Posts Tagged ‘LEGO’



Motorized LEGO AT-AT in Action!

Bonnie Burton | September 25, 2007

Who needs Hoth when you can make your own battle come to life by building a motorized LEGO AT-AT? There’s just something cool about watching it slowly trek from one side of the room to the other, trampling Rebel officers in the process. Or better yet race it against the voice-activated R2-D2, or your Roomba vacuum robot?

Check out this video of the LEGO AT-AT in action.

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SOURCE: Gizmodo, BoingBoing Gadgets

Star Wars at 30: Lucasfilm Presentation

StarWars.com Team | July 27, 2007

5:11 –  John Williams’ Star Wars score blasts through Hall H, met now by the customary hoots and hollars of the Comic-Con crowd.

5:13 – Lights dim… retrospective video begins, a combination of footage from Episode IV, and footage celebrating its original release in 1977. Fans attending the Mann’s Chinese theater footprints ceremony. Footage than jumps forward to the prequel trilogy. Rose Parade footage and Celebration IV and all the latest developments in the saga, from The Force Unleashed, to starwars.com, Robot Chicken, Clone Wars and more. The montage ends the now familiar message, Star Wars is Forever.

5:15 – Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm’s head of Fan Relations takes the stage. He thanks the fans, particularly the worldwide 501st, “Attracted 32,000 people in London. This year has been one big party, planned by fans, run by fans, and I’m very happy to say overrun by fans!”

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More Scenes from Comic-Con

StarWars.com Team | July 26, 2007

While many fans can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con International, the Official Starwars.com Blog is there to put you right where the action is. Whether it’s seeing the behind-the-scenes images of set-up, or sneak peeks at Indiana Jones displays, we’re there.

Today as even more fans filter into the convention center, it’s obvious which droid is getting the most love — R2-KT (named “KT” after Katie Johnson, a very special Star Wars fan who tragically passed away from brain cancer in 2005 at the age of seven).

Other popular displays getting plenty of traffic today include Hasbro’s Star Wars Transformers mashup toys, The Vader Project, the impressive LEGO Death Star display, Wii fun at the LucasArts booth and so much more.

So stay tuned for daily coverage on this blog, as well as exciting Comic-Con snapshots here.

LEGO To Award Bronze C-3PO to Comic-Con Attendee

Pete Vilmur | July 24, 2007

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According to LEGO Comic-Con booth insiders, there will be a one-of-a-kind bronze C-3PO given away in a drawing at their booth sometime during the show. This is the only exclusive from LEGO at Comic-Con, so make sure to stop by and drop your name in the hat!

Jedi, Sith and Queens: CE Costume Pageant

Bonnie Burton | July 15, 2007

One of the best parts of attending a convention like Celebration Europe is to see all the fans wander around in costume. There’s Darth Vader eating some fish and chips on the entrance stairs. Tween Princess Leias are waiting in line to see the Vader Project. And look, Chewie just got some gum stuck in his fur!

And while many fans wear costumes for fun, a few dedicated folks put a lot of time and effort into their wardrobe so they can compete in the Celebration Europe Costume Pageant. Categories included Light Side and Dark Side for adults and kids.

Revenge of the Sith Creature and Makeup Supervisors Lou and Dave Elsey and Original Trilogy costume designer John Mollo acted as pageant judges, while surprise celebrity guests Darth Maul actor Ray Park and Original Trilogy Boba Fett Jeremy Bulloch did the honors of handing out the award prizes of various Star Wars collectibles. Wicket actor Warwick Davis presided over the pageant as host and read notes to the audience about the making of each costume.

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Dark Lord of the Brick

StarWars.com Team | June 28, 2007

As one could well imagine, there’s lots of cool stuff to see while traversing the hallways and workspaces of the Lucasfilm campus. For example, check out this custom-designed LEGO masterpiece hanging on the wall of a nice chap over at LucasArts. A flat LEGO Vader mosaic! Sweet! What makes it even better is its builder, Chris, fully documented the process, from finding all those bricks to mounting the finished work of art.

Check out Chris’ blog on the project here, and the step-by-step instructions here.

The possibilities are endless, don’t you think?

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LEGO Millennium Falcon Stop Motion

StarWars.com Team | June 20, 2007

Is that LEGO Millennium Falcon kit still sitting on your shelf in the back of the closet? Maybe this film from LEGO masters Paul Romein and Greg Radzimowski will inspire you to open the box and put it together brick by brick.

It may have taken the duo 38 hours of pure dedication to film the process of putting together their LEGO Millennium Falcon as if my magic and then play with it, but it sure looks like they had a lot of fun.

Watch their LEGO Millennium Falcon Stop Motion Film here.

Beat by Beat: Opening Ceremonies

StarWars.com Team | May 25, 2007

Editors Note: While the below events transpired inside, an entirely different story unfolded outside. Please read this statement regarding the events of that night.

7:30 PM: As the thousands of fans stream into Hall K of the Los Angeles Convention Center, a classical pianist performs a medley of John Williams’ score from all six Star Wars movies.

 

7:40 PM: The hall has now filled to three-quarters capacity. The pianist is performing Obi-Wan’s theme (a.k.a the Force theme, or the Throne Room Theme) from A New Hope. On the screen is the triangular CIV logo against a fireworks-spotted skyscape of Coruscant.

 

7:50 PM: The last rows are now beginning to fill in. Lightsaber salutes in the frontward rows are met by cheers. Tom Warner, Senior Director of Marketing at Lucasfilm takes the stage. “Hello Los Angeles! Welcome to Celebration IV. We’ve had a slight change of schedule to introduce a very special guest.” Warner recounted past venues that hosted Celebrations, like Denver and Indianapolis. “It took us about two seconds to decided where we wanted to be. For the 30th anniversary we knew we had to bring it back to Los Angeles. So, it is my pleasure to introduce the mayor of Los Angeles: Antonio Villaraigosa.

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Media Release: LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

StarWars.com Team | May 24, 2007

This just in from LucasArts:

Kick Some Brick Through All Six Star Wars™ Movies for the First Time in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga

The Award-Winning Videogame Brings Families Together Again, This Time on Even More Next-Generation Consoles

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 24, 2007 – LucasArts and TT Games celebrated today the 30th anniversary of the classic movie series that spans generations with the announcement of LEGO® Star Wars: The Complete Saga. Building on the success of both LEGO Star Wars “block-buster” videogames, each complete with LEGO action and minifigure humor, The Complete Saga enables families to play through the events of all six Star Wars movies in one videogame for the first time ever. Developer Traveller’s Tales takes full advantage of the unique capabilities of all three next-generation consoles, while also adding new characters, new levels and new features. Players can build and battle this fall on the Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ videogame system from Microsoft. Traveller’s Tales is also creating an entirely new Nintendo DS™ version, developed brick by brick from the ground up.

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