Whether it be the AT-AT dog costume, Han Solo frozen in fridge, or Millennium Falcon bottle opener, these are things you probably don't see in stores, or at least regularly. With that said, it's never too late (or early) to start planning for this holiday season, and what better way than by scoping out a few unique items for the Star Wars fanatics. On a slightly related note, did you know that Harrison Ford was paid a mere $10,000 for his performance in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope? Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including an incredible avalanche rescue.
Bernard Szukiel spent four years created this stunning Millennium Falcon model using only paper, glue, and an extreme amount of patience. For the most part, everything is made of paper, but there are plastic bits (windows), fiber optics / LEDs (lighting), and electronics for the control panels inside. Let's just say that this would fit right in at the offices of Industrial Light & Magic. Continue reading for more pictures.
Google engineer Adam Woodworth wanted a Star Wars Speeder Bike, but creating a full-sized version from scratch would've taken far too long, that's excluding the cost of building such a vehicle. So, he transformed a 1:6 scale Hasbro Power Of The Force series Speeder Bike into a working R/C quadcopter. He says: "The big challenge was to figure out how lift the whole thing, without making it look like just a big quad rotor tacked on. I did some layout in CAD, based off of an overhead picture of the model, and experimented with different rotor layouts that just barely cleared the rider and bike elements, kept the center of lift over the center of gravity, and was capable of lifting about 600grams. I ended up settling on a layout of four rotors, driven by 880kv 28mm motors." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the five most popular viral videos of today, including how kids react to old VHS / VCR technology.
Did you know that R2-D2 has been played by English actor Kenny Baker in all 6 original Star Wars films and is due to reprise the role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first installment of the upcoming sequel trilogy? This makes him one of just two characters/actors along with C-3PO - portrayed by Anthony Daniels - to appear in all seven films. Continue reading for more rare behind-the-scenes photos that will forever change how your favorite films are seen.
CREE's 300LM LED Flashlight Torch is perfect for creating a mini lightsaber, priced at just $3.59 shipped, today only. Tape (or glue) three of them together to take advantage of its ultra bright beam, zoomability, and rugged water-resistant housing. Product page. Continue reading for another test video, more images and additional information.
Olivier_C, a remote-controlled hobbyist from France, has unveiled his latest project: a TIE Fighter drone. It was modeled after the TIE Interceptor from Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, and took about 15-hours to design, and "at least as many" to get it flying right. No word yet on if Olivier_C plans on releasing plans / conversion kit for others to build their own. Continue reading for a video.
Doni's Custom Guitars have built two custom instruments modeled after the iconic Millennium Falcon spacecraft from the Star Wars Universe. The first - Han Solo Guitar - combines a standard six-string electric guitar with an original Millennium Falcon model. The second - Rebel Bass Guitar - is a four-string bass guitar with a Millennium Falcon model. Continue readingfor more pictures and information.
If Apple somehow landed a lightsaber contract, this is probably what they'd look like, or so 3D modeler extraordinaire Martin Hajek thinks. In the films, the lightsaber's energy blade cuts or burns/melts through most substances without resistance. It leaves cauterized wounds in flesh, but can be deflected by another lightsaber's blade, or by energy shields. Some exotic saber-proof materials have been introduced in the Expanded Universe. An active lightsaber gives off a distinctive hum, which rises in pitch and volume as the blade is moved rapidly through the air. Bringing the blade into contact with another lightsaber's blade produces a loud crackle. Continue reading for more pictures.
In the Star Wars universe, there's a set of crystals at the heart of every lightsaber that resonate to produce the efficient, powerful blade. While the most common crystals used in the process were from the Adega system, Ilum, and Dantooine, Jedi and Sith used a variety of crystals to produce various colors, effects and unique abilities. Some crystals could even enhance the Force skills of a particular user. This is what a real-life lightsaber might look like on the inside. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today.
This isn't the first LEGO TIE Fighter, but it's certainly the coolest, with 1,685-pieces. This large-scale LEGO-brick rendition of the classic Imperial starfighter has intricate detailing, as well as an opening top hatch and an exclusive TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol. And when you want to keep it safe from Rebel attack, mount the model on the display stand and keep yourself updated with all the key facts and figures on the included fact plaque. Expect to shell out $199.99 for this set when it hits stores on May 4th. Continue reading for more pictures.