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A company called twofour54 in Abu Dhabi has altered a building to look like the Starkiller Base from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Abu Dhabi was of course used by director J.J. Abrams for the set of Jakku in the film.
Standing 100-meters tall, the building covers 17,000 square meters of surface area. It’s currently being used as the headquarters for a company called Aldar.
Check out the video below, which showcases Abu Dhabi’s impressive Starkiller tribute:
BB-8’s natural roundness doesn’t really lend itself for the bricky LEGO-verse, but the artists over at Bright Bricks managed to build a life-size LEGO version of everyone’s favorite droid from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the film’s premiere in the UK.
Bright Bricks uploaded the following timelapse video, which shows how the team managed to successfully build a full-size BB-8, with all the necessary curves:
With construction about to begin on the highly anticipated Star Wars-themed lands at Disney World and Disneyland, the company teases that one of the rides will be “unprecedented, in a way.”
Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jon Snoddy of Walt Disney Imagineering said that’s because of the involvement of Industrial Light & Magic, the renowned visual-effects studio acquired by Disney as part of its purchase of Lucasfilm.
In the style of Olly Moss’ stunning original trilogy posters, Nakatomi Inc and Joshua Budich have teamed up to awaken the Schwartz in some stellar new parody posters that mashup “Star Wars” and its number one spoof, “Spaceballs.”
Inspired by Mel Brooks’ seminal “Star Wars” parody, Budich’s posters feature the characters of “Spaceballs” actors Joan Rivers, John Candy and Rick Moranis, with the caption, ‘The Schwartz Awakens.”
Check out each poster below, which are available separately on Nakatomi Inc’s website on 18×24 4-color hand printed paper, or as a foil print set for $200 USD:
The Internet delivers exactly what you (and hopefully, your dog) was hoping for this winter, as online retailer Petco has unleashed a new wave of “Star Wars” pet accessories.
Bundle your pup up with Princess Leia earmuffs, or perhaps a BB-8 hoodie — no matter what you decide, the Force will be strong with your domestic pal.
Check out some of the “Star Wars” goodies Petco has to offer below:
The Empire is making some headway on Planet Earth — after someone already built a TIE Interceptor — a “Star Wars” fan has successfully built a 15-foot-long flying Star Destroyer, made from insulating foam panels, Gorilla Glue, packing tape, and a can of Rustoleum. The First Order is coming, folks.
Peter Sripol’s Star Destroyer replica flies using three motor-driven propellers, along with a pair of servos to operate the elevons at the rear. Check out the flight test below:
A man from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada has effectively schooled us all as “Star Wars” fans and built his own super-realistic replica of BB-8 from “The Force Awakens.”
The Globe and Mail released the following video that showcases “Star Wars” fan and graphic designer Cory Pacione’s impressive BB-8 replica, which uses four magnets in both the head and the body, along with hidden wheels, to roll around just like the beloved droid:
The latest art project from a “Star Wars” fan might not look like anything at first glance — but shine a light on the various pieces, and you’ve got some pretty nifty shadows that look like beautiful silhouettes of characters and iconic images from the films.
Check out the video below, where artist Red Yong Yi demonstrates how exactly her shadow art works, as she uses the power of the light (side) to create some precise and stunning visuals:
Legendary comics artist George Pérez — known for his landmark work on “The Avengers,” “The New Teen Titans,” and “Wonder Woman,” among many other series — unearthed some of his rarely seen “Star Wars” art — and of the three pieces, only one was actually published.
Amid the frenzy for the film, Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm have debuted the poster for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set, which arrives Friday for Disney Infinity 3.0.
The third Star Wars play set for the hit toy-to-life video game, following Rise Against the Empire and Twilight of the Republic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens features as playable characters Finn, Rey, Poe Dameron and, yes, Kylo Ren.
Trying to start a Mos Eisley Cantina cover band, but your instruments aren’t up to snuff? Fear not, as the folks at Player Piano have designed custom “Star Wars”-themed pianos just for your needs.
Composer Sonya Belousova and director Tom Grey uploaded the following “Star Wars” piano medley to YouTube, spotlighting their specially-designed R2-D2, Darth Vader and Millennium Falcon-inspired pianos, just in time for the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” next week:
ThinkGeek has released a “Star Wars” Death Star USB Car Charger, giving you the power to charge your phone with the galaxy’s most destructive weapon — on the go!
The officially licensed car charger has green flashing LED lights that activate when you plug your USB(s) into the device. Not only that, but an automated voice of Grand Moff Tarkin greets your inserted USB with the phrase, “You may fire when ready.”
Forever 21 is set to offer an all-“Star Wars” clothing line, featuring everyone’s favorite George Lucas creations, from Darth Vader to Boba Fett.
Check out some of the “Star Wars” clothing options Forever 21 has in store, including t-shirts, tank tops, sweatpants, sweaters, and more, below.
The New York City-based ice cream shop Ample Hills Creamery is offering up limited edition “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”-themed ice cream on its menu — and don’t worry, it’s available for delivery (barring any trade embargoes).
A man in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon for attempting to rob a convenience store — dressed as Darth Vader.
According to ABC News, Jacob Mercer, age 32, carried a handgun into the Jacksonville Beach convenience store on Sunday evening and demanded money from the cashier. The store clerk refused to give Mercer — again, dressed as Darth Vader — the money, and threw a jar of salad dressing at his helmet. Mercer then ran out of the store, where witnesses saw him take off the helmet and reveal bleeding cuts on his face, before escaping in a car.