Here’s a fun LEGO craft spotted on Flickr by user Onkelond. Give your LEGO Stormtrooper Minifig a cool light-up helmet using a LED and a 1.4 volt battery.
SOURCE: Club Jade
Craft magazine stopped by Lucasfilm to chat with me about some of the many Star Wars crafts I make for the official Lucasfillm site Starwars.com. I explain some of the inspiration behind making Yoda and Hammerhead dolls, the R2-D2 pinhole camera, Mouse Droid Cat Nip toys, Punk Rock Queen of Naboo shirts and more!
Check out the video and more fun stuff here:
Star Wars Crafts – Craft Video Podcast
Ron Salvatore writes about the “Outer-Space Station” craft featured in Women’s Day magazine in 1978. Lucky for you, he also links to instructions on how to make this magnificent play set!
The entire set includes a park with a drawbridge and an abstract piece of sculpture; a rocket launch platform with a retractable roof; a conveyor belt that moves via a hand crank; a living area, including a working elevator and trick staircase; a spring-loaded personnel launcher that “catapults figures into space”; a solar power unit featuring a mass of plastic aquarium tubing; and, perhaps coolest of all, a monorail, that symbol of ’70s futurism, made from a soda bottle and a six-foot length of aluminum shelving bracket. Fully assembled, this thing is large, colorful and filled with action features–it’s pure toy bliss.
Read the full article here:
Outer-space Women’s Day Station
This hand-crafted item was found in a hobby store in California specializing in miniature items for doll houses. It is a tiny copy of the Shadows of the Empire paperback, with front, back and spine, and printed interior pages. Now your Star Wars action figures can read about their Expanded Universe adventures.
Need a geektastic project to tinker with over the weekend? Lucky for you Make magazine’s Bre Pettis, host of the “Weekend Projects” series is here to give you a few ideas.
In his regular DIY video podcast, he explains the science behind all kinds of cool projects (droid building, geek knitting with hackers, tabletop biospheres) making it fun for you to learn while crafting! Recently, Pettis gave viewers the lowdown on how learn how to test electronics projects on a breadboard.
Check out his video and see if you can detect a few inside Star Wars references in his podcast.
Bre wears the same cool Vader shirt in this short video talking about Handmade Music Night at Etsy Labs and demonstrates his 201 Kit.
Instead of leaving those cans in the recycling bin, why not incorporate them into a crocheted dark helmet worthy of a DIY Sith Lord? This creative craft project is the work of Lady Linoleum of Monster Crochet.
Check out the step-by-step project here: