The LEGO Group launched four new Art mosaics sets that give creative fans a different way to transform their passion into art. Whether it be Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles or iconic characters from the Marvel Universe and Star Wars galaxy, these mosaics are perfect for your home. Each one of these sets can be reimagined in a number of different ways and they all come with a signature tile unique to the set that is worthy of any true work of art as well as a hanging element. The Sith (above) is a 3-in-1 portrait set that lets you build portraits of Darth Vader, Darth Maul or Kylo Ren. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Aspyr has just released Star Wars Episode l: Racer for digital purchase on both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for $14.99. This classic Nintendo 64 racing game, based on the podracing sequence in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, has been upgraded with modernized controls, or to be more specific, motion controls on the Switch. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Anyone familiar with the Star Wars universe probably already knows that a lightsaber is essentially an energy sword depicted as a luminescent blade of magnetically contained plasma approximately 3-feet in length that is emitted from a metal hilt around 10.5-inches long. It’s the signature weapon of both the Jedi Order and their Sith counterparts. In the early films, its distinct appearance was created using rotoscoping, or a crafty technique that animators use to trace over motion picture footage, frame by frame, to produce realistic action. Read more to see a real-life hydrogen lightsaber by Alex Burkan.
In Ragnrok, Thor returns to Asgard to find Heimdall gone and his estranged brother Loki posing as Odin, who is then forced to help him find their father, and with directions from Stephen Strange at the Sanctum Sanctorum in New York City, they locate Odin in Norway. What could the movie have been like if the main characters used lightsabers instead of a hammer and other weapons? Read more to see exactly this, thanks to ImmersionVFX.
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In case you forgot, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi features a second Death Star that was still under construction as it orbits the forest moon of the planet Endor. Besides being larger, it also fixed a few issues found in its predecessor, so the Rebel Alliance’s only hope is to destroy it prior to its completion. For starters, its superlaser is more advanced as it can be fired every few minutes instead of needing 24 hours to recharge, while improved targeting computers could track smaller targets such as capital ships. Read more to see a cardboard recreation by Epic Cardboard Props.
Launching October 2, 2020 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Origin, Steam and the Epic Games Store, EA’s Star Wars Squadrons is an immersive, first-person space dogfighting experience set in the Star Wars galaxy. Featuring 5 vs. 5 multiplayer dogfights, massive fleet battles, and an original story set during the final days of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the New Republic after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Read more for the gameplay trailer and additional information.
Hasbro’s Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett premium electronic helmet is perfect for cosplay, conventions, or just around the house, and it’s being offered for $103.99 shipped, today only, originally $119.99. Featuring a flip-down viewfinder, flashing LED lights, an illuminated rangefinder heads-up display, and battle worn accents for the authentic look. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Star Wars fans already know that the Millennium Falcon is primarily commanded by smuggler Han Solo, along with Chewbacca, but some of the younger generation may not be aware that the ship was previously owned by gambler con-artist Lando Calrissian. What that said, Alex Dodson decided to turn this fictional starship into one of the coolest fire pits we’ve seen. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Limited to just 60-units worldwide, the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport focuses on handling and increases the redline to 6,900 rpm. It’s lighter than the standard Chiron thanks to a lightweight 3D printed titanium exhaust, fixed rear spoiler and extensive use of alcantara, anodized aluminium as well as titanium on the interior. Here’s what it would look like in a stormtrooper theme, courtesy of Shashank Das. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Ever wonder what the Fellowship’s battle with a cave troll in Moria’s Chamber of Mazarbul would look like with lightsabers instead of their normal weapons? If so (or not), Immersion VFX has created a video showing just that, but with a few lightsaber arrows thrown in as a bonus. All of the work took around five months to complete, as every single weapon, including the one used by the troll, had to be replaced. Read more for the clip and additional information.