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Google engineer builds himself a real-life speeder bike off an old Star Wars toy

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 19 March 2015

Boston-based Google hardware engineer Adam Woodworth has come up with possibly the closest thing we have to a real-life Star Wars speeder bike: a modified quadcopter that looks like it. Interplanetary races at the park, anyone? Using a 12-inch speeder bike replica that was released back in the ‘90s, Woodworth was able to integrate four seven-inch rotors, giving the Star Wars toy the ability to fly (no word yet on the blasters.)

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Star Wars posters hand-drawn by local artists in Russia

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By David Langley in New Art on Monday 16 March 2015

Star Wars first made its way into the USSR in 1990, and due to censorship laws that still remained in the waning days of the Soviet Empire, original movie posters needed to be made by local artists for advertising.

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Etsy store turns Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon toys into fully-functional guitars

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 2 March 2015

It looks like Han and Chewie pimped the Millennium Falcon with some brand new audio equipment. UK-based Doni Latchford repurposes old Star Wars toys – specifically 1979 to 2004 models of the Millennium Falcon – and turns them into fully-functional guitars.

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Japan used bulldozers to make this massive Star Wars snow sculpture

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 9 February 2015

Every winter in Japan, more than 2 million visitors attend the Sapporo Snow Festival to see over 200 sculptures made of snow and ice. This year, attendees were treated to an epic exhibit which appeared to have come from a galaxy far, far away.

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A toy maker made this awesome ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Starfighter rocker

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 21 January 2015

This baby’s gonna grow up to do great things, like destroying Death Stars. Auckland-based craftsman Steve of ‘Steves Wooden Toys’ made a rocker inspired by the X-Wing Starfighter from Star Wars. It’s made out of solid wood and even comes with a removable R2D2 at the back. It’s the perfect toy for the little Lukes […]

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This is what it’d look like if Wes Anderson directed the new Star Wars trailer

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Tuesday 9 December 2014

Shortly after releasing the first trailer for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’, the Internet exploded with all sorts of emotions. And, like good people of the Internet, they begin creating parodies– some good, some just bad. Recently the George Lucas-directed trailer surfaced. Made by YouTuber Timtimfed, it was spot on and cram packed with CGI effects.

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This is what it would look like if George Lucas directed the Star Wars: Episode VII trailer

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 5 December 2014

I’m sure you heard the massive explosion when last week, the Internet erupted after the release of the first trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Of course, shortly afterward it didn’t take long for the parodies to start being filmed and uploaded.

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If Star Wars was part of everyday life

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 24 October 2014

Well, just how beautiful are these? ‘Very’ doesn’t even come close. According to Toronto-based photographer Thomas Daggs on his site, the series is reminiscent of his young imaginative mind as a young Star Wars fan, who, at the age of eight, saw elements from the trilogy everywhere he turned while growing up. These doctored images […]

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Hungry? May these Star Wars pancakes be with you

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 28 July 2014

Pancakes. Mmmm. Star Wars. These nonstick steel Star Wars pancake molds make it easy for geeks to get their daily dose of galactic greatness every morning. You can choose to gobble down Yoda, Darth Vader or a stormtrooper.

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Hyper real photos of Star Wars toys

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By J. Cooper in New Photography on Thursday 26 June 2014

I had to look closely a few times before I could make out that these are actually toys photographed and not real space ships. If you’ve ever had a fantasy about flying your own Y-Wing fighter instead of taking the subway in winter, well, look no further.

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This Swedish one-man-band plays the Star Wars tune flawlessly

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Recorded on a Stockholm street by YouTuber Carlos Cassiani, this epic video shows one man’s devotion to Star Wars by his epic one-man-band performance. The guy in the video? His name is Anders Flanderz and he’s a regular on the streets of the city, playing everything from the Tetris theme to Gangnam Style. I don’t […]

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True love: Star Wars X-Wing and TIE Fighter engagement rings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Do you know what everlasting and unconditional love sounds like? Pew pew pew! These Star Wars-inspired engagement rings from Paul Michael Design will bring balance to the Force, or your love life, rather. The sapphire X-Wing is currently unavailable (probably went on another Death Star run.) But the 1 carat Black Diamond TIE Fighter is […]

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Star Wars Instagram releases photo from behind the scenes

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Saturday 29 March 2014

Many Bothans dies to bring you this information: Star Wars have launched their Instragram account. From Darth Vader’s fencing double to the ‘high-tech’ storm trooper stunt equipment, these photographs from behind the scenes on the Return Of The Jedi will put any Star Wars fan over the moon. But wait… that’s no moon! Personally, as […]

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How about a Star Wars themed planetarium in your bedroom

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By Marta Millere in New Products on Monday 17 March 2014

To you gazillions of Star Wars fans out there, you’ll love this. Fancy.com is selling Uncle Milton’s gorgeous table top Death Star that not only looks cool but also opens up to become a planetary projector to display the cosmos on your bedroom ceiling. At $20 a pop, this planetarium would make a great gift […]

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Want: beautiful Star Wars rings from the late 90s

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Japanese design studio J.A.P., created this collection of prototype Star Wars rings back in the late 90’s to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved (and by ‘beloved’, I mean Hans Christian Andersen not included) franchise.

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