Ian Martin, a web developer and owner of Dejarik Creations, decided to build a real-life version of the holochess table from Star Wars Episode: A New Hope. Adding to the authenticity, he partnered with his dad to bild a tabletop rotocasting machine so that hollow models could be cast to reduce weight and balance the top-heavy models. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
Daniel Fleetwood is a Star Wars fanatic who was diagnosed with a rare form of connective tissue cancer and given only two months to live back in June. Thankfully, he has outlived the original prognosis, but may not make it past next month. One of his dying wishes was to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and Disney made it happen with a un-edited screener containing footage that most will not be able to see until it hits Blu-ray and digital formats next year. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Blank William, a talented artist and designer, has unveiled a line of Stormtrooper helmets for animals, ranging from an elephant, rhinoceros, as well as a hippopotamus. They all feature a glossy paint job in both black and white, complete with gold accents. Unfortunately, the artist has not yet built the full armor, but if these garner enough interest, we can definitely expect to see something around the Force Awakens premier next month. Continue reading for more pictures.
"Winston the White Corgi" has quite the following on Instagram, and for Halloween, the famous pup dressed up as a stormtrooper, but one thing you can't get him to wear is the helmet. "For Halloween, the corgi engaged in a little Star Wars cosplay, hitting the streets in a tailor-made stormtrooper costume that would undoubtedly cause Comic Con to shut down from a cute overload," said Melissa Locker of TIME. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mind-bending shelf cloud approaching Australia.
The Death Star Waffle Maker isn't just for looks, as it's officially licensed and actually makes a tasty doughy breakfast treat. Expect great things of this battle station-like an absolutely delicious breakfast. Sing the Death Star theme song as you goose-step your way to the kitchen table, delivering a waffle made on a fully operational and armored space station. Get one here now. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Priced at $8000, this R2-D2 mini fridge just might be the coolest, geekiest, as well as priciest Star Wars gadget yet. It comes equipped with authentic lights, sounds, movements, and a rechargeable battery good for 2-hours of continuous use. Users can steer it around the home or office using an included wireless remote. Sure, it can only hold 6 cans, but for the fanatic who has more than enough money burning a hole in their pocket, this is a must-have. Continue reading for a video showing what's actually inside the R2-D2 astromech droid.
ALTAR Furniture is no stranger to re-purposing old pinball machines into sleek coffee tables, but their latest project is definitely targeted at Star Wars fanatics. Called "The Droid", this pinball coffee table features the innards of an authentic Star Wars pinball machine, complete with tiny wheels for easy transport. There's also a built-in mini slide projector, flashlight, lighting programs and a even an animated droid on the playfield. One caveat: it'll set you back a cool $13,054. Continue reading for more interesting photos.
Brick master Alec Doede spent approximately 6-months constructing an impressive 6-foot-long, Venator-class Star Destroyer from Star Wars Battlefront II. "One year ago I began planning my largest MOC yet, the Venator from Star Wars. The MOC itself took 6 months of building and around 15,000 parts. It measures over 6 ft. and is 220 studs long. Thanks to GamerLUG for the support during the building process," said Doede. Continue reading for more pictures.
Ukrainians have transformed a statue of Vladimir Lenin into one of Darth Vader, and joined The Dark Side. One masked villain actually tried joining last year's presidential race, but was denied registration only after he refused to disclose his real name and identity papers. Later that year, several Darth Vader characters ran as candidates for mayors of Kiev and Odessa, the historic Black Sea port where the new statue was formally unveiled Friday. However, it's not just a static sculpture, but rather one that is also a Wi-Fi hotspot. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.
If Darth Maul owned a Toyota back here on Earth, it'd probably be the sleek FT-1 Vision GT. "From the start of the FT-1 project, we wanted the driver to have a feeling of flow while at the wheel - to be able to focus on the road and nothing else. From color and trim standpoint in the FT-1, there was a laser-like focus on staying true to function. This project was very special, as the FT-1 stands apart in its performance-driven, authentic purpose," said Wendy Lee, studio chief designer at Calty (designed the FT-1). Continue reading for another video and more pictures.