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This gorgeous Death Star is the ultimate wooden weapon

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Perhaps the problem with the Death Stars wasn’t the ridiculous design flaw, but rather that they were constructed from the wrong materials. Maybe if that first moon-sized space station were made from, say, bamboo, the Battle of Yavin would’ve ended differently. Or at least with more splinters.

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Legoland Malaysia unveils world’s largest LEGO Millennium Falcon

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In celebration of Star Wars Day, Legoland Malaysia has unveiled  a 200,000-brick replica of the Millennium Falcon that the theme park claims is the world’s largest.

Announced early last month, the nearly 16-foot by 12-foot model was constructed Legoland visitors, led by father-and-son master model builders Dan and Christopher Steininger over a period of 30 hours.

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Relive ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Through Adorable Emojis

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Disney has created an adorable tribute to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” via its “As Told by Emoji” video series.

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Become a Sssith Lord with this snakeskin Darth Vader helmet

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This seems like the perfect gift for a certain brooding First Order leader with a penchant for creepy nostalgia and violent outbursts (hint: his name rhymes with Milo Penn). Yes, it’s a Darth Vader helmet covered with python skin.

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This mammoth LEGO Star Destroyer hides a three-level interior

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Although it’s certainly looks large enough to have been constructed on Kuat, the Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant is actually a custom LEGO build by brick fanatic doomhandle.

“The Tyrant is over 56 inches (1.4m) long and weighs approximately 70 lbs (32kg) with a full load (the interior adds a lot of weight). That makes it about 20 inches longer — and quite a few times heavier — than the classic LEGO UCS version. That’s the official 2014 LEGO Star Destroyer in the foreground above, for comparison.”

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Hot Topic awakens a new ‘Star Wars’ fashion collection

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The Force, it’s calling to you. Just let it into your closet with this dazzling new Star Wars fashion collection from Her Universe and Hot Topic.

Designed by Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone, who won the Her Universe design competition held last summer at Comic-Con International, the limited-edition line features nine pieces inspired by characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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With a Death Star fire pit, every night is like the Battle of Endor

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There are few things more relaxing than sitting outside on a summer night, enjoying good food, good drink and good company as you watch the Death Star — symbol of Imperial might — erupt into flames. You can do that whenever, and wherever, you want (Endor? Yavin 4?) with this custom Death Star fire pit.

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‘Star Wars’ cast reimagines BB-8 for charity art auction

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BB-8 rocketed to international stardom even before the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now the little droid is using that fame for a good cause.

The clock is ticking down on the BB-8 Great Exhibition & Auction, which features replicas of the droid repainted (and otherwise dressed up) by members of the Force Awakens cast, as well as notable U.K. artists and designers, celebrating the British heritage of Star Wars.

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This R2-D2 talking cookie jar will never let the cookie win

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We’ve seen an R2-D2 moving refrigerators, an R2-D2 speaker phone and even and R2-D2 shower head. Now, with the introduction of the R2-D2 talking cookie jar, the little astromech droid’s conquest of your home is nearly complete.

Well, technically it doesn’t talk. Instead, it beep-boops when you open or close the lid, which can either be interpreted as “Here, have another one” or “Hey, haven’t you had enough?” We can’t know for certain without the help of a protocol droid.

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Practice your piloting skills with these massive new ‘Star Wars’ kites

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ThinkGeek has unveiled a new wave of extra-large “Star Wars” kites, with designs for R2-D2, the Death Star, an X-Wing, and of course, the Millennium Falcon.

The massive kites are being sold for $40 USD each, and are made up of a nylon sail material with a fiberglass frame.

The largest of the kites, the X-Wing, stands 52-inches tall, and is described as the most difficult to fly.

Check out a video demonstration of ThinkGeek’s “Star Wars” kites below:

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Embrace the Dark (and smoky) Side with Darth Vader BBQ tongs

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Considering what happened to Anakin Skywalker during his little weekend getaway to Mustafar, these Darth Vader barbecue tongs are either a more than little cruel or pretty darned funny, depending upon which side of the Force you fall on. In either case, they’re perfect.

Modeled after the Sith Lord’s lightsaber, these tongs are — as ThinkGeek so eloquently puts it — “a grilling implement for a more civilized age.” Blasters are little help when it comes time to turn that meat patty or move a chicken leg off a hotspot. But this lightstaber? It’s all you need.

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For this Boba Fett life-size figure, you may need a loan from Jabba

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After seeing The Empire Strikes Back for the first time (in a theater, no less), I became obsessed with the mysterious Boba Fett. I got the action figure and toy replica of Slave I. I got the Underoos. I even named my cat Boba Fett. But never did I dream that one day I could own a life-size Boba Fett figure.

That’s could, not would, as it’s nearly impossible to imagine paying $8,500 for this Boba Fett Life-Size Figure from Sideshow Collectibles.

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This tiny, levitating Death Star is no moon — it’s a speaker

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It’s easy to imagine Emperor Palpatine keeping a tiny, levitating replica of the first Death Star as a daily reminder of his folly (only to ignore it and order the construction of a second moon-sized space station). But it probably didn’t also blast music, because, really, what would Palpatine listen to? “The Imperial March” on repeat?

However, this tiny, levitating replica of the Death Star does play music, because, well, it’s a wireless speaker and a nice conversation piece.

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‘I Grew Up Star Wars’ photo site will take you back to childhood

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If you’re old enough to have seen the original Star Wars trilogy in theaters the first time around, and to have owned — and, gasp, even played with — the Kenner toys before they became collector’s items, I Grew Up Star Wars will hit you right in the nostalgia.

It’s a website that collects photos, primarily from the late 1970s and early ’80s, from the early days of Star Wars fandom, documenting that unfettered joy of finding the Millennium Falcon under the tree, and that twinge of envy at your friend’s birthday party.

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Disneyland and Disney World break ground on ‘Star Wars’ lands

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Disney has officially broken ground on its 14-acre Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.

This announcement this morning was accompanied by a playful 360-degree photo of the Disneyland construction site that reveals BB-8, R2-D2, Stormtroopers, Imperial walkers, TIE Fighters, X-wings and more.

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