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Star Wars Napkin Rings Craft

StarWars.com Team | November 22, 2011

During this holiday season, eat your meals in style with these fancy felt napkin rings of your favorite Star Wars characters! These napkin rings are easy to make and fun to use for any meal worthy of Jabba the Hutt.

What You Need:

  • Velcro circles
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Small googly eyes
  • Black, beige, gray, red, dark green, light green, brown and purple felt squares

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Darth Vader Carver E-Card

StarWars.com Team | November 21, 2011

Hallmark sends a heads-up that they’ve got a new Star Wars first available in stores and as a mini e-card — a Darth Vader Thanksgiving greeting!

The image above shows the cover of the card available in stores, which includes a sound chip that plays “The Imperial March” when opened (and also reveals an image of the Death Star with the quote “Who Wants Dark Meat?”).

The Vader Carver image can also be sent as a mini e-card, available here.

San Francisco Builds Giant LEGO Yoda Santa

StarWars.com Team | November 21, 2011


Photo by transbay.

This weekend, Star Wars fans in San Francisco gathered in Union Square to help LEGO Master Builders construct a 12-foot tall LEGO Yoda Santa from about 250,000 bricks!

Wired reports:

Contributing some brick building to an undertaking like this is a strangely satisfying thing. Participants create large ‘bricks’ which are used to scale up from a model. Because the whole thing builds so quickly, you really feel like you’re part of making a LEGO creation. The crowds of adults and kids getting involved today were all having a wonderful time building, chatting and sharing hints.

Read more here:
Help Build a 12-Foot Tall Lego Yoda Santa, You May
(via Geek Dad on Wired)

Yes, Leia, there is a Yoda Santa — made of LEGOs (via CNET)

Be sure to check out the upcoming LEGO Santa Yoda website – www.LEGOsantayoda.com – for Star Wars online greeting cards. LEGO will donate toys to United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program for each card sent.

Star Wars Engagement Photos

StarWars.com Team | November 18, 2011

When a couple takes a big step like marriage, they want to document every moment of their commitment to one another. Engagement photos showcase happy couples romantically walking hand in hand in a serene forest, kissing in a meadow, looking longingly into each others’ eyes, etc.

But when a couple loves Star Wars as much as they love each other, you get some pretty amazing engagement photos like these taken by Michael James Photography!

See more photos here:
Star Wars Engagement Shoot


Jedi Squirrels!

StarWars.com Team | November 15, 2011

The only thing better than watching a squirrel run around in your backyard, is watching a squirrel run around in your backyard… carrying a lightsaber! Star Wars fan Bryan Harley shows us what can happen when you leave a tiny lightsaber laying around…

Check out his fun fan-made video of just that:

WATCH VIDEO: Jedi Squirrels

The Force is Strong With This Nursery

StarWars.com Team | November 9, 2011

When you bring a new youngling into this galaxy, it’s best to decorate the nursery with the Force. Check out this awesome nursery decorated with lightsaber night lights, a Wampa rug and more!

When Abbey submitted a few pictures of her son Rocky’s Star Wars nursery, we must admit our heart skipped a beat. It is a perfect balance of tribute and taste that brings together a bunch of fun themed accents, a vintage piece of furniture and a cross-stitch from Grandma and pulls it off beautifully. She even answered the age-old question of what to get the guy who has everything — a Wampa rug. Rocky, we envy you.

Read more here:
Rocky’s Star Wars Nursery

Star Wars Insider 2012 Special Edition

StarWars.com Team | November 7, 2011

A 148-page Special Edition of Star Wars Insider is on sale from tomorrow at all newsstands for a limited time only!

This collector’s issue celebrates the master behind the Star Wars saga, George Lucas, with highlights from the movies, both on and off camera and exclusive interviews with special effects supervisor John Dykstra, R2-D2 – Kenny Baker, and co-producer Robert Watts!

There are other fantastic interviews included in this special edition from James Earl Jones, Carrie Fisher and even respected Animation Director Rob Coleman!

This Star Wars Insider Special Edition also celebrates a rare peek behind the scenes of the Jedi Council from the Lucasfilm Archives. Here we see exclusive photographs of the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas on the sets of the movies.

Plus, the issue features the all-new story ‘Vader Adrift’ starring Darth Vader by Ryder Windham, with art by Joe Corroney.
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Free Digital Sampler: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine

StarWars.com Team | October 26, 2011

Have you checked out the official Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine?

If not, here’s your chance! The magazine is packed full of incredible features about the hit animated show, as well as brand new and exclusive Star Wars: The Clone Wars comic strip stories!

You can see a fantastic selection of them in our free digital sampler edition. There’s no need to download anything – just click here and view the magazine straight away!

Subscribe to the print edition of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine and don’t miss out on sensational Star Wars coverage in 2012, including season 4 of The Clone Wars and the 3D release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Plus, new subscribers receive a free Hasbro action toy*, as well as the following benefits:

- 6 issues a year for just $25.95, saving 15%!
- Get your copy before it hits the stores!
- Free delivery straight to your door!

To subscribe call 800-999-9718 or click here

*Limited supplies. Action figure may vary.

Spooky Star Wars Sounds!

StarWars.com Team | October 25, 2011

Vampires, werewolves and zombies are fine and all, but if you really want to spook house guests and little gremlins that ring your doorbell for candy, add a few rancor and wampa growls into the mix!

Add some scary sounds to your haunted house with this Star Wars Halloween MP3!

It’s jam-packed with horrifying sounds from creepy creatures, as well as the evil General Grievous, from Star Wars!

Inside How to Speak Wookiee

StarWars.com Team | October 21, 2011

Art by JAKe

Ever wonder how to order a Bantha Burger or talk about Picasso with Wookiees? Now you can learn how to flirt AND conduct business meetings with Chewbacca’s friends. The new book How to Speak Wookiee from Chronicle Books shows you how to do this and more with chapters like “At the Restaurant” and “On Public Transportation!” Plus the book has handy sound files so you can sound like a Wookiee in no time!

Star Wars artist JAKe illustrates the book with his unique and whimsical style. Born in Hull, England, JAKe was raised by Wookiees from a young age. He speaks the Wookiee language fluently, but with a strong Northern accent. He now lives and works in London, and would never use a cheap Jedi mind-trick to make you visit his site Jake-art.com.

StarWars.com chats with JAKe about his illustrations for the book, his favorite scenes and if his Wookiee roar has improved.


How did you decide what Wookiee scenes you wanted to draw?

The script for the book came in and some scenes like the restaurant and art gallery, where already in the text. Some of the others scenes just specified “Wookiee Scenario” so I could come up with my own scene. I thought it was important to have a holochess scene.

I love the restaurant scene… though shouldn’t a Wookiee chef wear a hair net?

He IS wearing a hair net. It’s just that it’s a barely visible full body hair net. That particular chef specializes in rural Wookiee cuisine. In some remote parts of Kashyyyk, it’s considered good luck for visitors to eat a dish containing Wookiee chef hair. Coughing up the furballs at the end of the meal is the Wookiee equivalent of the dessert trolley.

Wookiees in a Meeting is another one of my favorite scenes! What kind of things do you think Wookiees talk about in meetings?

Wookiees discuss many subjects in meetings, but mainly, discussions start with “Is the air-conditioning actually on in this building?” (“Arrrrrwrrrrrronnkkk raarrh”) and continue in this vein, until someone mentions the topic of lunch. Wookiees have a distinct low tolerance for management-speak like “Blue sky thinking,” “Going Forward” and “Singing from the same hymn sheet” and subsequently, the sound of arms being ripped from sockets is a common sound throughout the intergalactic business community.

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