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Nissan The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's official theatrical release is just a couple of weeks away, but Nissan has revealed a few concepts based on the film ahead of the LA Auto Show. A total of seven vehicles have been individually modified to take on the shape of vehicles from the movie, and it includes a TIE Figther-inspired Altima sedan, complete with a multi-panel windshield, special wheels, full body wrap, and speakers to play sound effects. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Polish Mountains Hoth

Photo credit: Karol Nienartowicz

No, you aren't looking a photos of Hoth, but rather the snowy Polish mountains, as captured by photographer Karol Nienartowicz. "Snow, frost, drifts and wind. The magic of winter is perceptible at the fingertips right here, in the Polish mountains. For many years I have been traversing the trails in search of perfect winter scenes. I recommend a gallery of winter photographs, which were made in Poland: in the Sudetes and the Carpathians Mountains," said Karol. Continue reading for more pictures.

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LEGO TIE Striker 75154

LEGO's Star Wars TIE Striker Walker 75154 set is great to pick up ahead of The Last Jedi movie release, and it's being offered for just $34.29 shipped for Prime members (free 30-day trial), today only, originally $69.99. The TIE Striker features large, adjustable wings, a minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold, and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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Luke Skywalker Lightsaber

For $150K, or more, you could own one of three lightsabers built for Luke Skywalker's Sarlacc Pit sequence in Return of the Jedi. It's made from metal, brass, and rubber, and utilized for many close-up shots of R2-D2, but unfortunately, not the one fired up into the air. This particular specimen features elements from the other prop lightsabers, and even has a chipped edge along the top rim for the added authenticity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tie-X Fighter

Photo credit: Jason Battersby

Not just any concept, the TIE-X Fighter comes from the mind of Audi designer Jason Battersby. It's supposed to be the Sith Lord Darth Vader's secret advanced TIE fighter project, and comes equipped with dual cannons, an eerie red interior glow, and a large thruster accompanied by four smaller ones, out back. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Vacuum Cleaner

The Roomba-inspired Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Star Wars Edition vacuum cleaners are modeled after Darth Vader and stormtroopers. In addition to being able to automatically clean a room, both models will come pre-loaded with sound effects - Darth Vader makes the Sith lord's trademark heavy breathing sound and the Stormtrooper calls out "Let's go!" when it begins cleaning. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Darth Vader Airport

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Let's face it, picking up someone from the airport can either be the easiest or the most frustrating of tasks, with no in-between. However, there are ways to lighten the mood, and this group of friends decided to coordinate a Star Wars-themed pickup, complete with Darth Vader and Stormtrooper costumes. With security so tight, it may not be possible to recreate this stunt, but it's definitely worth a second look. Continue reading for more funny and geeky airport pickup signs rounded up by Bored Panda.

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R2-D2 Sphero

Sphero's R2-D2 Droid is no ordinary toy, as you're able to control this iconic droid with compatble smart devices. That's right, it comes complete with sounds, bright LEDs, and you'll even see R2-D2's front leg retract to go from driving to waddling - just like on screen. Explore holographic environments like the Millennium Falcon and Obi-Wan's House, and immerse yourself in the Star Wars galaxy. Get one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video review, more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Kettlebells

Fitness enthusiasts who love Star Wars, rejoice! Onnit is set to release a line of kettlebells shaped like some of your favorite characters, including a 50-pound Boba Fett, 60-pound Stormtrooper and 70-pound Darth Vader models. They may look cool, but these kettlebells do not sacrifice any functionality for aesthetics. They're all made from custom sculpted, chip-resistant iron and pricing starts at $149.95. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Stormtrooper Dodge Challenger

The new Star Wars movie is still months away from its theatrical release, but Forgiato has unveiled a Stormtrooper-inspired Dodge Challenger that looks more like a real-life Hot Wheels toy than a dragstrip monster. For those who just want the wheels, they're available in 13 different sizes - 16" to 22", 24", 26", 28", 30", 32" and 34". Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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