It’s been just about two months since we put this blog on hiatus to update its design and develop a new approach to content. It took a bit longer than we had hoped, but we’re glad to say that starting today, we’re back… with a few exciting changes.
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Wondering what’s been happening here at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed over the past few weeks, including a reveal of the next big Star Wars video game, a world of information about Celebration VI, and a major announcement about the future of Lucasfilm.
The Official Star Wars Blog is now on temporary hiatus as the Lucas Online team continues to explore new directions for StarWars.com. New authors, new articles, and new points of view are in the works for the Blog that will cover the entire Star Wars experience. As with all changes undertaken on the website, we are closely examining feedback from past surveys and user actions on the site, and we want to hear from you. Feel free to let us know in the comments what you’d like to see the Official Star Wars Blog become.
DisneyParksBlog recently updated with several photos of their 2012 Star Wars Weekends figure series which will give Star Wars favorites Cad Bane, Commander Cody, Aurra Sing, General Grievous, and Jawas that magical Disney spin!
“We’ve been working on the wave five figures for more than two years,” explained Cody [Hampton, developer for Toys and Games]. “We originally wanted to release them last year at Star Wars Weekends. With so much great new development for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at that time, we pushed out [the action figures] release date to spring 2012. I’m thrilled to see these figures arriving soon as they are some of my favorites.”
The new figures will be available exclusively at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort sometime this month (they will not be available at the Disney Parks Online Store) — sounds like a good reason to squeeze a Disney Park trip into your summer plans this year!
Check out the original DisneyParksBlog post for more details and images!
We’re in the final week’s stretch to the release of Episode I 3D, which means the fifth and final Episode I-themed exclusive t-shirt is now available at welovefine.com!
This striking Queen Amidala tee, designed by Lucasfilm’s Craig Drake, is available through midnight Sunday (February 12) in a womens fitted, mens, and hoodie. In addition to the exclusive tee, StarWars.com is devoting their Episode I 3D page to Queen Amidala this week, with exclusive videos, a soundboard, a drawing tutorial, and more!
You can also browse back through the previous weeks of content by clicking the tabbed dates, which will take you to pages featuring the Racer Rush game, the Maul Me feature, exclusive video, downloadable prints, craft and drawing tutorials, and much more!
Head on over to welovefine.com now to pick up this week’s Queen Amidala t-shirt – the last in this exclusive series!
It’s Jedi Week at StarWars.com — videos, crafts, downloadable posters and more await fans of the galaxy’s saber-toting peace-keepers! A new themed week also means there’s a new Jedi-themed t-shirt exclusive available from Mighty Fine through next Sunday!
“Jedi Thumb Trick” by Reece Ward is now available exclusively from welovefine.com through midnight Sunday, at which time the fifth and final t-shirt design will be unveiled! Head on over to pick up this week’s exclusive tee before “Jedi Thumb Trick” becomes all but extinct!
“R2 Graffiti” is the latest exclusive t-shirt available from welovefine.com for one week only, the third of five exclusives that are being rolled out before the February 10 release of Episode I 3D! Designed by Reece Ward, “tagged Artoo” still pulls off the look, don’t you think? Order it here through this Sunday night!
R2-D2 is just one of the many Episode I droids being highlighted at StarWars.com this week, where you’ll find exclusive videos, crafts, soundboards, and other interactive activities (while you’re there, be sure to also check out the Podracing and Darth Maul themed pages)!
Stay tuned for next week’s update (along with an exclusive new tee): “Obi-Wan”
This week, StarWars.com launched a special Episode I 3D hub page giving fans a one-stop destination for all the latest news and activities surrounding Star Wars: Episode I 3D’s release next month! Among the links for trailers, a new free game (Star Wars: Racer Rush), a Podrace soundboard, a drawing tutorial and more is one very cool Podracing t-shirt available exclusively from the Mighty Fine website until 11:59pm PST on Sunday — that’s less than 3 days!
The exclusive Podracer tee is the first of five — yes five — exclusive t-shirts that will be available for one week only over the next month as we lead up to the opening of Episode I 3D. In addition, the Episode I 3D page will update every Monday with an all-new Episode I theme, which the weekly exclusive t-shirt will reflect! Here’s the schedule:
- Jan 9 – 15: Podracing
- Jan 16 – 22: Darth Maul
- Jan 23 – 29: Droids
- Jan 30 – Feb 5: Jedi
- Feb 6 – 12: Queen Amidala
So if you’ve got a soft spot for Darth Maul — or droids, Jedi, and Amidala — be sure to mark your calendars to check back for the exclusive t-shirt that will be available for one week only, along with themed-out videos, games, downloads and activities!
But if Podracing’s is your favorite thing about Episode I, you’d better head over to www.welovefine.com now and grab the exclusive Podracing tee that’s available for less than three more days!
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!
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)
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.