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Ken Robichaud | October 9th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Rebels Premiere To Air On ABC With Special Cameo

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If you missed the movie premiere of the Star Wars Rebels series titled Spark of Rebellion, you’ll have another chance on Sunday, October 26 (7:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. This time you can watch it with 100% more James Earl Jones and that’s something a lot of shows could use. Dave Filoni told Star Wars.com, “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast. We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.”

I’m always up for more Vader and maybe that’s what Space Aladdin needs to kick it up a notch. It certainly has a lot of room to grow and more potential then anything they’ve done on television before. Vader popping in to force choke someone from time to time is a good start on tying this into the larger story. They certainly aren’t wasting time bringing in the high profile guest stars, are they?

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Ta Da!

Ken Robichaud | July 18th, 2013 | LEGO Batman, LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Powerpig’s Remarkable Brick Sketches

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Surprisingly, there are other things happening in the world at the moment that don’t revolve around SDCC. Chris McVeigh has been busy with these great brick marker sketches that were inspired by his friends actual marker sketches. I’m sure there will be a lot of sketching going on this weekend and hopefully Chris will keep these brick versions coming. You can also check out his first sketch on Facebook.

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Ken Robichaud | February 22nd, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars Storms The Nuremberg Airport

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After the great coverage of both the London and New York Toy Fair’s by our intrepid reporters Pete, Don and Ace it was easy to forget about the one held in Germany. Francesco “Frankie” Fondi (awesomely alliterated alias award) sent a heads up about LEGO’s occupation of the Nuremberg airport baggage area, which was overwhelmed with LEGO Star Wars statues. You can check out the rest of the shots at his site. I’d guess these are statues that may pop up in LEGO stores quite often, but I’ve never seen one in person and the thought of them invading an airport just seems like an odd publicity stunt. Neat nontheless.

Star Wars Friends @ the Nuremberg Airport (Toy Fair 2012)

It’s sad because they used to be so close…

Ken Robichaud | February 22nd, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Ralph McQuarrie’s Concept R2 by SPARKART!

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This creation by SPARKART! is a fantastic monument to the original Ralph McQuarrie conceptual artwork for R2-D2. Sparky certainly likes his astromechs and makes great use of the new Death Star planet part to cap off this one, I hope he’s still got a few tricks up his sleeve because there’s nothing like a saucy rolling trashcan to put a smile on my face (It’s just an expression, I don’t actually smile).

Ace Kim | November 22nd, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Happy Holidroids

Artoo-Deertoo and Santa-Pio

Artoo-Deertoo and Santa-Pio by forum-member sparkart. If this doesn’t win something at LEGOSantaYoda.com there’s something wrong with the world.

Tommy "roguefx" Williamson | July 30th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Ickelpete’s Amazing Remote Controlled R2-D2

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What do you get when you combine a bit of Power functions, a great deal of white brick, some mad LEGO building skills and a healthy dose of Star Wars geekdom? The stunning remote controlled R2-D2 from Ickelpete. Peter Salter brought everyone’s favorite astro droid to life for the LEGO Space event at the National Space Centre in the United Kingdom. Check out the video to see all the functionality is this awesome MOC.

Ace Kim | May 27th, 2011 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

R2-D2 Master Builder Event at Anaheim

The LEGO store at Downtown Disney is hosting an R2-D2 building event this weekend starting today May 27 through Sunday May 29. There’ll be a raffle for a store gift card and certificates of participation while supplies last.

Ace Kim | October 2nd, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

These Might Be the Robots You Were Seeking

"These aren't the droids we're looking for."

Brickdoctor gives us the ultimate micro-scale figures of our favorite pair of droids.

Ace Kim | October 5th, 2009 | MOC Spotlight

R2-D2 Minifig Brickmodder’ed With Lights and Sound

Rob over at Brickmodder Labs is a master at lighting up minifigs. He was the one responsible for my light-up chrome C-3PO fig. I always knew he was able to do an R2-D2 minifig, but he decided to take it one step further. By taking the sound and light components from a Hasbro action figure, he modded the circuit board and cut it down to size to fit inside an R2 minifig body to create the world’s first minifig with sound. For more information and a video, check out the Brickmodder Labs Blogology post: R2-D2 minifig with lights and sound . And just to answer everyone’s questions up front: no, he is not selling his fig; and he has no plans on mass producing it either.