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Star Wars invades Earth’s skies in pulse-pounding drone-powered dogfight

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” gave audiences plenty of in-atmosphere dogfights between X-wings and TIE fighters, something that had rarely been seen before. Now, the crew at Corridor Digital have taken that idea one step further by creating epic dogfight videos using drones, GoPros, 3D-printed cockpits and “Star Wars” figures.

Using drones from Rotor Riot, the Corridor Digital team filmed GoPro footage of drones going head to head in the skies. They then 3D-printed some X-wing and TIE fighter cockpits, filmed them making all the moves separately, and mashed the footage together for a jaw-dropping action sequence. There’s even a surprise Sith reveal at the end.

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Relive ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ with this epic infographic

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We’ve seen 1977’s Star Wars retold with gorgeous papercraft, adorable Tsum Tsum plushies and, some would argue, with The Force Awakens. However, this may be the first time it’s done with an infographic.

And it’s not just any infographic. It’s a glorious 123-meter “infinite scroll” work of art by illustrator and graphic novelist Martin Panchaud, whose two areas of expertise combine to recount the entire story using impressively detailed recreations of ships and weapons, dialogue, and little colored dots to represent characters.

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For these cute rice ball superheroes, the greatest foe is lunchtime

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If those Marvel Tsum Tsum toys can score their own comic, you’d think these equally adorable — and undoubtedly far more delicious — superhero rice balls could do the same.

They’re the creation of Thai food artist Nawaporn Pax Piewpun, aka Peaceloving Pax, who devotes her Instagram feed and Facebook page to “cute foodies” — whimsical rice balls, delightful dumplings and silly dumplings made to resemble characters ranging from Captain America and Superman to Harry Potter and Pikachu.

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Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ lands may be even cooler than we imagined

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With construction of the Star Wars theme lands beginning just last month at Disneyland and Disney World, we have years of rumors to look forward to — but this early one is awfully promising.

We already know a fair amount about the 14-acre areas at the two theme parks, which will feature as their centerpiece a Millennium Falcon attraction that will allow visitors to pilot the fastest ship in the galaxy, and another that places guests in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order.

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These insane Darth Vader shoes embrace the Sparkly Side

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Just when you thought Irregular Choice‘s Star Wars shoes couldn’t get any wackier than those lightsaber heels or fuzzy Chewbacca boots, the U.K. company has summoned Darth Vader. And the Dark Lord appears ready to party.

The first sneakers, high-top or otherwise, in the collection, the R-Series Vader trainers are — as you can see — so far over the top that they’d turn heads at Jabba’s Palace.

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‘I Am Your Father’ is the ‘Star Wars’ LEGO set we desperately need

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The Star Wars franchise is jam-packed with iconic scenes, but few reach the dizzying heights of the Cloud City lightsaber duel in The Empire Strikes Back, which ends with Darth Vader revealing that he’s Luke Skywalker’s father. That moment could be immortalized as a LEGO set, with a bit of support.

Submitted to LEGO Ideas by szabomate90, the aptly named “I Am Your Father” is recreated using film footage, production photos  and 1,482 bricks.

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Enormous ‘Star Wars’ LEGO diorama transports us to Mos Eisley

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Mos Eisley may be, as Obi-Wan Kenobi once warned, a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but it looks downright adorable in LEGO form.

Australian brick fanatic Joshua Morris offers a snapshot of the Tatooine spaceport with this 4-foot by 6-foot Star Wars diorama. We’re permitted a peek inside Challum’s Cantina mere moments after Obi-Wan separated a customer from his arm, while outside C-3PO and R2-D2 await Luke Skywalker (“We don’t serve their kind!”) even as Imperial Stormtroopers patrol the streets.

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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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