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Clone Trooper Training Room Recreated in LEGO

Bonnie Burton | November 16, 2010

A fan recreated the training room from The Clone Wars episode “Clone Cadets” in LEGO form — complete with downed robots and weapons!

It all begins on the planet Kamino, where the training of clones who have been bred to be perfect soldiers occur. These cadets must first be subjected to intense physical and mental training before heading off to war. Five headstrong clones of Domino squad struggle to complete their training. These cadets — Hevy, Cutup, Droidbait, Fives and Echo — seem to be a “bad batch” and are unable to work as a team. They’re given a final training run to prove their mettle and the clones finally learn to work together…

Check out more photos here:
Domino Squad Final Run

SOURCE: Technabob

Recap: Clone Wars Zeum Event Team | September 14, 2010

Photos: Courtesy of Neil Baker & Zeum

Our friend of Star Wars Blog and fellow geek crafter Neil Baker headed to the The Clone Wars Weekend at Zeum this weekend in San Francisco.

Here’s his awesome report!

On the weekend of September 11 and 12, kids of all ages were able to immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars animation like never before at The Clone Wars Weekend which took place at Zeum, a branch of San Francisco’s Children’s Museum, which specializes in introducing children to the wonders of animation through multi-media arts and technology. It was the perfect breeding ground for the Star Wars animators of the future!

Once inside the building, which was festooned with our favorite Clone Wars characters, visitors were greeted by the fine folks of the Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion.


A Tattoo Tribute to The Clone Wars Team | August 4, 2010

photos: courtesy of Shane Donnelly

Fans show off their Star Wars pride through costuming, droid building, gaming, writing fan fiction, making fan films and a zillion other ways. But it takes a certain level of dedication to get a tattoo of your favorite Star Wars character, vehicle, creature, droid or scene.

Star Wars fan Shane Donnelly recently payed tribute to The Clone Wars with this epic tattoo. chats with him about why he chose to give the animated series some permanent love.

Why did you go with The Clone Wars as a theme?

I went with The Clone Wars theme because, first I hadn’t seen any of the current series. (There is of course, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars micro-series). And second, because I wanted to celebrate the continuation of the Star Wars story. After Ep. III none of us were really sure if or when we’d see new Star Wars other than books, comics, etc. And third, because it’s just too cool.

Describe all the cool stuff going on in your tattoo? Was there an overall theme?

There’s not much of a theme to it. Basically you have the hologram Sidious over shadowing everything with Obi-Wan and Anakin (the heroes of the Republic) on either side of him; which is kind of symbolic to the story.

I also wanted to have a strong female presence. Star Wars has always had strong female characters so I wanted to show that. That’s represented by Ventress, Ahsoka and Aayla. I also have Rex with another clone trooper because, well clone troopers are cool.


Ashley Eckstein Talks Clone Wars & Geek Girl Gear Team | June 30, 2010

Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars, talks about what she brings to the character of Ahsoka and how Season 3 will tie in with the films, Star Wars fans vs. Disney fans, Alice in Wonderland, her new geek chic fashion line for female Star Wars fans – Her Universe and more with!

WATCH VIDEO: Exclusive: Clone Wars Ashley Eckstein Geeks Out

Zillo Beast Haiku Roundup Team | April 20, 2010

Last week, in celebration of the mega-monster mayhem unleashed by the Zillo Beast, we borrowed a page from Godzilla fandom and began celebrating the reptilian titan seventeen syllables at a time. Readers responded, and here is a sampling of some of the many we received.


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More Zillo Beast Haikus

Pablo Hidalgo | April 14, 2010





Once you start doing these, you really can’t stop.

Zillo Beast Haikus

Pablo Hidalgo | April 13, 2010




Intended, of course, as the highest form of flattery. We’ll be here all week, folks as we count down to The Zillo Beast Strikes Back.

WonderCon Day 2: The Clone Wars Panel Team | April 7, 2010

Fans attending “Inside Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at WonderCon on Saturday were treated not only to a sneak peek at Season 2 of The Clone Wars season finale but also a panel discussion with Supervising Director Dave Filoni, Clone Wars actors Jaime King and Daniel Logan, moderated by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo.

Here are a few highlights from the panel:

Many of the fans watching the panel are ready for action.

Geektastic power couple Fanboys director and actress Jaime King are all smiles before the panel.

The logo for the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back welcomes fans before the panel began.

Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet says hello from JediCon in Germany. Managing Editor Pablo Hidalgo chats with Supervising Director Dave Filoni who says to stay tuned to for special Godzilla shout-outs during the upcoming Zillo Beast episode of The Clone Wars

Excited to be back, actor Daniel Logan talks about reprising his role as young Boba Fett in The Clone Wars.

Actress Jaime King chats about her role as bounty hunter Aurra Sing, and young Boba Fett’s mentor, in The Clone Wars.

Dave Filoni Talks Clone Wars, Wolves & Football Team | March 19, 2010

Mandy from chats with Clone Wars Director Dave Filoni about Season 2 and 3 challenges, goals for The Clone Wars, EU, wolves and football!


Tell us about the average Dave Filoni day.

I get to work around 8:00 am. I use that time to work on various projects related to Clone Wars, future designs, script revisions, shooting a scene. By 9:30 the day gets going normally with Design dailies, then after that I might review a rough episode, watch a color episode, look at revisions, animation, color/lighting, color correct, music review. It all depends where any given episode is at and what has come in. There are also various items to troubleshoot everyday like how to deal with a large amount of characters that require cloth sim, or what language should be used on a particular view screen. No two days are the same, that’s for sure.

You’ve been terribly diplomatic regarding the various arguments over supposed continuity and the Expanded Universe. Are you pleased or have you enjoyed the tie-in work for The Clone Wars (The Karens, Dark Horse, Republic Heroes, etc.)?

I understand the fans’ passion and respect the fact that they have invested a lot of time studying the EU and have grown fond of many characters in it. However, at the end of the day this is George’s universe; he created it, and he has the right to set things the way he sees them. As someone working in the Star Wars Universe I have had incredible access, and time with George, to make sure this series lines up with his universe the way he wants. It’s like when he makes a Star Wars film and produces it, he’s that involved with The Clone Wars.

I do my best to make George aware of existing EU material when I know we are crossing into territory that has been covered, like the Mandalorians, and we debate what might stay and how things can fit, but we can never limit what we are trying to do creatively because of existing EU material. I am aware of a lot of the tie-in work with Clone Wars, and even though there is not a lot compared to other areas of Star Wars, it is almost impossible to keep up with it all. It doesn’t really effect what we do on the series, because our production schedules are so different. If there is a character we like, they may make it into the show in the background possibly, similar to how Aayla appeared in AOTC.

Read the entire interview here:
TFN Interview: Dave Filoni

Kid Clone Wars Toy Reviews Team | March 9, 2010

Check out these awesome video reviews of Clone Wars toys from a young fan named Kev from Lancashire who really knows his stuff!

It’s a great way to take a look at some of the latest Star Wars toys through the eyes of the next generation of collectors!

DarthDalek77 Video Toy Reviews!