Archive for 2011



How to Make a Snow AT-AT!

Bonnie Burton | February 28, 2011


Photo by Miguel Valenzuela

So you have a lot of snow and you’d like to recreate one of the coolest battles in the Star Wars films? Get your mittens on and start packing snow into an AT-AT worthy of Hoth!

Miguel Valenzuela writes:

My daughter sitting on top of an AT-AT Snow Sculpture. It’s about 4 feet tall (1.2 meters). I know the main canons are a bit big but anything smaller just wasn’t holding or showing up. I built it over a period of two days. About 3 hours the first day then one hour the second day. By leaving it overnight it helped freeze the top layer making it stronger.

Learn how to make an AT-AT Imperial Walker Snow Sculpture here.

More photos here: Snow Sculptures

Star Wars Steampunk Art of Bjorn Hurri

Bonnie Burton | February 23, 2011

These amazing steampunk Star Wars character illustrations are created by UK based conceptual artist/illustrator, Bjorn Hurri. Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Yoda, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Han Solo, and others get the brass and bowler hat treatment in a makeover that would impress even Jules Verne.

Check out all the illustrations here:
World of Steampunk and Star Wars Collide! Illustrations by Bjorn Hurri
(via iGeekTrooper.com)


Star Wars Cats!

StarWars.com Team | February 23, 2011

Love Star Wars? Love cats? You’re in luck. Buzzfeed recently blogged their favorite selection of cats sneaking into Star Wars scenes, doing their best Jabba the Hutt impressions and playing…er chewing on action figures.

Star Wars Cookie Roundup!

Bonnie Burton | February 22, 2011


Sweet Sugar Belle makes some amazing Star Wars cookies that could make even the pickiest Wookiee happy! Check out some of the cookies below.



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SOURCE: Between the Pages Blog

Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms

StarWars.com Team | February 17, 2011

Thanks to researchers at Tokyo University, it appears that touchable holograms are now a reality.

Researchers used two Wiimotes from Nintendo’s Wii gaming system to track a user’s hand as well as software that uses ultrasonic waves to create pressure on the user’s hand touching the projected hologram.

Professor Hiroyuki Shinoda from Tokyo University says:

“Up until now, holography has been for the eyes only, and if you’d try to touch it, your hand would go right through. But now we have a technology that also adds the sensation of touch to holograms.”

Watch video here:
Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms
(via NTD Television)

Wookiee Protestor Wants “Chewy Justice”

StarWars.com Team | February 17, 2011


(Photo by Mark Moran / The Citizen’s Voice via AP)

Protestor Bill Clark of Wyoming County, Pa., holds a sign outside the William J. Nealon Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Wednesday Feb. 16, 2011 in Scranton, Pa.

Read more about this here.

Justin Bieber Shows Off Star Wars Fashion!

Bonnie Burton | February 15, 2011

Recently, pop star/teen heartthrob Justin Bieber did the rounds on talk shows to promote his new 3-D documentary about his life during his sold out tours called Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.

This week on Conan, Bieber showed a clip of his documentary and we noticed him wearing a clone trooper shirt!

WATCH VIDEO: Justin Bieber on Conan.

Lady Gaga’s Jedi Mind Trick

StarWars.com Team | February 15, 2011

Lady Gaga has danced on stage with monsters that would blend in well in a galaxy far, far away; and even mixed a deadly concoction worthy of Boba Fett.

So it makes sense that the pop star recently attempted a Jedi Mind Trick to make herself feel better before a performance.

The singer tells Vogue magazine:

“I don’t know if you knew this, but the other night, in London, I had food poisoning. I was vomiting backstage during the changes. Nobody knew. I just Jedi mind-tricked my body. ‘You will not vomit onstage’. Because I was also thinking, if I do, they are going to think I’m drunk. And I don’t want them to think I am human, let alone drunk. I certainly wouldn’t want them to think I had something so ordinary as food poisoning.”

Read the full interview here:
Lady Gaga: Our Lady of Pop (via Vogue)

Love…Star Wars Style

StarWars.com Team | February 14, 2011


MTV star Liz Lee smooches a Gamorrean Guard

Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with this list of fun Star Wars-related romantic sites.

VALENTINE CARDS/CRAFTS:

VALENTINE’S DAY FUN:

Darth Egg Salad Sandwich!

Bonnie Burton | February 11, 2011

Eggs, mayo, mustard, relish, hot sauce and celery make this egg salad sandwich by JustJennRecipes.com extra tasty. Jenn uses the Darth Vader cookie cutters on toasted King’s Hawaiian sweet bread as the finishing touch.

The Dark Side…of Egg Salad (via JustJennRecipes.com)