Posts Tagged ‘jaxxon’



The Cinema Behind Star Wars: Seven Samurai

Bryan Young | June 24, 2013

We’ve talked in the past the influence of Akira Kurosawa’s films on Star Wars, but I think the one that’s had the most consistent influence has been Seven Samurai. Seven Samurai, released in 1954, tells the story of a group of peasant rice farmers terrorized by bandits. When the bandits come too early in the season, they inform the impoverished farmers of their plans to return soon to loot their food. Instead of yielding, as they had every time in the past, they decide to hire samurai to protect them and find a misfit band of masterless samurai to defend them.

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Jaxxon Easter Egg Diorama Craft

Bonnie Burton | March 29, 2013

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While a galaxy far, far away might not be home to the Easter Bunny, it is home for the Star Wars smuggler Jaxxon, who just so happens to be a Lepi — a green rabbit species hailing from Coachelle Prime. Pay tribute to this beloved Expanded Universe character with this easy-to-make Easter craft.

What You Need:

  • green, red and small brown pom-poms
  • Colored pipe cleaners
  • Colored ribbon
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Green, pink, red, white and yellow felt
  • Small googly eyes
  • Thin cardboard
  • Large plastic Easter egg
  • Feather gift wrap decoration (optional)

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