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R2-D2 Keyboard

R2-D2 is known for holographic projections in the movies, but now fans can experience the technology in a different kind of way. As you can see, this gadget projects a virtual keyboard onto your desk or table, letting you text or type via Bluetooth using any compatible device. The laser-projected red hologram has a range of around 10 meters (over-32 feet) and even emits R2-D2 sound effects with every button press. Product page. Continue reading for more information.

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Carbon Fiber Stormtrooper

Engineering technician Leonard Carson at San Diego Composites had always wanted a carbon fiber Stormtrooper suit to call his own. So, he convinced three of his co-workers to turn his idea into a reality. Since they already work for a composites company, sourcing the material needed wasn't hard at all. They built a total of 4 complete suits, all of which have not yet been put up for sale. Continue reading for more images Star Wars fans will appreciate.

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LEGO Star Wars France

Photographer and Star Wars fanatic Benoit Lapray partnered with artist Matthieu Latry for a LEGO Star Wars "Toys Invasion" series, in which they took Star Wars LEGO minifigs as well as accessories, and set them up in real life situations at La Confluence in Lyon, France. Above, we have two Jedis preparing for a battle with none other than Darth Vader himself. Continue reading for more.

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Star Wars Home Theater

No, this isn't a movie set from JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, but rather a real-life home theater created by the guys over at Dillon Works. However, before construction began, this home owner contacted Doug Chiang for the blueprints. For those who don't know, was the lead designer from the first two Star Wars prequels. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Star Wars Episode VII Movie Poster

Photo credit: AndrewSS7

Like many other Star Wars fans, deviantART-ist AndrewSSJ just couldn't wait for Walt Disney / Lucasfilm to release the official Episode VII posters. So, he took things into his own hands by creating these amazing designs, all of which would not look out of place at any movie theater. The release date might be the only thing slightly off, as it's set to hit theaters on December 18, 2015. Continue reading to see the others.

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Photo credit: Indie Revolver / Gizmodo

So far, we know that Star Wars Episode VII is set approximately thirty years after Return of the Jedi and the demise of Darth Vader, centering around a trio of young characters. Now, the first images of the new stormtrooper helmet have leaked out, according to Indie Revolver. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a giant spider photobombing a live news report.

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There's nothing quite like spending a day at the beach, riding around town in your Ariel Atom, running errands with friends, or even walking the kids, but many of these activities would not be possible aboard a spacecraft - unless we're talking Elysium. Here are a few examples that show how some of the Star Wars characters would spend their day. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the highly anticipated Family Guy meets The Simpsons crossover episode.

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To promote their forthcoming Star Wars toy line, Hot Wheels unveiled a life-sized Darth Vader sports car - will be at San Diego Comic Con this week. Based on the C5 Corvette chassis, this real-life Hot Wheel is exactly like its palm-sized counterpart, "right down to its lightsaber side pipes, red wheel trim, [and also] Darth Vader breathing sounds," says Road & Track. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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JJ Abrams has just posted a new video straight from the Star Wars Episode VII movie set, and it shows off the redesigned X-Wing Fighter. These 45 leaked photos from the Abu Dhabi set showed an incomplete Millennium Falcon, along with a vehicle that appears to be a Z-95 Headhunter, "a forerunner of the Incom-designed X-Wing that has appeared in Star Wars video games," according to The Verge. Continue reading for the video.

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If you guessed "fake", you're definitely right, but this clip had to be doing something right to get over 4-million views in just a week. Frank Wunderlich's version of the upcoming film shows Frankfurt International Airport as a staging area for the Galactic Empire, starting with Tie Fighters escorting an Imperial transport to the Galactic Starport in Germany. Continue reading for the clip.

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