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StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: November 9, 2012

StarWars.com Team | November 9, 2012

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week, including some major Star Wars: Episode VII news and lots more!

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“The Whirlwind of Destiny” Debuts in Saturday’s The Clone Wars

StarWars.com Team | November 9, 2012

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Lightsaber techniques are part of elegant, ancient forms of Jedi combat. But a new move that stands with the most powerful of saber strikes has been officially introduced into Star Wars canon, and it comes from an unlikely source: nine-year-old Brendon Lake.

In 2011, Brendon won Hasbro’s “Join the Jedi” contest, which offered fans the chance to make and film their own lightsaber move, with the winning entry to be included in an episode of The Clone Wars, as well as a trip to Celebration VI for its creator.

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The Inspiration Behind Gap Kids’ New Star Wars Clothes

StarWars.com Team | October 29, 2012

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Star Wars-inspired clothing has been around since the original film made its debut in 1977, but Gap Kids’ new line stands apart as original and unique. Created by Junk Food Clothing, the retro-cool collection includes hoodies, fleece pants, socks, watches, and more, with designs celebrating the entire six-film saga.

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StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: October 26, 2012

StarWars.com Team | October 26, 2012

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week, including a special update to StarWars.com’s Ewok Village game, even more Halloween-themed content on the Official Star Wars Blog, the release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Four on Blu-ray and DVD, and lots more!

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5 Scary Star Wars  Scenes

StarWars.com Team | October 23, 2012

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While we all love Star Wars for its positive message, swashbuckling thrills, and seemingly endless amount of Cool Stuff (lightsabers, Jedi, X-wings, blasters, the list goes on…), it’s easy to forget that an essential part of the Star Wars mix is fear. It’s one of the tenets of the dark side, and as such, it plays a big role in the films. And while Star Wars obviously isn’t gore-filled, there are spooky moments, jump-out-of-your-seat moments, and emotionally scary moments. Here’s a rundown of some the scariest scenes and moments from the Star Wars films.

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StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: October 19, 2012

StarWars.com Team | October 19, 2012

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week, including some new Halloween content, special previews of bonus features on Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Four Blu-ray and DVD (coming next week!), and lots more!

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A Very Star Wars Halloween – Updated Daily

StarWars.com Team | October 17, 2012

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Halloween is about spooky stuff, dressing up in costume, and to put it simply, having a lot of fun: all things that are part of the Star Wars experience. As such, the Official Star Wars Blog will be featuring special posts over the next couple of weeks that celebrate the connections between the scary fun of Halloween and the Star Wars saga.

You can stay tuned to this post, which will be regularly updated to include all Halloween-related content.

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StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: October 12, 2012

StarWars.com Team | October 12, 2012

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week, including a major crossover announcement, exclusive posts celebrating World Space Week, and lots more!

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Lucasfilm Sidewalk Art Festival Winners & Highlights

StarWars.com Team | October 12, 2012
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Photo: Tina Mills

Last Friday, a sidewalk became a Star Wars- and Indiana Jones-themed art gallery.

The first annual Lucasfilm Sidewalk Art Festival was held between buildings A and B of the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco’s Presidio, with original chalk art created by teams consisting of four or fewer Lucasfilm employees. From photo-realistic portraits to Simpsons-style reinterpretations, the final results were truly stunning.

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StarWars.com Celebrates World Space Week

StarWars.com Team | October 8, 2012

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One of the themes of Star Wars is exploration: exploration of different ideas, exploration of science, and exploration of technology. That’s why StarWars.com is happy to take part in World Space Week, which shares that same theme.

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