Lucasfilm and Disney have finally released a teaser trailer as well as character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story. For those who don't know, the story was penned by Jon Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan, as it tracks the origin story of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), as we discover how the Millennium Falcon was won from Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Yes, we also find out where Chewbacca actually came from. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the film over creative differences with just a few weeks of filming left to go, but Ron Howard stepped in to finish the film. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Philips Special Edition Star Wars Poe Wet & Dry Electric Shaver is great for fans of the series, and it's being offered for just $89.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Join the resistance against pulling with a V-Track Pro blade system to battle up to 3-day stubble. 72 self- sharpening V-shaped blades cut hair extremely close, with less pulling, for a shave with exceptional comfort and closeness. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.
Confectionary artist Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin specializes in baking pop culture-inspired pies that look almost too good to eat, like the General Organa masterpiece you see above. It all started when she formed "Pies are awesome," and the rest is social media history. "My mission is to show the world that not only can pies go head-to-head against the poshest wedding cakes and fancy-pants desserts on the most discerning buffet tables of the world, but that they can be fun and easy to pull off too," said Jessica. Continue reading to see more.
Star Wars isn't synonymous with Louis Vuitton, or any luxury brands for that matter, but artist Gabriel Dishaw found a creative way to incorporate the two brands. His passion for working with metal and mechanical objects has been essential in the evolution of his art by providing an avenue for him to express myself in a way that brings new life to materials such as typewriters, adding machines and old computers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Astronauts aboard the ISS have just watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a truly out of the world fashion. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei captured this photo of movie night on the International Space Station, complete with bungee cord chairs and drink bags. As for which scene they're viewing, one of the many with X-wing pilot Poe Dameron. Continue reading for a few bonus The Last Jedi Easter Egg videos and more information.
There's the Death Star popcorn maker, and then these Star Wars-inspired food creations by Stockholm-based "Star Wars Bakery". They've created several holiday treats, but their most famous one to date is the giant Imperial Star Destroyer that you see above. Happen to be in Stockholm, Sweden right now? Then head on over to the DICE headquarters to see the magnificent gingerbread vehicle in person. Continue reading to see some of their other works.
Many have watched Star Wars: A New Hope dozens of times or more, but the colorized image above provides a look at the original cast out of costume during a 1977 photo shoot. Plus, did you know that it was only screened in about 50 theaters when it first opened? In comparson, The Phantom Menace opened in nearly 3,000 in 1999. Or, that before the movie opened, there was a theft issue at the production offices. As the hype built, people were desperate for Star Wars memorabilia and information. Thousands of color transparencies were stolen, and at the time, the going rate for a black-market purchases was $5 each. Continue reading for more incredible colorized historical photos from much simpler times.
The LEGO Super Star Destroyer is a behometh of a set, coming in at a whopping 3,152-pieces, but what if you decide to crash one into a wall at 67mph? Brothers David and Henrik Windestal, who live outside Toreboda in Sweden, decided to find out. After spending countless hours building the Destroyer, they attached it to a 'rocket sled,' capable of accelerating the craft to 67mph. Henrik is quite excited that the Destroyer explodes into 'a big pile of LEGO pieces everywhere," while David said the outcome was far better than previous projects they worked on together. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.
Without Ralph McQuarrie, there would be no Star Wars because George Lucas himself reached out to the artist to help visualize the planets, vehicles, and characters he only saw in his head. The duo created some amazing artwork that not only helped convince studios to fund Star Wars, but McQuarrie's style crafted the visual design of the entire galaxy to come. The DAVE School in Orlando, Florida created a trailer based on this artwork to shows what such a film would look like. Continue reading for two more videos, artwork and information.
The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit lets you build your very own R2-D2, and even control it with "The Force," all for $99 shipped. Droid-driving is easy with in-app controllers including a joystick, sliders, and tilt mode. The Droid can detect obstacles in front of it and change course like it has a mind of its own. Product page. Continue reading for a detailed hands-on review and more information.