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X-Wing USS Enterprise Coffee Tables

Furniture designer Barry Shields takes blocks of wood and crafts them into beautiful custom coffee tables. His latest projects include a Star WArs X-wing starfighter and Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise. Now the only thing that could possibly make these better would be matching coffee mugs and / or trays. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video that provides a first look at "Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man".

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Star Wars Ships

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

Paris-based graphic designer Nicolas Amiard blends the Star Wars universe and the real world into a seamless photo series, showing what some of the ships would look like if they crashed in iconic locations here on earth. Whether it be one of the enhanced photos shows a Millennium Falcon colliding into the water surrounding lower Manhattan, New York or another glorious image of a large star destroyer landing in front of Paris' Eiffel Tower, you'll find it here. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of twin babies talking to each other for the first time.

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Secret Life of Star Wars Toys

Zahir Batin from Malaysia is both a Star Wars fanatic and photographer, so he decided to combine his two lives in his latest project. Simply put, he takes all kinds of action figures, and set them up in real-life scenarios, whether it be taking snap shots of Clone troopers on speeder bikes or R2-D2 scaring off a stray cat. You can't leave out a helmet-less Darth Vader plotting his next move. Continue reading to see some of his best work.

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Star Wars Battlefront

Set for release on November 17 for the Xbox One, PS4 as well as PC platforms, Star Wars Battlefront was officially unveiled yesterday at E3 2015 in Los Angeles. "It's the year of 'Star Wars' here at EA with games for console, PC and mobile. 'Battlefront' is expected to be one of the biggest titles of 2015. EA management has already set a high bar for investors, saying it expects to sell 9 million-10 million copies of the game (and some Wall Street analysts feel that is a conservative estimate)," said Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA. Continue reading for two trailers and more information.

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Saberforge Lightsabers

There are the replicas, and then Saberforge's custom lightsabers, which are a part of their Battle Sabers line. The blade on the saber is constructed from a durable polycarbonate that mimics their on-screen counterparts used by the Jedis. The grip is crafted from aircraft grade aluminum for durability, and also wrapped in leather to give it a smooth feel. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video stuff nobody says about Facebook.

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Star Wars Lightsaber BBQ Tongs

These Star Wars Lightsaber BBQ Tongs was modeled after Darth Vader's Episode IV laser sword, and doesn't require The Force or that one be a Jedi to use. Since it's an officially licensed product, you also get that classic lightsaber sound when wielding your tongs, and they come with a removable transparent red cover to boot. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Star Wars Trench Run

Shot mostly in Tunisia, England, and Guatemala, Star Wars IV: A New Hope was met with numerous problems during production, including bad weather conditions, malfunctioning equipment, and financial difficulties. The script underwent numerous changes, and Lucas founded Industrial Light & Magic specifically to create the groundbreaking visual effects needed for the film. Here's how they filmed some of the famous trench run scene using models at Industrial Light & Magic's former warehouse in Van Nuys, California. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus VFX video.

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Spyder III Arctic


We have seen a real-life lightsaber, and it comes in the form of Wicked Lasers' Spyder III Arctic. Equipped with over 2,000mW of fully variable power, this portable laser is constructed from nearly indestructible aircraft grade aluminum, and offers several modes, including LaserSaber, which replicates the functionality of a lightsaber. There's also a built-in cipher-locked SmartSwitch to ensure that no young Padawans slice their hands with this dangerous gadget. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of incredible transforming origami.

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R2-D2 Measuring Cups

This Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup set disassembles into 4 measuring cups plus 4 measuring spoons and reassembles in a snap (fortunately, it's not as complicated as C-3PO). Each has its measurement written inside so you can't forget what they are and handles on the back that don't distract from R2's aesthetic. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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South Korea Star Wars House

What happens when you tell an architectural firm to create a house inspired by Star Wars? The unique home you see above. Designed by the team at Moon Hoon, this geeky dwelling boasts a spaceship-like facade, and opening the front door leads you into a sleek, wood-clad, modern living space, upstairs playroom included. That's not all, there's a secret door in the playroom built directly in the bookshelf. Continue reading for more pictures.

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