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Incredible LEGO Millennium Falcon interior required 10,000 bricks

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There’s no denying that 16-foot-wide LEGO Millennium Falcon built in Australia for Star Wars Day was impressive, but I’m in awe of this significantly smaller version constructed by Titan Creations.

Built for Legoland Malaysia’s May 4 event, this model provides a highly detailed look at the freighter’s interior, at minifigure scale. The 3-foot-7 by 3-foot-3 set required more than 10,000 bricks, and 24 LED. It also took six builders more than two months to complete.

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Store Tour | Dragon’s Lair in Austin, Texas

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them; think of it as the retailer version of Shelf Porn. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, in Austin, Texas. We spoke with creative director Megan Ruch.

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‘Star Wars’ cosplayers assure these are the pets you’re looking for

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I never expected a stormtrooper, a Tusken Raider and the spy Garindan could make me misty-eyed, but then I saw these heartwarming portraits — yes, heartwarming! — of members of the 501st Legion: Capital City Garrison posing with adoptable animals.

The three cosplayers donated their time on May 4, Star Wars Day, to help the Ottawa Human Society try to find homes for some adorable-looking cats, dogs, guinea pigs and a rabbit.

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IDW and Marvel team for ‘Star Wars’ Artist’s Editions, fun packs

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IDW Publishing has expanded its partnership with Marvel to include Artist’s Editions and Micro Collectors Fun Packs for the classic Star Wars comics.

Launched in 2010, the Artist’s Edition hardcover line presents complete stories scanned from the original art and printed at full size. IDW previously teamed with Marvel to produce Artist’s Editions for Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor, John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man, John Byrne’s Fantastic Four and David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again.

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World’s largest LEGO Millennium Falcon built for Star Wars Day

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To celebrate Star Wars Day, a group of Australians assembled Sunday to help build the world’s largest Millennium Falcon made from LEGO.

Constructed out of about 250,000 bricks, and measuring nearly 16 feet across, the iconic spaceship was created at the Westfield Southland mall in Melbourne under the supervision of father-and-son LEGO master builders Dan Steininger and Chris Steininger.

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Store Tour | Area 52 in Gainesville, Georgia

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them; think of it as the retailer version of Shelf Porn. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Area 52 Comics and Games, 3640 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 140 in Gainesville, Georgia; it’s located in the College Square Shopping Center near the University of Northern Georgia. We spoke with manager (and cartoonist) Dean Trippe. Continue Reading »

With this R2-D2 coffee table pinball machine, the Wookiee never wins

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Never mind the movie posters and original action figures (still in their boxes, naturally!), no Star Wars fan’s home is complete without this incredible R2-D2 coffee table. Did I mention it houses an original 1991 Star Wars pinball game?

Altar Furniture is selling this unique piece, which rolls on wheels and comes equipped with a flashlight, sounds (chirps and whistles), lighting program and miniature slide projector that shows an image of R2-D2 inside the Death Star.

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It’s love, convention-style, in heartwarming webcomic

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Couples get together over shared interests, and meetings at conventions aren’t uncommon — but they can be something, special as Zen Pencils cartoonist Gavin Aung Than illustrates in this heartwarming Star Wars-themed comic.

It’s based on a quote by Robert Fulghum from his book True Love. Check out part of the comic below, and read the entire story at Zen Pencils.

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‘Star Wars’ fan creates his own working BB-8 droid

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The breakout star of the too-short teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, BB-8 made a splash over the weekend at Star Wars Celebration. However, before the little droid took the stage in Anaheim, California, one Star Wars fan had already brought his own version of the adorable little droid to life.

Much like Disney CEO Bob Iger, industrial designer Christian Poulsen looked to Colorado startup Sphero to help bring BB-8 to life. Using one of the company’s smartphone-controlled robotic balls as a foundation, Poulsen added polyurethane foam, magnets and spray paint and came up with a miniature version of the droid he was looking for.

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‘Star Wars Battlefront’ unleashes first trailer

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Direct from Star Wars Celebration comes the first full-length trailer for Star Wars Battlefront, the highly anticipated action game arriving Nov. 17 from DICE and Lucasfilm.

The third entry in the series, Battlefront allows players to immerse themselves in epic Star Wars battles, firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and even piloting TIE Fighters and the Millennium Falcon in locations ranging from Hoth to Endor to Tatooine. They’ll also be able to play as some of the most memorable characters from the original movie trilogy.

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This ‘Star Wars’-themed R2-D2 jet is the droid you’re looking for

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With all eyes on Anaheim, California, on Thursday for the premiere of the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Japan’s All Nippon Airways used Star Wars Celebration to unveil the latest addition to its fleet: an R2-D2-themed Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Part of a five-year agreement with Disney and Lucasfilm, the new livery will debut this fall, although its international routes haven’t been determined. Both the announcement and the website ANA Planet suggest the “ANA Star Wars Project” will extend beyond a single jet’s droid motif, but no details were offered. Perhaps C3-PO and Darth Vader will get their own aircraft as well.

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In a medieval manuscript, Yoda is

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Although Yoda and Obi-Wan were quick to realize in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones that someone had erased a planet from the Jedi Archives, they apparently neglected to notice something was amiss with a 14th-century manuscript.

Right there, in the Smithfield Decretals, is a figure that looks an awful lot like a certain Jedi Grand Master. Somebody took a wrong turn at Dagobah and ended up in southern France.

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Iconic ‘Star Wars’ posters get the LEGO treatment

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To mark the debut today of the entire Star Wars saga on digital platforms, Lucasfilm is releasing LEGO recreations of legendary artist Drew Struzan’s posters for all six films. LEGO will have them available for attendees next weekend at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California.

The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm have a relationship that dates back to 1999, when Star Wars became the toymaker’s first licensed property. From those first few playsets, their successful partnership has expanded to encompass video games, animation, comics and even theme parks (Legoland California just last month added a massive Death Star model to its four-year-old LEGO Star Wars Miniland).

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R2-D2 searches for love in heartwarming ‘Star Wars’ fan film

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R2-D2 has captured the hearts of millions of Star Wars fans over the past four decades, yet he still runs into problems when it comes to finding that special someone.

In the wonderful short “Artoo in Love,” Evan Atherton, TRUE MVMNT, Grant McKinney and Sargam Atherton depict the little astromech droid’s pursuit of romance in a galaxy not so far away. He experiences a setback along the way, but if R2-D2 is anything, he’s determined.

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Square Enix’s new ‘Star Wars’ figures are wonderfully insane

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Looking at Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper from Square Enix’s Variant line of Play Arts Kai figures, I’m reminded of Marvel’s 1977 adaptation of Star Wars, with its frequently wildly off-model characters. Here, of course, the deviation is purposeful — the Variant collectibles are all reimagined — and it works pretty well.

Sure, all three original designs are classic, but it’s kind of fun to see each of these armored warriors souped up, their looks taken more in a mech-infused direction (although as Star Wars reimaginings go, it’s tough to top Bandai’s samurai-styled Darth Vader and Stormtrooper).

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