Another Monday, another metric tonne of neat stuff to post. It’s hard to resist the urge to spam everyone into oblivion, but some things are just to good to resist. This replica of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber by the always busy (where do you people find all this time to build??) Bruce Lowell comes complete with a full blade comprised of 300+ 3×3 dishes. Well played Bruce! When I was building 1:1 scale lightsabers a couple years ago, I tested out the 2×4 half cylanders topped with a 4×4 dome and it worked pretty well. Well enough that I purchased enough in trans-blue (the pic I have of the expperiment was a fugly rainbow) and played around with the idea of running a rope light through it, but the purist in me won out again. This dish technique gives the edge a fuzzy look that really adds something in pictures. Bet it wasn’t cheap though.
Posts Tagged ‘Luke Skywalker’
On the heels of their twitter leak, LEGO unveiled next year’s Rancor Set at the booth today at Comic Con. In case it wasn’t obvious, the current Jabba’s Palace sets fits on top of this one allowing Luke, Oola, and a Gamorrean Guard to drop down to their doom. No pricing info but it is believed to be $59.99 and will be officially available in January, which means around December.
Ever wonder where LEGO gets all the little trees they put in their Advent Calendars? I like to imagine it looks something like this. Another great image from powerpig and even though he skipped his annual documenting of the Advent Calendar, he’s more than gotten himself into the spirit of the season. Happy Holiday’s Chris!
Yes, a Jedi. There’s nothing more tasty after you’ve just downed a Gammorean Pig Guard. With their juicy, crunchy center and low calories, not to mention the tingle from all those Midichlorians. Careful though, unlike Twi’lek dancers, they usually put up a fight. Another excellent creation from Kevin Ryhal.
When I was a kid (“when”, yeah right) I wanted a landspeeder. I remember watching Star Wars as a 9 year old and just thinking “I want that!” I mean it defied gravity, made cool noise and went really fast. Sure it was beat all to hell, but it was still awesome. Now I want this, an excellent rendition from Flickr user and builder extraordinaire Bruceywan (Bruce Lowell).
This awesome little MOC by Flickr user Walter Boy makes the most of it’s small footprint to tell a story. Any second now I expect a fleeting glimpse of a wampa as it rushes Luke. Unless George Lucas gets his way, then we’ll be treated to a 10 minute song and dance routine featuring a CG wampa singing “I lost my arm, but I gained a friend”…but I digress
Mark Hamill may be best known as the farmboy turned Jedi knight, but he’s had an incredible voice acting career as well. Having worked on such animated series’ as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Spongebob Squarepants, Winnie the Pooh and multiple roles in both the Marvel and DC animated universes from Spider-man to Batman. The latter includes his most recurring and enduring characterization as the Dark Knight’s clown prince of crime, the Joker. If that wasn’t reason enough to wish him a Happy 60th Birthday on this site, then lending his voice to an official LEGO cartoon ought to do it.