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Video: HOWTO make a 3D origami Darth Vader

Origami enthusiasts have created a number of small foldable units that can then be assembled into all kinds of 3-D shapes, like this Darth Vader.

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Darth Vibrader: a Vader mannequin made from sex toys

Adult film star Kayla-Jane Danger, SFX guy Todd Devlin and porn producer Seth Beard skinned a mannequin with sex toys, hooker boots and other stuff from a sex shop to create the 7' tall Darth Vibrader, which will adorn the offices of Wood Rocket, an LA-based porn studio.

Michael Jackson almost played Jar Jar Binks

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Makes sense. Ahmed Best, the voice of Jar Jar Binks, tells the story:

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Get the new Wilco album 'Star Wars' for free

In case you missed it, Wilco is offering its ninth album Star Wars free on iTunes and Amazon for a limited time.

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Star Wars "didn't approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner"

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Photos for GQ by Mark Seliger

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Word Wars: Daily war headlines transformed into an automated Star Wars intro crawl

Julien Deswaef's “Star Wars: News From the Empire” coding project gathers each day's war-related news headlines from the New York Times, and presents them in the style of the Star Wars opening crawl. Fully automated, updated and uploaded to YouTube daily.

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R2D2 Rollaboard


This would be way better as a 4-wheel spinner, but it's still a sweet piece of kids' luggage with handle sized for small people and flashing lights and beeps -- a worthy successor to the hardcase version.

R2D2 Metal Model Kit

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Two laser-cut sheets of steel, some needle-nosed pliers and a bit of patience are all that stand between you and a “museum-quality” 3-D model of your favorite astromech droid! In no time at all, this thermocapsulary dehousing assister will be reflecting light on your bookshelf as only it can.

The evening that my wife and I put this together was a lot of fun.  It was amazing how quickly we went from this:

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to this:

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You can find a set of 4 Metal Earth 3D Model Kits at Amazon.

It's the best deal that I found, and it includes Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, R2-D2, An AT-AT Walker and The Millennium Falcon (Glas-Conduit-Protien not included.)

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Unknown See Michael, a passionate collector of artifacts and designer of unique puzzles, at Boing Boing's three-day extravaganza, the Weekend of Wonder, running Sept. 18-20. A weekend of workshops, tech demons and wild performances, there'll be plenty of fun surprises!

Star Wars, as Japanese woodblock prints

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This splendid work was crowdfunded at Makuake.com, reports James Vincent: "The painstaking and laborious techniques of ukiyo-e don't come cheap."

The available prints are of Vader, the Battle of Hoth, and a scene of Amidala, R2 and Anakin.

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The world of Star Wars vintage apparel collecting

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens, behind the scenes video

"You've been here, but you don't know this story," says Mark Hamill, in this behind the scenes mini-documentary just released at ComicCon.

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Watch R2-D2 levitate for real

Otto Dieffenbach uses the Force (and some creative RC engineering) to levitate R2-D2.

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Ultimate t-shirt for trolling science fiction fans


$20-26 from Offworld Designs. (via Diane Duane)

Ackbar's Eleven: Star Wars/Ocean's Eleven mashup

Cross a judiciously edited briefing scene from Star Wars with the audio from the briefing scene in Ocean's Eleven, and what do you get?

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Star Wars Frames looks at the movies' gorgeous cinematography piece by piece

You’ve seen the movies, now see the book. Star Wars Frames collects selections of single frames from the entire Star Wars saga. This giant two volume set features a book for each trilogy. Inside you’ll find selected frames that literally show you the movie piece by piece.

This book draws attention to a dimension of filmmaking that is hard to study as it’s happening. You might remember a cool shot in The Empire Strikes Back, but until now you couldn’t marvel at the shot unless you watched the film and paused it. With Frames, the entire movie is laid out for you to experience at your own pace, letting you fully absorb the weight and technique of each shot. It’s a great look at the gorgeous cinematography at work in each film. The pages are massive, so you can see plenty of detail. If you’re a fan of Star Wars and/or filmmaking, this is a must own. – Alex Strine

Star Wars Frames
by George Lucas
Harry N. Abrams
2013, 736 pages, 12 x 13.5 x 3.5inches
$95 Buy a copy on Amazon

See sample pages from this book at Wink.

Genderswapped Slave Leia with balloon-twisted Jabba


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