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Star Wars Novelizations: How They Fuel the Imagination

Chris Alexander | October 2, 2012

origamiA long time ago…

It seems all the best stories start this way. Including my own.

A long time ago, in the spring of 1977, I was 13 years old and Star Wars had just hit the big screen. I asked my parents if we could see it, but my dad was recovering from surgery, so it would be a while before the family could go.

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Star Wars and Origami, a Match Made on the Freeway

Chris Alexander | August 16, 2012

Chris-and-Jabba

A long time ago on a freeway far, far away . . . . I was driving home after teaching some kindergarten students how to make an origami penguin when it occurred to me that a penguin and a B-Wing starfighter are very similar. In my head, I figured out how to rework the penguin into my first original Star Wars origami model. At the encouragement of friends, and after lots of trial and error—mostly error—I created an impressive number of original Star Wars origami models.

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