars fan-film yet, and dedicated to none other than, you guessed it, Darth Sidious's first apprentice. Continue reading for the "Making Of" and more information. Click here for a few bonus funny and cool Star Wars images.

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Star Wars Saga Posters

Artist Matt Ferguson reimagines the classic Star Wars Saga movie posters - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi - with iconic scenes. Each one is set on cougar paper and measure in at 12" x 24". These aren't just digital drawings, as a limited number of these officially licensed images are available for purchase. Click here to view some funny and geeky Star Wars memes. Continue reading for up-close shots of the posters and a link to the product page.

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Millennium Falcon Purse

Photo credit: Mikaela Holmes

Fashion designer Mikaela Holmes spent a good part of 2015 waiting in anticipation for Star Wars: Force Awakens, so instead of wasting her time reading things online, she channeled her energy into a creative project. This light-up Millennium Falcon purse was the result. "To create the illuminated rear hyperdrive module of the Falcon, I added a strip of LEDs with a simple on/off mechanism attached to the snap closure of the bag. I tried to turn as many components of the ship as I could into functional design elements while still keeping the overall form relatively straightforward. It was a really fun project, challenging in all the right ways," said Holmes. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Mario and Toad playing an unbelievable Super Mario 64 medley.

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Kylo Ren Costume

Star Wars fans rejoice! Anovos has created an extremely detailed Kylo Ren costume that will literally turn you into the character, minus the lightsaber and "The Force". What makes it so authentic? The company took screen-used production assets to create each and every piece you see. One problem, it'll set you back $2,635, complete with helmet, but you need to purchase it before March 31st - rises to $3100 after that date. Continue reading for more pictures of the costume, and additional information. Click here for bonus behind-the-scenes images from the original Star Wars film in 1977.

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Darth Vader Firepit

Star Wars fan Alex Dodson has created a custom Darth Vader fire pit that has gone viral online. His company, Burned by Design, creates custom fire pits for customers, and have been made in the shape of Stormtroopers, Iron Man, Boba Fett, and even the Witch-King of Angmar from Lord of the Rings. Best of all, it'll only cost you $378 to have one commissioned if you live in the UK. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy remote-controlled trash can.

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Star Wars Land Pictures

Star Wars Land, at Disneyland as well as Disney World, have broken ground, and new concept images have surfaced. The basic idea is that each of these lands represent a planet, complete with their own marketplaces, restaurants, and even cantinas. Visitors can meet droids, and other popular characters from the film series as they wander through the "otherworldly street market" and other attractions. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information. Click here to view a few bonus images of Star Wars Land.

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AR500 Mandolorian Armor

You've seen the images, now this is what the AR500 Mandlorian Ballistic Armor looks like in real-life. Just to recap, it's a part of the GalacTac Project, and was designed by artist Ryan B. Flowers. The entire suit includes a helmet, complete with T-shaped visor, chest / shoulder armor, and gauntlets to finish off the ensemble. Now all we need is an EE-3 Carbine Rifle to complete the look. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a Portal versus Half-Life showdown.

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Disney Princess Star Wars

Photo credit: Phill Berry

Disney may eventually release a Star Wars crossover film, television series, etc., but until that time comes, we'll have to settle for fan-created art. This latest series comes from artist Phil Berry, who reimagines the famous Disney princesses that everyone knows, as Star Wars Jedis, starting with Ariel. Our favorite detail? The mechanical legs, which have replaced the tail. Continue reading for more.

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