Set for release on Dec. 20, the final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer is here, and made its debut on Monday Night Football. This sneak peek shows us a fleet of First Order TIE Fighters, a large battalion of Rebel ships led by the Millennium Falcon, and of course space horses, in which Poe, new warrior Jannah (Naomi Ackie) as well as others, ride into battle to take on Stormtroopers. It also teases the return of Empire leader Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) from the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
In the Star Wars universe, the X-Wing starfighter is a light escort and reconnaissance craft of the Rebel Alliance, New Republic and the Resistance. It comes armed with four laser cannons, two proton torpedo launchers, deflector shields, Class-1 superluminal hyperdrive, a repair astromech, and a full life support system. This life-sized LEGO version may not be equipped with battle, but it did take 2.5-million bricks to complete. Read more for an up-close video and additional information.
The Star Wars x Le Creuset Collection is one collaboration nobody expected. It offers something for everyone, from young Padawan learners to Master Jedi chefs, including a Darth Vader Signature Round Casserole, Han Solo Carbonite Signature Roaster, Droid Mini Cocottes, and the most expensive item of the collection, a $900 Tatooine Round Dutch Oven. The limited-edition collection will be available exclusively at select Le Creuset boutique stores, and online from November 1st.Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Did you know that the original Darth Vader costume design did not include a helmet? That’s right, it only came about when concept artist Ralph McQuarrie proposed that Vader should wear a breathing apparatus during pre-production discussions for Star Wars with George Lucas in 1975. With that said, this Chevrolet Camaro attempted to turn to the dark side, but seems to have failed half way. Read more to see the entire body kit.
At $699.99, the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) is more of a set you that you put on display once completed. Featuring all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, hengine exhausts, intricate surface detailing. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
The LEGO Star Wars Boost Droid Commander kit basically teaches you how to code, and what better way to showcase the possibilities than by creating an entire orchestra? To be more specific, the team at LEGO used 95 droids, 10 violins, 8 keyboards, 4 cellos, 30 iPads, and 1 incredible inventor (Carl Merriam). Even more awesome, the orchestra was conducted using Boost apps. If forming an orchestra just isn’t your thing, the Boost app also has drag & drop coding plus authentic sound / music. or equip the droids with tools and weapons to complete missions. Product page. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Trace Wilson, a 25-year-old Star Wars fan from Richmond, Virginia, USA, was born without his right hand, but found a geeky solution by attaching a lightsaber in place of his missing limb. Simply put, the lightsaber parts are made by Saberforge and the adapter that enables him to connect it to his forearm was custom designed by Trace. He created the design, 3D printed a prototype and then Saberforge machined the final version out of metal. Read more for a video and additional information.
The end of an epic film series is coming for the Skywalker “Star Wars” saga after 40 memorable years, but it’s going out with a bang. New footage of “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” that was shown at the D23 fan convention this past Saturday has now been released online, with footage from all nine “Star Wars” movies, starting with 1977’s “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” Read more for the trailer and additional information.
The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau released the first official trailer for the show today at the D23 Expo, and it’s set to debut exclusively on Disney+ on November 12th. This show takes place a few years”after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge just opened at Walt Disney World, and a hotel experience may soon follow in a year or two. Officially called Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the experience will span two nights and three days, involving all guests in their own Star Wars story, complete with costumes. However, such an immersive experience comes at an extremely high price, or $3,300 for a single person and $7,200 for a cabin of five. Read more for a video and additional information.