Here’s an adorably cool set of art called, “Star Wars Characters and Their Rides” created by fettup. The artist took the prints that he created and turned them into iPhone wallpaper that you can upload to your phone if you want. Check out the series of illustrations below!
I’m going to assume you know how to get these images on your phone.
What. The. Eff.
Times are still tough for a lot of people in America these days, but who says citizens can’t spend ludicrous amounts of money constructing full-scale models of spacecrafts from their favorite science fiction movies? That’s exactly what Chris Lee is doing, putting a team together at Full Scale Falcon (via Geekologie) to build a full-scale replica of Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon and putting him in the running for one of the craziest and biggest Star Wars nerds I’ve ever heard of. (And that’s saying something.)
They’ve really thought this thing out, and it seems like they’re totally serious about getting this bad boy completed. Check out their specs:
Length: 114 feet
Beam (docking ring to docking ring): 81.485 feet
Height to top of body (not counting quad-laser turret): 24.878 feet
Height to top of dish: 30.889 feet
Clearance: ground to landing gear bay level: 7.779 feet
Clearance: ground to outside bottom of cockpit tube: 13.081 feet
Lee and his team are hoping to finish the project in the next 5-7 years, but I’ve got one piece of advice for them: don’t get cocky. Check out photos below of their progress so far and some renderings of what it should look like when it’s all done. You can visit their site for more info.
Even the most devout Star Wars fan might not know that filmmaker and journalistMichel Parbot was once given unprecedented access to the set, stars and filmmakers behind The Empire Strikes Back. The resulting work, The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, has apparently never been commercially released. And while Parbot did work on a documentary about the film called SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back, this is not that doc.
One site has unearthed 15 minutes from this piece of Star Wars history via an old Dutch TV documentary, which features never before seen interviews with the cast and crew. It’s crude, it’s subtitled, but it is also a rare and fascinating behind the scenes look at one of the best and most liked films of all time. What’s better than that?
Open Culture posted the below videos, which don’t start in English, but switch languages about 45 seconds in. The quality here is crap but the access is almost mindblowingly awesome. How does this only have like 1000 views on YouTube after four years?
Unfortunately, this isn’t the full documentary and there’s no real explaination why. The Open Culture article does point a must-visit link on Mint In Box which describes a bit about the documentary’s creation and links to four other pages which detail what’s actually in the film. Here’s an excerpt from the introduction:
September 22nd, 1980 on FOX Television: the Americans were able to discover a documentary named “SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back,” with a voice-over and it was dedicated to the special effects of the Empire Strikes Back, though it didn’t contain that many interviews. On IMDb, it is referenced here and Michel Parbot is credited as the cameraman in the part Camera and Electrical Department. This documentary can be watched today, as it is part of the Saga’s Extras on the Blu-Ray discs….Contrary to the “SPFX” documentary, [the “Making Of”] is especially focusing on interviews (actors, technicians, director and producer). Even George Lucas appears time to time and very briefly. The “Making of” documentary is in four parts: Introduction, Norway, Characters, Special Effects.
Head to that site to read more about the creation and break down of the full film, only part of which is seen above.
Here’s a fun collection of sexy geek style Halloween costumes from Yandy featuring several different characters from Star Wars and superheroes from various comic books! Many of these are pretty elaborate costumes, check them out and let us know what your favorites are!
Illustrator Ty Lettau created this cool series of Star Wars style 8-bit mega boss battles. For any of you interested purchasing prints of any of these click here. It’s be fun to see playable Star Warsvideo game developed in this style. It worked awesomely for Scott Pilgrim.
If you were ever wondered what would happen if a Jedi robe hooked up with Stormtrooper armor and they had a baby, this definitely wouldn’t be it. Clothes can’t mate… yet. I did always imagine though, that Stormtroopers totally just showered in their armor, or at least kept the helmet on. Is that weird? This robe would be a good slap to the face to any Stormtrooper who finally gets out of the armor and goes on vacation and checks into the hotel, only to realize that this is the bathrobe the hotel provides.
Enough blabbering. This white cotton robe will set you back $69.99, and is now available for pre-order with shipping slated for September. That’s tomorrow!