Star Wars LEGO Contest Picks Up Steam

January 8, 2008

Star Wars steampunk aficionados, crack out those old LEGO sets with helicopter propellers, domed canopies, harpoons, gears and other Victorian accoutrements – the From Bricks to Bothans Forums has announced a “Steam-Wars Contest” and is giving away some great LEGO Star Wars sets for prizes.

To get an idea of what Star Wars steampunk might look like, check out some of the photos posted at the WIRED Blog Network.

Better hurry – contest ends January 31st!

Thanks to theforce.net for the heads up!

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Giant LEGO R2-D2

January 1, 2008

If you had enough giant LEGO bricks what would you build? One fan decided to make an 8-foot tall R2-D2 complete with blinking lights and sound effects sampled from the films.

According to Technabob.com:

Built by official LEGO Master Model Builder Dan Steinenger with the assistance of a bunch of visiting kids, the giant R2 unit was assembled as part of the recent Festival of the Masters event at the LEGO Store at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida.

Watch the video of the Giant LEGO R2-D2 in action.

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SOURCES:
Technabob.com, ClubJade.net


5,000-piece LEGO Falcon Built in Under 3 Hours

September 28, 2007

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For those who plan to pick up the new 5000-piece Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon LEGO set (which includes a 4-pound instruction manual!), check out the short time-lapse video posted by some German fans who were able to cobble the Corellian freighter together in just 2 hours and 53 minutes!


Motorized LEGO AT-AT in Action!

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


More Scenes from Comic-Con

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

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!


Dark Lord of the Brick

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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