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!
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.
September 28, 2007
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!
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.
SOURCE: Gizmodo, BoingBoing Gadgets
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.
July 24, 2007
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!
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?
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.
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.
Read the rest of this entry »