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Tag Archives: Star-Wars

Someone Kickstart This: Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Fridge

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No… no, you can’t buy this fridge. It doesn’t even exist. It seems to be a photoshop entry from “Hanasonic” for a photoshop contest on B3ta, where the one word theme was “fridges”. We’re not sure who/what the q4nobody watermark on the image is, but in the end we’re not very motivated to dig into it because well, it’s not that important to us. What matters is that this image has gone viral, and that we’re now really motivated to buy this exact fridge and are frustrated by the fact that we can’t. Maybe someone with more ambition, resources, and time than us can kickstart this? There’s a ready and willing market for it…

VIA [ NerdApproved ]

Looking For Stuff To 3D Print? How About A Death Star Birdhouse?

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MakerBot (behind the Replicator 2 3D printer) is running a birdhouse design competition, where the first price is an EggBot kit. This, by the way, is a cool machine that paints on small spherical-ish objects, such as eggs. In any case, the competition runs until July 16th, and there are already a few cool entries, such as the above Death Star birdhouse. The files are available on the Thingiverse, so if you own a Replicator or Replicator 2, and are a geek, and like Star Wars, and like birds… well, then, get to printing.

[ Deathstar Birdhouse ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

Sky-High ‘Star Wars’ Wedges Are Out of This World

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These sky-high Star Wars-themed wedges won’t let you do some actual skywalking but they’re awesome anyway. They’re made by Etsy seller DeckoFab and feature well-known elements and characters from George Lucas’s hit franchise. Each pair is made-to-order, so I think it’s safe to say that no two pairs will ever be alike.

The seller takes custom orders as well, so you can commission an all-Luke Skywalker or all-Darth Vader pair if you’re a good girl or bad girl, respectively. The wedges cost $115. They’re also available as high-heeled boots, which are priced at $110.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ C|NET ]

Darth Vader Mailbox: Welcome to the Dark Side…Of the Post

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I wouldn’t mind handing my bills over to the dark side of the force every once in a while. Kind of like how every mailman has to when they’re delivering mail to Sensei Monkey Boy’s friend, because he’s got this awesome Darth Vader mailbox instead of some boring slit at the door.

If that’s not awesome enough, it also has a lightsaber flag that you can pull up and extend to show the full extent of the Sith Lord, even if he is just in his mailbox form. You can hit the break for more images of the awesome Star Wars-themed mailbox.

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They Walk Among Us: Prank Shows Jedi Using the Force to Open Elevator Doors

The force is with this Jedi, and he likes using his powers to make elevator doors re-open just as they’re sliding shut. You might dismiss it as an odd but amusing coincidence the first time it happens, but when it happens three more times, then you know something’s up. Either this dude really has telekinetic powers or he’s got someone on the outside..

I think it’s pretty clear which of these options is true.

The Star Wars-themed prank was thought up by the JesterLads at King’s College London. It’s pretty hilarious and you can easily replicate it if you want to pull the same prank on other people.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Light Up Lightsaber Knitting Needles

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It’s pretty amazing the kinds of things you can make with knitting needles. But it’s not just the resulting craftwork that can look good; your needles themselves could use a little livening up. The Light Saber Knitting Needles pictured above are made from acrylic and feature an LED at the base. That material was chosen because it focuses and extends the light the diode emits, so it’s perfect for the intended effect. Of course they’ll look better in the dark, but who stitches in the dark?

If you want your own, you’re unfortunately going to have to make them. The link below points to an Instructables page with specific steps for this awesome DIY.

[ Product Page] VIA [ Technabob ]

Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Light Switch

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Star Wars related? Check.

Han Solo related? Check.

A little dirty? Check.

Oh, we’re already tired of this “question, check” way of writing… The point is, you’re looking at a pretty cool light switch that’s also somewhat obscene. Perfect for any geek that doesn’t mind offending a little bit. And it should go without saying that this is in no way endorsed by LucasArt, or Disney, or anyone. It’s handmade by someone on Etsy, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they were to receive a C&D shortly, so get yours quick.

It’s $40.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Now You Can Own a 3D-Printed Stormtrooper With Your Face On It

3D Printed Stormtroopers

Disney owns the Star Wars franchise now and they can do whatever they want with it, including adding themed attractions to their parks that will let you have a Stormtrooper 3D-printed with your face on it. It’s called the Star Wars D-Tech Me experience and it’ll be available at Disney’s parks starting this summer.

The whole scanning process will take all but ten minutes, but you’ll have to wait around 8 weeks for the delivery of your customized Stormtrooper. The entire thing will set you back $99.95 plus taxes and shipping charges.

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Star Wars Costumes for Your Pooch: You’ll Love ‘Em, He’ll Hate ‘Em!

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You can’t ride a dog like you ride a horse, but you can let certain creatures ride it, provided they’re the right shape and size. I’m talking about select characters from the Star Wars franchise that are being featured in this set of doggy costumes by Costume Craze.

The costimes will transform your pooch into a Bantha, Dewback, Tauntaun, or AT-AT. And to make the reference even clearer, each of these costumes feature the appropriate passenger on the species of choice. For example, a stalwart Stormtrooper sits high and mighty on the back of the Dewback costume, ready to attack.

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