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Star Wars Pens

The Star Wars universe comprises of countless items, but you'll only find 1,977 (each) X-Wing and TIE Fighter fountain pens from S.T. Dupont Paris. Each one of these pens is made from Ceramium A.C.T., a high tech material with a matte black P.V.D coating, making them tough enough to deal with every day tasks. The pen nibs are all made from solid 14K gold, while boasting an engraved Star Wars logo on the side. Continue reading to see a video of a real levitating lightsaber pen.

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Snoped Snowmobile

The Snoped may not look practical, but this snowmobile meets cafe racer does look like a blast out in the wild. Featuring a sleek black aluminum chassis, padded black seat, and vertical headlamps / taillamps appear to be straight from Rey's Force Awakens Speeder. Its powered by a 90cc motor, while Chrysler Sno-runner track ensures you run smooth over any obstacles. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing just how much fuel jet engines actually use.

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Star Wars Batman

The Star Wars universe isn't normally associated with any DC characters, but this custom creation by props maker Julian Checkley is definitely the exception. This helmet combines Batman's famous cowl with a Star Wars Biker Scout helmet. Best of all, these one-off helmets will be auctioned off for charity. Click here for the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of strange rectangular gears that actually work.

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LEGO Star Wars imperial Shuttle

The LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle Tydirium 75094 Building Kit measures over 11" high, 9" long and 7" wide in landing mode, and over 16" high, 9" long and 18" wide in flight mode. As featured in the exciting scenes leading up to the destruction of the Empire's second Death Star in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this impressive LEGO Star Wars starship features folding wings for flight and landing modes, retractable landing gear and an opening cockpit with space for 2 minifigures. Get one here now. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Star Wars Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been kept under wraps for quite some time, but the first trailer has just been released, and it shows the new Shadowtrooper. If you don't follow this series, it basically follows the foundation of the Galactic Empire where a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule. Continue reading for a trailer analysis and more information.

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Real AT-ST Walker

The AT-ST Walker was designed to be a recon, hit-and-run vehicle in the Star Wars universe, and is one of the series' most iconic vehicles to say the least. What could be better than a few collectible toys? Having a full-scale replica in your backyard of course, and this one was made from scratch using a combination of timber, plastic, along with bits of scrap metal. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Millennium Falcon UFO

Photo credit: Mail Online

Another day, another bizarre sighting at a reported top secret government installation. Today, we take a look at a Millennium Falcon-like craft inside a climate controlled hanger at Area S4, near the 'third dry lake left of Area 51' - to be more specific, at these coordinates 36°55'35.30"N 116° 0'25.41"W. "I am sure of what I saw. I know what mainstream science is like, I know where physics stands - I know all of that - and this is an extraterrestrial craft, this technology is hundreds and hundreds of years in advance of us, and that's the end of that story," said Bob Lazar, a government scientist and engineer who allegedly worked to reverse-engineer alien technology at S4. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real-life helicopter jail break.

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Darth Maul Apprentice

When "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" was first released, many fans were excited about the new villain, Darth Maul. Once they watched the film, Maul's minimal screen time was a disappointment to say the least. Now fast forward to today, YouTube user "T7Pro" have created what could quite possibly be the best Star Wars fan-film yet, and dedicated to none other than, you guessed it, Darth Sidious's first apprentice. Continue reading for the "Making Of" and more information. Click here for a few bonus funny and cool Star Wars images.

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Star Wars Saga Posters

Artist Matt Ferguson reimagines the classic Star Wars Saga movie posters - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi - with iconic scenes. Each one is set on cougar paper and measure in at 12" x 24". These aren't just digital drawings, as a limited number of these officially licensed images are available for purchase. Click here to view some funny and geeky Star Wars memes. Continue reading for up-close shots of the posters and a link to the product page.

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Millennium Falcon Purse

Photo credit: Mikaela Holmes

Fashion designer Mikaela Holmes spent a good part of 2015 waiting in anticipation for Star Wars: Force Awakens, so instead of wasting her time reading things online, she channeled her energy into a creative project. This light-up Millennium Falcon purse was the result. "To create the illuminated rear hyperdrive module of the Falcon, I added a strip of LEDs with a simple on/off mechanism attached to the snap closure of the bag. I tried to turn as many components of the ship as I could into functional design elements while still keeping the overall form relatively straightforward. It was a really fun project, challenging in all the right ways," said Holmes. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Mario and Toad playing an unbelievable Super Mario 64 medley.

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