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Stormtrooper M6

In the Star Wars universe, Stormtroopers are the main ground-force of the Galactic Empire, under the leadership of Emperor Palpatine and his commanders, most notably Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin. The apparently high combat effectiveness of the Stormtroopers as well as their harsh reputation serve as the main reasons for deploying them almost exclusively in most of the military engagements of the Galactic Empire. Bulgaria-based tuner Vilner has decided to create a one-off BMW M6 inspired by these soldiers. Continue reading for more images.

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Star Wars Fanatic

Having every every Star Wars movie on Blu-ray is one thing, owning a Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite refrigerator, is another. That is just one of the many geeky things that only true Star Wars fanatics would love and appreciate. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an iPhone music video that will blow your mind, mainly due to the fact that everything you're about to see is happening in real-time.

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Darth Vader Helmet Inside

Ever wonder what Darth Vader's armor actually does? This nifty infographic explains things in detail, and provides a fascinating look inside Vader's helmet. The suit is equipped with a variety of life-support systems, the most important a complex breathing apparatus. It encased Vader completely, leaving no burned skin exposed. Continue reading for more random, yet interesting, images.

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Star Wars House

The team at Moon Hoon designed this Star Wars-inspired house in South Korea. On the outside, it looks like a space vessel ready to blast into space, but inside, you'll find a sleek, modern wood-clad living space, complete with a playroom upstairs. That's not all, the floor-to-ceiling bookshelf conceals a hidden door. Continue reading for more pictures.

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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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